In Minnesota, family fun outdoors means embracing all four seasons. If you are on this page because you are looking for a new Twin Cities-area park, playground or nature center to explore, hundreds of entries can be found through our Parks & Playgrounds Search feature. Or, continue searching hundreds more ideas of things to do with kids in the Twin Cities through our Family Directory, including family outings, services, classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Family Fun Directory of Things To Do with Kids:
Don’t come to Pine Tree Apple Orchard expecting to hit the orchard and pick yourself a peck of Zestars. The website is not technically misleading, but does not state that apples are strictly sold in their retail barn, displayed alongside a wealth of baked goods and other apple products. Strawberries are available for the picking in June, pumpkins are picked in October, but Pine Tree politely, though repeatedly, asks you to stay out of the apple orchard.
Which is something tough for my children to do. They love to spend a fall day wandering through an apple orchard and sizing up a good pick. Harvesting is half the fun. As a consolation, Pine Tree offers a very short “orchard trail” to walk with informational signs meant to teach about harvesting and such. Other educational opportunities exist inside the retail barn where my children could get up close to the processing of the apples.
We visited on a fall weekday when there were almost no other visitors to this pretty orchard on Pine Tree Lake. I’d have to think that weekends get hopping with families enjoying the live music, wagon and pony rides, corn maze and other various special events hosted by the orchard. Get the complete fall schedule here.
2019 Scenic Wagon Rides at Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Wagon rides run continuously when the Orchard is open beginning September 7 through October 20th in 2019.
- Saturdays & Sundays 1-5
- Weekdays, beginning September 10th,
- Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 10-11 & 4-5
- Fridays 1-5
2019 Corn Maze at Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Maze is open September 21-October 20 in 2019. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays 11 am - 4 pm and, beginning October 2nd, Wednesday-Friday 1-4. Plan to spend 30 minutes working your way through the maze. Last entry is 4pm and the maze will be closed if weather is not cooperative.
2019 Pony Rides
Pony rides have a 75 pound weight limit and are available weekends between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. September 15th through October 13th.
2019 Pine Tree Pumpkin Patch
This farm has a 6 acre patch of pick-your-own pumpkins. Pumpkin season is from September 28th through October 20th (while supply lasts) on weekends.
- Saturdays & Sundays 11-5
- Weekdays Wednesday-Friday 1-5 (beginning October 2nd)
Articles Related to Pine Tree Apple Orchard
What is the Family Fun Twin Directory?
This is the most extensive collection of companies, organizations, activities and places to find things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. Find things to do this weekend, things to do today, things to do with toddlers, things to do with teens. We have it all. Sort by indoor things to do with kids or outdoor things to do with kids. Find theater, music, water parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, seasonal fun.
Find the Answers to Your Questions. How much does it cost? What are the hours? Where can I find discount tickets? Where did my favorite store go?
We share Family Friendly Businesses. We work hard to keep it the most current and accurate parenting resource in the Twin Cities. Not just a blog for moms, we are a informational resource for families. This parent to parent list is perfect for dads, moms and grandparents to find fun things to do with kids year round.
This directory was made for families who live in the Twin Cities metro to connect with local businesses. However, visitors to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area will find our directory useful to learn more about venues with insider tips and details. Use this directory to find the best things to do with families in Minnesota's largest metropolitan area.
Connect With Us: