A perennial favorite at Wilson’s Orchard is our tractor ride. On weekends, climb aboard our specially-made trailer and take a ride out through the orchard. You’ll travel down the valley, through the creek and out into the orchard. On the way, you’ll hear about what’s ripe, alligators in the creek, Robin Hood’s secret hideout and other near-truths. Once into the orchard, you can get dropped off to pursue your apple picking and either hike back or catch the next trailer. Trailer Rides cost $5.00 per person (4 years old and up), and are completely redeemable in apples. So, if you buy two trailer ride tickets for $10.00, you can receive the same amount back in apples.
Whether on your own or with your family, picking apples at Wilson’s Orchard is a whole body experience. Hear the birds sing, watch the muskrats play, smell the wildflowers. Oh yeah, and pick the best tasting fruit you have ever tried. From August through October, you can find a wide range of apple varieties to choose from. We recommend stopping by the sales barn to sample the varieties ready for picking at the time, then head out into the orchard!
We’re proud to be voted as one of the Top 50 Things To Do in Iowa City!