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Orchard Park (St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club)
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Family Fun: Deardorff Orchards, Waconia
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Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards
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Pleasant Valley Orchard
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Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard
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Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm
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Applewood Orchard
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Applecrest Orchards
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LuceLine Orchard
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Deardorff Orchards and Vineyard

Orchard Park (St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club)

Just a few blocks south of Como Regional Park, Orchard Park is a neighborhood park that offers families amenities including a playground, sports fields, a sledding hill and space to picnic. The recreation center building is currently being utilized by the Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club

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Learn more about sledding in St. Paul at the City of St. Paul’s website. The sledding hill at his location is a gentle slope hill.

Family Fun: Deardorff Orchards, Waconia

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Fall cannot officially commence for our family until we’ve taken a trip out to an apple orchard. The kids look forward to this tradition as soon as the State Fair wraps, school is back in session, and the weekends take on a twinge of crisp in the air. Having maintained for a few years an orchard directory of sorts for Family Fun Twin Cities, I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on the crop of apple farms to choose from in the metro. And yet, every fall an orchard pops up on my radar that I hadn’t considered before. Deardorff Orchards in Waconia was this year’s new find.

Our visit had nothing to do with blogging or business, it was simply an afternoon meant to be spent with friends — picking apples, taking a tractor hayride, munching absolutely delicious wood-fired pizza on a picnic blanket, and in the kids’ case, building log shelters and throwing themselves heedlessly off hay bales.

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The pickings weren’t as superior as we’ve found at other orchards in the west metro and be prepared to pay $20-$30 for your pecks, but we appreciated that there was no admission charge or nickel-and-diming for any of the simple activities. Our kids found plenty to do clambering on logs, getting up close to the horses, touring the orchard by tractor ride, and enjoying the fresh air.

Had we the time and/or inclination, there’s the onsite Parley Lake Winery, located adjacent to the classic white apple barn. Long after the last apples have fallen from the trees, the tasting room is still open Friday-Sunday until Dec 20.


Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards

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Twin Cities-area apple orchards have already begun throwing their doors open to usher in the picking season! Find an old favorite or a new destination to spend a fall day from our Guide below.

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Pleasant Valley Orchard

Pleasant Valley Orchard is located near Taylors Falls, Minnesota, overlooking the beautiful St. Croix Valley.  The 2016 fall apple orchard season runs Sept. 3 through early November.

Weekend fall family activities include pick-your-own apples, and hayrides beginning September 17 and running through the end of October, 11am-5pm, $3/pp. There is also live music on select Saturdays, and special events around Halloween and MEA weekend.

Weekday activities include a nature trail, farm animals, Kids Korral, corn box, and picnic area.

Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard

Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard has fun for the whole family: pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch, a corn maze, farm animals, and weekend wagon rides. Straw Mountain and the Apple Express are great fun for the kids and the farm animals love visits from people of all ages.

The Food Wagon is open on weekends, from late September through late October.

Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm

Spend a day at Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard and discover a bounty of farm delights, including pick-your-own apples, raspberries, and pumpkins,  and an array of summer vegetables and plants.
 
Visit Emma’s famous Scarecrow Festival, open daily 10am-6pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 30, 2016. Visit the Farm Market, the bakery, Fizzy’s Soda Fountain, the farm animals, and browse gifts in the General Store. Daily admission to the festival is $5.50/person (plus tax), children 2 and under are free of charge.
 
Festival Features:
Over 100 unique, handcrafted, artistic, exciting scarecrows on display as well as -• Farm Animals
• Giant Hay Stack
• Tombstone Forest
• All Terrain Farm Trikes
• Emma’s Mountain Slide
• Wagon Ride
• Half Peck Play Area with Monster Trucks
• Train & Tractor
• Pirate Ship
• Goat Habitrail
• The Barrel Express

Applewood Orchard

Applewood Orchard, one of only a few Dakota County orchards that offer pick-your-own apples, has your favorite Minnesota varieties: Honeycrisp, Zestar! and SweeTango apples as well as fall raspberries and pumpkins.

Fall activities include weekend hayrides ($1/pp ages 12+), a hedge maze for little ones, and a classic corn maze ($7/pp ages 16+, $5/pp ages 6-15).

Orchard opens for the 2016 season on Aug. 27.

Applecrest Orchards

This working 10 acre orchard, nestled in the community of Hugo, features pre-picked Minnesota apple varieties only, including Zestar!, SweeTango and Honeycrisp.

Stop by this fall today to sample the apples, take an orchard walk, play yard games, feed the chickens, play at the tractor table, make an apple craft, and simply relax on the farm.

LuceLine Orchard

If you want to feel like you are down home on the farm, you will LOVE LuceLine.  Set along the LuceLine Route, this beautiful orchard is completely with a big farmhouse and sprawling grounds.  The gift shoppe is super cute and the staff is incredibly attentive. 

Special activities at this orchard include weekend hayrides, a corn maze ($6), hay mountain to climb, kiddie train ($3), a corn box and farm animals.

  • Hayrides (only available Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Hayride / Corn Maze Combo: $6 per person (kids age 2 and under are free!)
  • Corn Maze
  • Hay Mountain
  • Hay Hill
  • Kiddie Train Ride (only available Saturdays and Sundays): $3 per rider
  • Children of the Corn Box
  • Swings
  • Animals

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Deardorff Orchards and Vineyard

Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards is a family-owned orchard near Waconia. With 125 acres, the farm grows 10 varieties of apples on over 3000 trees. They also grow 5 varieties of grapes. Activities include Pick-Your-Own Apples, tractor wagon rides, red wagons for kids, petting farm, kid’s haystacks, and picnic areas. Pumpkins are also available. At this orchard, parents can grab a glass of wine and relax while the kids play.

Visit Deardorff Orchards’ Rustic Barn

The rustic barn was built in 1888. It now hosts a wine-tasting room, hand-made crafts, colorful mums, kitchenware, books, local honey, jams and jellies, apple cider, pumpkins as well as apples.

Bring Your Dog to Deardorff Orchards

Leashed dogs are always welcome. Please don’t bring them into the barn or tasting room and, as with anywhere, clean up after them.

 

 

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