You can pick apples at this 141-year-old orchard inside one of Utah’s state parks

Posted at 9:43 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 23:43:53-04

MIDWAY, Utah — Wasatch Mountain State Park located just west of Midway, Utah, and it offers a variety of outdoor activities within 22,000 acres.

In the center of the sprawling park is an original homestead with an apple orchard which has been bearing fruit for more than 100 years.

Johannes and Maria Huber built a two room home on the site in 1873, where they lived with their ten children, including two who died young. Johannes ordered apple trees from a nursery in Nebraska in 1885 which were then planted in two large clusters on either side of the family home.

The Hubers were also known to give small apple trees as wedding gifts to other early residents of the Heber Valley.

Today, visitors to Wasatch Mountain State Park can reserve times to pick trees from the Huber's orchard through Groups of up to eight people may harvest two baskets of apples. The reservation times are typically on weekends, and most are full for the remainder of 2016.

Apples or not, Wasatch Mountain State Park is one of Utah's great treasures and worth a visit.