Road Trip to These Awesome Apple Orchards this Fall in Boston, MA
Apple picking, crisp air, fall foliage, hay rides.. fall is officially here! Pack the kids, the flannels and give me allllll of the cider doughnuts!
5 Awesome Apple Orchards to Visit this Fall in Boston, MA
Belkin Family Lookout Farm
Belkin Family Lookout Farm is located in South Natick, just 36 minutes (about 20 mi.) from Expressway Toyota and open daily 10AM-5PM. The Belkin Family Lookout Farm was established in 1651, making it one of the oldest working farms in the United States!
Pick-Your-Own (PYO) picking list includes Asian Pears (limited), Jonagold Apples, Fuji Apples and Pumpkins. Fun things to do with the kids include train rides, face painting, hay rides, barnyard animals, moon bounce, caterpillar ride, playground & more! And for the adults… a taproom of course!
For pricing and more information on the Lookout Farm, click here.
Brooksby Farm has something for all the seasons – apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, watermelon, zucchini, pumpkins, tomatoes, eggplant and much more! Located in Peabody MA, Brooksby Farm is 43 minutes (about 23 mi.) from Expressway Toyota.
The Brooksby Farm Store is stocked with fruits, vegetables, pies, jams, jellies, sauces, spices, toys, popcorn, dairy and more! And we couldn’t forget the bakery – head inside for delicious cider doughnuts (yes, plural, because you can’t eat just one!), muffins, monkey bread, loaf cakes and so much more.
Learn more about Brooksby Farm by clicking here.
Boston Hill Farm
Boston Hill Farm is a 12 generation family owned and operated farm located in North Andover, just 50 minutes (about 29 mi.) from Expressway Toyota. The farm is open 7 days a week from 9AM-6PM, with a huge selection of goods from their farm stand including fresh baked pies, apple cider doughnuts, fresh honey, fudge & chocolates and so much more!
You may pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. With homegrown vegetables and flowers available, you can take home much more than just apples!
Check out Boston Hill Farm’s website here.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
Honey Pot Hill Orchards is located in Stow, just about a 54-minute (about 31 mi.) road trip from Boston. With PYO available, mazes, hayrides and farm animals, there’s something for the whole family! Apples available include McIntosh, Empire, Mutsu, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Red Delicious, Spencer and Jonagold.
Honey Pot Hill is open daily 930AM-5PM, and the store is open daily 9AM-6PM. I could eat two entire bags of cider doughnuts from this place, and I wish I was joking! Oh, and did I mention you can also host your birthday party or wedding here?
For more information on pricing and Honey Pot Hill activities, click here.
Shelburne Farm is open every day, rain or shine from 9AM-5PM. Also located in Stow, Shelburne Farm is about 58 minutes (about 32 mi.) from Expressway Toyota. Celebrate healthy family fun by enjoying a hay ride around the scenic orchard, or sit back and relax as the kids figure out a John Deere hay maze and playground. Other activities for the kids include a giant pumpkin bouncer, hay mountain, tractor discovery zone, gator and tractor playground and more.
Farm animals at Shelburne Farm include alpacas, baby chicks, miniature donkeys, ponies, goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens and llamas!
For pricing, activities, and farm info – click here.
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