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LA with Kids: Apple Picking in Oak Glen


ApplePicking_3ApplePicking_14ApplePicking_4ApplePicking_5ApplePicking_12ApplePicking_13ApplePicking_10ApplePicking_9ApplePicking_8ApplePicking_11ApplePicking_6ApplePicking_2I’m excited to share another fun LA with Kids today! We took a day trip to Oak GlenApplePicking_1, California which is a scenic little town an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles. It’s nestled against the mountains and is home to the most charming apple orchards in SoCal. It’s the perfect fall day trip for kids and the fresh, crisp apple-filled air was exhilarating to breathe and run around in! The town has a quaint village with antique stores, gift shops, a few country restaurants for lunch and enjoyable activities for kids like face-painting, music and crafts.

Our first stop along the main road was Snow-Line Orchard for the best mini apple cider donuts ever! The mini sugar-coated bites of heaven are homemade, hot and ready to be eaten right there. The line was a little long, but after tasting a few, I understand why! We then drove further up and stopped at Willowbrook to press and make our own apple cider. For activities like these, we always let Romeo be involved as much as possible and he helped every step of the way in making his own half gallon of cider. He picked each apple, tossed them into the grinder while I spun the wheel, then helped press and pour the cider into the jug. He was thrilled he had just made cider and requested we open the jug to taste it right then… I had to pry it out of his hands. Fresh-pressed apple cider is on my list as one of the best sweet, natural treats. The flavor is nothing like a store bought cider. It’s refreshing, naturally sweet and tastes just like biting into an apple!

For apple picking, Rileys Apple Farm, Willowbrook Apple Farm and Los Rios Rancho are all great. They’re located within a few miles of each other, so everything is fairly close making it easy to stop by 3 or 4 places during your day trip.

We thought it was definitely worth the drive and a great family day trip! Make sure you check the dates for seasonal picking and hours before you head up there. And do NOT forget to get some mini apple cider donuts!


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5 responses to LA with Kids: Apple Picking in Oak Glen

  1. September 29, 2014

    Oh my gosh, I am so excited to see this post! My parents and I have been going apple picking in Oak Glen since I was a child, and now that my husband, son, and I live just down the hill from the orchards, we’re lucky enough to pop up there most weekends. We’re old family friends with the owners of Snow-Line and we even got married at Riley’s, so these places are near and dear to my heart. The Glen is a wonderful place to take kiddos and I can’t wait until our son is big enough to enjoy it as much as we do! Oh and next time you go, be sure to get a slice of mile-high apple pie from Los Rios. It is absolutely divine!

    1. Eden
      September 29, 2014

      Stephanie!! Loved reading your comment! What a special place Oak Glen is to you and you’re so lucky to live right down the hill from such an amazing place. I would be there every weekend if we were closer too! It’s definitely going to be a yearly tradition for us from now on. I won’t miss the mile-high apple pie next time!! Sounds incredible! Thanks for the sweet note 🙂 XO

  2. September 29, 2014

    What kind of apples were you picking? I want to plant that kind of apple tree. They look wonderful.

  3. Mayra Andrade
    October 12, 2014

    Omg!! I’ve been wanting to go there! BTW.. Loved your dress and boots!

    1. Eden
      October 12, 2014

      Awe!! Thank you Mayra!! You should definitely go!! It’s so worth the drive and such a great place!! The apple cider is amazing 🙂 XO

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