Apple Picking at Ricker Hill Orchards in Maine

Wounded Warrior Project got me out of the house last year for a little fall festivities in Maine. It helped open my mind back up to the simplicity of life. Getting out in the community and taking in the fresh air is good for us. Although I was struggling with social anxiety a lot more last year, we pushed through it and were glad we did. We pushed through it this year as well so we could join in on all the fun.

I went apple picking with WWP on the last event I attended in New York in August.  I had never been apple picking before and fell in love with it. Not only was it fun to pick my own apples but they are so much better tasting than those I usually buy at the store. No wonder so many run to the orchards to get these yummy fiber-filled pieces of fruit. Once I ran out of the apples I had picked in New York, I had to go back and pick some more here in Maine. We decided on Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner, Maine.

Ricker Hill Orchards, Turner, Maine (1803)
This horse came to visit me while I was wandering about the property.
The view of the orchards and the mountains at Ricker Hill Orchards.
We picked Honey Crisp apples at the orchards.
Onyx and I found a neat little spot to rest at the apple orchards.
This was a great opportunity for us to get out of the house, take a walk, pick our own fruit, and enjoy some fresh air.

After we picked our apples, we visited the wine tasting center and sampled some of their various fruit inspired wines. It was great and we decided on one that we both really liked. We bought our favorite wine, some apple cider, and some carbonated apple cider (which I had never tried before).  After leaving that spot, we went to their store and bought some of their signature donuts. If you go here, you need to go get a warm, apple cider donut sprinkled with sugar. It’s so good. Ricker Hill Orchards is so worth the trip.


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