Who doesn’t love a fresh fall apple?
There is a huge variety and are all incredibly delicious! Go Ahead! Look below for some wonderful orchards in the heart of Apple Country!
Honey Pot Hill Farm – 138 Sudbury Road, Stow MA – www.honeypothill.com
One of the largest and busiest orchards you will find in Central Massachusetts. They provide the whole fall experience and is an ideal place to bring out of town guests for a taste of New England – Hayrides, Feeding the goats, handpicking your own apples, cider donuts, delicious pies, the US’s largest Hedge Maze and so much more! Avoid weekends if you can – They are sometimes mobbed.
Shelburne Farm – 106 West Acton Road, Stow MA – www.shelburnefarm.com
Another large apple farm with a large pick your own section, beautiful scenery, terrific hot apple cider donuts, farm animals and much more. Often slightly less crowded than Honey Pot because they don’t do as much advertising. This orchard contributes back to the community by donating drops and seconds to several local charities.
Carver Hill Orchard – 101 Brookside Ave, Stow MA – www.carverhillorchard.com
Carver Hill is a TERRIFIC alternative to the craziness at Honey Pot and sometimes Shelburne. It is a smaller, more quaint farm with a lovely farm store, great baked goods, friendly staff and a quiet spot. They do not offer things like hay rides, mazes and farm animals so come here to pick apples and enjoy the lovely spot.
Bolton Springs Orchard – 149 Main St, Bolton, MA – www.boltonspringfarm.com/
Lovely picking and a hill with terrific views here! Very convenient, maybe a mile from Rt 495. There is a great hiking trail right near here too – Lime Kiln. If they are making Apple Dumplings that day, don’t miss it! They also have a nice country store and baked goods.
Derby Farm – 438 Great Rd, Stow, MA – no website (978) 897-7507
Derby does not have you pick but they do have, in my opinion, the best apple cider around. Sometimes they don’t have it because they make it fresh and haven’t gotten to it. They also have excellent squash and other terrific produce in season. Super convenient and great people who run it! I highly recommend it for a quick apple fix!
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