The Siberian American: Fall Fun: Our First Time Apple Picking

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Fun: Our First Time Apple Picking

I have always wanted to go apple picking, so I knew it was something I wanted to do during our year in Chicago. My best friend was visiting from Texas, and Chris had Sunday off, so I thought it would be fun for us to head out of town and pick apples together.


We visited Honey Hill Orchard, located about 60 miles from Chicago in Waterman, Illinois. It’s a cute family-owned orchard with over 2,100 apple trees, a pumpkin patch, raspberries, and plenty of fun activities for families (such as a straw maze and petting zoo).


While we were at the orchard, the two apple varieties they had available to pick were golden delicious and red delicious. Since we were there mostly for the experience, we picked half a peck, which gave us plenty of apples to eat and make pie.


To get the full apple picking experience, we took the wagon to the apple orchards. We had a blast enjoying the beautiful weather and picking some delicious apples.


Of course, we had to cap off our day with apple cider doughnuts and fresh cider, which were both amazing. I can definitely see why people in the Midwest and East Coast love apple picking and wish we could do it every year.


Have you ever been apple picking? What was your favorite part?

22 comments:

  1. I've been so jealous reading everybody's posts from up North about going to pumpkin patches and picking apples. They just seem like the most perfect things to do during the fall! I'm glad that you got to apple picking while your friend was in town too, it looks like y'all had the best time!

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  2. Apple picking is so much fun. I love apples. Although, I usually only go for the donuts. haha. Great pictures.

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  3. Wow, I haven't been apple picking since I was a little kid! This brought back memories and has me wanting to go now! You need to go to the pumpkin patch next :)

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  4. So jealous of everyone going to pick apples! I tried to find a place to do that near me, but was pretty unsuccessful. But I did find a pick your own pumpkin patch nearby so I'm going to take advantage of that instead.

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    1. I could never find one near us in Texas, so it was so great to be able to go! I hope you have fun at the pumpkin patch. :)

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  5. I haven't been apple picking since we lived in Virginia about 20 years ago! This makes me miss it, oh so much. Glad you had a good time, and you got to spend time with your best friend!

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  6. So much fun! I haven't been apple picking in forever, and yummmm to cider donuts <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. So glad you were able to go apple picking in such a beautiful location!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. How fun!! Isn't apple picking the best!?

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  9. look how cute you guys are in your matching plaid! love it.

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  10. How fun! I've never been apple picking, despite the fact that I work 10 minutes away from some pretty awesome orchards.

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  11. This looks SO FUN!!! I want to look up an apple orchard here and do this! I'm glad you guys had a good time :) I bet the apples were SO good!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  12. I LOVE apple picking. The best places are over by LaCrosse, WI & LaCrescent, MN. Awesome apples. Glad you had fun! :)

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  13. Apple picking is one of my favorite parts about the Fall. We haven't gotten out yet this year but had a great time with it last fall!

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  14. Although Ive been in the US in the fall so many times, I have never been apple picking!! So fun!

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  15. I have not been apple picking, but you're the second person this week I've seen apple picking, looks like fun!

    Kaitlyn @ http://kaitlyn-danielle.blogspot.com

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    1. You should go sometime, Kaitlyn! We had so much fun. :)

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  16. Oh that sounds so awesome!! Of course, there aren't apple orchards in Louisiana, but we eat apples like crazy so I sure wish there were!

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