Apple Orchards and Fall Fun Near St. Michael, Albertville
Are you ready to pick your apples? Looking for places to bring the kids for fall fun?
Are you looking for an outdoor activity now that fall has arrived? Several local spots offer a choice to pick your own apples or chose from some prepicked produce. Many of the locations below have additional activities available in addition to apple orchards.
If you’re looking for a full day of fun, Apple Jack Orchard in Delano is a good spot. This family owned orchard, which opened in 1983, has oodles of activities for kids of all ages. A pumpkin patch, wagon rides, corn maze, petting zoo and a gift shop are just a few of the unique things customers will find.
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday
- Address: 4875 37th Street SE, Delano.
Honey Crisp, Haralson and Honey Gold are just a few of the apple varieties available at Knapton’s in Greenfield. You can pick your own or decide on prepicked varieties. In addition to apples, raspberries, strawberries and other are available in the fall as well.
- Hours: Call for hours 763-479-1184
- Address: 5775 State Highway 55, Greenfield
You can pick your own apples at Minnetonka Orchards, the type of apples available depend on the weekend. “Even if there is no u-pick open on a specific day or weekend you will still be able to purchase apples in the retail barn,” according to Minnetonka Orchards website. Other events available, according to the website, at the include hayrides, barn shopping, hay mountain, Owen’s barnyard, corn maze and more.
- Hours: Call for hours 763-479-6530
- Address: 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista
Pies, crisp and 28 varieties of apples are available at Deer lake Orchard in Buffalo that you can pick and purchase. Make sure to call ahead for apple
availability. Other family-friendly activities include wagon rides ($3 per
rider), corn maze, kids play area and more.
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12-6 p.m. Sunday
- Address: 1903 10th St SW, Buffalo
Fall Harvest Orchard is a real working farm. There are plenty of apples and other farm produce including farm animals. Wagon rides and a fun corn pit are just a few of the things to see.
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Address: 345 County Road 30 SE, Montrose
Known by many for the giant, jumping pumpkins, there are lots of fall activities to enjoy here including a corn maze, a corn pit and an animal train. They sell pumpkins, other fresh, local produce and lots of gardening needs. [Think mums!]
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Address: 8980 Quantrelle Avenue, Otsego