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Hillcrest Orchards

Monday, October 18, 2004


We will meet at my house in Mableton at 9:00 a.m. or at Hillcrest Orchards. The tour starts at 11:00 a.m. The cost is $5.00 per person. This is a really fun place to visit! My family and I have been there a few times.

Following are some details about the attractions. If you'd like more information, you can go to Hillcrest Orchards .


Wagon Ride:

Ride through the orchard Beside the pond with Giant Man Eating Catfish Through the woods featuring Land of Oz characters Ends at the Nature Trail. Trail through the woods & along the creek filled with scenes from nursery rhymes & fairy tales.


Each person has a chance to feed and pet farm animals (Note: Animals are not in cages. This is a hands on experience). Hand washing facilities afterward


Each person has opportunity to milk our cow, Buttercup. And meet our newest addition "Barney" the talking Bull.


Professional video covering all aspects of apple farming at Hillcrest Orchards


Watch eggs hatch out baby chicks.


NEW!! Ride the Time Twister back in time to the early 1900's.

  • As you are transported to the Farmhouse Museum. Each tour participant receives: 1 free apple, 1 free cup cider (pasteurized), and a coloring book.
  • Picnic facilities and outdoor toilets are available. We take care of your garbage.
  • Glass observation bee hive inside market.
  • Bees are important to our orchard, but bee stings can dangerous to those who are allergic to them. Please be aware of any bee sting allergies among your students and/or staff and be prepared to render any emergency first aid that may be needed.
  • Tours take 1 & 1/2 hour.
  • Children's play area with giant slide & zip line adjacent to picnic area available for children to play after the tour is finished.
  • Many items for sale inside the market for $1.00 & up geared toward school ages.



Please be on time as qroups are scheduled every 30 minutes. This is a real working farm so dress appropriately.


I will post directions sometime within the next week.

Meet Me For Lunch

Pack a lunch and join us for a picnic after the tour!


If you'd like more information about Hillcrest Orchards, go to .