Edwards Apple Orchard, Poplar Grove

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#32 of 117 in Outdoors in Illinois
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  • The family plans a trip every year to pick apples and enjoy the donuts, pie, ice cream, and animals. Wonderful ride to the orchard to pick delicious apples.  more »
  • Although Edwards can get busy (the only downside) its so worth it! They have the best apple cider doughnuts and apple cider. Fresh and made on site, so good! Not to mention all the other fun snacks th...  more »
  • We have gone to Edwards for years. This year we had to go in the the rain but still fun. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Love the samples upstairs. See you next year....hopefully we'll pick ...  more »
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  • Always a fun time going to the apple orchard! It needs to be 50º-60º to make it really feel like fall. Snacks are on the lower level, lots of things for kids to do and the shopping area is upstairs. There's an unwritten rule that you have to buy a dozen hot 'n fresh apple cider donuts (in upstairs shop area). Trust me, you won't regret it.
  • Edward's has been a family tradition for me since they opened way back when. It has changed a lot over the years, with a lot improvements and add-on things through the years. But a few of the things have been removed/changed. When I was younger, you use to just get on the trailer, ride out to the fields and pick your apples (FREE OF CHARGE) and eat as many as you want while out. Now you have to pay a few?? It is a little disappointing with all the other things you purchase while you're there. Now we just skip that step and buy a made bag in the store. Moving forward, the apple pie is still as great as the first day I had it when I was a kid. Add the ice cream to that and some cider or hot cider (depending on the weather) and it's a complete, AWESOME!!!! dessert. you must have the apple pie..... In the store you will find everything from great food items like soups and jams and sauces to sweater, candles, and decorative home items. There is something for everyone.
  • This place brings a lot of nostalgia with it, and with nostalgia comes warm and fuzzy views that are usually completely biased. Today, I took my daughter here for the first time. There were tractor rides to go to the apples and pick, but we chose not to go on one. We did ride a pony, however, which I'm confident that I enjoyed more than she did. There were a ton of people literally everywhere, and I think that overwhelmed her. It isn't a good idea to come here hungry since a) the food (and we're talking real food here, not the donuts which will blow your mind) isn't anything to write home about and b) the lines are utterly terrible. She's not old enough to play in the play area that they have that has stationary miniature trains and buses fashioned out of wood for the children to play in. She was able to take a peek at the live animals though and see a chicken, a goat, a pig, and a baby cow. We also placed her among the pumpkins, which were all just as big as she is and that was cute. We didn't buy one though. It was hard to justify buying anything at this place except the donuts (which are better here than anywhere else I have ever tried them, and I'm somewhat of a donut connoisseur) and cider simply because everything here is extraordinarily overpriced, and by the time we got around to going inside of the store to make a purchase, it had already been two hours and baby was getting rather tired. TL;DR: Go for the donuts, but expect everything to be overpriced and the lines to be long.
  • Family tradition to come to Edwards. Been doing it for the last 6 years! The cider is the best I have ever had and the baked potato is just so yummy. I have heard rave reviews about the apple donuts but alas, I cannot have eggs and have not had the pleasure of trying though I am sure it is divine. It's such a great place to go with the family. From the music to the hay and pony rides to the actual apple and berry picking, it's always a blast coming here at the start of the Fall season.
  • Very fun place to go. Great for families, despite the crowds that the weekends bring. There are farm animals to see and a play area for children. On the weekends you're able to go to the orchards to pick from trees if you like (on a horse drawn carriage no less), as well as a field for picking berries. Aside from apples there is food to be had, fresh apple cider donuts to buy, and much, much more. Very much worth at least one trip a year.

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