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Savor a Taste of Medina, The Apple Capital of Texas

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While traveling through the rolling hills of the beautiful Texas hill country, don’t forget to stop and visit Medina, Texas. The small unincorporated town of Medina is located 12 miles northwest of Bandera, Texas.  In 1989, the Texas Department of Agriculture declared Medina as the Apple Capital of Texas and for good reason.  Here are three attractions you don’t want to miss while traveling on your journey through Medina.

Love Creek Orchards

Love Creek Orchards is located at 13558 State Highway 16 N. There is no admission or cost for parking.  Pick your own fruit at Love Creek.  Blackberries are available May/June, Peaches are available June/July, Apples and Figs are available July/August, and Persimmons are available late September/October.  Love Creek is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30-4:30 during fruit picking season.  Tours are offered at Love Creek where staff can share planting, pruning, and harvesting methods as well as ways to keep deer, raccoons, rabbits, and other creatures from feeding on the fruit.  After touring the orchard and picking your own fruit, you will surely be hungry, so enjoy a family picnic at the orchards.

Apple Store and Patio Café

Located at 14024 State Highway 16 N the Apple Store and Patio Café sells every kind of apple thing you can imagine: cider, preserves, shirts, pictures, spices, recipe books, and much more.  The store is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch (October)

No doubt about it this is one of the greatest pumpkin patches in the hill country! The pumpkin patch is open on Saturday, Sundays, and Mondays in October.  For a small entrance fee, the family can enjoy unlimited hayrides, a hay bale maze, petting zoo, an apple orchard tour, paint pumpkins, pony rides, face painting, and listening to the great music of The Great Hill Country Symphony.  The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is a great place for those special occasions such as birthday parties (reservations required  210-215-1995).