12 of the Most Amazing Apple Orchards in Southeast Minnesota
Check out this list of the 12 best apple orchards in Southeast Minnesota!
I wish I could just bottle up fall in Minnesota because it truly is my favorite time of the year. I love the start of this season, wearing Buffalo plaid, the cooler days, and all the things that come with it. Yes, even the pumpkin-spiced list of goodies, which seems to be growing each year. One of my treasured moments though is walking through an apple orchard and filling up a bag of apples to take home and enjoy. If you are wondering where the best apple orchards are in Southeast Minnesota, below are 12 that are amazing!
List of the Best Apple Orchards in Southeast Minnesota!
When do the apple orchards open in Southeast Minnesota?
Before you load the kids up in the car and promise them an apple treat, check to links above for the orchard you want to visit and look at their hours. A lot of orchards open Labor Day weekend but several open earlier, depending on how the season is going.
If you are up for a drive, this apple orchard in Iowa is one you MUST visit...because it truly is THE BEST!
I make sure I take at least one trip to Fort Dodge, Iowa every fall because the absolute best apple orchard is located just North of the town. I am a little biased because this is my hometown but to be honest, their place is one that you will love. The Community Orchard has a petting zoo, apples that you can pick, hayrides, a sunflower field, an amazing store that all women love, a cafe, store, and a huge play area called The Back 40. Learn more on their website here but here's a glimpse at why I love this place so much.
Take your shoes off and just start jumping! The giant jumping pillow is so much fun and I dare you to get on and NOT start laughing.
The Back 30 Playground features the giant jumping pillow, a petting zoo, rides, an area to buy snacks, and so much more fun for kids and families.
What's your favorite place to visit in the fall in Southeast Minnesota?
FYI, not sure if you know this but in a few months, it is going to be so cold in Minnesota that our nose hairs are going to freeze again. Before those temps set in, be sure to do the 30 things below...because it won't be much fun after Minnesota is frozen.