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Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
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Category:Farms & Orchards
Other Ideas: Massachusetts Farm & Orchard Guide: Pick Your Own; Honey Pot Hill Orchard; Wilson Farms; Weir River Farm; Boston Hill Farm

Apple picking, pony & horse back trail rides through the woods, Gemstone panning, playground, food and more. Birthday parties welcome!

Stowe Farm is a good place for all ages. For family activities try our rock wall, giant slide, mechanical bull riding, petting zoo, horse back trail rides through the woods, and gemstone mining. Playground time and the BBQ is always good too.

While the kids play , adults can visit our Bad Apple Saloon for an ice cold beer with our outdoor sports tv! We play every patriots game!

Each weekend will feature special events such as live music , face painting , antique market. Check out our event page from our web www.stowefarm.com to find out what's happening.

Open September 8th through Halloween including Columbus day while the harvest season is open for pick your own apples and pumpkins.

Open in December for Christmas fun, with trees, wreaths, garland, and much more. We will have a free petting zoo and Santa will be visiting on special times. The farm will be opening the day after Thanksgiving and that weekend from 10-5 with santa. Then the following 2 friday’s 3-7 with free hot coco and a bon fire. Weekends, 10-5 with the petting zoo

Summer Camp Program
Stowe farm offers summer camp programs for ages 7 and up during July and Aug. We offer horseback riding lessons for all levels all year round.

About Stowe Farm
The 85 acres of apple orchard and farm land is nestled away in Millbury Massachusetts.

The Farm was built in 1780 and purchased by the Stowe Family in 1840. From the mid 1800's to the early 1900's the farm was used for growing and marketing vegetables by horse drawn wagon. The main source of income at the time was dairy farming.

Over the many years, seven generations of Stowe's have lived and worked here. Four generations still reside on the farm which is now owned by George B. Stowe. Stowe Farm has been a family operated orchard for the past 60 years.

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www.stowefarm.com

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15 Stowe Road, Millbury, MA, 01527 map
Phone: 508-865-9860

15 Stowe Road
Millbury, Massachusetts 01527

From Route 146 North
Take West Main street Millbury exit. At bottom of ramp turn left on to Main street, go under bridge and bear right at the fork onto Elmwood street. Follow to top of last hill. The road will change names to Carleton Road. Follow for 1 mile and turn right onto Stowe Road.

From Route 146 South
Take West Main street Millbury exit. At bottom of ramp turn right onto Elmwood street. Follow to top of last hill. The road will change names to Carleton Road. Follow for 1 mile and turn right onto Stowe Road.

From Mass. Pike
Take exit 10A to route 20 west, follow to first 4-way intersection (Greenwood street, McDonalds on left). Turn left onto Greenwood Street (look for signs 'Stowes Apples'). Follow Greenwood street to end, at fork bear right onto Carleton road, follow for 1 mile. Take first Right onto Stowe Road.

From Route 290 and 395
Take exit 6A Route 20 East, follow thru first set of lights, turn right at Getty station/yellow blinking light onto Elm street. Turn left onto Brook Street. Bear right at fork, Brook street will turn into Stowe road, follow for 1 mile.

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4-starfamily fun
Stowe Farm is a good place for all ages. They now have activities for the older kids such as the Aerial Adventure course, good if your kids are 12 and up. The younger kids can still enjoy the moo-choo, moonbounce , petting zoo, and pony rides. Of course all ages love the mechanical bull riding along with the rockwall climbing. Prices for rides are between $2.00--$4.00. All this open every weekend during Sept & Oct while the harvest season is open for pick your own apples and pumpkins.
4-starNice Place
I have been to Stowe Farms twice now and have had a good time both times. Yes adults pay $3 to get in, but it is for you to see your children pet the animals. The children under 12 get in free. When you get in, you can pay to do what you like, but you don't have to pay for much if you don't want. They pet the animals, see other animals, they can do the sack race, and stroll the opstacle area for free. It costs extra to ride the pony, do the moon walk, eat, and feed the animals. You can do some or none of that. The children love doing what they can for free. Seeing and touching the animals is the main reason for going to a petting zoo. Could they give a little more for free, yes, but you can either go and have a good time, or stay home. The apple picking does have poison ivy over there. There is a sign present. Be careful and don't climb in the trees, but have fun. Poison Ivy could be anywhere, not just at the apple orchard. Go home and wash the apples thoroughly, then enjoy. There are a lot of people, but plenty of space. I haven't had any long lines both visits. They have caramel apples, pies, brownie squares, candy, but none is cheap. Go to have a good time and get lots of apples. I do recommend going there. Great outing.
1-starBeware The Poison Ivy And Watch Your Wallet
A truly beautiful section of town, in a beautiful part of the state. Unfortunately, the Stowe's farm I remember from my childhood is no more. I was willing to look past the fact that I was nickel and dimed for every activity offered at the slightly run-down farm … I was charged $3 a head for admission to basically walk around their field and choose which activities to spend yet more money on. No, what really threw me over the edge was what I saw growing abundantly under almost every tree in the orchard; rampant poison ivy. People were unknowingly traipsing through it while picking apples; the apples on the ground were sitting in poison ivy. Countless small children were climbing around under the trees. It’s easy to overlook it, as the grass under the trees is uncut, and it blends right in. Getting poison ivy is certainly no fun, but God forbid one of the children picks up an apple from a nest of poison ivy and eats it. Poison ivy of the face and lips is a very serious condition that requires treatment and medications from a doctor. Not to mention what could happen if you ingest the oil of the plant. The staff at the orchard, when I spoke with them, indicated they were aware of the problem and shrugged it off as unavoidable. Come on… this is no uncontrolled area of wilderness we are talking about; this is a local farm that caters to the public. A responsible and well-run farm-- and there are many out there-- would take measures to eradicate the plant from their orchard, or at least from their public areas. The people in charge at Stowe’s are being too cavalier with the health and safety of the public, whose money they are quick to take. Stowe's is, unfortunately, not concerned with the safety of the very people they seek to attract. Sadly, I won't return and I recommend going elsewhere for your fall activities.

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