CERESCO, Neb. (KMTV) — About halfway between Omaha and Lincoln, down a country road in Ceresco, Martin's Hillside Orchard is a hidden stop for some fall fun.
“We sort of have a unique setting in what we provide or offer,” Alex Martin, Martin’s Hillside Orchard owner said. “We expect that people will not only enjoy themselves but learn something also.”
The Martin's first planted apple trees in 1983, over the past 37 years they've added to the fun; a pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, and corn maze to name a few.
“We’ve got a corn forest, tire mountain, straw stack, trike track, butterfly garden, discovery trail, hayrack ride, mostly oriented towards things people can do rather than simply look at or watch,” Martin said.
The best time to avoid the crowds at Martin's is during the week. On weekends, around 1,000 people visit them in Ceresco.
“We’re trying to create something people enjoy and when people come out, have a good time,” Martin said. “That’s the best reward of all. Those are the critics we’re trying to please. The people who are the guests coming to visit us.”
Martin's Hillside Orchard is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 6.