An “Apple Pie Trail” is a stretch where one can find apple pies (or just apples). The lodges in Nepal provided apple pies for foreign trekkers and became known as an “apple pie trail” by at least 1998.
The Blue Mountains (Ontario, Canada) have so many apples that it was called the “Apple Pie Trail” in annual promotions from 2009.
Orange County (NY) promoted its apple orchards as an “Apple Pie Trail” in 2010.
The Blue Mountains—Apple Pie Trail
Welcome to Apple Pie Country!
Welcome to Ontario’s Apple Country - a special place where the moderating effects of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment create perfect conditions for growing amazing apples - and baking perfect apple pies!
Travelling the quiet country roads of the Blue Mountains, enjoy the sweet aroma of blossoms in the spring; ripening fruit in the summer; brilliant colours in the fall and crisp sheets of white in the winter. No matter what time you visit, the Apple Pie Trail™ is always delicious.
Visit Orange County in New York’ Beautiful Hudson Valley
APPLE PIE TRAIL
You can almost taste it just thinking about it. Delicious old-fashioned apple pie made from the freshest fruits picked in Orange County where more than a thousand acres of orchards produce more than 25 varieties of apples. On your next visit to our world-class shopping and attractions be sure to stop along the way to taste the pie, or just come for the pie. From Times Square, it’s less than 60 miles to Orange County pie.
Why not go right to the source? Many orchards bake right on the premises. Some have a selection of pies on hand; others suggest that you call ahead to place an order. Or, pick your own fruit in season for use in your favorite recipe. Most of the orchards feature crisp, juicy apples from September through early October. Some early varieties are ready in late August. Bring the whole family for value-added fall weekend events during the harvest season. If you’re planning to pick your own apples, call ahead to check on availability and weather conditions.
31 October 1998, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), “Making Tracks” by Lonely Planet, Travel, pg. 12, cols. 4-5:
The Annapurna Circuit, for example, has been known as the “apple pie trail” because so many little lodges along the way turn out apple pies for hungry trekkers.
31 October 2001, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, “Heavenly Trap” by CHristopher Kremmer, Weekend, pg. 27, col. 3:
The plan was to acclimatise to high altitude in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which attracts the lion’s share of the 100,000-plus foreign trekkers who visit Nepal each year, which is nicknamed “the apple pie trail” because of the menus in the rough-hewn local lodges designed to suit foreign palates.
New Apple Pie Trail. Collingwood and Blue Mountains.Fresh apple products from finest orchards, markets and restaurants. http://ow.ly/qT8y
10:42 AM - 24 Sep 2009
The Star (Toronto, Ontario)
Follow the crumbs of the Apple Pie Trail
Plucking a McIntosh off an apple tree in an orchard near Collingwood, I feel like Eve grasping at the forbidden fruit.
By CAROL PEREHUDOFF Travel Reporter
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009
Ontario’s Blue Mountains Apple Pie Trail – a circuit of restaurants, orchards and markets showcasing regional apple products – makes no promise of immortality but it offers plenty of temptation and gluttonous sin, and who can resist a weekend of that?
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The Blue Mountains Apple Pie Trail: http://www.applepietrail.ca/
12:38 PM - 7 Dec 2009
October 03, 2010
Five Fall Jaunts Close To The City
Apple pickin’ time
From apple-picking to golfing to zooming through the treetops on a zipline, there’s a bounty of bargain getaways under 100 miles from NYC this fall:
Where: Along New York’s ‘Apple Pie Trail’
When: Through October
Miles from NYC: 50
Perfect for: Families, weekend bakers
Warwick, N.Y., may be located in Orange County, but it’s all about apples in these parts - though the upstate town hosts the annual Applefest on Oct. 2, the pickin’s fine all autumn long at more than a dozen area orchards, farms, stands and wineries.
Travel Hudson Valley
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
Harvest Fun in the Hudson Valley – Regional Farms Welcome Visitors for some A-mazing Events
Hudson Valley (September 2011) – Autumn in the Hudson Valley is rich with red apples, fields of pumpkins, and a riot of colorful foliage. Taste a crispy just-picked McIntosh, take a hayride, and learn more about the scenic farms that provide a wide variety of family entertainment.
A few miles south, pick up the Apple Pie Trail in Orange County (apples to oranges, get it?).
National Post (Toronto, ON)
Daytrip: The Apple Pie Trail
Rebecca Tucker | September 30, 2011 9:16 AM ET
For the Family The Apple Pie Trail comprises the area from Collingwood to Owen Sound, with stops from Meaford to Heathcote in between, where orchards are abundant and apple-laced goods are on sale just about everywhere. That’s a distance of more than 60 kilometres without detours — meaning those with little ones are best off picking one destination on the map and sticking to that general area. Try the Apple Harvest Festival, located at Blue Mountain Resort.
10 November 2013, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Food trails reach across the country: Barbecue, pies and more on tourism maps” by Irene Levine, pg. S8:
The Apple Pie Trail in Orange County, N.Y. (orangetourism.org/itineraries/578-apple-pie-trail), includes more than a dozen orchards and farms producing 25 varieties of apples, many offering apple picking and fresh pies.
The Thornbury Paper (Serving the Town of The Blue Mountains)
Apple Pie Trail turns seven
Posted on May 30, 2015 by Jon Svec in Announcements
Press Release – The Blue Mountain Village and the Apple Pie Trail welcomed eight new Apple Pie Trail partners this week at The Collingwood Brewery as it heads into its seventh year promoting culinary tourism in the greater Blue Mountain region.
London (Ontario) Free Press
One-tank trips: Treats abound along Apple Pie Trail
By Jim Fox, Special to Postmedia Network
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:29:43 EDT PM
They’re among 40 stops and 12 “adventure partners” along the Apple Pie Trail.
In this concentrated apple growing region, the trail winds its way from Creemore to Collingwood, through Blue Mountain Village and on to Meaford.