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The Big Apple, Colborne

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Stop off at The Big Apple, a country store and quirky cultural attraction. The main building resembles a big, smiley-faced apple, and houses a museum that explains the area's agricultural heritage. Elsewhere on the site, you'll find plenty of opportunities to tuck into apple-flavored treats, including the restaurant's apple pies, served with a big dollop of ice cream. With fun activities for guests of all ages, the extensive grounds also include a mini golf course, farm store, and smokehouse. Use our Colborne online travel planner to visit The Big Apple on your trip to Colborne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited the Big Apple enrolee to Kingston for our University visit with friends. It was a beautiful weekend and even though it was quite busy the covid protocols in place made the restaurant...  more »
  • We always love a stop at the big Apple! Driving along the 401 this was an iconic “halfway point” for us as kids and we usually stopped in for a bite to eat, a bathroom break, and a stretch outside...  more »
  • The big apple is a really fun place to stop in a get some sweet treats. It would be better if we did not have a pandemic like COVID-19 to deal with. Even then everyone wore masks and kept space...  more »
  • If you love apples, apple pies, apple strudel, you'll love this place. I usually drive by on my trips to and from Toronto but this time I wanted to check it out. Not only do they have a heck of a selection of apple everything they also have a brewery and some big smokers for what I bel6is for their chicken, ribs etc. So you can get a hot meal and a beer here too! When I got home the Dutch Apple pie with custard and raisins was delicious! I'll definitely be back for those ribs next time!
  • Love this place. The Thai food is fabulous and my son really enjoyed his pizza. Just a short walk from the villa, has a great swimming pool to use in the daytime. Pool tables to use too. Liked coming here in the evening more than going to the marina.
  • “BAD APPLES?” My family and I really love this place. The attraction, activities and food are all wonderful. Didn’t have as much success with the service. Don’t trust the website, prices are different when you arrive (or at least they were for me when I left this review). I was overcharged for food by 30%. I asked 3 different staff people about this, one of them got a supervisor. The answers I got were: “The website must be old” “I don’t know” “There’s nothing I can do” “Online prices are for people shopping online” (their hot dogs aren’t sold online...) No one was willing to honour the advertised prices. It’s too bad, this would otherwise be an easy 5 stars. Maybe this was a case of “bad apples?”
  • One of the best apple pies I've ever tasted! I'm a huge fan of the Caramel apple pies here at the Big Apple, nothing can really compare to it. During the summer days there are food trucks and activities going on which makes it worth it to stay for a couple of hours if you don't have anything else planned for the day. It's a great tourist pit stop - washrooms, gift shops, apples and grocery items. The washrooms are clean and plentiful. Definitely try the apple cheese sausages, they are worth trying as well!
  • Great place for a pit stop. Loved the petting zoo! Dutch apple pie with custard and raisins best ever! (I gotta say tho... I haven't found any raisins in it)

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