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Explore Like a Local: Pick the Best Apple Orchards

Any trip to Door County should involve an orchard. This time of year calls you to gather crisp, juicy apples! Whether they’re already picked or you want the experience of picking your own, Door County has plenty, as we’re the largest apple growing region in Wisconsin!

Sturgeon Bay is home to a handful of vast orchards just waiting for you. The apple crop usually ripens from mid-September to mid-October, depending on the variety and will usually begin in the southern part of the county.

Check out these great orchards right here in Sturgeon Bay, Door County! After all, here in Sturgeon Bay, it’s “Come for the fun. Stay for the memories” and apple picking is certain to make those special memories for you and your friends and family.

Choice Orchards

4594 Co Rd HH, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 - http://choiceorchards.com/

In their market they have 20 varieties of already picked apples. They also have cider, jams, jellies, caramel apples, and cookbooks. Pick-your-own-apples goes to mid-October. Come check out their 10-acre evergreen maze, Orchard Museum, photo op area, playground, and picnic area.

Wood Orchard

1724 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 - http://woodorchard.com/

They are the only Wisconsin grower of the SweeTango apple. They have fun for the whole family with a free maze, pedal cart track, coloring mural, play set, hop scotch, black board and FREE Cider Pops.

Cherry Lane Orchards

7525 Cherry Ln, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 - http://www.cherrylaneorchards.com/

Open on the weekends and by appointment, pick-your-own goes until mid-October.