Now, get out with your love and pick some harvest goodies so you can bring them home and make a delicious apple pie together.
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Come fall, we can't think of a better date with our SO than visiting an apple orchard on a crisp autumn day. Whether you're located in the north, south, east, or west, we researched ten of the nation's best orchards for you to explore near you. Now, get out with your love and pick some harvest goodies so you can bring them home and make a delicious apple pie together.[post_ads_2]
The Farm at Swan's Trail
Located just outside of Seattle, Washington, The Farm at Swan's Trail is 145 acres of river valley nestled along the picturesque Snohomish River. Popular sights and activities include the enormous Washington State Corn Maze, a 45-acre pumpkin patch, a petting farm, wagon rides, live duck races, and Farmer Ben's Famous Four Little Pigs Show.
Masker Fruit Farms
Within the Hudson Valley Region sits Masker Fruit Farms, a 200 acre orchard perfect for family and friends in Warwick, New York. Shop at the Maskers Country Store for apple butter and jams, or stop by the barnyard with the kids to visit the baby animals. Looking for a fright come October? Visit the Haunted House for some Halloween fun.
Bear Swamp Orchard
Think apple orchards are more kid-friendly than adult-friendly? Bear Swamp Orchard, located in Ashfield, Massachusetts, provides entertainment for adults with hard cider tastings offered Fridays and weekends. Be sure to bring a designated driver! For those looking for family fun, fret not, Bear Swamp also offers pick-your-own and farm stand apples.
Rooted in the Connecticut River Valley, Alyson's Orchard is a popular attraction for Walpole, New Hampshire residents and visitors. This expansive orchard is over 450 acres and includes over fifty varieties of apples, plus peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, and berries. Play bocce or visit the playground; take pictures of the goats or hop on a wagon ride. Whatever you do, bask in the scenery.
Edwards Apple Orchard West
Travel to the hills of Northwest Winnebago County, Illinois to spend a day at Edwards Apple Orchard West. Choose from a variety of apples, pumpkins, and raspberries, while also experiencing the farm's corn cribs, wagon slide, and petting farm. In the mood for a something sweet? Visit the old diary barn for freshly baked apple cider doughnuts.
County Line Orchard
County Line Orchard offers a multitude of activities for both adults and children including a kid's farm, corn maze, bee hive observation, apple fields, tractor rides, country kitchen & bakery, plus barnyard jams for those on weekends looking to unwind with lively music and dance. Located in Hobart, Indiana, County Line Orchard is the closest U-Pick apple orchard to downtown Chicago.
Sky Top Orchard
Pick your own apples at Sky Top Orchard while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains of western North Carolina. Visit the orchard ponds or stop by the barnyard area. Explore the bamboo forest, then relax after a long day of apple picking at one of the many the picnic areas.
For almost 200 years the Stribling Family has owned and farmed this orchard located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Markham, Virginia. With over twenty varieties of apples to choose from, you'll be busy picking from start to finish. Don't forget to visit the Harvest House before you leave for cider, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauces, local cheeses, local eggs, Virginia peanuts, cookbooks, fresh baked goods and more.[post_ads_2]
Riley's at Los Rios Rancho
Got a craving for BBQ? Head over to Riley's at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen, California for delicious food and miles of nature trails. Spend the day at the Little Seedling Ranch with the kids, or enjoy a harvest hayride with your loved one. Keep an eye on your calendar too- Los Rios Rancho hosts public events such as the Apple Butter Festival, Gospel Night, and Old West weekend.
Love Creek Orchards
Craving Granny Smith or Fuji apples? Head over to Love Creek Orchard situated in Medina, Texas for a variety of fruits including apples, peaches, blackberries, figs, and persimmons. Eat at the Patio Cafe or take a stroll through the maples.
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