Picking Heirloom Apples at Orchard Creek Ranch

“Our orchard gives children a chance to see where apples really come from—and that’s not just a store shelf,” says Orchard Creek Ranch owner Kirstie Steiner-Groccia. During apple picking season at this 75-year-old-orchard, kids can use an apple plucker—Steiner describes it as a “basket on a stick”—while their parents and grandparents take a trip down memory lane.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last September, Rocky Mountain National Park celebrated its 100th birthday. Congress created the park on January 15, 1915, a full year before the National Park System itself was created.