7 Awesome Chicago Spots For Apple & Pumpkin Picking

It's officially fall, which means you need a pumpkin to carve and a fridge full of apples to bake into a pie — stat! Luckily, Chicago is surrounded by a wealth of amazing family-owned farms that are bona fide wonderlands for apple picking, gourd buying, cider drinking and more. From the pumpkin patch featuring one of Illinois' largest corn mazes to the apple orchard geared toward adults (hello, date spot), here's where you should be heading this season. And, surprise — some of them are right here within city limits! Forget summer lovin'! Autumn's where it's at.
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