Fall seems to be the season most of us think we'll start exercising to lose the summer excess, but hold on, not so fast. You have to get a sack of donuts first.

I am a life-long apple cider donut lover. I'm being 100% honest when I say I have never had a bad cider donut. Never. I've had some that were better than others, but they were all delicious, and are welcome in my belly at any time.

Kuiper's Family Farm

Are you ready for your next cider donut(s)?

I've picked five different orchards all within a short drive from the Rockford area. They aren't in any particular order, they are all fantastic, so pick one this year that you've never been to before

These orchards all offer many apple varieties, delicious cider, donuts and snacks, but each one of these places adds their own 'flavor' to your fun family experience.

Pick a favorite, get the family in the car, go get you something tasty.

5 of the Most Amazing Apple Cider Donut Trips in Illinois

Fall seems to be the season most of us think we'll start exercising to lose the summer excess, but hold on, not so fast. You have to get a sack of donuts first.

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