The weekend we’ve been waiting all year for is here- it’s tasting weekend on the Apple Tasting Tour! All weekend long, our trail stops will be featuring special deals, tastings, and events. Check out their pages to see specific offerings.
If you’re hitting the trail in one weekend, we’ve gathered the highlights from each stop. If you’re spreading it out – no worries! You can collect stamps on your passport all month long; just be sure to mail them into the Tourism Office by November 6th to be eligible to win a prize. So grab your coziest fall flannel and round up the kids, friends, and significant others – your long weekend plans have never been easier.
Apple Town Farm Market
Highlights: fresh-pressed apple cider. Locally made and freshly pressed from Noto Fruit Farm and Cider Mill, the cider here is apple cider at its best.
Burnap’s Farm Market
Highlights: u-pick apple picks and a revamped café. Grab that must-have fall photo in the orchards and head inside for a bite. Serving lunch and dinner, you won’t find better farm-to-table fare.
Lagoner Farms & Embark Craft Ciderworks
Highlights: a farm store packed with delicious goodies. After you’ve grabbed your apples, make sure to plan for time in their farm store, where you’ll find artisanal pastas, cheeses, jams, fudge and more. Their onsite cidery, Embark Craft Ciderworks, has 19 kinds of cider to choose from as well.
Long Acre Farm & JD Wine Cellars
Highlights: something for everyone! The kids will love the entire Back 40 and parents will love letting the kids run and play. Everyone will enjoy wagon rides, the pumpkin cannon, and fresh cider donuts. Grab a wood-fired pizza if people are getting snacky; it pairs perfectly with the wines from their onsite winery, JD Wine Cellars.
Morgan’s Farm Market
Highlights: u-pick apples and friedcakes! Choose from 11 apple varieties in the orchards and grab a friedcake on your way out- they have maple glaze, cinnamon sugar, and plain.
Orbakers Fruit Farm
Highlights: over 130 years of sustainably grown produce. Locavores rejoice! Orbakers has been growing apples and cherries without the interference of pesticides for over a century, so you know you’re getting the sweetest and healthiest fruits.
Rootstock Cider & Spirits
Highlights: apples for adults. Their hard ciders are made entirely from apples on the farm and produced onsite, so you can’t get more local. Be sure to also try their apple vodka, brandy and applejacks for a new spin on apples.
Apple Farm Stand at Stone Goose
Highlights: a variety of local specialty fall goods. Shop unique salsas, condiments, dressings, sauces and more. They also offer freshly pressed cider, Apple Cider Floats and Apple Cider Donut Sundaes- yum!
Apple Shed & Old Goat Cidery
Highlights: farm animals! After you’ve picked your own apples, head over to visit their farm animals, including goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and a bunny. Kids will also love sliding down the corn slide while Mom and Dad can enjoy a glass of hard cider from the Old Goat Cidery.
Wagers Country Apple
Highlights: apples, antiques and more! Grab a sweet treat from their bakery before heading over the barn to browse their antique offerings- you never know what hidden gem is waiting for you.
Highlights: classic German wines meet modern fruit wines. Complement your day on the trail with one of their apple wines or try something different with a pear or cherry wine. They also have hard cider!
Highlights: a variety of mouth-watering local produce. They boast a wide offering of apples, sweet cherries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines and plums. In season now are also pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn- whew!
The Bay Street
Highlights: 200 kinds of martinis – including apple! Round out your day along the trail with one or try a different flavor. From classic to unusual combinations, you’ll keep coming back for more.
The Saltbox Smokehouse
Highlights: bacon lovers rejoice! With over 15 kinds of house-smoked bacon, you can add it to almost any dish or just order it by the slice. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is one stop you won’t want to miss.