McClure’s Orchard/Winery is a family-owned and operated apple farm nestled in the rolling hills of northern Indiana, located an hour from Indianapolis. Pick from over 125 varieties of apples.
Beginning Labor Day Weekend, ride the tractor and trolley through the Orchard, for tours and apple picking. Toward the end of September through October, the trolley will stop in the pumpkin patch for u-pick. There is no parking or general admission fee.
Apple Season Activities at McClure’s Orchard
More than apples and pumpkins, there’s a playground area and petting zoo for the kids (and the kiddos at heart). During September and October, saddle up a horse, and take a horse ride on the weekends for a fee. On most weekends, there’s live music. Be sure to check the website to see who is playing and which day. A more recent addition to McClure’s Orchard is the corn maze! Expect to pay a small per-person fee for this activity.
Fresh Produce and Sweet Treats
Where can you find a bite to eat at the orchard? You actually have three options, each with its own unique offerings.
Seeking a perfect apple pie or dumpling? Head to the bakery located in the Cider House. The apple dumplings here are amazing! Baked goods available here are carry-out only, but you can sip and stay a while when you purchase a wine or hard cider to enjoy at the bar or on the patio.
If you need a snack or quick meal, head to the Food Trailer under the pavilion. Here you can grab a cider slushie, sandwich, hot dog, apple dumpling, and potentially other treats depending on the day.
Finally, if the apples you procured from the orchard aren’t enough to satisfy all your autumn baking and cooking dreams, you’ll need to plan a stop at the Apple Barn. Grab pre-picked apples here, along with all the pumpkins, squash, and gourds you need for fall decorating. If you need a cup of cider or a slushie for the road, you can also pick one up here!
Peruse the Apple Barn’s gifts for treats such as orchard-raised honey, homemade apple sauce, apple butter, local maple syrup, and a variety of jams and jellies. If this is too much fall flair for you, check out the Christmas Shop, located upstairs in the Apple Barn.
Apple Treats Year-Round
Can’t wait for those crisp autumn days for some delicious apple flavors? McClure’s has a few locations where you can purchase their products, even during the apple off-season.
Market 159 at the Granary is McClure’s Orchard/Winery’s year-round tasting room and cafe. Located in downtown Peru, Indiana along the Wabash River, in one of the town’s oldest buildings, this is your place to stop for tasty baked goods and maybe a flight of wine or hard cider. If you’re craving a fresh apple dumpling or pie, a jar of homemade applesauce, or a wine slushy in the heat of summer or middle of winter, you’re in luck. Market 159 is open daily.
McClure’s Orchard also owns a boutique in the nearby Toll House in downtown Peru. Saunter over after consuming some goodies at Market 159 to browse ladies’ clothing, home and Christmas decor, and a selection of charming gifts.
Carmel Farmer’s Market
The Carmel Farmer’s Market is open for business every Saturday morning from May through October. You can find McClure’s Orchard/Winery there each week with a selection of baked goods, beverages, and jarred products. If you’re looking to purchase a large quantity or simply want to be sure you leave with a specific treat, the orchard recommends pre-ordering for pick-up at the market. We recommend grabbing a dumpling or a cider slushie to enjoy while listening to live entertainment at the market’s Carter Green!
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