Fall Apple Picking in South Korea is the Perfect Day Out

Who wants to go fall apple picking in South Korea? We highly recommend it. This is what our trip looked like. We look forward to maybe going again.

Where we went for Apple Picking

This weekend we were recreating our New England apple picking traditions here in South Korea by visiting an apple orchard about 1 hour from Pyeongtaek, South Korea called Yesan Apple and Wine Picking. This is a popular location for ex-pats who want to embrace Korean culture while also experiencing memories of home.

We didn’t have a reservation when we went to pick apples. We simply showed up ready to get involved. When we entered the main building, there was a counter where we could let them know if we wanted to pick apples, eat BBQ, and/or have dessert. That was where we registered for the day.

Just so you know, if you pick apples, someone shows you the row and how to pick. If you get BBQ, you take your receipt outside and they plate it. Then by the BBQ there is free wine tasting. Finally, they announce a distillery tour and you can do that. It’s kind of like a build-your-own-adventure.

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Yesan Apple Wine And Picking

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A popular apple farm experience where you can pick your own apples, try apple wine, and do other apple related activities. Popular with US military families.

Hangul Address

충남 예산군 고덕면 대몽로 107-25

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Now that you know where to go and how to do it, this is what our apple picking day looked like.

About Yesan-gun, South Korea

Yesan-gun is about 2 hours from where we live in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The name “Yesan” might be used to refer to the larger Administrative District or the small city at the center of the district. You can see the Yesan-gun area surrounded by a blue line in the image below.

Yesan-gun tends to be a quiet, sparsely populated agricultural, which makes it perfect for apple picking and other agricultural experiences.

Our Wonderful Experience Picking Apples

For us, Yesan Apple Farm was just right because it brought us together with friends, BBQ, and apple picking. It was nice to head to a destination that made our day trip easy as pie.

The apple farm also had a wine/brandy tour with all the products ade from fruit from this farm: apple wine, blueberry wine, apple brandy, and apple soju.

Who Will Love Apple Picking

Families, couples, and friends will love a day trip to Yesan for fall apple picking in South Korea. Visiting this location is best done by car or on an organized tour. It’s especially convenient for those living near Camp Humphreys or Osan Air Force Base in Pyeongtaek-si, Asan, si, or Cheonan-si.

Should You Go to a Yesan Today?

You will enjoy the parks the most if you go either on a day with good air quality or in your preferred weather. However, you can also enjoy the parks if you go prepared for incidental weather and the current air conditions. Here is what is happening currently in Pyeongtaek so that you can determine what is right for you right now.

Current Air Quality in Yesan

Air quality and weather change throughout the day. However, having an idea of what the air quality is right now can help make decisions easier. You can download the Air Matters App for your phone to keep current on changing air quality conditions throughout the day. You can even set up alerts.

Would You Like Help Coordinating Apple picking?

Korea has many different agricultural locations and experiences across the country. You can either make reservations for this experience or use different services to find other locations or make reservations. Don’t be afraid to try something different than what we did. Make the experience your own.

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