It’s the season for family fun in Apple Hill!

imagesBy Heather Crivellone

If you are a native to Sacramento, then you know that the place to be during this time of year is Apple Hill. With fall in full swing and the weather getting cooler there is nothing better than a piece of fresh apple pie and some hot apple cider!  This is by far, my most favorite time of the year.  I love everything related to fall… the crisp chill in the air and beautiful colors everywhere!  I love that in only 45 minutes, we can be in the heart of Apple Hill and enjoying fresh apple donuts, pies, fritters, and even apple beer.  It’s the absolute BEST!
And with the threats of the King Fire being over, all orchards are open for business and ready for visitors!  The air is clean and smoke-free, so now is the perfect time to head up the hill and enjoy the beauty.

Here is a list of some of my favorite Apple Hill growers.  There are many more places to visit, this is just a quick snapshot of some of my favorites. To find a complete listing of Apple Hill growers, check out the Apple Hill website.

Abel’s Acres– open daily until Christmas Eve.  They offer Pony rides, Hay Maze, food and fun for the entire family.

Denver Dans– Open daily through Thanksgiving, then open on weekends until December 13. They offer U pick apples, face painting, cooking classes and more.

Fudge Factory Farm–  Candy tasting galore for those of us with a sweet tooth! Open daily through December.

Grandpa’s Cellar-  Interactive Nature Trail, Photo Opportunities for those holiday cards we all need to start thinking about and of course a delicious bake shop to stock up on pies! Open daily.

High Hill Ranch– Fishing, pony rides, hay rides, craft fair, cider mill and much more! Open daily.

As I said, this is just a small list of what Apple Hill has to offer.  Check out the Apple Hill Growers full website and map out where you want to visit with your family.  They also have some great wineries and plenty of picnic spots for you to enjoy.

So don’t let this fall season pass you by – take some time to visit one of the most beautiful areas that Sacramento has to offer and make some lasting Fall memories with your family!

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