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The Best Places to Pick Apples with Kids near Boston

Apple picking with kids can be pure delight on a crisp fall day on the backdrop of a bright blue October sky. Our roundup of favorite spots to pick apples near Boston includes popular venues with farmstands, hay mazes and live animals, to smaller quieter venues where you can just enjoy the rolling hills filled with apple trees.


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Massachusetts Farm & Orchard Guide: Pick Your OwnOnline, Free
Brought to you by Mass.gov, this site provides listings of area farmstands, orchards, nurserys, 'pick your own' stops, and christmas tree resources. It's your gateway to Massgrown farm products, specialty foods, and...
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Honey Pot Hill OrchardStow, $$
Pick your own apples, blueberries & pears, pet & feed the barnyard animals, enjoy a hayride, or find your way through the hedge maze.
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Allandale FarmBrookline, $
Boston's last and only working farm, with a farm stand & garden center, and wonderful education programs for children.
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Applefield FarmStow, $$
Applefield Farm is a 25 acre diversified organic (uncertified) farm specializing in a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
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Beech Hill Farm and Ice Cream BarnNew Hampshire, Free
The Kimball family invites you to their 9th generation historic family farm on Beech Hill Road in beautiful Hopkinton, New Hampshire.
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Belkin Family Lookout FarmNatick, $$$$
Lookout Farm is one of the oldest working farms in MA. Pick your own apples & shop the market for fresh produce.
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Bobby's RanchWestford, $$
A rustic ranch nestled behind Nagog Park, Bobby's Ranch offers hay rides and sleigh rides, horseback riding lessons, trail rides, and beautiful views of nature.
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Boston Hill FarmNorth Andover
Visit Boston Hill Farm in North Andover for a low-key, friendly farm experience that kids and parents will really enjoy.
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Brooksby FarmPeabody
Pick your own seasonal fruits year round, apples & a variety of berries. Cut Xmas trees in winter, ice skate or x-country ski. Feed barn animals.
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Carver Hill OrchardStow, $$
Old-fashioned, scenic farm offering 'Pick Your Own' apples. Also grows peaches and veggies. Carver has a very large cider-pressing operation.
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Charlton OrchardsSturbridge, $$
Charlton Orchards is open from June thru December of each Year. Visit them from the months of June through October and you can “Pick-Your-Own” farm fresh fruit.
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Charmingfare FarmNew Hampshire, $$
A New England day trip to the 180-acre farm is affordable, educational, and exciting for children and adults. The farm is home to over 200 animals.
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Chip-In FarmBedford, Free
A family owned working farm complete with an adorable little petting zoo, fresh eggs & produce, and an old-fashioned penny candy stand.
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Cider Hill FarmAmesbury
There’s always a lot going on and growing at Cider Hill Farm. Enjoy strawberry picking in the spring to apple picking & hayrides in the fall, and much more!
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Codman Community FarmLincoln, $
Enjoy this historic small farm area with barnyard animals a store, and family events.
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Connors FarmDanvers, $
Connors Farm is a one-hundred-forty-acre working farm. The farm offers pick-your-own fruits & pumpkins, play areas, hayrides, farm animals, catch & release fishing and all kinds of seasonal activities. Birthday parties...
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Davis Farmland & Water Spray ParkSterling, $$$
Located in beautiful, rural Sterling, Davis' Farmland is a unique farm experience. Spend a Day at the farm! Kids can feed* and see all sorts of farm animals including baby goats & cows, chickens, ducks, & llamas, as...
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Dowse OrchardsSherborn
If you want some simple apple picking fun, try Dowse Orchards in Sherborn. They have a nice farm stand and you enter the orchard on a dirt road off North Main St. Beautiful orchard and views as you're picking.
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Drumlin FarmLincoln, $$
As a Mass Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm offers many educational opportunities for kids, families and adults.
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Hanson’s FarmFramingham
Hanson’s Farm in Framingham offers seasonal pick-your-own strawberries. In addition, there are farm animals to view.
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Kimball Farm4 Locations, $$$
Kimball Farm is loaded with family fun including great Ice Cream, Mini Golf, Driving Range, Grill, Country Store, Farm Animals, & of course, a fun Bumper Boat Lagoon.
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Land's Sake FarmWeston, Free
