As Northeasterners, we are fortunate to experience the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of all 4 seasons, but none are quite as beloved as Fall in New England. Images of clear blue skies, blazing fall colors, and fun fall activities come to mind.
Celebrate autumn with the ultimate fall activity of apple picking! Check out some of the area’s best apple orchard picking spots. Set out for a day filled with hayrides, warm doughnuts, and apple cider!
Bolton - Nashoba Winery
100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740
Pick your own apples and peaches. Be sure to check out the website for availability, times and guidelines.
Harvard - Carlson Orchards
115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard, MA 01451
This 100 acre working farm is run by the second generation of Carlsons. The home orchard features 50 acres of rolling green fruit trees with a variety of berries, peaches and nectarines … and over 20 varieties of apples!
Harvard - Westward Orchards
178 Mass Avenue, Harvard, MA 01451
Welcoming families to the farm to share what they have to offer in the growing season. Check out their monthly offerings and events!
Ipswich - Russell Orchards
143 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Pick-Your-Own season is always a highlight of the farm year. Enjoy the pickings and/or the time outdoors exploring the fruit fields. The busy farm crew is harvesting fresh fruits all day long and keeping an eye on the ripening pears, apples, pumpkins and more!
Millis - Tangerini’s Farm
139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054
Farm stand, Farmer’s porch with farm-to-fork seasonal menus, Ice cream Shop and many U-Pick opportunities are all here at Tangerini’s Farm!
North Andover - Smolak Farms
315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, NA 01845
Check out the Educational Farm Tours: Fruit & Berries and be sure to make time for the Apple Tour … Smolak Farm’s most popular fruit-picking option.
Peabody - Brooksby Farm
54 Felton Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Owned by the City of Peabody, Brooksby Farm is a 270 acre farm and apple/peach orchard located in the heart of Peabody just 20 miles North of Boston. They offer seasonal pick your own fruits, farm store, barnyard animals and their own vegetables.
Phillipston - Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Avenue, Philipston, MA 01331
They offer a diverse array of pick-your-own crops from July through October. You can pick apples, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pumpkins, sunflowers, and even “dig your own” potatoes! Be sure to also check out their annual fairs & festivals!
Sherborn - Dowse Orchards
98 North Main Street, Rte 27, Sherborn, MA 01770
In addition to their farm stand, with over 50 acres of apple trees and more than 20 varieties of eating and cooking apples, Dowse Orchards also has a variety of plantings of trees where you can ‘pick your own’.
South Natick - Belkin Family Lookout Farm
89 Pleasant Street, Natick, MA 01760
Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the United States. In addition to their fruit U-pick, Lookout Farm grows fresh local fruit for wholesale to many regional restaurants and markets as well as farm fresh hard cider and beer.
Stow - Honey Pot Hill Orchards
138 Sudbury Road, Stow, MA 01775
Founded in 1926, this farm has grown from a 70 acre all purpose farm to 186 acres of apples, peaches, blueberries and other small crops. Owned and run by the Martin family for four generations now.
Stow - Shelburne Farm
106 W Acton Road, Stow, MA 01775
Pick your own apples and peaches in the orchards. Warm cider donuts made fresh! Food trucks and live music! Visit the farm animals, combine and tractor playgrounds, and story walk.
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