The come for apples and stay at the Waterfront Hotel & Marina. Families and friends gather at the Johnsburg hotel as a home base for excursions to Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin apple orchards. For many, it’s a tradition enriched by this year’s arrival of the newly remodeled and updated Waterfront Hotel & Marina.
The hotel serves as a wonderful addition to their autumn sojourns. Overlooking the Fox River, it provides a scenic view and luxury accommodations at an affordable price. And, in regards to apple picking, it’s strategically located in McHenry County. After a full-night’s rest, excursionists can head out on roads draped in fall colors to one of numerous apple orchards in the area.
Apple orchards are often much more than that – more than simply a place to pick some apples. The orchards go to great lengths to make apple picking a autumn festival that will appeal to visitors for years to come. They offer cafés with assortments of apple fare, from apple pie to sugar-sprinkled apple donuts that are firm parts of the apple-orchard tradition. Many orchards have live music on the weekends, gift shops, corn mazes and play areas for the little ones. Some orchards even have pony rides on hand.
Whatever the amenities, all the orchards have one thing in common; they all offer an opportunity to commune with nature. In the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin region, they’re also conveniently located a short drive from Waterfront Hotel & Marina.
Here are links to some of the orchards in the region: