Nothing quite says fall in New England like apple picking. This long weekend is the perfect time to head to your favorite apple orchard! The past few years I have gone to Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow Massachusetts. The donuts there are hands down the best cider donuts I have ever had!! There is plenty to do from apple picking to the largest hedge maze in North American. I actually wore the same shirt I did last year, a simple chambray button down but this year I went with a pair of jeans and my hunter boots. My roommates and I had a fantastic time, they had never been to Honey Pot before!
There are tons of great apple orchards to visit. In the past Mike and I have stopped at small orchards on our way home from the cabin in Maine there are tons of small family owned farms sprinkled through out New England. For a quick ride from Boston though Honey Pot is definitely my favorite. Some other great orchards include:
1. Tougas Farms
Located in Northborough MA it is just under an hour from Boston. They have apple picking and a huge pumpkin patch!
2. Parlee Farms
If you’re north of Boston Parlee Farms is a great option, 45 minutes north of Boston in Tyngsborough. It’s a large property and definitely has some great photo ops!
3. Smolak Farms
Probably one of the closest to Boston Smolak is just a 30 minute drive to North Andover. Tons of fun activities for families. I find the apple picking is a little not expensive than other farms but it is definitely a beautiful place! I love visiting during Christmas time.
About an hour from Boston, Bolton Orchards has over 25 varieties of apples for the picking! They also have a fantastic farm stand and serve up ice cream if you go on a warmer fall day.
5. Wilson Farms
Just in it for the donuts? Wilson’s Farm is just a 20 minute right outside the city. They don’t have Apple picking but they have a hay maze, pumpkins, and all the fall foods you could imagine. There fresh apple cider donuts are a must!
My favorite place to go is definitely Honey Pot Hills but there are so many great options out there. I love going out and supporting local farms every falls. Where is your favorite place to go apple picking?