Time to "Bloss-Out" in the Valley

Spring arrives early on the Fresno County Blossom Trail. Around mid-February to early March, county orchards of blooming fruit and nut trees offer much pleasantry for all of its visitors to enjoy. Whether by car or bike, you are sure to be amazed by the scenery filled with the likes of peaches, apples, apricots, and plums, just to name a few. The vast array of colors and scents are sure to leave you delighted!

While taking a trip across the trail, you can visit farms, diners, and wineries. One of the first farms you will encounter is the Simonian Farms which has been around since 1901. Here, you will be transported back in time to old Western towns. The stage is set with vintage tractors, restored gasoline pumps, and antique balloon-tire bikes for fun-filled photos.

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As you travel further down the trail, wine enthusiast will appreciate stopping by the Cedar View Winery. The winery’s picturesque acres of blossoming fruits are sure to please. While there, you may also want to take the time to discover information about the rare Alicante Bouschet grape. Following the winery, the trail leads you to the Hillcrest Farm in Reedley. At this quaint stop, young travelers will be delighted with a miniature steam train ride that is sure to be a hit!

Clearly, this satisfying day trip offers something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Be sure to also visit this same trail between May and September for its transition to the Fresno County Fruit Trail. Along this route, you will have the opportunity to visit many seasonal produce stands and acquire mouth-watering souvenirs. Visit gofresnocounty.com, for more information.