Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple Picking: Shelbourne Farms Vermont

When it's fall,  you suddenly want to pick pumpkins, wear your warm colored clothes, and go apple picking! This past weekend, my friends and I went to Shelbourne Farms, which is located right down the road from our school .  For one dollar a pound, you can pick as many apples that you want  and as many types as you want. 

Shelbourne farms offers different actitives year round from a tour of their vineyards, to picking pumpkins and strawberries. there is always something going on. One of the most popular events is apple picking.  there are usually tons of people scavenging for apples. however the orchard is so large that it's easy to find a place hidden from the other apple pickers. We found this one tree that was covered in apples. I've never seen so many apple son tree before in my life. 

Not only can you pick your own apples, but you can also go to the Apple Cafe located near the entrance and the store. You can get freshly made apple cider doughnuts,  Brown Apple Betty's, apple pie, and nice cold glasses of apple cider.  They even have one that has mint in it! It is very refreshing and really good, the only down side is that it's very sweet.

The next time you go to Vermont, make a stop at Shelbourne Farms. There are many great things to do there for all ages.  You can also take in the beauty of  the landscape. You can see Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.  I've added a video I made from my trip to orchards.  

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