During the fall season in Lake Tahoe, our most frequent question is, “What activities do you recommend?” With cooler temperatures, the outdoor activities can get somewhat limited in Lake Tahoe. If you are in town for a few days (or longer), approximately one hour away is the legendary Apple Hill which is located near Placerville, CA — old “Hangtown.” Apple Hill is made up of more than 50 ranches including Christmas tree growers, wineries, a micro-brewery, Spa and vineyards. Popular for its delicious apples which are harvested there, they also have pumpkins, pies, cakes and restaurants. The activities for children are almost endless; some of the fun things for kids to do include: a petting farm, pony rides, feed the animals, hay-bale maze, U-Pick pumpkin patch, train rides, educational tours, cooking classes and much more.
Visiting Apple Hill is also a great way to see some of Tahoe’s surrounding scenery; the drive there is very beautiful… and short! Some places are year round while others are only operational during the autumn months, be sure to check their website for the growers’ days and hours.
Check out a local news clip about Apple Hill from a few weeks ago.
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