Wisconsin Orchards & Pick-Your-Own Farms

From pick-your-own orchards to up-close animal encounters, farm tours and agricultural experiences are fantastic additions to any trip in Wisconsin. Whether you’re interested in how your food gets to your table, your child’s in love with all things farm-related or you’re just craving some adventure, visiting a farm is an easy way to add unforgettable fun to your itinerary.

Experience a Farm, Up Close and Personal

There’s great value in understanding how farmers grow our food and care for their animals. Not to mention the overwhelming cuteness of holding a bunny, chick or baby goat (also called a kid). Find experiences like these and more at farm attractions across Wisconsin.

Milk a goat, feed cattle, and pet other animals at places like The Farm in Sturgeon Bay. At Busy Barns Adventure Farm in Fort Atkinson, over 40 activities — from hayrides to obstacle courses — keep everyone in the family entertained. Tour a cranberry bog, such as Lake Nokomis Cranberries, to see first-hand how a Wisconsin specialty is harvested and brought to tables around world.

Pick Your Own at Wisconsin Farms & Orchards

Fruits and veggies always seem to taste better when you pick them yourself. Whether with friends on a seasonal getaway or on your next family trip, harvesting your own apples, pumpkins, cherries and more turns a tasty treat into an adventure.

At Apple Holler Family Farm, pick your own peaches in summer, apples in fall or enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides in winter. Door County is well-known for its sweet and tart cherries, and at orchards like this one, everyone in the family — even the dog — can pick their own.

Head to Bayfield to tour the Fruit Loop, a concentration of berry farms and orchards just outside the city. The area's unique climate off of Lake Superior's shore provides the perfect conditions for growing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherries. Orchards like Rocky Acres provide pick-your-own experiences when each fruit's in season.

Tour Dairyland’s Dairy Farms

As America’s Dairyland, it’s no secret that Wisconsin leads the way when it comes to dairy farming, and touring one is both fun and educational.

A tour at Hinchley Dairy Farm guides families and groups through many on-the-farm experiences, from meeting baby animals and wagon rides to hand milking a real Holstein cow. At Sassy Cow Creamery, see pasture-grazing cows and taste the sweet ice cream made from their milk. Dairy farms throughout the state offer similar hands-on tours at a low-cost! For a dairy experience on the global scale, visit Wisconsin’s World Dairy Expo in the fall.

For more farm fresh travel inspiration, check out these agritourism experiences in Wisconsin.

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