Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

The store and gift shop at North Star Orchards.


Only Cortland and Macoun apples were available for picking today. Yum!

There were many trees with apples still waiting to be picked as...





Two varieties of apples are planted alternately in each row.

View of the surrounding countryside from the orchard picnic area.

There were many of these ladies working on the farm and a...

A drive-by shot typical of the scenery all along the rural highways...

(Ron Writing) There are quite a few apple orchards in this area. We visited North Star Orchards near Madison, ME. They are busy picking apples and customers can either purchase apples by the bag in the store or pick their own apples. Needless to say, we decided to pick them. It was a nice short walk to the area where we picked Cortland and Macoun apples. We also purchased a half gallon of fresh pressed apple cider.

After picking the apples we drove into town to see if our mail had arrived. We were expecting three packages and luckily they all arrived today. We were expecting at least one of them to take a day or two longer.

Our drive from Palmyra to Madison was on Highways 2, 201, and 43. From Madison we headed northwest on highway 16 intending to drive the scenic route between North Anson and Kingfield. But when we got to North Anson we were detoured off of 16 and onto 234 west. After several miles we decided to take Highway 27 south to Farmington where we are parked at Wal*Mart for the night. At this time of the year it looks like every road is a scenic route.

All along today’s route we were treated to beautiful fall color on the trees. We had nice weather with some periods of sunshine and no rain. The forecast is for rain in this area for the next several days. It started already this evening at about 8 PM.

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