Visit My Favorite Minnesota Apple and Pumpkin Orchard

Top Apple Orchard in St. Croix River Valley Area

Pleasant Valley Orchard is open for apple season starting 9/2/2023! The family owned apple orchard is located near Taylors Falls, Minnesota, in the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Judy and Jim are passionate about the land and growing top-quality apples and pumpkins. The fall season kicks off with a bang including many fun family-friendly events; hay rides, live music, local artisans fair, their second annual authors event, and the orchard’s anniversary event. There is a fully stocked bakery and the Pleasant Valley Food Trailer which serves yummy apple donuts, apple brats and apple cider slushies. Follow my Instagram stories for opening weekend and apple season fun!

*Hayrides and the full menu of weekend activities begin September 16 & 17. The food trailer will have limited hours opening weekend and will be fully open starting September 9 & 10. See —LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR.

Barn and barn quilt in Minnesota

On opening weekend you will find the First Kiss and Zestar! apples. Visit to learn more about the apple varieties, harvest dates, and best uses for the apples.

Pleasant Valley Orchard is open DAILY from 10AM to 6PM.

PICK YOUR OWN apples is ONLY available on Saturday and Sunday.

Call their apple hotline 651-257-9159 for apple variety updates and announcements.

Don’t miss the freshest apples this season!

And take in the fall colors and beautiful views in the Chisago Lakes area.

Apple trees

Fun Halloween Events in Minnesota

In late September, pumpkin season starts! You can Pick Your Own pumpkins from their pumpkin pile or get a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own there. See details at

Celebrate the Halloween season October 20-31 at Pleasant Valley Orchard. The 12 Days of Halloween is the big end up season event including daily sales, spooky story time for the kids, scavenger hunt for all ages, pie baking and pumpkin carving.

Other Things To Do in the Chisago Lakes Area

Take a tour of the Barn Quilts, see Explore Chisago Lakes website to follow the trail and learn more about each barn quilt.

Make a day of it and visit Interstate State Park and Taylors Falls.

Life is short, never stop searching for what stirs your soul. ❤️

©Tracy Blowers

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I'm a freelance content creator and photographer. My passion is telling stories through my photography and writing. Freelancing has allowed me to fulfill my dream of traveling alongside my freelancing husband and our rescue dog. We share our experiences on our blog offering inspiration for life and travel. We hope to stir your soul from our backyard in Minnesota to road trippin’ the US!

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