Wondering what’s the deal with Apple Hill? Wondering why so many love it?
You might be surprised, yourself, at how amazing this place is too.
Apple Hill is located off Highway 50 right in between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. It’s about 40 Miles east of Sacramento and 45 Miles West of South Lake Tahoe. For us Reno folks it takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to get there by way of Carson city and highway 50. It’s right off of highway 50, literally.
Every Location on Apple Hill has a number attached to it. Not sure why, but the numbers are not in order. They seriously are all over the place. Haha! But with the map it makes things a bit easier. DO NOT LOSE YOUR MAP. I did, and I didn’t have reception on my phone in this area to look up a map. That was a crazy day. I don’t want to repeat that, and I don’t want you to either. KEEP YOUR MAP! Hahah!
Apple Hill has a Huge Variety of apples that grow there. Some of the apples are: McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Empire, Pippin, Stay man, Red delicious, Braeburn, Winesap, Fuji, Arkansas black, Pink Lady, Mutsu, Jonagold, Cameo, Honey Crisp, and so many more! Now if you don’t like apples, that’s ok. Apple Hill is so much more than apples! Sounds crazy, but it’s totally true.
If you don’t like apples, then you will be pleasantly surprised because this magical place has Cherries, Berries, Peaches, Grapes, Nectarines, Plums, Pears, Squash, Pumpkin patches, Christmas trees, Museums, Deli’s, Oh and even a Bavarian Restaurant! Ha!
For Additional fun, sign up to do a baking class. At Denver dan’s Apple Patch they offer Pie Baking classes. It’s really inexpensive to get in and learn how the Pro’s make a pie. Along with your tuition you get to take home your pie. This year they advertise their classes for $10 with a minimum of 5 kids and a max of 20 per class. And they only have 2 classes per day. To me, even that’s a lot of classes per day with that many kids at once. Ack! I couldn’t be a school teacher to that many kids all at once. God bless those school teachers. Here’s the link to Denver Dan’s Cookin Kid’s class…
We will be heading down This week and will give an update as to how it goes. Yes, we are taking our sweet two. It’s going to be so fun!