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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. To visit The Big Apple and get the most from your holiday in Colborne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colborne trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is a place that we have visited many times and continues to grow. The original pie business is the same with thousands sold. I like my apples in the pie to soft which is the only complaint with t...  more »
  • I love this place! My boyfriend and I stop every time we drive by and are out that direction. It is a dessert lovers heaven and I make a point of trying something different every time. For example I t...  more »
  • What a brilliant idea - having a dog run between Toronto and Montreal. Clean bathrooms and some interesting shopping. We do this route often with our dog and now we will be stopping here all the time ...  more »
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  • We're on our way to Montreal and speed the big Apple. I convinced my husband to stop, and I'm glad we did! We got to walk and stretch our legs. We viewed and feed the animals they had at the front of the property, and then walked to the back to take pictures with the big Apple. Inside are clean restrooms, a cute coffee shop, a cider bar, cafe, and market. Most things are Apple centric, but they have some nice honeys and maple items (candies, syrups, etc.). They have several free activities you can do on property (i.e. ping pong, shuffle board, and mini golf). You just need to go inside and ask for the equipment. They also have trains in the weekends for little kids. We didn't do any of this, as we were pressed for time. We tried the humble mumble pie, bought two bottles of the cranberry apple cider to take home as a gift, and drank a cherry Porter. We also got to sample done of the other ciders and beers they carried. Overall, a great stop. And definitely worth doing of you have a child with you on a long road trip.
  • It's a nice place to stop and rest if you need to. We've passed this place probably 100 times and never stopped. They have a few animals to pet and feed. A free mini putt course. Possible like a little train ride like at the fair. It wasn't being used when we were there but is there. Candy shop inside. Over price but lots to choose from. Chocolate, fudge and much more. Restaurant as well. Also a Tim Hortons almost next door.
  • Absolutely lovely cider, with a bar on site to sample the creations. Another bar is available on the restaurant side for common brand drafts and liquors. There's a considerable collection of sweets and many upon many items flavoured of apple pie. The pricing and style of the place is set up as a tourist trap. The highest appeal group would be to families with children looking for a break from the 401.
  • Amazing apple related stuff! The apple bread is awesome, but doesn't keep long. It's basically an apple fritter in loaf form. Will make the best french toast ever. Apple pies are also to die for!!
  • Nice selection of chocolates and other delicious treats. There is a petting zoo and mini putt for the kids as well. 4* cause it's a bit pricey

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