One of the oldest U-Pick Orchards in the Flathead Valley

Bring your family for the ultimate farming adventure and experience U-Pick Cherries in Montana!


We are currently waiting for the 2019 season to start! Look for us to open in Late July/Early August


About Us

Hockaday Orchards is located at the Peaceful Valley Ranch on Angel Point.  We are approximately 5 miles south of Lakeside, Montana.  We are a 100+ year old, family run orchard that allows people to come and pick their own cherries.

For four generations, we’ve opened our you pick orchard to people all over the world, passing through, for some of the best cherries on Flathead Lake


Current Picking Status

We are currently closed – waiting for the cherries to ripen!

We will announce an opening date as soon as we have one, but usually it is late July/Early August.

Subscribe to our email list, using the sign up (below) and we will email you with an opening date.

Come Pick With Us!

Once we open, our hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 7 days a week, until the harvest is gone

Cherries are $1.25 per pound. Bring flat boxes, good shoes and we will get you going! We accept cash, checks (local) WIC and Farm Direct Vouchers. NO CREDIT CARDS, SORRY!!

If you would like your cherries already picked, please call ahead to order them. We require at least 24 hours notice. The price is more if we have to pick.

How to Get to Hockaday Orchard

We are approximately 5 miles south of Lakeside, on Angel Point.

If you are driving with GPS/Maps input: 25 Hockaday Lane, Lakeside, MT and it will bring you to the orchard.

Or, click the link below to get detailed directions and a map: 

Fresh Picked Lambert Cherries
Hockaday Orchard in Bloom
Fresh Lambert Cherries on the Tree
Heirloom Royal Anne Cherries Fresh Picked
Generation #5 Picking Cherries

Family Friendly

We’ve served generations of families, since 1910. We try to be as family friendly as possible and in order to ensure your visit goes smoothly, please be sure to visit our page explaining how the whole process works.

Have More Questions?

Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, as it answer many questions we get

We post regular Cherry Crop Status updates as the season goes along here:

But, if your question is not answered there, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Hardy Giant Cherries on the Tree

Latest Recipes and Tips

It is really easy to get carried away when you are picking cherries, and end up with far more than you realize!  The question always comes up – we can only eat so many, what do we do with the rest! Fresh cherries freeze really well, and they also make really good, jam, pie, and drinks. Plus, so much more! In our Recipes section, we share with you a lot of different ways you can use your fresh cherries, before they go bad!

Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe

unsplash-logoBrooke Lark There is nothing better than a home-made cherry pie. People often think of pies as being labor intensive, but realistically, pies are really easy to make. The secret? Buy the crust! 🙂  Everybody thinks you need pie cherries to make a...

Granny’s Freezer Jam Recipe

unsplash-logoMario Mesaglio Fruit Jam can be very intimidating for most cooks. Freezer Jam is the way to go! Making Freezer Jam is easy, takes 3 ingredients and lasts a very long time. It is also easy to modify based on the type of fruit you are using, and dietary...

Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

unsplash-logoAlexander Mils This recipe is from Home Cooking Adventure and a video they shared on Youtube. The cherries they are using look like they might be pie cherries, or maybe they are store bought and not very ripe. This recipe is from Home Cooking Adventure...

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