Initial Visit: October 8th, 2014
Description: Partridge Point Orchard is on point!
Talk about a hidden gem. While expanding my local travels, I stumbled upon Partridge Point Orchard… not in the traditional sense. I was browsing Google Maps for recreational areas to visit and came across this place. I asked a few friends who are from the area and they never even heard about it.
So as I usually do, I scrounge up at least one friend and we head on our there. What a day it was.
The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. A gentle breeze. Isolated from the majority of the populace. Parking is a bit limited, but this is a small, family run business, so it’s to be expected. We were greeted by a lovely lady who told us that we have free reign to walk around and we can pick all the apples we want. They had your standard varieties with one or two I never heard of before.
The land that the Orchard is on is serene. There was a small pond we stopped at and just took nature in. My kind of peace.
Any who, we ended up grabbing one apple a piece and when we went to pay, they said we could just keep them as it was just two and it was a drop in the bucket. I still paid them a $1 for them (I think their rates were $0.54 a piece) as a compromise.
Overall, a really great place if you want to visit an actual orchard versus a tourist-y one such as Tanners. Well deserving of a 5/5 in my books… err blog!
807 Partridge Point Rd
Metamora, IL 61548