Looking to get your family off the couch and into the fresh fall air? A day trip to Delano may be just what you need. Apple Jack Orchards offers activities and apple picking that can create fall memories to look back on for years to come.
This self-titled “one stop shop for all things fall,” truly lives up to its name when you consider the extensive list of things to do. Boasting 20 different apple varieties, including classic Honeycrisp to unusual finds like the Chestnut Crab apple, you’re sure to find your favorite as you traipse through the sprawling rows of apple trees to pick your own.
Go on a wagon ride, jump on the giant jumping pillow, dive into the corn pit, get lost in the apple maze or pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. There’s even an option for thrill-seekers, who can take a ride on newly installed zip lines.
Don’t skip the giftshop. Grab some of Apple Jack’s signature salsas and other apple specialties, or warm up with some of the orchard’s bestselling apple cinnamon donuts (best enjoyed outside overlooking the scenic Crow River).
For craft-lovers, the orchard will host its 4th annual Farmhouse Market on September 12th from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The event is planned to have over 30 artisans and crafters selling gifts, home goods and more. Call ahead or visit the orchard’s website for any changes.