If apple picking is a fall tradition for you, here are some options for a day trip or to include in your itinerary for your weekend about to Lake Geneva or Harbor Country. Predictions are that early October will make for good Fall Foliage road trips.
Some orchards charge and admission fee, while others only charge for apples. It’s always a good idea to check with the orchard you plan to attend before leaving; picking conditions can change daily.
All Seasons Orchard
14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock
Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-6pm Saturday & Sunday. Open Labor Day and Columbus Day 10 am-6 pm. 10-acre corn maze, petting zoo, country market, restaurant, mini zip park, jumping pillow, tire mountain, pedal cart track, mini zipline park, and more. Pig races and magic shows on the weekends.
Open daily 9am-5pm with 14 varieties of apples and Asian pears.
**Make a day of it, and check out the Illinois Railway Museum
Royal Oak Farm
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
Open 10am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday through August 31. From September 1 through October 31, hours will be 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday. Over 25 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch opens in mid-September. Country market & bakery, restaurant, petting zoo, “Royal Oak Express”, carousel, play area, and hay rides.
County Line Orchard
200 S. County Line Road, Hobart
Open 9am-6pm daily. Over 20 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch available in the Fall. Bakery, gift shop, kitchen grill, Kids Farm, Moo-Choo, and corn maze.
Open 10am-5pm on weekends. Home of the ‘Best Gourmet Apple Pie in America’. You’ve probably seen their gourmet ‘pie in a bag’ in our local Chicago grocery stores. Now go see the where it all happens! Ride the historic East Troy rail road, go on a hayride or a take the kids on pony ride.