Gays Mills Orchard Ridge Group

The orchards are open for the 2020 season!

We are a group of 9 businesses along State Highway 171 near Gays Mills, Wisconsin known as the “Orchard Ridge”. From strawberries to apples, from pumpkins to burgers-n-beers, we represent great produce, good company and the warm welcome you get when you come home. Friends and family, neighbors and newcomers. Come and visit us.

COVID-19 Update:  All businesses on the Gays Mills Orchard Ridge are open to the public and all are offering options for safe pick up.  Please call the individual orchard for details.  Contact information is listed on each orchard’s page.  Thank you so much for your patience and understanding, we really hope that we can make your visit safe and comfortable according to your needs.


Who We Are

Apple’licious Pie Depot
Bakery, home-made pies, apple pizza and turnovers. Come for the streusel, stay for a chat.

Fleming Orchard
Apples, cider, bakery, specialty foods, squash, gourds, pumpkins, onions, potatoes, pick-your-own opportunities and a petting zoo!

Hillcrest Orchard
Apples, cider, pumpkins, squash, cranberries, onions, asparagus, craft gourds, strawberries, Christmas trees in season. Right off US Hwy 61 and next door to McCormick’s.

Kickapoo Orchard
Retail & wholesale apples & cider.  Bakery with cider donuts, apple pizza, gift shop, wine & beer.  Sunflower and corn mazes! Fun for the whole family!

McCormick’s Bar & Grill
Good food and cold beverages. 
‘Nuff said. Closed Mondays.

Norskhaven Gift Shoppe
Classic Norwegian gifts and hot coffee. Celebrate the heritage of the area!

Richard’s Orchards
A small family orchard with apples, cider, craft vinegar, and vegetables.  We use natural and chemical-free growing methods.

Sunrise Orchards Inc.
One of the oldest family owned orchards in the state. Retail & wholesale apples & cider.  Gift shop, bakery, Wisconsin made foods & products.  “Famous apple cider donuts.”

West Ridge Orchard
Depending on the season West Ridge offers pick-your-own strawberries, cherries, or apples. They’re on the other side of Gays Mills so be sure you don’t miss ’em when you come to visit!

Meet us better

Our Association in Numbers


Orchards and businesses along the Orchard Ridge


Apple varieties


Visitors during the Gays Mills Apple Festival


Fun for the whole family

Why We Do What We Do

As small business owners we want to be sure that you can find the information you need when planning your visit to the Gays Mills area. We are so proud of our town, our region, our produce, and the people who live here we know that when you come to visit you’ll want to stay.

  • Local
  • Unique
  • Seasonal
  • Memorable

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We’ll be back!!”

McCormick’s Bar & Grill
My husband and I like to check out bar burgers all over the state. This place just kicked our long time favorite to the curb. We’ll be back!!

– Barb R.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Can’t have just one.”

Sunrise Orchards Inc.
Great selection, lots of variety of other things and the donuts are AWESOME!!!! Can’t have just one.

– Nancy T.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I’ll bet you go back again.”

Fleming Orchard
I’m a caramel apple connoisseur. I spend days searching out the perfect combination of apple, caramel, and fresh peanuts. Fleming Orchard’s caramel apples are top notch. Try one, you won’t be disappointed. I’ll bet you go back again. And again. And again.

– Jane S.