Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to go apple picking. It is the quintessential Fall activity so when Tamera invited me to go to Linvilla Orchards I readily accepted. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect. I thought we would go, some pick apples and then head home. Boy was I wrong! You can easily spend hours wandering around the orchard. I was surprised to learn that apple picking is a BIG deal here in Southeast Pennsylvania. The orchard was packed with families, college students and couples on dates. It was cute seeing little kids pulling around red wagons filled with their apples. I felt like a little kid walking through the orchard choosing which Pink Lady or Fiji apple to pick. TJ was so excited he nearly picked an entire tree! After we finished picking our way through the apple orchards, we headed over the Farm Market. This is where ALL the action was at. In the Farm Market area there were hayrides, pony rides (Tamera was scared of the ponies! LOL) and a pumpkin patch where you could pick your own pumpkin. There was also an outdoor food court where we got a late lunch because we were starving after picking all those apples! After we filled our bellies, we headed over to the pumpkin patch. TJ was able to pick out two small pumpkins to decorate for Halloween which made his day. After we got quarts of fresh cider (you cant come to an apple orchard and not buy cider!) we took our tired but happy butts back to Philadelphia.
So if you havent had the experience of apple picking, do it. It’s a great afternoon activity to do with friends and family. I plan on making apple picking my new Fall tradition.
Have a wonderful weekend!