The April freeze and summer drought have been tough on pick-your-own apple orchards near . None of the orchards we found below are still offering pick-your-own apples.
However, you can still purchase freshly-picked apples from their country stores and check out other fun, fall activities.
Garden Patch Farms, 14154 W. 159th St., Homer Glen
Purchase many varieties of apples in the Farm Market.
Other activities: Pick other produce, such as cabbage, broccoli, beets, kale, parsley, peppers, tomatoes, turnips and more.
Honey Hill Orchard, 11747 Waterman Rd., Waterman
You can still purchase apples in the orchard's apple barn. Check the availability of different apple varieties here.
Other activities: Farm petting zoo, straw maze, horse drawn wagon rides and feeding trough snack shop.
Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta
You can still purchase apples and cider in the orchard's store.
Other activities: Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn maze and apple launcher and cannon, petting zoo and more.
Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park
You can take a ride into the orchard and fill your bag with freshly-picked apples from bins. You will not be able to pick apples from the trees.
Other activities: Pick a pumpkin, corn maze, mountain slide, haunted forest, petting corral, haywagon and more.