Baked into a pie, pressed into cider, rolled into tempting confections, or enjoyed straight from the tree, it's hard to resist a Washington apple. This fall, take a trip to apple country along the Stevens Pass Greenway and enjoy this fabulous fruit in all its forms.
Begin your journey just east of the byway in Wenatchee, the "Apple Capital of the World." Sample free juice and fruit at the Washington State Apple Commission Visitor Center while learning about Washington's apple industry. From here, travel about 11 miles west to the byway in Cashmere, where apple orchards cover the hills. Glossy red, green, and yellow apples adorn the trees at harvest time. Visit the Cashmere Cider Mill for orchard tours and gourmet cider tasting. Don't miss the Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen at Liberty Orchards. Take the factory tour and see how these sweet delights are made, from fresh fruit and hand-sorted nuts to hand-packed boxes. Enjoy free samples and pick up a box of Aplets and Cotlets® to take home - if they last that long!
Nothing compares to the goodness of a juicy, crisp Washington apple fresh-picked from the tree. Pick your own at one of the many orchards along the byway or stop and pick up a peck from a market or roadside farm stand. Visit the Cascade Farmlands website for agritour guides, orchard and stand locations, or to request or browse the free driving map and activity guide. Find your perfect autumn apple on the Stevens Pass Greenway!
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