Orchard Park is nestled between two adjoining sections of the Hunters Bay Trail. As you walk up from the small parking lot located off of East Airport Rd, you’ll pass a well established perennial garden bordered with large placement stones. This is an excellent spot for family photos. Journey on beyond two mature spruce trees you arrive in “the orchard” which is home to dozens
of mature apple trees of varying types. While the trail cuts through the middle of the gently sloping landscape, there is plenty of space to spread out your blanket amongst the trees and watch as birds and butterflies glide past. Benches and picnic tables line the borders of the Orchard Park space. While almost completely surrounded by growth, there are limited views of Hunters Bay which lies just beyond.
Some of the apple trees are quite unique, taking on a less traditional shape as they appear to be growing sideways. A group of local volunteers tend to the trees ensuring their continued health and fruitfulness. They have also planted numerous new trees in hopes of keeping the orchard space going for future generations. A visit in the springtime will feel like you’ve walked into a fairy tale as you pass under the blossom-covered trees. In late summer the trees are full of apples and the Town of Huntsville sometimes hosts an apple picking festival to encourage people to harvest and eat locally produced food.
Address: East Airport Road, Huntsville
East Airport Road, Huntsville