Crisp fall air is entering New England, and that can only mean one thing — it’s apple picking time! Apple orchards are speckled throughout the Boston area, and each has something special (and delicious!) to offer!
495 Chicopee Row, Groton :: (978) 448-8388
Come enjoy the beautiful views over 84 acres of scenic farmland as you pick from 25 varieties of apples!
89 Pleasant Street, South Natick :: 508-653-0653
Belkin Family Lookout Farm offers a large variety of apples to pick, plus hayrides to the orchards! Weekend reservations are strongly encouraged, as the farm cannot guarantee walk-in availability.
310 Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin :: (978) 838-2400
The orchard offers 12 varieties of apples, plus hay wagon rides on the weekends between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The last entry into the orchard is at 4:30 p.m.
1370 Turnpike Street, North Andover :: 978-681-8556
The picking fields are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and modified fall festivals run each weekend through October. Look for live music, a petting zoo, ice cream, and so much more!
54 Felton Street, Peabody :: 978-531-7456
This historic farm offers pick-your-own fruit summer through fall, plus animals, a shop, and hayrides.
115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard :: (978) 456-3916
Visit the cider barn Thursday through Sunday for a delicious treat! There are more than 14 varieties of apples available to pick throughout the season. Pick-your-own is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
101 Brookside Avenue, Stow :: (978) 897-6117
Pick some apples, grab some cider donuts from the farm store, spread out a blanket, and enjoy a picnic! Pick-your-own is available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
30 Valley Road, Danvers :: 978-777-1245
Pick apples and enjoy a fun-filled day on the farm! The corn maze and play area are open for the season! This year’s theme is “lost in space.”
325 South Street, East Bridgewater :: (508) 378-2270
Enjoy a hayride to the orchard, plus farm animals, delicious cider donuts, and a farm stand! This farm has been family owned and operated for over 80 years.
327 Ayer Road, Harvard :: (978) 772-4139
Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and gourds, and enjoy some local honey, cider, and maple syrup!
31 Tadmuck Road, Westford :: (978) 807-0719
After picking your apples, enjoy the beautiful views with a picnic lunch — this orchard is perched on a hill that provides spectacular fall foliage viewing!
4 Hunt Road, Westford :: 437 Parker Road, Dracut :: (978) 349-1952
Hayrides to the orchards are available! Pick-your-own is available Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
138 Sudbury Road, Stowe :: (978) 562-5666
Apple picking is cash only and open until 5 p.m. daily! Get lost in one of three mazes, visit the farm animals, and enjoy a hard cider or a cider donut while you are there! Hayrides are available on the weekends.
209 Chace Hill Road, Sterling :: (978) 365-7617
Enjoy picking four kinds of apples, then enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant and bakery inside! Pick-your-own is available Tuesday through Sunday.
116 Sawyer Road, Bolton :: (978) 779-6423
Enjoy a hayride while you pick your own apples! The farm stand is open daily.
95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro :: (978) 649-3854
Make sure to visit Mary’s Country Kitchen and the picnic area for delicious snacks! The little ones will love Annie’s Animal Barn, the hay play maze, and Farmer Mark’s tractor training course!
1269 Boston Road Ward Hill, Haverhill :: (978) 372-4780
Enjoy a hayride to the orchard to pick your own apples and pumpkins! Pick-your-own is open September 18 through October 30!
143 Argilla Road, Ipswich :: (978) 356-5366
In addition to picking apples, adults can enjoy the orchard’s delicious wines and hard ciders!
106 West Acton Road, Stow :: (978) 897-9287
Pick-your-own is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Enjoy hay rides, cider donuts, and play areas for the little ones! No cash accepted.
234 Ball Street, Northborough :: (508) 393-6406
Admission includes access to the barnyard animals and playground areas, a picnic area, and wagon rides when available!
178 Mass Avenue, Harvard :: (978) 456-8363
Pick delicious apples, and don’t forget to try the amazing cider donuts!