Fall is in the air in DeKalb County and our Apple Orchards are open for the season! DeKalb County, with almost 90% of it’s acreage still in farmland, has some of the best Fall Fun anywhere. Our Apple Orchards contain corn maze’s, apple trains, petting zoos, hayrides and of course some of the very best cider and apple donuts you can find. Below is a list of area orchards as well as a new You Pick Berries place that opened in Kingston.
You Pick Berries
30683 Lanan Rd., Kingston, IL
According to their website: Gathering and harvesting is an experience that seems to be part of our human nature. We at UP Berries strive to give you that simple pleasure. Our process is quiet and thoughtful. There are no animal petting zoos, country bands or food stands. This is about you, picking berries at the peak of their natural goodness. With the excellent rainfall this year the raspberries are absolutely HUGE! $3/pint, cash only.
19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta, IL
The corn maze at Jonamac Orchard in Malta this year is in a shape that honors the Boy Scouts of America – a badge. The corn maze stretches 10 acres and involves three miles of pathways and two bridges. The maze is open through Oct. 31.
Many familiar activities have returned to the orchard this year, including the Apple Train and Apple Launcher. New this year is the Jumping Pillow and a large trampoline for children. Starting mid-September, a petting zoo, live music, hayrides and festivals will be offered. The Country Store and Bakery are open seven days a week.
Honey Hill Orchard
11747 Waterman Road in Waterman, IL
Full season hours begin September 9th; 9am-5:30pm Daily.
What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, a bakery with awesome apple donuts, the Apple Barn Country Store and family activities such as a farm petting zoo, straw pyramid and weekend wagon rides.
Kuipers Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road in Maple Park, IL
Phone number: 815-827-5200
Hours Times: September – middle December; Tuesday – Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm. Open Labor Day & Columbus Day. Besides apple and pumpkin pickin’ you can introduce your kids to farm animals, jump for joy on a Jumping Pillow, climb Tractor Tire Mountain and find your way thru The MAiZE. Orchard Shop & Bakery and Corncrib Cafe on site.
Plank Road Apple Orchard
Phone number: 815-899-4020
50w737 Plank Road in Sycamore, IL
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Directions: From Sycamore 5 miles east of Rt 23; 3 miles west of Burlington. On the weekend baked goods such as apple cider donuts, strudels, turnovers,apple filled cookies and apple pies are available.
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