The very best part of the year is here! That's right, fall. The days are getting shorter, sweater weather is officially making a come-back, and pumpkin spice is nearly everywhere.

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And, personally, fall wouldn't be fall without a visit to an apple orchard!

Whether it's a family outing or first date, apple orchards are a great place to pass some time and experience fall at its finest, and these seven orchards are definitely worth a visit.

These 7 Southeast Minnesota Apple Orchards Are Worth A Visit!

What are you waiting for? Fall is here! Visit one (or all) of these orchards located within an hour of Owatonna.

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