Pick-Your-Own: Area Apple Orchard Guide

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

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


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

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


Bolton Spring Farm

159 Main Street (Route 117), Bolton


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

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


Breezelands Orchards

1791 Southbridge Road, Warren


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

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


Brookfield Orchards

121 Lincoln Rd, North Brookfield


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.


Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard


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

Bonus: Retail store, cider donuts, hard cider


Carver Hill Orchards

101 Brookside Ave, Stow


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


Charlton Orchards

44 Old Worcester Rd., Charlton


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


Clearview Farm

4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling


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

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


Cook’s Farm Orchard

106 Haynes Hill Rd., Brimfield


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

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


Davis Farmland and Mega Maze

145 Redstone Hill, Sterling


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


Doe Orchards

327 Ayer Rd., Harvard


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

Bonus: Farmstand, dog-friendly


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


Fairmount Fruit Farm

887 Lincoln St., Franklin


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


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


Foppema’s Hilltop Orchard

10 McClellan Rd., Sutton


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


George Hill Orchard

582 George Hill Rd., Lancaster


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


Hawk Hill Orchards

83 Carleton Rd., Millbury


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

Bonus: Pies, donuts and dumplings; picnic area


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


Hollis Hills Farm

340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg


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


Honey Pot Hill Orchards

138 Sudbury Rd., Stow


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

Bonus: Mazes, hayrides and farm animals


Hyland Orchard & Brewery

199 Arnold Rd., Sturbridge


Hours: Weekends 12-5 p.m.

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


Lanni Orchards

294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg


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.


Meadowbrook Orchard

209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling


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

Bonus: Farm store, bakery, year-round restaurant


Nashoba Valley Winery

100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd., Bolton


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

Bonus: Winery, brewery, picnic area


Nicewicz Family Farm

116 Sawyer Rd., Bolton


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


Old Frog Pond Farm

38 Eldridge Road., Harvard


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

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


Parker’s Orchard

11 Spring Rd., Westborough


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


Pease Orchard

11 Phillipston Rd, Templeton

978- 939-5324

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

Bonus: Apple cider and freshly baked goods


Ragged Hill Orchard

94 John Gilbert Rd., West Brookfield



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


Red Apple Farm

455 Highland Ave., Phillipston


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


Schartner Farm

211 West Berlin Rd., Bolton


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

Bonus: Free hayrides, corn maze


Shelburne Farm

106 West Acton Rd., Stow


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

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


Sholan Farms

1125 Pleasant St., Leominster


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

Bonus: Farmstand with fresh produce


Stowe Farm

15 Stowe Rd., Millbury


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

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


Tougas Family Farm

234 Ball St., Northborough


Bonus: Ice cream, farm tours & wagon rides


Westward Orchard

178 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard


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

Bonus: Wagon rides on weekends


Wojcik’s Farm

65 Milk St., Blackstone


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