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The crisp autumn air is finally upon us, in time for hayrides, pumpkin patches and apple picking. The Apple Works, located in Trafalgar, has everything someone looking for a place to celebrate autumn could hope for. The rustic country store is packed with made-from-scratch baked goods such as apple dumplings, apple pies, Dutch apple bars and the store’s fantastic apple bread. Apple Works features more than 50 varieties of apples, such as Braeburn, Blushing Golden and Empire apples, pears, pumpkins, squashes and gourds. The best seller is the juicy sweet Fuji apples that were recently harvested. The store also offers exotic spreads, salsas, baking mixes and a huge selection of jams, jellies, dressings and fruit butters. The store’s homemade apple butter  is the best on country biscuits. The orchard’s exquisite scenery has a wooden gazebo perfect for family photos, picnic benches, hiking trails, hand-crafted fire pit, a Super Slide for the kids, a Baffling Bamboo Maze and a beautiful waterfall that flows into a pond. You can even take the kids to see the animal exhibit across the bridge, which includes ducks, goats, ponies and lovely chickens. There are even containers to feed the animals, it is only 25 cents. All in all, Apple Works is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Apple Works is open to all from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun. Bring the family and enjoy a nice slice of apple pie a la mode provided by The Apple Works Ice Cream Shoppe.

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