Poplar Grove, IL
My husband and I were in the area by chance yesterday and couldn't believe the traffic jam -- at 4:00pm. People should have been leaving, not going. We turned around and left the area as quickly as possible. You don't want to be in that kind of traffic in the middle of wonderful nowhere. We thought there must be something special about the place, but we weren't that curious and definitely weren't up for crowds of sniffly kiddies. Besides, all the orchards are overpriced -- too bad. One orchard even charges for parking, to which we said ??Nyet!? (not to mention their apple cider was clearly watered down, in my opinion -- or maybe it was made from a new variety of apple.) It really ruins what would otherwise be a great experience.