If you’re looking for an outing to a Wisconsin apple orchard this fall, there are a bushel of great options throughout the state. Whether you want to go apple picking, enjoy a scenic autumn hayride, sip warm apple cider or even decorate caramel apples, there’s an orchard for you! For a full listing of apple orchards perfect for fall travel, visit waga.org.
Located off a Rustic Road west of Racine, Brightonwoods Orchard offers a two-story treehouse and the on-site AeppelTreow Winery, which specializes in artisan hard ciders and sparkling wines made with the orchard’s apples. Take in the fall colors at this beautiful apple orchard.
At Eplegaarden, “plukkin” the apples—otherwise known as “picking” in Norwegian—is encouraged. Fall weekends here overflow with activity, including horse-drawn hayrides and “Harold Potterson’s Halloween Haunts” for little ones. Plan your perfect autumn getaway at Eplegaarden.
This family-owned orchard has been up and running since 1954. Along with a half-dozen apple varieties (the Honey Crisp variety is irresistible, and there are also old varieties like Wealthy and Transparent), pears and strawberries in season. They also have a country store that carries homemade jams and jellies made with natural ingredients and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Your fall getaway to this scenic orchard wouldn’t be complete without experiencing their fresh apple cider donuts.
After you work up an appetite picking apples at The Elegant Farmer, head for the farm kitchen, where you can dip and decorate caramel apples and savor a piece of its famous “Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.” We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a beautiful autumn afternoon than spending it with your family and friends at The Elegant Farmer.
Turkey Ridge encourages visitors to connect with apples beyond the harvest season. There’s a spring work party day and a unique “sponsor a tree” program, where folks can underwrite a tree and visit throughout the season, ultimately receiving the pick of that tree’s harvest. The annual Apple Festival in nearby Gays Mills makes Turkey Ridge the perfect place for your next fall outing.
The list doesn't stop there! Wisconsin apple orchards are plentiful and each one's offerings will be a little different than the last.
As an additional resource, the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association can help find an orchard to best fit your fancy.