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High Hill Ranch — Apple Hill

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High Hill Ranch — Apple Hill
2901 High Hill Road
PlacervilleCA 95667
(530) 644-1973

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: Free - no admission, but bring some money for the treats!

Parking: Yes - dirt lot, and when busy, in the orchard!

Features: Petting Zoo, Stroller Friendly, Snack Stand, Restrooms, Port-a-potty, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible, Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Changing Table

An apple lover's haven, High Hill Ranch will tickle taste buds with apple pies, apple cakes, homemade caramel apples, fresh apple donuts and fritters, ice cold apple juice and even award winning apple wine.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, tri-tip sandwiches and steamy soup will help round out an afternoon of apple-y treats!

Children will beg to stay longer when they see that there are a number of things to do besides munch apples like a happy horse!  During the weekends at High Hill, pony rides are offered, craft booths are set up and a human gyroscope is open for rides.  A fishing pond is stocked with trout and always available to fish from.  Each day of the season, a gift shop and craft fair is open for shopping enjoyment.

High Hill Ranch is a member of the Apple Hill Grower's Asscociation and is located conveniently off of Highway 50 and the Carson Road exit.  Apple Hill Growers farms open on Labor Day and close on Christmas Eve.

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Reviewed on 12/01/2010

Once Labor Day is on the horizon, it's all we can do not to jump in the birdievan, drive up the hill and gorge ourselves on freshly picked apples, freshly pressed apple juice, and freshly coated caramel apples with peanuts. Definitely worth the drive that it is, High Hill Ranch has the perfect mix of activities, keeping every member of the flock interested and excited.
The youngest kids will simply enjoy the wide open spaces and crisp, cool fall air that the mountains provide. Every other apple fanatic can partake of the stickiest apple treats then hit the pony arena or craft booth where they can make sand art, their own candles, windsocks, or whatever craft has been organized for the day.
While the craft fair portion of the ranch is not my wee ones' favorite part, teens and adults will appreciate that most everything available is handmade and unique. I love to stop in at the holiday shop tucked in behind the apple juice pressing shack; adorable fall and winter holiday decorations are packed into the teensy store.
High Hill Ranch sells many varieties of apples, and the different varieties are available for only a few weeks at a time, so some years we've been known to go up several times during the season. We also always bring a cooler; High Hill Ranch makes the BEST fresh apple juice and we buy a couple of gallons to bring home for spiced apple cider. Mmm, mmm!
Most weekends are fairly busy, but the weekends leading up to Thanksgiving are the crazy, as folks pre-order and pick up or buy frozen pies of all sorts to then reheat for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the extra child friendly activities are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

High Hill Ranch — Apple Hill