If you are cruising through the Oak Glen area of Yucaipa looking for apples and pirates, stop in and visit Parrish Pioneer Ranch (38561 Oak Glen Rd Yucaipa, CA 92399). It’s a delight for families and singletons looking for a little taste of fall in California on the weekend.
Founded in 1867 by Enoch Kidder Parrish, the family home still stands on the property. It’s currently an antique shop and holds the distinction of being the oldest all-timber home in San Bernadino County. The antique shop sells American furniture, glassware and Victorian collectibles. Apple Dumplin’s Restaurant and Bakery (“the second oldest stick-framed structure in the county,” according to orangepippin.com), Granny’s Attic, home shops and the Parrish Apple Shed attract visitors from all around.
While some of the shops are open every day, the weekends attract the most visitors with special weekend only events such as wine tastings (where you can try a variety of fruit wines and hard ciders for $1) and new apple harvesting, as well as a chance at Granlund’s candies. Big country-style buffet breakfasts are available on Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays at Apple Dumplin’s Restaurant and Bakery, and, of course, you don’t want to miss the pirate shows on the weekends (12:00pm and 2:00pm).