Apple picking at Avalon Orchards

September 22nd, 2014

julihowellavalon

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It’s been too long since we’ve been able to do much blog posting but things are simmering down now that Howell is 5 months old. Also, we’re shifting gears from running to and from the cottage every week to staying in the city, which makes for a less chaotic week.

Now that Elodie is two and a half, we’re ready to engage more with the city and its surroundings. I am looking forward to creating new traditions for our family! The first one is apple picking!!!

Several friends recommended Avalon Orchards, a no frills organic orchard about 45 minutes from Toronto in Innisfil. Originally I was going to take us to one of those places that has tons of things to do (corn maze, playground, petting zoo) but then we talked about it and figured a two and a half year old can only handle so much, and since apple picking is the main attraction, it made sense to keep it simple.

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Avalon has a little shop (above) where we picked up some apple cider.

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Elodie picked out the wagon – as you can see, she’s very inspired by the “Little Red Wagon” song. There were only a couple of this type and she bee lined right for it.

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It was wonderful being able to pick the fruit right from the tree and taste it. They had Freedom, Nova Mac and a few Pricilla’s ripe for the picking. Not the sweetest selection, maybe these types come earlier or later?

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Most excited about the teepee.
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After a picnic lunch, we went on a little hiking adventure. Avalon has a really nice property with some interesting trails, that are just long enough for a toddler, and interesting and varied enough for adults.

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Rare family portrait of a mother and her two kids.

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  1. We went to Avalon last year and were quite smitten with its simplicity. So many of these places can feel a little too twee. Lovely family portrait. Btw, would you mind telling me where you got your hat? I have yet to find something that suits me but I haven’t given up hope!


    nicole

    23 Sep 14 at 9:48 am

  2. Thanks for your comment Nicole! The hat is from Imelda on Roncesvalles!


    John & Juli

    22 Oct 14 at 7:29 pm

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