5 Places to Take Your Family on Apple Hill

5 Places to Take Your Family on Apple Hill

Apples, pumpkin patches, and nature trails await your visit!

Check out the Apple Hill map for reference!

1. Bakeries

If you’ve been craving fall pastries, you will love what we picked out for you! Rainbow Orchards is the home of the HOT Apple Cider Donut: an iconic Apple Hill treats for you and your family. The Rainbow Bakeshop also supplies Triple Crown Blackberry Pie, Apple Crisp B&B (Blackberry-Blueberry Cobblers), Cinderella Pumpkin Pie, and more.

Delfino Farm's Joan’s Apple Bakery is the fifth destination on Apple Hill’s map! Imagine settling into one of Delfino Farms’ picnic areas while enjoying a pie from Joan’s Apple Bakery or wine tasting at Edio Vineyards! Although they’re open year-round, nothing compares to experiencing Delfino Farms during the fall.

2. Coffee Flights

You’ve heard of beer flights, but have you tasted coffee flights? Grandpa’s Cellar is introducing their coffee flights this year! These are perfect for dates or outings with friends and family. Fun fact: Grandpa’s Cellar is the only Gluten-Free bakery on Apple Hill so that anyone can enjoy their delicious sweets.

Halloween flight at Grandpa's Cellar Posted on IG by @thethirstytrio

3. Pumpkin Patch

Can you even say you’ve experienced fall if you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch? We’re just messing around, but we are not kidding about visiting Apple Ridge Farms. The mazes and pumpkin patches are every kid’s favorite when they see the farm! There will be plenty of opportunities to capture these unforgettable moments.

Pro tip: Purchase a wristband for the Kid’s Maze for unlimited playtime! Free admission is available for adults with paid children, making this family trip one to remember.

4. High Hill Ranch

High Hill Ranch is the perfect spot for a lunch break, from delicious fall treats to mouthwatering barbecue. After picking the perfect apples and enjoying pony rides, locally sourced barbecue and fall treats would hit the spot! High Hill also hosts its annual Craft Show, where you can encounter handmade arts and crafts.

Feel free to visit again for their wine tasting, made with apples from the Apple Hill Orchard! You can participate in our Sierra Foothills Wine Passport for more information on wine tasting adventures by staying in one of our hotels.

5. Christmas Tree Farm

Apple Hill has nine Christmas Tree farms for you and your family to enjoy—some are reopening soon! One of our favorite spots is Indian Rock Tree Farm! They reopen for the 2021 season on November 20th and are open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM except on Wednesdays. Indian Rock Tree Farm is one of the few places not requiring appointments to visit the farm except for specific days. Indian Rock Tree Farm is very close to other Apple Hill destinations, so you can also visit wineries and orchards nearby.

Gold Country is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. With so much to explore, book a room at one of our 17 hotels to make traveling so much easier! After a long day of apple-picking, stop by Brookfield’s Restaurant, which is right off Highway 50 and close to many of our hotels like Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Hometowne Studios by Red Roof, and Holiday Inn Express.

If you’re bringing your puppy BFF, here is a list of our dog-friendly hotels—all of which are close to Highway 50:

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