These 9 Charming Apple Orchards In Minnesota Are Great For A Fall Day
Apples are kind of a big deal in Minnesota. Did you know that almost 30 varieties of apples have been developed at the University of Minnesota? These include some of the most popular apple varieties like Honeycrisp. Why not go see where it all begins – and maybe even harvest some apples of your own – at one of the best apple orchards in Minnesota?
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Where is your favorite place to go apple picking in Minnesota? Do you have any favorite orchards to add to the list?
In addition to Afton Orchard, Aamodt’s Apple Farm, and the other lovely places featured on this list, Fireside Orchards and Gardens is a stunning place to visit in fall. This scenic destination has been growing apples for over 45 years, and they sell the most delicious homemade pies you’ve ever tasted. You can do so much more than just pick apples. They also have a beautiful rose garden you can stroll through. You’ll love taking in the astonishing scenery. Visit them at 2225 Lonsdale Boulevard East in Northfield, Minnesota.
When is the best time to visit an apple orchard in Minnesota?
Minnesota’s apples are ripe from mid-August to November. This is the best time to visit an apple orchard. You’ll not only get to experience the most flavorful apples, you will be able to take advantage of the fall festivities. Many orchards host corn mazes and hay rides during the fall months. It’s guaranteed to be a fun-filled fall day for all.
What are the best farms to visit in fall in Minnesota?
Waldoch Farm, located in Lino Lakes, is an exciting fall destination. They have a massive corn maze, but that’s just the beginning. Guests can also enjoy an exciting ride on their pedal carts. Are you brave enough to try the hay jump? End your visit with a trip to their animal barn. You can see all kinds of adorable livestock here. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to put a smile on your face at Waldoch Farm. Visit them at 8174 Lake Drive.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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