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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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The Big Apple

We stopped in on our way home and spent a couple hours having fun! Before you reach the building... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave C
worth the stop!

we stopped on our way home from a seminar and it was great! they have a lot of things to do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Allison T
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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!
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“apple bread” (64 reviews)
“petting zoo” (66 reviews)
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in on our way home and spent a couple hours having fun! Before you reach the building your senses are hit with the smells of fresh baked goods, apple pies a top the aroma list! Once inside you have many options, The Treat...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 days ago

we stopped on our way home from a seminar and it was great! they have a lot of things to do especially for kids! there is an ice cream shop, chocolate shop, gift shop, cider brewery, and of course.... PIE!!!! you can even watch them...More

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 3 days ago

How many times have you being driving along the 401 and said one day I'll go into the big apple. Probably every time you pass. We finally went in and we're surprised on everything they have to offer besides apples products. The pies are delicious!...More

Thank BigGeorge62
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was on a coach trip and we spotted here on the way back to the airport . A few things to look at and you can see them making apple pies . apple related produces on sale I was here in Sept 2016

Thank helensims61
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been driving by this location for the past 25 years and this time, we decided to stop for lunch. The Big Apple is much more than we envisioned. A huge restaurant, a bakery, small zoo and much much more. To bad we didn't...More

Thank 1greenwood
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's been years since I've been here and wow they've really expanded!!! Candies, alcoholic cider, bar, gifts shops, mini golf, ping pong tables, mini zoo and a dog run! Oh course the trip inside the big Apple! It's a must stop. We're going back this...More

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the Big Apple after returning from Wellington. Figured the freshly made pies would be above average but unfortunately they fell short of my expectations. Maybe the Traditional Pie I choose was very simple and organic- but I have had better. The full pies...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place was packed the prices are a bit steep. the applle fritters were just ok, we have had much better

Thank jim d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not your typical tourist trap at least it has good food to sell. All the Apple based stuff we tried was good, but seriously overpriced. You are paying for the prime location and the ability to see workers in action in the bakery. The animal...More

Thank mastimastimasti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an unmistakable landmark that I always thought was a useless tourist trap. But I was wrong. To my surprise, going up the apple was free. So was the mini golf. And the petting zoo. And the train ride. Free?! Not a typical tourist trap....More

Thank Ron J
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ron - thank you so much for finally stopping in and discovering we are not a 'useless tourist trap'!! We are pleased you and your family were able to take the time for our FREE outdoor activities. We also have ping-pong, shuffleboard and lawn...More

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Pancho07
30 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 so, yes late '70s would have had something here, then. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique... More
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maddy202
17 July 2017|
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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
10 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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