There is nothing more autumnal than spending a day at an orchard, even in the middle of the desert on a hot day.
Gilcrease Orchard, just northwest of Las Vegas, offers a diverse choice of fruits and vegetables that you can select and pick yourself.
The orchard welcomes more visitors in October, not only because of their pick-your-own pumpkin patch but because of the apple season and their famous apple cider.
While at the orchard, we were able to try their made-to-order Apple Cider Donuts and homemade kettle corn. I’ve heard about these donuts for years and now I know why. They were amazing! And the apple cider icing was to die for. Unfortunately, they’ve been sold out of their signature apple cider since the first week of October so we didn’t get to try that. It was a hot day at 84 degrees and an iced cold apple cider would’ve been perfect.
Once inside the orchard, you are free to roam the 60 acres of various fruits and vegetables. They also offer wheelbarrows so you can pick as much fruits or vegetables as you need.
Throughout the orchard, you’ll find a chicken coup, a beehive on display, burrowing owls habitat and a straw maze. The also offer old fashioned hay rides to take you on a tour of the orchard.
Like I mentioned earlier, you can also pick some pumpkins straight from their vines at the orchard. Although since we did visit at the end of October, there weren’t any pumpkins left.
Gilcrease Orchard is a great way to get some fresh air and pick some fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s an awesome alternate to your typical Halloween pumpkin patches. Their apple cider donuts are a must try. And I can’t wait to try their apple cider. I’m already planning a trip back for the first week of October 2018 so I get some before they sell out!