Fall Fun Around Gerstad Builders Communities
Apple season is upon us, and it is finally time to enjoy these tasty fruits! Going to your local apple orchard and picking fresh apples is a great way to spend time with your family and enjoy some fall festivities. Warm up with apple cider and a donut, take the kids into the petting zoo, or have some fun in the corn maze – there is something everyone in the family will enjoy! Our communities are located in the hubs of great seasonal activities, so we hand-picked the list from the top 10 apple orchards near our communities to make it easy for you to grab the kids and enjoy some fall fun this season!
All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock.
- All Seasons Orchard is an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and corn maze all in one! It is the perfect place to pick up some delicious apples as well as a few pumpkins for your fall themed home décor. They are one of the largest “u-pick” apple orchards in northern Illinois, with over 15,000 apple trees and two orchards. With over 30 different activities, All Seasons Orchard offers endless fun for the entire family. Open now through November.
Edwards Apple Orchard, Poplar Grove.
- This family-owned orchard has been around since 1964, and the variety of things to do makes it enjoyable for all ages! The kids can enjoy the playground and the petting zoo with many farm animals, enjoy a hayride through the orchard, all while indulging in their famous warm apple cider donuts – don’t forget to buy a few more to take home! Open now till November.
Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove.
- Richardson Adventure farm is home of the “world’s largest” corn maze, and this year’s theme honors the moon landing, Apollo 11. This farm isn’t only a corn maze though, there are over 30 activities for all ages to enjoy. From pig racing to the jumping pillow, every member of the family will find something fun to do! Make a day out of it by renting a campfire site to enjoy all that the farm has to offer. Open September 7th through November.
Homestead Orchard, Woodstock.
- With 23 different types of apples, including McIntosh, Gala and Sweet 16, you are bound to find your favorite one at Homestead Orchards. Relax, see, and hear the nature around you at this quiet orchard. Homestead Orchard is home to one of the largest and oldest maple trees in McHenry County, and their historical 1880s barn has many hand-crafted items, glassware, and antique furniture for sale. Open now through end of harvest.
For information on picking dates and hours of operation, call or visit the orchards websites.
If you are interested in learning more about Gerstad Builders communities, and owning a home that is near all the local events, contact us or call at (815) 385-4495!