Among autumn’s most beloved traditions is apple picking. 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. Hop on a hayride, weave your way through a corn maze, or even grab a pint of beer. Happy picking! (Meltdown Warning: while we’ve done our best to ensure the accuracy of this information, things can and do change. Please call or check the website before heading out on your apple adventure.)

Berlin Orchards

Route 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin

978-838-2400

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

Bonus: Pumpkin painting and hay wagon rides to and from the orchard on weekends

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Bolton Spring Farm

159 Main Street (Route 117), Bolton

978-779-2898

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting Labor Day weekend

Bonus: Country store and bakery on site, hayrides on weekends

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Breezelands Orchards

1791 Southbridge Road, Warren

413-436-7122

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

Bonus: Farmstand with pies, donuts, local honey, cheese and more

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Brookfield Orchards

121 Lincoln Rd, North Brookfield

508-867-6858

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

Bonus: Country store and bakery, playground and wagon rides

Harvest Craft Fair on Sept. 7 & 8 will feature artisans, crafters and farm vendors with handmade items, artwork and goodies. Enjoy pizza, craft beer and wine, hayrides and live music.

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Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard

978-456-3916

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

Bonus: Retail store, cider donuts, hard cider

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Carver Hill Orchards

101 Brookside Ave, Stow

978-897-6117

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

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Charlton Orchards

44 Old Worcester Rd., Charlton

508-248-7820

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Clearview Farm

4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling

978-422-6442

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

Bonus: Dog-friendly, hayrides, bakery with donuts, cookies, and fresh-pressed cider

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Cook’s Farm Orchard

106 Haynes Hill Rd., Brimfield

413-245-3241

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

Bonus: Tractor rides and bakery open on weekends, dog-friendly

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Davis Farmland and Mega Maze

145 Redstone Hill, Sterling

978-422-6666

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

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Doe Orchards

327 Ayer Rd., Harvard

978-772-4139

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

Bonus: Farmstand, dog-friendly

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Douglas Orchard & Farm

36 Locust St., Douglas

Hours: Wednesday and Friday through Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bonus: Live music at the pavilion Sept. 7 & 14

Apple Festival on Sept. 14 will feature vendors, food trucks, music, face painting, apple baking contest and more

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Fairmount Fruit Farm

887 Lincoln St., Franklin

508-533-8737

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

Bonus: Dog-friendly

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Fay Mountain Farm

12 Cemetery Rd., Charlton

617-981-2051

Hours: Wednesday through Friday 12-7 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Foppema’s Hilltop Orchard

10 McClellan Rd., Sutton

508-234-6711

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

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George Hill Orchard

582 George Hill Rd., Lancaster

978-365-4331

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

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Hawk Hill Orchards

83 Carleton Rd., Millbury

508-865-4037

Hours: Wednesday through Friday 12- 5 p.m.; Weekends & Holidays 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bonus: Pies, donuts and dumplings; picnic area

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Highland Farm

635 Highland St., Holliston

508- 429-8370

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

Bonus: Homemade apple cider, ice cream, caramel apples

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Hollis Hills Farm

340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg

978-696-3130

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Honey Pot Hill Orchards

138 Sudbury Rd., Stow

978-562-5666

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

Bonus: Mazes, hayrides and farm animals

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Hyland Orchard & Brewery

199 Arnold Rd., Sturbridge

508-347-7500

Hours: Weekends 12-5 p.m.

Bonus: Live music, brewery, wagon rides, farm animals, dog-friendly

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Lanni Orchards

294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg

978-582-6246

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

Bonus: Corn maze, hayrides

Sunflower Festival Sept. 1-8 with four acres of beautiful sunflowers in avariety of colors to pick and to take photos in.

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Meadowbrook Orchard

209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling

978-365-7617

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

Bonus: Farm store, bakery, year-round restaurant

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Nashoba Valley Winery

100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd., Bolton

978-779-5521

Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Bonus: Winery, brewery, picnic area

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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.

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Old Frog Pond Farm

38 Eldridge Road., Harvard

978-456-9828

Hours: Weekends 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bonus: Outdoor sculpture walk, plein air poetry walk, African drumming and more

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Parker’s Orchard

11 Spring Rd., Westborough

508-615-7363

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

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Pease Orchard

11 Phillipston Rd, Templeton

978- 939-5324

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

Bonus: Apple cider and freshly baked goods

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Ragged Hill Orchard

94 John Gilbert Rd., West Brookfield

508-867-2187

raggedhill.com

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

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Red Apple Farm

455 Highland Ave., Phillipston

800-628-4851

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bonus: Brew barn, fall BBQ, hayrides, farm animals

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Schartner Farm

211 West Berlin Rd., Bolton

978-779-0212

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

Bonus: Free hayrides, corn maze

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Shelburne Farm

106 West Acton Rd., Stow

978-897-9287

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

Bonus: Hayrides, live music, farm animals, kids’ activities and playground

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Sholan Farms

1125 Pleasant St., Leominster

978-840-3276

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

Bonus: Farmstand with fresh produce

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Stowe Farm

15 Stowe Rd., Millbury

508-865-9860

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

Bonus: Country store, pony rides, petting zoo, gem mining, rock wall, ice cream

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Tougas Family Farm

234 Ball St., Northborough

508-393-6406

Bonus: Ice cream, farm tours & wagon rides

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Westward Orchard

178 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard

978-456-8363

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

Bonus: Wagon rides on weekends

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Wojcik’s Farm

65 Milk St., Blackstone

508-883-9220

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

Bonus: Farm store and bakery, corn maze, wagon rides