Bell's Orchard


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Bell’s Orchard Page. Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Please take your time and check out all of the Bell’s Orchard images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Do you remember Bell’s Orchard?

The 45 acre orchard was located at 1005 West Lane # 22 in Lake Zurich, Illinois.  Bell’s opened in 1939, & was started by John Bell & William Webbe. My folks used to take us there when we were kids.  I have such sweet innocent memories of spending time there with family. We would climb ladders looking for that perfect apple, drink apple cider, go on hayrides & eat cider donuts. We would fill bushel baskets, (like the one pictured below) with delicious apples & take them home, where it seemed like for weeks after, we’d enjoy apples & homemade apple pie.  Bell’s sadly closed in 1998 to make way for another subdivision, appropriately named The Orchards.

Craig’s Lost Chicago

Bell’s Orchard Images


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.