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The Big Apple

262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
+1 905-355-2574
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Product disappoint

Spent a fortune and some items were wonderful. Don't bother buying the apple fritters; they were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
InnoFam
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Great place to stop on a long trip

This is a great place to stop on a road trip. Good food (try the grilled cheese on apple bread... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roy J
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A Little Bit of Country... A Whole Lot of Fun! And everything's about apples! We offer a bakery and pie factory where our famous pies and breads are made right before your eyes - everyday! We offer a cafeteria-style restaurant with paninis, burgers, poutine, pizza, specialty apple items, and more. Gifts, souvenirs and unique market items surround you as you browse our establishment. A fun, whimsical area awaits you where you'll feel 'like a kid in a candy shop' again! Our apple cider brewery offers FREE cider sampling and a wonderful selection of bottled apple-icious cider blends. Outside (weather permitting), you'll find Mr.Applehead, an observatory - and the world's largest apple-shaped structure, in which you can ascend inside to discover breath-taking vistas of surrounding countryside. We also offer a kiddie train-ride, outdoor activities such as mini-golf, ping pong, lawn bowling, animal attractions, and more! Best of all, all these activities are FREE!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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“apple bread” (60 reviews)
“petting zoo” (60 reviews)
“gift shop” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
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+1 905-355-2574
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a fortune and some items were wonderful. Don't bother buying the apple fritters; they were literally terrible. Tim Hortons are better and for 6.95 for 4, you will feel ripped off.

Thank InnoFam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop on a road trip. Good food (try the grilled cheese on apple bread), great pies (very reasonably priced and far better than other farmers markets I've tried so far), and the place is so well run that there...More

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting stop for young children. There's lots of activities for the children to enjoy. It is a great place to stop and allow the kids to get out and play. They have lots of activities for children and adults alike. However, the...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Big Apple has been here for a very long time, and over the years it has evolved. We have visited here several times over the course of twenty years, with two generations of children. I consider it to be a children's stop, primarily, as...More

Thank highlandancer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When driving down the 401 I've passed this several times. This time we actually stopped and it's a much bigger operation than I thought. They have a great petting zoo, mini put, really nice shops with kitchy Canadiana, a full factory where they are producing...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just love the Apple, the zoo part is family friendly and the have a pet friendly area and their pies are amazing and keep getting better

Thank Crystal T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great roadside stop! Clean washrooms, free petting zoo, train and other activities for the kids. A great candy store for kids and cafe and beer/wine ...etc to take home for the adults. The restaurant has almost any type of food you could want, fast food...More

Thank canadianmamakim
Reviewed 1 week ago

-Visited here for lunch on our way down the 401 -My beef brisket sandwich was excellent! -Wife's chicken was also excellent. -We also ordered an apple pie for two (6" pie) it was delicious. -Our son enjoyed the small petting zoo out back. -We will...More

Thank nathanrs1979
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for making us a stop on your recent journey and your excellent review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your food, pies and petting zoo. We also have FREE outdoor activities such as mini-putt, lawn bowling, ping-pong and shuffleboard -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting family in the area we stopped by the Big Apple. There's a cute petting zoo and mini golf and also a train ride. Inside there's a candy store, brewery, and market. I picked up a T-shirt and a cider. There's also a café...More

Thank Angela C
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Angela - thank you for your recent visit and nice review! We are happy you loved our petting zoo and enjoyed the mini-putt. We also have ping-pong, shuffleboard and bocce ball and they are all FREE and weather permitting, of course. Our gift shop...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to make a stop here at least once in your travels. Read the reviews and stop by their website. I couldn't add anything more than what's been written. It's a beautiful little stop and unique.More

Thank Learncpr5202
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and wonderful recommendation to stop and visit! We are very happy you found us to be unique and beautiful - we work hard to create a warm, welcoming ambience and take pride in our cleanliness and country...More

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maddy202
18 July 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has continued to evolve since then! It took almost 5 years for its vision to become a reality. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique, Canadian landmark which we endearingly call 'Mr... More
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Ian R
11 April 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello Ian and thank you for your question! We have 2 EV charging stations - a universal one and a Tesla one. The Tesla one is faster than the universal one, but is dedicated to Tesla vehicles (we believe). There is no charge... More
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barbara m
22 October 2016|
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Response from Robin L | Reviewed this property |
Lots of things to do on site including a petting zoo!
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