Take a bite out of this year's apple picking season.

Fall in New England ushers in crisp air, brilliant foliage, and ripe, juicy apples. Among autumn’s most beloved traditions is apple picking. Across the Bay State, farms and orchards are opening their doors -- or fields. Check out these area pick-your-own orchards, grab a bushel, and take a bite out of this year’s apple season. Many of these spots offer more than fruit picking, too. From hopping on a hayride or navigating a corn maze to farm fresh snacks and homemade treats, a trip to an orchard can be full of all that’s quintessentially fall. Here’s your guide to this perennial family favorite.

Berlin Orchards

Route 62 and

Lower Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin

978-838-2400

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bonus: Hay wagon rides to and from the orchard

Bolton Spring Farm

159 Main Street (Route 117), Bolton

 978-779-2898

Opening Day: Labor Day Weekend

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bonus: Country store and bakery on site

Breezelands Orchards

1791 Southbridge Road, Warren

413-436-7122

Opening Day: Labor Day Weekend

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 .a.m-6 p.m.

Brookfield Orchards

121 Lincoln Rd, North Brookfield

508-867-6858

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bonus: Bakery, playground & wagon rides

Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard

978-456-3916

Check Website for Opening Day

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carver Hill Orchards

101 Brookside Ave, Stow

978-897-6117

Hours: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Check Facebook for daily updated hours)

Charlton Orchards

44 Old Worcester Rd., Charlton

508-248-7820

Check website for Opening Day

Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday & Monday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Clearview Farm

4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling

978-422-6442

Opening Day: Sept. 8

Hours: Weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bonus: Face painting & kid’s play area

Cook’s Farm Orchard

106 Haynes Hill Rd., Brimfield

413-245-3241

Check Facebook page Opening Day and hours

Bonus: Wagon rides, hay maze, dog friendly

Davis Farmland and Mega Maze

145 Redstone Hill, Sterling

978-422-6666

Opening Day: Sept 8

Hours: Weekends, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bonus: Sept. 15 & 16 Costume Character Day

Doe Orchards

327 Ayer Rd., Harvard

978-772-4139

Opening Day: Sept. 1

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through October

Bonus: Dog-friendly

Fairmount Fruit Farm

887 Lincoln St., Franklin

508-533-8737

Opening Day: Sept. 15

Hours: Weekdays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Weekends, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bonus: Dog-friendly

Fay Mountain Farm

12 Cemetery Rd., Charlton

617-981-2051

Opening Day: Sept. 3

Hours: Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

George Hill Orchard

582 George Hill Rd., Lancaster

978-365-4331

Hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bonus: Yummy home-baked goods

Hawk Hill Orchards

83 Carleton Rd., Millbury

508-865-4037

Hours: Wednesday through Friday noon- 5 p.m.; Weekends & Holidays 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Highland Farm

635 Highland St., Holliston

508-429-8370

Opening Day: Mid-September (check website)

Hours: Weekends, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bonus: Homemade apple cider, ice cream, caramel apples, etc.

Hollis Hills Farm

340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg

978-696-3130

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bonus: Sugar House open on the weekends, group maple tours every Wednesday

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

138 Sudbury Rd., Stow

978-562-5666

Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bonus: Mazes, hayrides & farm animals

Hyland Orchard & Brewery

199 Arnold Rd., Sturbridge

508-347-7500

Opening Day: Sept. 22

Open Weekends 12-5 p.m.

Bonus: Live music, brewery, wagon rides, animal petting, farm tours, dog-friendly

Lanni Orchards

294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg

978-582-6246 

Check website for Opening Day

Hours: Daily 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bonus: Corn maze, hayrides 

Meadowbrook Orchard

209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling

978-365-7617

Opening Day: Sept. 8

Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bonus: Thursday night BBQ (through September)

Nashoba Valley Winery

100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd., Bolton

978-779-5521

Check website for apple picking dates and times

Bonus: winery, brewery, picnic area

Nicewicz Family Farm

116 Sawyer Rd., Bolton

978-779-6423

Hours: Weekdays, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Old Frog Pond

38 Eldridge Road., Harvard

978-456-9828

Check website for Opening Day

Hours: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bonus: Organic family farm

Parker’s Orchard

11 Spring Rd., Westborough

508-615-7363

Opening Day: Sept. 1

Open Weekends, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pease Orchard

11 Phillipston Rd, Templeton

978- 939-5324

Opening Day: Sept. 8

Hours: Weekends, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Bonus: Apple cider & freshly baked goods

Ragged Hill Orchard

94 John Gilbert Rd., West Brookfield

508-867-2187

Opening Day: Sept. 12

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bonus: Locally made baked goods

Schartner Farm

211 West Berlin Rd., Bolton

978-779-0212

Opening Day: Sept. 8

Check Facebook page for and hours

Bonus: Free hayrides, corn maze

Shelburne Farm

106 West Acton Rd., Stow

978-897-9287

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Bonus: Hayrides, live music, farm animals, kid’s activities

Sholan Farms

1125 Pleasant St., Leominster

978-840-3276

Check website for Opening Day

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bonus: Farmstand with fresh produce

Stowe Farm

15 Stowe Rd., Millbury

508-865-9860

Opening Day: Sept. 8

Hours: Weekends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bonus: Kid’s corral, petting zoo, gem mining, rock wall

Tougas Family Farm

234 Ball St., Northborough

508-393-6406

Check website for Opening Day

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (call ahead or check online for apple picking times)

Bonus: Ice cream, farm tours & wagon rides

Westward Orchard

178 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard

978-456-8363

Opening Day: Sept. 3

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Wojcik’s Farm

65 Milk St., Blackstone

508-883-9220

Opening Day: Sept. 1

Hours: Friday 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bonus: Bakery & corn maze