This apple orchard is an old family tradition in our family. We would take a drive north every fall to pick apples at the apple farm. This place has changed a lot over the years and it now has a lot to offer for a fun filled fall day. Near the main building, they have a petting zoo, pony rides, walking trails, horse trail rides, and more. Inside they have a place where you can watch the apples getting cleaned as well as a little bakery and a place to sample all the apple flavors and apple cider. This year is the first time in a long time that we actually went out on the tractor ride to pick apples. It was as fun as I remember. They color code the trees by variety with ribbon to make it easy to choose your favorites. The only thing I would change – they should mark their pick up locations for those of us who wander a bit too far – that way we can find the next pick up stop.
I highly recommend you check out their cider and their bakery items. Their caramel apple pull apart is so yummy! Even if you don’t live nearby, I recommend you check out their website http://www.minnesotaharvest.net/ for some great information on a wide variety of apple varieties and a long glossary of apple terms.