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Top Yummy and Fun Things to Do in Oak Glen

Looking for fun things to do in Oak Glen, CA? There is apple picking, fall events, yummy treats, and plenty of family activities.

A day trip to Oak Glen, California is one of the great escapes from city life in Southern California. Especially in the fall and winter seasons. Although, I’ve been told by locals there if it snows to stay away as the roads become dangerous. But it is a beautiful sight there when it does snow.

We make it a priority to take a yearly trip in the fall. We eat all the yummy fall treats, see the start of the fall foliage and join in on the apple picking festivities. There are so many fun things to do in the 5-mile radius of Oak Glen.

Oak Glen, California is a family favorite. The weekends are packed with families and kids running around smiling and enjoying the beautiful environment it offers. That sweet fresh air of mother nature that seriously is lacking when living in Los Angeles.

My sister-in-law introduced me to Oak Glen, CA, a few years ago, and I fell in love with pumpkin butter at Mom’s Orchards. She discovered it chasing fall while living in Los Angeles. It’s one of her favorite places to bring my nieces to not only in the fall season but year-round. Since then she’s moved, but she misses it dearly.

This post is geared towards the fall season as it is one of the most popular times to visit Oak Glen, California. The number one thing to do in Oak Glen is to go apple picking. They are 6 apple orchards in Oak Glen, but only 5 are U-pick apples.

That said, it’s a great place to visit any time of the year and a great day away from Los Angeles. Find fall foliage, cold temperatures, and even snow during the winter and berry picking in the Summertime.

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Don’t miss their Apple Butter Festival from Nov 26 to 28, 2021.

In the Spring, their Apple Blossom Festival.

Things to do in Oak Glen, California

Mom’s Country Orchards

outside moms country orchards market sign with baskets of apples

You will fall in love with how cute this country store is, and it smells like they are always baking something. They sell homemade jams, fresh-baked sweet bread, fresh-pressed apple cider, hand-dipped caramel apples, and all sorts of goodies.

We always leave there with a few things. Our first time there, we went a little overboard but, we were stocked for the entire fall and winter with jams.

This last time we got their apple blueberry raisin bread for $5 – a steal. It was DELISH. Also, an apple cider ice pop for $1 (it was a hot day outside), which was super yummy.

Frozen apple cider pop from Moms Orchards in Oak Glen

There is no apple picking at Moms, but they do sell apples in their produce section.

Once upon a time pre-COVID, they’d have taste samples of apples and all of their popular jams.

Mom’s Country Orchard | 38695 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

Top Yummy and Fun Things to do in Oak Glen, California

Snow Line Orchard and Winery

Signs at the entrance of Snow-Line Orchards in Oak Glen, Ca. Sign for apple cider donuts, hard cider, and wine.
See the Apple Cider Donuts sign? Very important.

Three words: Apple Cider Donuts

A road trip to Snow Line Orchard in Glen Oak, California to try their freshly made on-the-spot mini apple cider donuts is 100% worth the trip. These donuts melt in your mouth. They are light, airy, and perfectly sweetened. Literally two bites. Perhaps one bite if you’re so eager.

Purchase some apple cider or a flight of wine to go with your donuts. Find a spot in one of their picnic areas near their ancient chestnut tree and enjoy.

If you go on a weekend day during the fall season, there will be a long line for donuts. It goes fast and is definitely worth the wait. The donuts are available all year round, but probably only on weekends during the off-season.

They also have apple pie slices, which we did try. The filling is delicious, the crust was a tad mushy for my taste.

Wine flights are available outside. If you get the chance try their apple brandy.

Longline outside of the red barn store in Snow-Line Orchards waiting for apple cider donuts.
  • Raspberry picking is available at this orchard when they are in season.
  • Parking is free.

Snow Line Orchard | 39400 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

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Wilshire’s Apple Shed

This charming country store and cafe is a gem that should not be missed while in Oak Glen. It offers porch views, specialty coffee drinks, wood-fired pizza, homemade baked goods, hard cider, and cigars.

wood fired pizza
The Bee’s Knees Pizza is excellent.

This is a great spot for lunch or for early dinner before they close. Their pizza is prepared in an apple wood-burning pizza oven is delicious. You can taste the high quality and fresh ingredients with every bite.

hard apple cider
Hard apple cider and a ginger strawberry fizz.

Pair your pizza with their hard apple cider from Glen Oak Cider Co. and you have the perfect combination. They also have a ginger strawberry fizz drink that is non-alcoholic and quite tasty.

If hard cider and pizza are not for you, there is always coffee and apple pie.

