1. Willow Brook Apple Farm
Apples are part of a longstanding tradition at Willow Brook Apple Farm, where the first Stayman Winesap trees were planted back in 1910 and have delivered their precious bounty since. The apples are just one of the great legacies of the farm, where owner Cheryl Swanson personally cares for the trees, pumpkins, corn, and sunflower seeds. This no doubt explains why word of mouth says they’re the “best-reviewed farm in Oak Glen”; but, of course, it’s up to you to try it for yourself! It’s a lovely destination for weddings and romantic getaways (and they offer special packages for both). For a normal family outing, try a farm tour, where kids can make friends with the animals, take a tractor ride, try the apples (including a freshly dipped caramel apple), and press a gallon of cider themselves! Tour prices are $12 for children and $7 for adults. Private groups with a minimum of 25 people. Inquire for details.