FALLing in Love with the Fox Cities

The Ultimate Midwest Fall Experience: Our natural surroundings have their colorful fall foliage on full display making autumn the perfect time to visit the Fox Cities!

Top Scenic Spots in the Fox Cities

Bubolz Nature Preserve

Bubolz Nature Preserve – 4815 N Lynndale Dr., Appleton, WI 54913

At Bubolz, exquisite trails await for hiking (cross-country skiing and snow shoe available in winter season) and a lodge that houses a variety of amenities – Nature Nook Library, Meeting/Event Space, Wedding Space, and Kenna’s Kabin (play area for children).

Cost: Free Admission for Spring, Summer and Fall – Donations are always appreciated!

High Cliff State Park

High Cliff State Park – N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood, WI 54169

High Cliff State Park is located on Lake Winnebago (the largest lake in Wisconsin) and has five different hiking trails. Be sure to check out the 40-foot observation tower as it allows visitors to see the cities of Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha and Kaukauna.

Cost: Vehicle Admission Stickers – each vehicle entering the park is required to purchase an admission sticker. There are rates for both annual and daily admission.

River Tyme Tours

River Tyme Tours – 181 Riverheath Way, Appleton, WI 54915

When arriving at the address for a river tour the boat will be docked behind the RiverHeath apartment buildings– it’s next to Mr. Brews Taphouse (call 920-422-6300 for additional directions). Drinks are available for purchase (beer, soda, water and wine) during the tour.

Cost: Rates differ according to selected tour. View them here.

Classic Autumn Activities - Apples, Pumpkins, and Corn Mazes - Oh My!

Please note that the orchards listed below may vary in service and product offering. If you are visiting specifically for apples or pumpkins, please be sure to call ahead or check online to determine if that particular item is available. 

Spranger's Orchard

Bauer’s Apple Shed – (920) 757-6187

W7763 Wisconsin Rd., Hortonville
Prepicked and Pick Your Own Apples
Pumpkins and Gourds

Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard – (920) 734-0780

W3964 Wege Rd., Freedom
Cash or Check Only (ATM available)
Prepicked and Pick Your Own Apples
Corn Maze
Bakery Items + Soft Serve Ice Cream (weekends)
Pumpkins (not available yet – call ahead for most updated timeline)

Schroeder’s Orchard – (920) 731-9364

9458 State Rd., Neenah
Prepicked Apples
Orchard Craft House (hours of operation may vary)

Sharky’s Orchard – (920) 209-2172

W3045 Emons Rd., Appleton
Prepicked and Pick Your Own Apples

Spranger’s Orchard – (920) 450-9392

W2100 County Rd. KK, Kaukauna
Pick Your Own Apples
Honey, Peaches, Pickles & Caramel Apples

Star Orchard – (920) 759-9294

253 County Rd. CE, Kaukauna
Prepicked and Pick Your Own Apples
Caramel Apples and Apple Ciders (weekends – starting mid-September)

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