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Directions

Pleasant Valley Orchard is located at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road (Cty.26) and Red Wing Ave. (Cty. 21) south of Shafer, Minnesota (5 miles West of Taylors Falls) off Highways 95 or 8. Look for the blue MNDOT signs. The main parking lot is located behind the Apple Shed; the front lot fills fast and portions are reserved for guests who are just stopping in for a quick pick-up of apples or other goodies.

From the Twin Cities:

Pleasant Valley Orchard is located approximately 45 miles from Minnapolis/St. Paul. It can be reached via I-35 to Highway 8, Forest Lake exit. Follow Hwy. 8 through Center City, go 1 1/2 miles to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn right on Pleasant Valley Road to the Orchard. Go through the stop sign. The orchard entrance is on your left.

Alternative Twin Cities Routes:

1. Pleasant Valley Orchard is 20-25 miles north of Stillwater. Take Highway 95 north, go past Hwy 243 (to Osceola) 1 1/2 miles to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Road 2 miles to the Orchard. Entrance will be on your right.

2. From Minneapolis or St. Paul, take 1-35 to Hwy. 97 exit near Forest Lake. Go east through Scandia to intersection with Highway 95, turn left (north), go past Hwy. 243 (to Osceola) 1 1/2 miles to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Road 2 miles to the Orchard. Entrance will be on your right.

From North Branch:

Turn off Hwy 95 to County Road 14, by the North Branch Middle School. Follow to Lindstrom and Hwy. 8. Turn left on Highway 8 and go through Center City to Pleasant Valley Road (Cty. 26). Turn right onto Pleasant Valley Road, orchard is 3 miles ahead at the 4-way stop. Go through the stop sign and orchard entrance is on your left.

From Wisconsin:

1.  From Osceola take Hwy. 243 across the river; turn right on Hwy. 95 1 1/2 miles to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Road 2 miles to the Orchard. Entrance will be on your right.

2. From St. Croix Falls take Hwy 8 to Cty. 21/Redwing Ave. in Shafer. Turn left and travel 2 miles to four-way stop at Pleasant Valley Rd. and Redwing Ave. Turn left and orchard entrance is on your left.