Field Trips

Field Trips at Highland Orchards

Tours can be tailored for groups of all ages. A Highland Orchards tour guide will lead your group on a tour of our orchard.

available Monday-Friday, with advance reservation only

 

Due to staffing shortages, available time slots are extremely limited.  We will add more time slots in the future when staffing allows.  

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Our Tours

A TOUR GUIDE WILL TAKE YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROUP ON A RIDE THROUGH THE ORCHARD IN A SHUTTLE. THE GUIDE WILL MAKE SEVERAL STOPS ALONG THE ROUTE TO EXPLAIN VARIOUS THINGS WE TO DO TO ASSIST NATURE IN GROWING THE BEST FRUIT AND CROPS POSSIBLE.

THE GROUP WILL GET OFF THE SHUTTLE TO PICK A VARIETY OF APPLES AND PUMPKINS. WE PROVIDE CONTAINERS AND TEACH YOU THE BEST WAY TO PICK. LARGE GROUPS WILL BE BROKEN INTO SMALLER GROUPS TO ACCOMMODATE OUR SHUTTLES.

*This tour does not include cider press, indoor classroom, or a snack as provided in previous years.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Any large group will be subdivided into smaller groups of around 35 people. You are welcome to prearrange how that will work amongst your group so that when you arrive to the farm you are ready to get started!
  • The plants at orchard love rain but we understand your group may not prefer it. Our policy is to continue with the tour unless there is lightning. In case of lightening the group can seek shelter until it passes. In case of heavy rain or storms we ask that you give us as much notice as possible if you wish to reschedule. In an effort to keep your group safe, a shuttle truck will be used instead of a hay wagon in case of rain.
  • We are so grateful for the many hands that help nurture a person! Our policy is for every 10 people that come 1 person is free. Your group may choose how to handle that benefit.
  • Smaller groups can choose to pay the minimum charge of $100 or invite some friends or family to come along! Your group may also choose to partake in a Pick Your Own outing when in season. Many love the shuttle ride out to the orchard and picking their own crops!
  • We do not require a deposit but payment is appreciated upon arrival.
  • We ask that groups arrive at least 15 minutes early. This allows time for check in, and a quick bathroom break before your tour begins.
  • We love the opportunity to enjoy the open air as much as possible! Your group is welcome to use our picnic tables at any time on a first come first served basis. It may be a good idea to pack some picnic blankets just in case the tables are full.
  • Your group should bring any weather appropriate items like sunscreen, hats, rain boots or rain coats. There will be many photo opportunities too!
  • Children under the age of 1 are welcome to enjoy the tour at no cost.
  • During tour season, we offer a handicap accessible bathroom. Unfortunately, we do not have a chair lift to our wagons or shuttles but we are happy to have one of our guides tour your group around on your bus.
  • Our farm is a working farm. We ask that you be aware of holes, poison ivy, bees, and working farm equipment. Please be sure to pack any appropriate creams and EpiPens if you have allergies.
What if my group is fewer than 10 people?

Smaller groups can choose to pay the minimum charge of $100 or invite some friends or family to come along! Your group may also choose to partake in a Pick Your Own outing when in season. Many love the shuttle ride out to the orchard and picking their own crops!

Do we need to make a deposit?

We do not require a deposit but payment is appreciated upon arrival.

How early should we arrive?

We ask that groups arrive at least 15 minutes early. This allows time for check in, and a quick bathroom break before your tour begins.

Do you have an area to eat lunch?

We love the opportunity to enjoy the open air as much as possible! You’re group is welcome to use our picnic tables at any time on a first come first served basis. It may be a good idea to pack some picnic blankets just in case the tables are full.

What do we need to bring on our trip?

Your group should bring any weather appropriate items like sunscreen, hats, rain boots or rain coats. There will be many photo opportunities too!

Our group has some young children, do they need to pay?

Children under the age of 1 are welcome to enjoy the tour at no cost.

Are you able to handle groups with special needs?

During tour season, we offer a handicap accessible bathroom. Unfortunately we do not have a chair lift to our wagons or shuttles but we are happy to have one of our guides tour your group around on your bus.

What conditions should we be prepared for?

Our farm is a working farm. We ask that you be aware of holes, poison ivy, bees, and working farm equipment. Please be sure to pack any appropriate creams and epipens if you have allergies.