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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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  • What a place this is. Half of Ontario seemed to be there when we stopped of for a break. Food of every variety was on offer and of course apple pie just had to be ordered. It was delicious. An amazing...  more »
  • We don’t drive past very often, but when we do, we always stop. We had an early drive on this trip, but checked in advance when the Big Apple opened so that we wouldn’t miss it. This time around, we h...  more »
  • We were glad that we were visiting in December. By the size of the lot & the bus parking, this place must be packed spring through fall. There is lots to see, and the staff we interacted with were fri...  more »
  • I always go there with my family when we are having road trips and we pass it on our way. The apple bread and apple pie is really tasty. I order it every time. They have good service and their is a petting zoo, and a big Apple that they go inside of and go to the top of the huge apple. I really recommend this place if you are passing by.
  • They have the absolute best caramel apple crumble pie I've ever had in my life. I live in the city and will gladly drive here on a day off just to get some delicious goodies. The staff are friendly and they're always offering samples of their products. The big Apple is a great place to stop with the family to get some delicious snacks.
  • We have been here several times. There is a great gift shop and foods apple related and a snack bar. There is also a playground for the kids with lots to see and explore. A good place to stop and take a timeout from driving for everyone. Lots of free parking.
  • Great place to stop, a bit pricey, easily accessible from Highway 401. Apple pies are excellent. You can see inside bakery through the glass wall. There is also a count of how many products they have done. But "poop" chocolate by the cashier.. really??
  • Good place to get pies, they are very good. The apple bread use to be so good but last time I baught apple bread the entire loaf had 2 half inch pieces of apple. Very disappointed with it. There is a petting zoo and a BBQ with apple smoked ribs. They have mini golf. You can also get apple cider and lots of other things. Apple dumplings are good too. But I do not recommend the apple bread.

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