If you’re looking for a local fresh-air getaway, a day trip to Delano may be just what you need. Apple Jack Orchards has you covered with activities, apple picking and more.
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, you’re sure to find your favorite as you traipse through the sprawling rows of apple trees to pick your own fruit. Orchard-goers can enjoy everything from the classic Honeycrisp to unusual finds like the Chestnut Crab apple.
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 gift shop. 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 fourth annual Farmhouse Market from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. September 12. The event is planned to have over 30 artisans and crafters selling gifts, home goods and much more. Be sure to call ahead or visit the orchard’s website for any changes in hours or events.
Apple Jack Orchards
4875 37th St. SE, Delano
Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
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