If you’re looking for the perfect fall day, look no further than a day trip to Oak Glen. Nestled in the San Bernardino mountains and a 58-mile trek from Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), this town with a mere population of 638 people will leave you feeling like you’ve transported to a charming east coast town.
Located just past the city of Yucaipa, Oak Glen is home to multiple independently-owned farms, orchards, shops and restaurants. If you plan on heading out, rest assured that there will be plenty of autumn activities to enjoy. Whether visiting Oak Glen is your favorite fall tradition or you’re a first-timer, here are some of our favorite fall things to do at Oak Glen.
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History buffs and apple lovers alike will relish in the uniqueness of Riley’s Farm. This farm is the home of The Hawk’s Head, a tavern modeled after those of the 18th century. This one of a kind dining experience includes servers dressed in colonial clothes, homemade comfort food and on certain nights, live 18th-century music. With menu options ranging from chicken pot pie to gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese, this restaurant option is destined to please. This apple orchard and farm often hosts field trips for students, but anyone can enjoy the living history at Riley’s Farm!
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Oak Glen is known for its exquisite apples and Parrish Ranch is the place to pick ‘em! Apple season is at its peak from September to the end of November, so don’t miss out! If apples aren’t your favorite fruit, no need to worry. Parrish Ranch also carries pumpkin butter and an array of jellies and marmalades that are to die for!
Oak Tree Village
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Perhaps the busiest part of Oak Glen lies within Oak Tree Village. Placed on a steep hill, Oak Tree Village is home to unique shops including a turquoise shop, an old-time general store and a candy kitchen. Don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo to gawk at the adorable farm animals that live in the village! And lastly, make sure you come with a big apple-tite because Apple Annie’s Restaurant and Bakery serves up some of the best apple pie you’ll ever try!
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Snow-Line Orchard has plenty to offer Oak Glen tourists. This section of the town is an apple farm, winery and cidery all in one! They even offer raspberry picking when they are in season! If this isn’t enough to convince you to stop by, the mini cider donuts made fresh each day will be! Enjoy piping hot cider donuts paired with a cup of Augie’s coffee and feel the fall festivities pump through your veins.
Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho
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Quench your thirst with the freshly made apple cider from Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho! You can press your own apple cider or buy a giant glass jug of it here. Not to mention the plethora of apple varieties they have in store! With petting zoos during apple season and a pumpkin patch guaranteed to supply you the perfect pumpkin for carving, Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho is a perfect stop during your Oak Glen adventure.