Shelburne Farm & Orchard
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You'll also enjoy treats like caramel apples, delicious cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold cider, coffee cake, fresh baked apple pies & more in the country store.
The orchards are plentiful and provide an ample variety of apples like Empire, Cortland, McIntosh, & Macoun, to name a few. You can purchase either a 10lb bag for $17 or a 20lb bag for $25. Then you can set off on your own to pick your apples.
Weekend activities for children include Hayrides ($2/person), Magic Orchard Castle Moon Bounce ($1/per child), Cider Making with Antique Press, Pony Rides, Mini Hay Maze, and a Hay Climbing Mountain for kids.
The kids' ride-on area has a bunch of mini-John Deere tractors inside a hay enclosure which is fun and a cute photo-op. The mini tractors now have mini implements the kids can connect and haul mini pumpkins and mini hay bales around the ride area. New this year, is a fun tractor/hayride shaped playscape with slides. A very cute photo op!
The jump house is a a great way for kids to burn off some of that energy after eating those delicious cider donuts.
You can also visit the farm's herd of farm animals: goats, sheep, ponies, chickens, guinea fowl, bunnies, and a Llama to stand guard.
Check website for complete activity schedule.
Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon. Scenic picnic areas are available for lunching.
Open 7 Days a Week
9:00am - 6:00pm
Pick you own prices apply for apples & pumpkins
Activities & Food are a la carte
106 West Acton Road, Stow, MA, 01775 map
- This is a popular spot on weekends, so we recommend going early to avoid the crowds.
- Don't leave without trying a cider donut. They are delicious!
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