Fall has easily become one of our favorite seasons. I mean who can argue with apple and pumpkin picking, classic farm activities, the cooler weather, the beautiful scenery, and the delicious treats? One of our favorite fall traditions is to to visit the family-owned All Seasons Orchard in McHenry County. They have a wonderful variety of apples, delicious treats, and so many activities for the kids to do. This year was no different – we all had a blast!
Disclosure: A big thanks to All Seasons Orchard for hosting our family. As always all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links.
Why We Love All Seasons Orchard in McHenry County
Go apple picking
One of the main reasons we love to to visit All Seasons is going apple picking. There is nothing quite like picking and eating delicious, juicy apples from the tree. And as one of the largest apple picking orchards in the area, there are plenty to pick from. Their Honeycrisp apples are one of our favorites but make sure to look out for/try their variety of Asian pears. So, so good! Taking the tractor-pulled wagon to the orchard is also a highlight.
Tip: If you prefer, you are able to walk to the apple orchard.
Go pear picking
Have you ever had asian pears? If not and it’s available for picking, I highly recommend picking these.
Grab delicious treats
Fall is not complete without fall treats. I’m talking hand-dipped caramel apples, apple cider, and of course their famous apple cider donuts! For other fall treats like kettle corn and apple cider slushies, go to the concession stand by the Country Kitchen. In all the years, I’ve been dying to try their apple cider donut sundae topped with their homemade caramel. This visit we made it happen! OMG so good!
Tip: Their caramel apples have even been featured on WGN Chicago’s Best.
Fun photo ops
If you take way too many pictures like me, you’ll love all the fun photo ops. My daughter’s favorite is the pink tractor, of course.
So many activities
With over 30 activities, the Barnyard is where the fun was at. The whole family was kept busy from one activity to the other. Everything is pretty spaced apart so make sure you have your walking shoes on. Here are a few of our favorite activities:
Tips to Enjoy All Seasons Orchard
- Make sure to stop by their store for the cutest decor and all the fall treats (hello, apple cider donuts to go!)
- Have a favorite type of apple? Their website has updates on what’s available.
- Don’t know what to do with all those apples? Their blog is awesome! We’ve personally tried their apple crisp and it’s a family favorite. We’ve also recently tried caramel apple nachos with their homemade caramel. LOVE!
- Unfortunately, no food or drink is allowed so eat beforehand.
Final Thoughts on All Seasons Orchard in McHenry County
As always, the entire family had a blast at All Seasons. If you’re looking to start a new family tradition you won’t be disappointed with All Seasons Orchard!
Looking for more fun in McHenry County? There is so much to do around the area!
Location: 14510 IL Route 176 Woodstock, IL 60098
Hours: Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends, Labor Day, Columbus Day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Regular apple picking: $11/child; $17/adult; Honeycrisp apple picking: $15/child; $20/adult; Barnyard: Weekdays $12/person; Weekends $17/person. Pony rides, Apple cannons, and pumpkins are extra. Save $$ by buying combo tickets online.
Stroller-friendly? Yes and wagon-friendly too. If you plan on going apple picking, there is a designated stroller parking.
Food: Oh, you better believe it. So many treats, so little time.They have a sit-down restaurant, Country Kitchen, with plenty of kid-friendly food. They also have food to purchase at the Farm Market. Their concession stand (outside the Country Kitchen) sells food like funnel cakes and kettle corn.
What is your favorite part of fall?