By Alyssa Green
The weather has cooled, the crowds have dissipated and the fresh produce is waning. So why visit Apple Hill in November? Because November, for those very reasons, just might be the perfect time to make that trip!
It’s true that many of the orchards and ranch’s close after Hallowen, but there are still plenty that are open for business and doing a great job attracting visitors. Instead of the BBQ’s, summer produce and cool drinks, you’ll find hot apple cider, fresh apple pies and pastries. We’re calling this month at Apple Hill “Nourishing November” (not to be confused with non-fattening, mind you.)
Here’s what’s going on:
Abel’s Acres – still offering pony and horse rides on the weekends (weather permitting.)
Bavarian Hills – Winter Celebration and a warm, cozy restaurant.
Boa Vista Orchards– Cider Mill, grill open on weekends, arts and crafts fair through 11/20.
Denver Dan’s Apple Patch – Orchard tours, kids pie-making classes every Tues/Wed/Thurs at 10am and 2pm ($10 per child,) Apple Bavarian Torte tasing on 11/5-11/6, Pumpkin Roll tasting on 11/19-11/20.
El Dorado Orchards – Cider, train rides (weather permitting)
Fudge Factory Farm – stop in here for something a little different. Chocolate, of course! The Fudge Factory offers a “Create-a-Creature” treat for the kids. Fun!