Land's Sake Farm is a non-profit, organic, educational farm in Weston, MA providing hay rides, a farm stand and pick-your own fruits and vegetables.
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Libby & Son U-PicksMaine, $
Pick-Your-Own high bush Blueberries and Apples in southern Maine. Enjoy freshly pressed Old-Fashioned Apple Cider, fresh Apple Cider Donuts, and Pumpkins in the fall. Breath taking views and only 2 hours north of...
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Old Frog Pond FarmHarvard
Old Frog Pond Farm is a 25 acre organic farm with chickens, a raspberry patch, apple orchard and sculpture studio. The 2 acre orchard is certified organic as well as the raspberry patch.
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One Stack FarmStow, $
One Stack is a small farm growing 12 varieties of apples. If you like to pick apples in a beautiful, quiet, and well kept orchard than try Stack Farm.
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Parkers Maple BarnNew Hampshire
New Hampshire natives believe that they, not their neighbors to the west, produce the most irresistable maple syrup.
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Parlee FarmsTyngsboro
Parlee Farms invites you to experience the joy of picking your own Apples, choosing that perfect Pumpkin, savoring the taste of a Warm Apple Crisp and Apple Cider Donuts, and seeing the delight in a child’s face when...
PickYourOwn.orgOnline, Free
Find a pick-your-own farm near you in the state of Massachuestts, or anywhere else in the nation.
Powisset FarmDover, Free
Powisset Farm features a classic old barn, pond, pigs “Tink” and “Molly,” chickens, 104 acres of fields, and more than a mile of new hiking trails. Come discover what makes this a special place for the community! Event is free to all.
Russell OrchardsIpswich, $$
The Russell Orchards property has a long history as a working farm. The farm is comprised of 120 acres of fields, gardens, orchards, and, barns.
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Shelburne Farm & OrchardStow, $
Plenty to do at this delightful family owned and operated orchard. Features 'Pick-Your-Own' Apples, Peaches, and Pumpkins. You'll also enjoy treats like caramel apples, delicious cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold...
Sholan FarmsLeominster
Enjoy Apple Picking and a visit to the Farm Stand for a nice assortment of vegetables and apples, along with as some lively items in the Country Store.. On weekends, there is family friendly entertainment for all to enjoy in the afternoon.
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Smolak FarmsAndover, $$
Located on 160 acres of beautiful North Andover farmland, families will enjoy a mutiltude of outdoor farm related activities.
Spencer-Peirce-Little FarmNewbury, $
Take a step back in time with old-fashioned occupations and pastimes, explore nature trails, and enjoy a picnic under the ancient maple trees.
Stonewall Farm Learning Center & Discovery RoomNew Hampshire, Free
Stonewall Farm is the only working dairy farm and education center in the region open to the public with a Learning Center that draws 20,000 visitors per year, as well as classes and camps.
Stowe FarmWorcester, $
Apple picking, pony, hay & horse drawn wagon rides, horseback riding, Gemstone panning, playground, food and more. Birthday parties welcome!
The Russell Orchards PropertyIpswich, $
On the Road to Crane Beach is a 120-acre farm comprised of fields, gardens, orchards, and barns. Come visit many different types of animals, taste 25 varieties of apples, try some famous cider donuts, enjoy old-fashioned penny candy, visit the winery, and pick your own...
Tougas FarmNorthborough, $$
Come enjoy the Tougas Family Farm. Pick your own apples, sip delicious cider, take a scenic hayride. The farm features a variety of fruits from June to Nov.
Tower Hill Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Stroll the gardens and grounds to explore nature, take a Contemplative break from work or share some quality time with your family. Check for special events.
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Verrill FarmConcord, $$
Locally owned farm stand, prepared foods and baked goods - great pies!!. Pick your strawberries in June and your own pumpkins in October. Hayrides, and seasonal festivals. Since the fire in September, a temporary and...
Ward's Berry FarmSharon, $
Ward's Berry Farm offers berry picking, 4H animals to visit, a big sand box with toys, and a farm stand. It's a really nice place to go with little ones.
Weir River FarmHingham, Free
Originally part of a picturesque, early-twentieth-century country estate, Weir River Farm is comprised of ten acres of fields and pastures surrounded by oak and red cedar woodlands.
Westward OrchardsHarvard
Nestled in the hills of the Nashoba Valley, 32 miles west of Boston, lies the town of Harvard; one of Massachusetts best apple producing areas.
Wilson FarmsLexington
Wilson Farms farmstand is open year-round, and is a twice 'Best of Boston' winner. They run several family friendly events throughout the year.
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Winslow Farm Animal SanctuaryNorton, $
Meet and interact with the 183 animals that live on the farm. Winslow Farm also offers a variety of animal-oriented activities, including birthday parties for children, pony rides, group educational tours, nature hikes...


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