You can enjoy their tasty treats on their cozy porch, in a corner inside their shop, or take a seat in one of their many picnic tables around the property.

  • Open from Mon-Thurs from 10 AM to 5 PM, Fri 10 AM to 6 PM and Sat-Sun from 9 AM to 6:30 PM.

Wilshire’s Apple Shed | 11925 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

Oak Tree Village

Oak Tree Mountain in Oak Glen, California

At Oak Tree Village, now known as Oak Tree Mountain, you will find:

  • multiple artisan shops
  • food stands
  • live music
  • petting zoo
  • train ride
  • ax throwing
  • and plenty of room for the kiddos to run around
Apple Annie's in Oak Glen, California
  • Parking: There is a $5 charge for parking. Not sure if it is just weekends only or because it is peak season, but beware of that. I suggest finding parking on the street.

Oak Tree Village | 38480 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

Apple Annie’s Bakery and Restaurant

Outside of Apple Annie's in Oak Glen, California

Apple Annie’s is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, and it is known for its 1/4 mile-high apple pie.

Expect traditional diner-type foods.

I highly recommended putting your name on the list one or two hours before the time you would like to eat. It is super busy. They do not take reservations.

Grab a pie to go! They have a separate bakery for baked goods.

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Apple Picking in Oak Glen

picking an apple off a tree

One of the top things to do in Oak Glen, California is to go apple picking. Angelino’s flock to Oak Glen as soon as apple picking season starts. And again at the end of the season to celebrate at the apple butter festival.

In the summer, you can find farms that do berry picking.

There are multiple u-pick apple orchards that you can visit.

Los Rios Rancho

Over 300 acres, this family-owned farm in the mountains is home to 10,000 apple trees. The farm also produces raspberries, corn, strawberries, and pumpkins.

In 2020, the farm suffered a devastating loss due to a fire that engulfed a portion of its facilities. They are open for business and ready to welcome you and your family into their farms. 

  • U-pick apples and pumpkins are open daily.
  • Parking is free.

Fall activities include:

  • kid crafts
  • wagon & tractor ride
  • corn maze
  • live music
  • petting zoo

Pick up steak sandwiches at the Farm Fair Courtyard, some roasted corn, and a cold apple cider for lunch. Sit at one of their picnic tables and enjoy.

Los Rios Rancho | 39611 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

Willowbrook Apple Farm

fairy house under apple tree
When you enter you’ll see this charming little fairy house under an apple tree.

Visit a 100-year-old Stayman-Winesap apple farm. Willowbrook Farms has over 300 acres of Stayman-Winesap apples for you to pick. This farm is owned and operated by the Driscoll family since 2018.

From September to late October, or until the apples run out, apple picking is open to the public.

If they do run out of apples, their fall festivities and stores will still be open.

Fun tip: Press your own apple cider and try it in its purest form.

In October, they have wine-tasting and smores on select days. Oh, this sounds like a winning combo to me. Reservations are highly recommended.

Make sure to stay up to date with their calendar of events.

Willowbrook Apple Farm | 12099 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399 (Google Map It)

Stone Pantry Orchard

At Stone Pantry Orchard is open on the weekends only for apple picking. Blackberry picking and pear picking are available when in season.

One of the best things about this 130-year-old farm is that it is strictly for picking fruit. U-press cider is also available and sold by 1/2 gallon. Delish.

There are no gift shops or extra festivities.

  • Farm tours are available by reservations only.
  • Parking is free.

Stone Pantry Orchard | 11993 S. Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa Ca 92399 (Google Map It)

Visiting Oak Glen is always a nice change of pace and environment. During the fall there is plenty of things to do in Oak Glen.

Off-season some of the farms are closed but you can still visit Wilshire’s Apple Shed, Snow Line, Apple Annie’s, and others. It’s a more low-key time to enjoy the area.

Where would you like to head to first? Will you be visiting Oak Glen, CA? What is your favorite thing to do in Oak Glen? Let me know in the comments.

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Macey @ Brine & Books

Sunday 18th of October 2020

Oak Glen looks and sounds so lovely!! I've never been, but I definitely am adding it to the list of places I need to visit in my home state. Mom's Country Orchards kinda reminds me of Casa de Fruta! All of these places look so quaint and charming, can't wait to see them in person one day :)

Kathy

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Oak Glen is so nice! Such a different environment from city life. Can you tell I'm a city girl? Omg, I had to Google Casa de Fruta and bookmark. Hope I'm in the area to visit one day. Thanks for the recommendation.