Where else can you literally measure fun by the bushel? On a clear, crisp Midwestern fall day, pack up the kids and head to one of these day-trip-distance orchards. Find one near you and hit the road!
Enjoy a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including apples, peaches, pumpkins and sugar snap peas. Hayride and other activities, such as gemstone mining, Family Farm Park and Family Fun activities run throughout the summer (buy tickets online). Visit website for details. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.5006 S. Sylvania Ave. Sturtevant , Wis. (262) 884-7100
Variety of fruits and vegetables depending on the season. Strawberry u-pick opens in June, raspberries and blackberries available in July. Vegetables in the summer. Apples start in August. Pumpkins in September. Wagon rides to u-pick. Visit website for more information.5911 W. 50th South LaPorte , Ind. (219) 362-4385