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The weather is turning to fall and it is officially Apple Orchard season! Recently, I was trying to figure out where we were going to go as a family on a beautiful Sunday in late September. My wife wanted to go to an orchard for some cider and doughnuts and other activities. I typically don’t love going to the apple orchards - long lines, high prices, crowds- not my idea of a good time. When you have young kids though, options are limited on family activities. After some quick research on google we decided to test out a place we hadn’t been that was only a few minutes down the road- Schwallier’s Country Basket.I was pleasantly surprised and had a great time at Schwallier’s. Prices for food and activities were fair. They also had many activities that the kids enjoyed for free including rubber duck races, a tower of hay bales for kids to climb, a slide, and goats and kittens to pet! We took a short tractor ride to the start of the corn maze. It was challenging enough to where we spent about a half hour walking around the maze with the kids, but not so confusing that we ever thought we were going to have to call for help - perfect! We even split up at one point, my wife and I each taking one of our sons, when we couldn’t decide what direction to go. My wife got out first and was pretty boisterous about it!Schwallier’s was definitely my favorite orchard I have been to and we will definitely be taking the family back there!
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