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5 Reasons to Take a Trip to the Apple Orchard

When you think of fall traditions, it is hard not to think of the apple orchard. It is the ideal temperature outside, the pretty coloring in the leaves is stunning, and the apples are in the prime condition for picking. Visiting the apple orchard has always been a fun family tradition for years and years. There are so many reasons to go, it is going to be hard for you to pass up.

Apple Picking

What tastes better than a freshly picked apple? Well, simple. It tastes better when you get to pick it yourself! Getting the kids outside in the crisp air and choosing the apple correctly can be fun!

Hayrides

Family-friendly and appropriate for all ages, hayrides are a fun way of touring the orchard, pumpkin patch, corn stalks, and more while taking a moment to be a family.

Corn Maze

Depending on what orchard you visit, many also have a fun corn maze! Wandering through acres of the labyrinth will test your children’s memory, knowledge, and directional skills while getting some steps!

Food Tasting

Besides the generic apple, there are tons of apple-related treats that are offered, such as turnovers, donuts, ice cream, and cider. Think of anything with apple, and it is most likely there waiting for you to eat it!

Health Benefits

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and that is not too far off! Apples are fat free, free of sodium and cholesterol, low in calories, and full of fiber. Lastly, the skin of the apple is full of antioxidants. Apples are the perfect snack while walking through the orchard!

There are many fantastic benefits as to why this is the perfect fall activity to experience as a family. So, be sure to get outdoors, head to the orchard, and enjoy some apple goodies!

 

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