Afton Apple Orchard
I had a great time here with my friends. There are obviously a terrific amount of apples to choose from. There were other fruits as well, but we stuck to apples. There was also a vehicle to take you around the Orchard of walking was too much. Great place for families. Parking was simple and free.
I recently took my 12 year old niece to Afton apple for strawberry picking. We had such a great time. The people there were very friendly and helped direct us on our adventure. We took a fun trail ride out to the patch. We picked a fantastic bunch of scrumptious strawberries! One of the staff members, gave us a recommendation to get the strawberry shakes for a dessert snack and they were delightful! Definitely recommend this place to those looking for a fun day with family/friends. We will be back for the apple harvest this fall! Thanks for the good times Afton Apple!
Completely disappointed. We knew we'd have to pay to get in and enjoy activities along with buying our apples. We also understand it was busy during our visit, but there was not enough staff there. My family waited for a hayride to get back to the entrance after picking some apples. We waited for 6 different tractors and on each one there was not enough room. It was very hot out and I'm pregnant. We ended up walking back because the kids couldn't wait in the sun any longer. The staff was rude and didn't seem to care who came and who went.
Our family had a great time at Afton apple orchard. I felt that all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I have never been to an orchard where you didn't have to pay an entrance fee, so that doesn't bother me (we were charged $10 for 2 adults and one 3-year-old). The apples were a bit expensive ($2/pound), but the trees were full and the Zestars were delicious. My favorite part was raspberry picking. They had three varieties (red, pink, yellow) and there were tons of berries on the bushes and the prices were reasonable. The playground is great for young children and the petting zoo is fun for all ages. I recommend getting there right at 10am when they open. We left at 12:30 and it was definitely busier.
This place is way overpriced for what you get. The pumpkin patches had very few decent looking pumpkins left. Not only did we pay the admission fee, but then a bag of apples and two pumpkins cost us over $50. There are much nicer and better priced orchards in the Twin Cities to go to. We will only be returning to the corn maze because it is actually a challenging one for adults. The orchard is not worth the high prices.