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Apple is deceiving
Oct 19, 2014 by: christina b from
My teenage daughter and I were expecting something different. It is a great place for young children but not for teens. Also the only apples I saw were a bushel with prices listed and gallons of cider for sale. Not sure why we had to pay $4 a piece to get in. Definitely go if you have young children otherwise skip this attraction.
Lame Activities, Go To Milburn Orchards Instead!
Oct 05, 2014 by: Olivia S from Abingdon, Maryland
My daughter is almost 3 and when we were looking for a place with an authentic pumpkin patch in the pumpkin field, I stumbled on Applewood. From the website, it boasted tons of activities that in reality are pretty lame - even a toddler is bored. For example, the bowling is literally a tiny square near the corn maze with one set of plastic bowling pins and a ball. Wow... The train ride, which is an additional $4 per person is a rip off. Yes, it's neat riding through the small section of woods but the ride is over in 5 minutes. Their petting zoo is literally a horse, a donkey, and a goat. Again, nothing exciting. The tractor pulls they boast of are just a bunch of tricycles in a paved circle. I did like the big cornstalk maze though. The ONLY reason we still come here every year is because of the pumpkin patch, so for us, the $4 a person admission to the farm is worth it. The rest of the activities we pretty much skip, reasons mentioned above. They take you on a "hayride" which had no hay by the way, down to the pumpkin patch field and you pick your pumpkins off the vine. Basically, unless you want the authentic pumpkin patch experience, skip Applewood and go to Milburn Orchards in Elkton. They have TONS more activities, apple picking, horse rides, you name it. See my review for Milburn Orchards for more details on what's there. A little more expensive but worth it.
What a waste of time and money
Dec 24, 2013 by: PAnderson12 from Bel Air, Maryland
We went to Applewood Farm on December 14 th 2013 to buy a tree. No lights No signs .. It looked really desolate, not like what we remembered before There were no lights ,no signs and no real trees to cut down only precut ones. They told us that the precut trees were just cut a week ago , but when we got it home and put it up , all the needles fell off in 4 days so we had to purchase another the following weekend . We will not be back!!
Hope you're not there for the holiday lights.
Dec 21, 2013 by: Charmagne W from Abingdon, Maryland
Two weeks ago, my family and I went to Applewood Farms. I was excited that Harford County had an attraction for Christmas lights, instead of driving out to Baltimore or to Hershey. The kids were excited that there was a petting zoo and an opportunity to see trains and stop for hot cocoa along what was advertised as a "mile long." First of all, it's no where near a mile long. The "stop" half-way for refreshments and train display was in an unlit, unheated building. There was no indication that it was open, and in fact the only sign stated, that the path from the (unlit) lot was for vehicles only. Let me be clear - there was no lighting in the lot, the pathway, or the building. The small building housed two train displays, but only one train out of everything was operating. The "petting zoo" (which was mentioned upon our arrival), I could only discern through a hole in a wall which looked down upon 2 donkeys. I don't know if there was anything else, because the grounds around the building were UNLIT. We entered through a blanket hanging in a doorway - No smell of baked goods, no warmth, no cheer, unfortunate employees bundled up against the cold, teenagers sitting in the ticket booth upon entrance (who told us they were only sitting to have a seat), because all the other attractions were closed. We walked to the train display - to watch one train chugging. Looked at the greens for $4/bag (free anywhere else). And then hurried out to warm up in the car. We thought, this can't be "halfway" because there was only one light display, and we set off to look at the lights. But it was. The road had another 3 lit up displays and that's it. I couldn't believe it. I was beyond disappointed because this was not only for Christmas, but also for the kids to enjoy and for a family event for my youngest son's birthday.
Warning not what is posted online.
Dec 08, 2013 by: dman728 from Havre de Grace, Maryland
Went to applewood farm yesterday hoping to find or Christmas tree and cut it down as a family. To bad my family does not live in a Church or school. Lol the only trees available to cut down were 20 ft tall. What normal home can house that. We made the drive almost an hour and we're very disappointed we wound up buying a pre cut down tree who knows how old. For $65 an 9 ft tree how ridiculous. And they also charge $2 to drill and $2 to shake the tree.i would never go back save your money and support your local lions club and buy a tree for $40. Hope this helps merry Christmas
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