Apple Picking at Bellewood Acres

DSC_0608 Over the weekend we took a day trip to an apple farm, just north of Bellingham.  Bellewood Acres was so much fun, I thought I’d share about it here, in case any of you are craving a fun day out  with your family. 

Located about six miles from Bellingham, and just a few miles from Canada, BelleWood Acres is home to one of Northwest Washington’s largest apple orchards. You can pick your own apples and your own pumpkins from our pumpkin patch, and our farm market features fresh, locally grown produce.

Our all-new 14,000 square-foot building offers an expanded farm market, gift shop plus a Country CafĂ© and bakery. 

 Right after parking our kids ran over to the giant play area, made with tires. We could’ve let them play in the tire area all afternoon, but we had apple picking to do!DSC_0577 Walking out to the apple trees, we passed the pumpkin fields. They are looking gorgeous, but they aren’t quite ready….yet!DSC_0590  A lot of people love the experience of taking a tractor ride out to the apple orchard. When you pre-pay for a bag of apples, you get a free ticket. Otherwise, 3 and under are free and other tickets are $4.DSC_0592 We opted to walk and as you can see, the kids were super excited when we reached the first rows of trees.DSC_0594DSC_0597Before you pick apples, you’ll prepay for a bag. A full bag of Honey Crisp’s is $18.50. At first it seemed a little spendy to me, but then I tasted one….BEST APPLE OF MY LIFE. And the orchards are impeccably maintained. 

BelleWood Acres is owned and operated by John and Dorie Belisle, who, with their family, planted the initial orchard in 1996. With more than 25,000 fruit trees, the orchard is one of the largest U-Pick operations in western Washington. Our goal has always been to grow the best apples in Whatcom County and to provide visitors with many fun filled days on the farm.

Everything at BelleWood Acres is done with a philosophy of strong community and responsible farming. We are active members in several local organizations such as Sustainable Connections, The Tenmile Creek Watershed Project, Whatcom Farm Friends, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Puget Sound Food Network. Via

DSC_0607  After filling our bag, we continued to walk around, taking pictures and just enjoying time as a family. DSC_0632

Set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Baker, our orchard is a great place for a day on the farm with the whole family. -Bellewood Acres

DSC_0670After apple picking, we visited the Rotary playground in Lynden. It was incredible, but more on that later……Be on the lookout for lots of future posts about pumpkin patches, fall hiking, events and of course, lots of fall recipes. This time of year is so much fun! DSC_0671

What are some of your favorite fall farms?

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.