There I was, young little Lori, piled in my mom's silver car with my little sister and my aunt while I was wearing corduroy pants, sneakers and a sweatshirt. It was fall, the most beautiful season of all. I was going apple picking, and I was going to get the most apples on the planet.

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I haven't been back apple picking since I was young, but it is something I plan on doing this year. Reboot Illinois put together a fantastic list of all the apple orchards in Illinois.

Here are all of the apple orchards in Northern Illinois:

  • 14510 Route 176
  • 16146 W. Oak Ave.
  • 6385 Kilburn Ave.
  • 7061 Centerville Road
  • 1050 Crest Road
  • 11802 Charles Road
  • 11783 Waterman Road
  • 19412 Shabbona Road
  • 13550 Townhouse Road
  • 1N318 Watson Road
  • 17411 Secor Road
  • 1517 N. Route 47
  • 9905 Thompson Road
  • 6786 Yale Bridge Road
  • 14158 W. 159th St.
  • 50w737 Plank Road
  • 4914 N. Union Road
  • 15908 Hebron Road
  • 16115 Hubbard Road
  • 811 E. State St.
  • 17015 Garden Valley Road

Can you smell it? I sure can... I think apple pie is calling my name!