- $16 for a seasonal orchard experience for four ($32 value)
Visitors enjoy the scenery of the Dodd family’s 90-acre orchard during a hayride or a tear through the straw maze. Happy shouts drift from the apple-crate and expansive, 4-acre corn maze. The orchard’s new pedal carts hum around a small track, and kids romp in a sandbox play-area.
Dodd's Hillcrest Orchard
Apples have an incredible range of colors, flavors, and textures. Jonathan apples, for example, are tart with firm flesh, and Cortland apples are tender, yielding fruit with a hint of spice. Five generations of the Dodd family have mastered these distinctions at Hillcrest Orchard, the 90-acre farm where honeycrisp, jonagold, and stayman winesap apples hang heavy on branches in a palette of sunset hues. As the air cools in the fall, pumpkin vines wither, leaving behind the vibrant gourds near peach trees and a kids’ play-area. Visitors pluck apples from trees, watch the scenery slip past on a hayride, or wander through a 4-acre corn maze. Chatter in the farm's store drifts amid plank shelves laden with cake and cobbler mixes, candles, and old-fashioned candies such as licorice or sepia-toned lollipops.