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The Big Apple

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“apple pie”(207 reviews)
“petting zoo”(88 reviews)
“bread”(46 reviews)
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...more
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
+1 905-355-2574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on my way home from Ottawa early in December. I bought a bag of apples for $8.00 that would have cost half as much in the grocery store. I threw all but 2 in the garbage as they were bruised and rotten in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 007zf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pies are always great and if I was only rating the pies, I would score it 5/5. This makes for a great stop if we're going to visit people and want to bring dessert. As for lunch, I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We occasionally stop here on our drives to and from the GTA and Ottawa. Good place for a longer pit stop. Plenty to see and do, especially for families. The washrooms are spacious and clean. They are famous for their apple pies. They also have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a weekday evening for a snack on the way back to Toronto from Montreal. We came here back in the summer & loved it. So, we were looking forward to our visit. As they weren’t open on Christmas Day when we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AKAshon
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This unique stop over the highway between Toronto and Montreal is very interesting for the whole family. There is a small zoo like spot where you can see goats and sheep which a small yet cool attraction for kids. The smell of apples is all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mcca78
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Many food and drink choices alongside the apple features. Great place for kids treats and to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harry D
Reviewed November 26, 2018

great place for all things apple! stopped in to get some cider (yes they do ciders and wine too), ended up buying some of the best apple fritters EVER! In summer they have all kinds of family focused stuff to do

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed November 19, 2018

After many years of passing this place, we finally decided to stop and we were not disappointed. Great place for a break or a wee stretch. Good clean washrooms as well and an amazing selection of items available to purchase. Good experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed November 9, 2018

For as long as I can remember, my parents have brought us here during the Fall to pick up pies, cider, bread and take a picture with the Giant Apple. As i grew up, I made it a point to continue to do this stop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vir929
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Stopped here on the way to Montreal, what a selection of foods are on offer apple bread and many maple delights.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen H
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from 2016maryG | Reviewed this property |
OK, I tried and googled the question and found this for you! It's the brainchild of George Boycott who immigrated to Canada from Australia in the 80's. He got the idea to build something big when he first saw a Big... More
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Our pies are only made and sold on-site, at our Colborne location. You can also freeze the pies and bread for up to 6 months, if you'd like to stock up, on your next visit!
July 30, 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 so, yes late '70s would have had something here, then. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique... More