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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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  • For as long as I can remember, my parents have brought us here during the Fall to pick up pies, cider, bread and take a picture with the Giant Apple. As i grew up, I made it a point to continue to do ...  more »
  • Stopped here on the way to Montreal, what a selection of foods are on offer apple bread and many maple delights.  more »
  • Stopped in after all these years of driving by it on the 401 and I wasn’t disappointed. Apple pastries, honeys, bbq sauces, coffee and cafe if you’re hungry and more. The pies are exceptional with cru...  more »
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  • Just visited for the first time and I was blown away with how nice of a stop this is. We ate their and I must say all of us were impressed with the quality of the food, but also the service. One of the employees, Peter, was very friendly and welcoming and took the time to give us recommendations on his favourites and to explain the differences between their baked goods. Also, the facilities are amazing - they have free mini putt for children, and animals, such as pigs, and water buffalo to feed. I highly recommend checking this place out!!
  • This place is as amazing today as it was many many years ago. In fact it may even be more fantastic. There are treats and sandwiches and ribs and toffee and fudge and everything made from apples you can possibly imagine dot-dot-dot and much much more. There is a lovely Coffee and Tea Bar as well as numerous Apple ciders all freshly pressed. There's even an apple beer bar! Customer service here is outstanding and the pies are so delicious. Here lovely old fashioned donuts, peanut brittle and so much more. Artisan baked goods, pastas and pesto!! We still get to enjoy full views into the bakery where you see actual people making actual pies that are being sold all day everyday. It can get quite crowded here and the most popular pies sell out everyday so the earlier you get here the better your selection will be. This is a definite must-see for everyone, of all ages, from all walks of life. A very Canadian destination. #localguide
  • Amazing place with an insane selection of food, desserts, ciders and a whole lot more. I'm glad I stopped by. I didn't plan on buying any desserts, but $50 later, I don't regret it for a second. Amazing place to stop for a quick lunch if travelling through the area. Don't expect gourmet meals, but most of it looked quite good and fresh due to the immense turnover. I have a feeling this place will become a ritual for me when I travel through the area. I grabbed a small apple caramel pie, which is currently staring at me from my kitchen counter. I will say hello to it soon enough. And it will be a memorable meeting, I predict.
  • The Big Apple is a nice place to spend a few hours or a place to have a brief stop on a trip. The site boasts an impressive bakery. There are also Beaver Tails and a smokehouse to get tasty meats. A brewery for ciders and a candy shop where the kids can get there fill. On the whole things are a rad on the expensive side, but the quality is worth it. You are able to climb inside the Big Apple and take in the views of the area. There is mini golf and other activities for kids to participate in. These are all free of charge.
  • I have never seen anything like this. The smells of sweets and Apple crumble pie will bring you to your knees with longing. Fun place to bring your kids. They have everthing thing sweet and tasty for your family. They also have souvenirs. Hansel and Gretel would have love here instead. Service great too. Yeah this place is so sweetπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‡πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘.πŸ’•πŸ’•..
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