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Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

Apple picking is one of the most popular fall activities for making family memories in the midwest. Lucky for us, there are quite a few orchards within a reasonable distance of Chicagoland. My kids love sitting on their Dad’s shoulders and picking the most red apple they can find. Our favorite part, of course, is sampling the product, as we…


6 Sunflower Fields Near Chicago to Brighten Your Day

Get lost in a sunflower maze, cut your own fresh flowers, or stroll through endless blooms at these local sunflower fields! Talk about a great way to get a fresh view. These sunflower fields near Chicago include mazes, u-pick, and more. Check out the map to find a spot near you. We would love to fill our Instagram feed with…


Blueberry Picking Near Chicago: U-Pick Blueberries + Tips for Your Trip

Fruit picking is this summer’s hottest family activity! You are outside, socially distanced, and picking some of nature’s sweetest bounties! Blueberry picking generally starts in mid-July and runs approximately 3-4 weeks. Blueberries freeze nicely, so you can enjoy their deliciousness (and antioxidants) year-round. But where to find blueberry picking near here? We’ve rounded up all the blueberry U-Pick farms within…