Apple Picking in Mansfield, OH

We didn't really have any tentative plans of what we wanted to do during the day when we went camping.  We figured we'd probably go hiking and maybe check out Mansfield or the carousel again.  But then a couple of days before we left for camping I stumbled across Apple Hill Orchards online.  After our lack-luster experience last year at Irons' Fruit Farm, I was anxious to try out another pick-your-own apple orchard.  And my sister had surprisingly never been apple picking before, so we decided it was a definitely must...
Apple Hill is about 15 minutes from Mansfield and they apparently have another orchard in Fredericktown, OH.
Unlikely Irons' Fruit Farm where they've only really had a couple apple varieties to pick at a given time, Apple Hill had about six or seven varieties and they were all pretty plentiful! 
I can't really remember all the varieties, but I remember what was everyone's favorite...the ginger gold!
Cheese posing with the half bushel we picked, notice all the ginger gold on top!
All the trees were pretty low so the apples were pretty accessible for everyone and you didn't really need apple picking baskets, like I've used before. There were a lot of families there with young children and it was nice that the kids could pick some themselves without much effort.
More pictures of Cheese, because he's just too adorable!
What a ham!
They had a nice little market inside the barn where you could buy pumpkins, gourds, fresh apple donuts, apple cider and a variety of other delicious treats!
It's like Glamour Shots but with a tipi and a basset hound!

We had a really great time at Apple Hill and I would really like to go back next year!  This time around I made a couple apple baked goods (apple cake and pie) but we mostly just ate the apples straight-up.  I took one almost everyday for lunch and they were delicious.  That's all for now, I'll share more from our camping trip this week.

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