Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards

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Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards

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.

Come join us at our 3rd Annual Orchard Crawl, hosted by Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, on Sunday, September 24, 2017!


TWIN CITIES WEST METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Apple Jack

Apple Jack Orchards | Delano
Open: Aug 21-Oct, 2017
Hours: August, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sept-Oct, daily 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission, fees for additional activities
Picking: PYO apples, fall raspberries and pumpkins

Apple Tree-O | Delano
Open/Hours: Labor Day 2017, then fall weekends, hours TBD
Cost: Free admission
Picking: PYO apples & pumpkins

Deardorff Orchards & Vineyard | Waconia
Open: Aug 19-Oct, 2017
Hours: Orchard, Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm & Winery Tasting Room, Winery hours.  Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-6
Cost: Free admission, free family activities

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Deardorff Orchards

Fall Harvest Orchard | Montrose
Open: Aug 24-Oct 29, 2017
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 10am-6pm & Labor Day
Cost: Free admission
Picking: PYO apples & pumpkins

LuceLine Orchard | Watertown
Open: Sept 2-Oct, 2017
Hours:
Weekends, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free admission, some fees for additional activities

Minnetonka Orchards | Minnetrista
Open: Aug 26-Oct, 2017
Hours: Daily, 10am-7pm
Cost: Free admission weekdays, $7/pp weekends covers all activities including hayrides

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Minnetonka Orchards

For more details about west metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Go West, Young Man (and Women)
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TWIN CITIES EAST METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Aamodt’s Apple Farm | Stillwater
Open: Aug 4-Oct, 2017
Hours: 10am-6pm daily, PYO 10am-5pm daily
Cost: Free admission
Picking: PYO apples

Pine Tree Apple Orchard | White Bear Lake
Open: Salesroom open Aug 18-March, 2018; fall activities through Oct 2017
Hours: Click here for current hours.
Cost: Free admission, additional fees for activities
Picking: Pre-picked apples only among other offerings

For more details about east metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: East Metro

TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Afton Apple Orchard | Hastings
Open: Aug 19-Oct, 2017
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Admission is $5/pp ages 5+, $4/pp under 5, includes orchard activities
Picking: PYO apples, fall raspberries & pumpkins

Applewood Orchard | Lakeville
Open: TBD – check the website for the latest
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission, limited free kids activities, additional fees for activities
Picking: PYO apples

Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Orchard | Hastings
Open: Daily, 8am-4:30pm (nature center hours)
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

Emma Krumbee’s Orchard & Farm | Belle Plaine
Open: Mid-August through Oct, 2017
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm; Scarecrow Festival open daily Sept 9-Oct 29, 2017, 10am-6pm
Cost: Admission to the Scarecrow Festival is $6/pp+tax
Picking: Call the crop hotline at 952-873-3006 before coming out to get the schedule for PYO apples, raspberries & pumpkins.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Fischers Croix Farm OrchardsFisher’s Croix Farm Orchard | 12971 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings
Open: Mid-Sept-Oct, 2017
Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm
Cost: Free admission, fees for additional activities
Picking & details: Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard is a beautiful apple orchard and a great place to visit with your family!  Apples (pick-your-own and pre-picked), pumpkin patch, gourds, corn maze, farm animals, weekend wagon rides, and more.  Located on the Scenic Lower St. Croix River, 1 mile north of US Hwy 10 on Washington County Road 21 (St. Croix Trail); just 25 minutes from downtown St. Paul.  Visit Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard for some good old country fun!

Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest | Jordan
Open: Aug 19-Oct, 2017
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm & Sat-Sun, 9am-6pm
Cost: Weekdays are free, weekends are $2/pp or $5 per car Sept-Oct
Picking: PYO apples

Whistling Well Farm | Hastings
Open: 2017 season begins around Labor Day, check their website or call to confirm.
Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm
Cost: Free admission and limited children’s activities

For more details about south metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Southern Hospitality
Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Southeastern Fun


TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Applecrest Orchards | Hugo
Open: Sept-Nov, 2017
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

Pleasant Valley Orchard | Taylors Falls
Open: Labor Day weekend-Oct, 2017
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: PYO apples available weekends only, pumpkins can be picked Sept 23 thru October.

Sunrise River Farm | Wyoming
Open: Sept-Oct, 2017; check their website for opening day information
Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission and kids activities
Picking: PYO apples

Victoria Valley Orchard | Shoreview
Open: Sept-Oct, 2017
Hours: 9am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

For more details about north metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Pickings in the North Metro



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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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