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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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  • October 3, 2017
    A friendly spot for some lunch and time out for adults as well as kids.They have a variety of menu items and of course apple pie and desserts. The candy shop and cider store are in the same building a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Yes our fourth visit. It is a pleasant stop during a prolonged trip to the eastern part of Ontario. Every edible portion is somehow related to apples ie. apple tea etc. On Tuesdays, seniors enjoy a 10...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Make a stop in The Big Apple, you won't regret it. Excellent Apple, beautiful shop pie, and animals to the delight of small and large
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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!!
  • July 8, 2017
    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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