Are you looking for a family activity in the fresh fall air? A day trip to Delano may be just what you need. Apple Jack Orchards has you covered with activities and apple picking that can create fun, fall memories.
This self-titled “one stop shop for all things fall,” 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 move 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.
For kids (and kids at heart), there’s little possibility of boredom. 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).
Be sure to call ahead, or visit the orchard’s website for any changes in hours or events.