Apple Orchards for Picking Near Minneapolis

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Aamodt’s Apple Farm - Stillwater, MN
More than 15 different varieties of apples are available from late August through October. The pick your own apple season only lasts a few weeks, so don’t miss it!Special Event: Their 2nd Annual Apple Harvest EGGfest will be held on October 18, 2014.Farm is located 20 minutes from St. Paul and 30 minutes from Minneapolis.It was started in 1948 by the Aamodt family, and is now run by Chris, his wife Billi Jo and their children.

Afton Apple Orchard - Hastings, MN
Corn maze opens the middle of September. Pick your own apples, pumpkins from pumpkin patch, and raspberries this fall. Check web page for daily and weekend openings. The address is 14421 South 90th Street, Hastings, MN 55033. It is about 32 miles east of downtown Minneapolis.

Apple Jack Orchards - Delano, MN
Pumpkin picking, corn maze and apple orchard located 30 minutes west of Minneapolis. Tractor pulled wagon rides tour the Orchard. Seven acre cornfield maze with children 4 and under free. Animal park has farm animals like goats, pigs and chickens. Pony rides available for kids on weekends through the woods trail. Cow train, corn pit, apple cannon and face painting also available. Kid’s play area includes haystack with slides, climbing tires, mini maze and more. Purchase items to take home at the Bakery, Apple Market and Gift Shop. Special events include Opening Weekend, Grandparents Weekend, Honeycrisp Fest, Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Corn Fest and Pumpkin Palooza. Their address is 4875 37th Street SE, Delano, MN 55328.

Deardorff Orchards - Waconia, MN
They feature lots of apples and pumpkins. One of the best apple picking farms in the country with hot cider, wagon rides, farm animals, kid’s haystack, and apple barn. The address is 8282 Parley Lake Road, Waconia, MN. It is about 30 miles west of downtown Minneapolis.

Knapton’s Raspberries, Pumpkins & Orchard - Greenfield, MN
As you might guess they have lots of pumpkins, a pumpkin patch, and an apple orchard. Their address is 6295 State Highway 55, Greenfield, MN 55373. It is about 23 miles west of Minneapolis.

Minnetonka Orchards - Minnetrista, MN
Approximately ten apple varieties grown here, with u-pick and pre-picked available.They also have hayrides, a corn maze and barnyard animals.Shop for unique gifts and local products in their barn.Special events include Fall Kick Off Weekend (Aug 30-31, 2014), Apple Jam (September 27-28, 2014), CiderFest (October 11-12, 2014), Pumpkin Painting Weekend (October 18-19) and Trick or Treat Weekend (Oct 25-26).Admission on the weekends starts August 30th and is $6 per person with ages 3 and under free.

Nelson’s Apple Farm - Webster, MN
Known for great apples, apple pies, a gift shop, pumpkins, and a corn maze. Fall season runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning in early September.  The address is 3010 Douglas Ave., Webster, MN. It is about 34 miles south of Minneapolis.

Pleasant Valley Orchard - Shafer, MN
A family owned orchard run by Jim Birkholz and Judy Erickson, as well as their children. Take a hayride to the patch on weekends in October and go pumpkin picking. Or choose your pumpkin from their pumpkin pile and pick apples instead. Other activities include farm animals, nature trail, picnic area and kid’s corral. Bakery and Gift Shop have caramel apples, apple pie and other items. The farm is open daily starting Labor Day weekend. The Orchard overlooks St. Croix Valley. Their address is 17325 Pleasant Valley Road, Shafer, Minnesota 55074. It is about 45 miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis.

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