Fall has finally arrived! We made the annual trip with the kids to the County Line Orchard and it didn’t disappoint. It is probably one of the funnest and most popular places here in Northwest Indiana to go in the fall with the family.
They have all of the fall favorites: fresh apples galore to pick yourself, fresh pumpkin and cinnamon donuts, apple cider, pumpkin and sunflower patches, corn maze, a mini animal farm, rides on the Moo-Choo, and more!
We went with the $5 dollar package called the “Lil’ Farmer Pass” which included U-Pick, Tractor Rides, and the Kid’s Farm. I added on two of the $2 Moo-Choo tickets for my oldest and my youngest was free (two and under ride the Moo-Choo free). We stopped off for lunch in the little barn called the County Line Kitchen. A tad more pricey than I would have liked to spend but the food wasn’t bad and you can’t beat the atmosphere. We couldn’t leave without picking up half a dozen of the pumpkin glazed and cinnamon donuts (mixed pack).
We ended the day hauling a cart full of pumpkins and a kicking and screaming toddler in tow to the car. She passed out on the way home….she was way overdue for a nap by the time we were done. So if you want to be smarter than we were plan your visit around your toddlers nap time routine!
We plan on always making this a yearly fall tradition at least until the kids think they’re too cool to go anymore. In that case Dad and I will still be going to enjoy a ride on the Moo- Choo and some live music entertainment.
The Orchard also hosts weddings, birthday parties, school tours, and the Big Barn Beer Fest. Check they’re website out regularly for updated events and deals. This weekend they will have tons of delicious food vendors, live music, and plenty of family fun filled activities….however beware! On the weekends it can get SUPER busy and parking can be a nightmare. Try to go on a weekday if you can!
We look forward to having this annual family trip every year with the kids. If you haven’t visited yet it should be a on your list of fun fall things to do for the family! I know you’re dreading the lines and parking but it’s only once a year, get out there and have some fun for a few hours. Fall only comes around once a year.
For more information or to plan your visit go to: County Line Orchard
(All photos are my own and belong to Wild Bird Photography. Please give photo credit if you use any of the photos, thank you!)
Fair Minded Mommy