Phoenix Day Trips: Unique Activities At Schnepf Farms
Looking for day trips from Phoenix, Arizona? At Schnepf Farms, you can pick your own fruits and veggies, go on hayrides, pet farm animals, and more!
Short Trips From Phoenix – Schnepf Farms
For Phoenix Day Trips that involve pretty unique activities, head on south to Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. While we were visiting friends in Arizona, they suggested we take the hour drive down, and we’re so glad we did. There was a lot more to the farm than we thought there would be and it was a LOT bigger than we originally thought.
Let us start off by saying, it’s more than just a farm. That’s what it began as in 1941, but it has grown and developed a lot since then. Besides the U-Pick organic garden full of fresh veggies ($1.50 per pound), they also have guided hayrides (given by the owner himself!), train rides, a museum, a petting zoo, and a delicious bakery (they have fudge!). They have four main events throughout the year, one of which is the Peach Blossom Celebration.
We did some exploring around the grounds before we took our hayride tour. We hadn’t been on a hayride since we were kids, so we were already pretty excited about that. We really liked the fact that the tour was given by Mark, the owner of the farm. How many owners of huge establishments do you actually see out and about and working with the rest of their employees? Not many. It goes to show the kind of environment they’ve created there at Schnepf’s.
During our tour, we were taken to one of the areas where the peach trees were blooming. They were so pretty! They didn’t have much of a smell, but it was incredible to see the rows and rows of flowering trees.
Pro Tip: Also consider a trip to Mystery Castle, a unique feature outside of Phoenix!
Final Thoughts On Schnepf Farms
We highly recommend going to Schnepf farms since we think it’s one of the best day trips from Phoenix. There is plenty to do for the kiddos and adults. And the best thing is, you don’t have to wait to go to one of their main events; you can go on any weekend for fun activities. And make sure to get some fudge! 😉
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What a fun day! Peach blossoms are beautiful, and I love fudge!
Hi Michele! They really are beautiful, and there were so many!
Looks like a great time and the photos that you got of the blossoms are wonderful!
Looks like a wonderful day trip. Sounds like my kinda place- fudge and hayrides! And the peach trees are beautiful 🙂
Hi Heather, it was definitely a fun day trip! 🙂
How cute! Sometimes I wish we had stuff like this in LA.
Hi Breanna! I would imagine going to a vineyard would be pretty cool though 😉
Peach blossom and fudge, hard to top that. I’ve never seen the blossom in the US but love the peach /plum /cherry blossom seasons in Japan and always seek out open gardens locally when their in bud.
Hi Toni! I’ve seen pictures of the blossoms in Japan and they are amazing! I’m also hoping to go to D.C. in April to see the cherry blossoms there.
This looks like so much fun! We’re actually in Phoenix atm and haven’t yet ventured out to this farm, so adding it to our list before we move again. Thanks!
Hi Meg! I think you’d really like it. I hope you get to go!
I love the beautiful peach blossoms. Who knew you could find them in Arizona! Looks like a great way to spend a day.
Hi Sue! Yeah, I had no idea. It was a very pleasant surprise. 🙂
These blossoms. They are just oh so pretty.
Thank you! 🙂
Definitely looks like fun. The peach blossoms are so pretty! Love your day out at the farm and especially taking the cute little monkey with you 🙂
Thanks Laurie! And Buddy says thank you too! 😉
Oh, I want to go! Never seen peach blossoms before – how beautiful!
Hi Chris! They really are, I hope one day you get to see them 🙂
Hola, chica! I’d never seen peach blossoms before! They’re gorgeous. Beautiful pics & what a great way to spend the day with friends! Un abrazo, G.
Thanks G! I hope you get to see them one day, they really are beautiful! 🙂