Bilpin's Apple Pie Trail
We’ve all had it happen. A tunnel vison for that one thing, the craving, constantly dreaming of that particular comfort food until we finally get it. Here’s the inspiration for your next craving, it’s the ultimate comfort food as the weather gets cooler - Apple pie. Yum!
Whether it’s that rich crunchy sugary crust or that sweet juicy apple centre that gets you, you aren’t alone in loving apple pie. Bilpin’s Apple Pie Trail is fast becoming this autumns “must do!” activity. Bilpin is known for being the land of the apple, but you’ll soon learn apples aren’t just apples here in the Hawkesbury. There’s apples, yes, but there is also apple juice, apple cider, apple picking, apple jam, apple sauce, apple chutney, apple… I’ll stop now, you know where I’m going here.
The Apple Pie Trail follows a 15km stretch of the scenic Bells Line of Road on either side of the township of Bilpin. We’ve made it easy for you to find all 11 outlets serving these plates of tasty heaven by mapping them out with their contact details and opening hours. Once you select your venue the only decision left then is ice cream or cream!
A map and factsheet on Bilpin's Apple Pie trail can be found here. You can also pick one up from the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, 328 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond (open 7 days).
If apple pies aren’t your thing there’s plenty of other adventures to be had along the trail. It’s not just apples you will take home from a day out in Bilpin. Bilpin's Apple Pie trail is a great excuse for a day out for all the family, full of fun experiences and opportunities for memories to be made.
Fruit picking (including apples) is seasonally available throughout the year in the area. In autumn you’ll find a range of different produce and picking experiences in the area these include not only apples, but nuts flowers and vegetables. There’s also farm animal experiences along the way including the daily alpaca feeding at Madison’s Mountain Retreat (bookings essential) and the Farmyard at TNT Orchard (details here). Check out the What’s On for upcoming events and open days or check directly with farms for picking and road side produce stalls. If you do the Trail on a Saturday morning make sure you check out the produce and crafts the Bilpin Markets at the Hall.
Another wonderful use of the local apples is apple cider. Bilpin’s resident cider makers offer tastings and are all round great places to visit with large open grounds. Bilpin Cider Co is a great place for a family picnic (order through them or bring your own) or check out their monthly “Thirsty Third Sunday” live music events. Hillbilly Cider has its own Café with woodfired pizzas and it also hosts live music and workshop events.
With the autumn leaves turning into stunning masses of orange, it’s a great time of year to visit Wildwood Garden in Bilpin. The stunning 25 acre garden is open Fridays to Mondays until June 7. Just down the Bells Line of Road you’ll find the Blue Mountains Garden at Mt Tomah and several other gardens at Mt Wilson to explore. Some gardens have admission fees. Find out more about the gardens here.
If you can’t fit it all in one day come back again or make a weekend of it - there’s plenty of accommodation at Bilpin and at nearby Berambing. Search here.
Food, fun and fresh air! What better excuses could there be for a road trip to Bilpin.
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