For someone who loves fall, I am almost ashamed to say that this weekend I went apple picking for the first time ever. Early Sunday afternoon, we headed out to Heckman Orchards in the Poconos to pick some apples. Heckamn Orchards has a great farm stand that we visit regularly when in the Poconos, but they only open up their fields a few times a year for picking.
Once we got to the top of the hill where the orchards are located, we were given some boxes and a map to show us where different varieties of applies grew. We went mostly for Golden Delicious and Cortland apples.
Alex loved climbing under the trees to get the lowest hanging apples.
He also had some help getting the apples at the very top. I think we had an advantage being so tall because the tops of the trees where covered in apples, while the middles were almost bare.
The leaves have started changing colors already and it was just nice to stop and look around because the views were just so gorgeous.
We made it home with a bushel and a half of apples. We gave a whole bunch away already and still have more than a box left. We have all been snacking on apples and we also made one of my fall favs – apple crisp.
The whole house smells like fall and I LOVE IT!
Do you go apple picking? What are your favorite fall activities?