If you're up for the challenge this can be a 6 mile hike, less or more depending on you look at it. I'd say bringing a GPS might help out. This hike will be "unique" and relatively flat, but with plenty of twists and turns. There is a $9 charge to do the corn maze hike. If you go to their web site you can click to get a coupone for $1 off.
At the end of the hike there will be opportunities for some refreshing beverages and food.
Apple Fest 2012
- 10a-6p Festival
- 10a-6p Cider pressing demonstrations
- 11a-4p Ms. Jaz-ee - Balloonologist
- 11a-4p Cow Train rides
- 12p-4p Folk/bluegrass music
- 10a-5p Chain saw carving demonstrations
Festival includes seasonal activities: hayrides, face painting, playground, petting farm, Straw Mountain, Retread Hill, & concessions.
Will you accept the challenge of the maze?
This huge 15 acre corn maze is calling your name! The maze is divided into 3 phases. The first phase is for beginners, and those who consider themselves to be directionally challenged! You can exit there, or go on to the 2nd, more difficult phase. If you are up to the challenge, continue through the 3rd, and most difficult phase. There are over 6 miles of twists and turns! Try it by the light of day, or try your luck by the light of the moon. It's a great time for people of all ages!
Afton Apple Orchards, have been carefully selecting trees for years to give you the tastiest, crispiest, juiciest apples - and the shortest trees! Short trees means no ladders, so even the smallest child can pluck an apple right off the branch.
The orchard is mainly "Pick Your Own" but does sell freshly picked apples by the peck, 1/2 bushel, and bushel, along with apple cider, honey, jam, maple syrup and other Minnesota grown products.
Enjoy apple donuts, apple fritters, caramel apples, caramel apple sundaes, hotdogs, chips, soda pop, coffee, hot chocolate and - of course - delicious fresh apple cider all from the orchard's concession stand.
"I plan on picking some apples and by checking their web site it looks like apple picking is easy and there are plenty of varieties to choose from.On the Mt Frontenac hike I was saying to the group that I would like to combine a hike with an apple festival. While I thought it might be more down in the Lake Pepin area, this one will do nicely for me...and hopefully others will agree. - Sue"