Apple Orchard Guide: Where to pick your own this fall
Check out these area pick-your-own orchards, grab a bushel, and take a bite out of this year’s apple season. At some orchards, you can hop on a hayride, weave your way through a corn maze, or even grab a pint of beer. Social distancing measures are mandatory, and some farms require a reservation for 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.)
310 Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin
A family run apple and pear orchard offering haywagon rides to the orchard on weekends to pick nearly ten varieties of apples. Barnyard animals and lots of space to tailgate or picnic for the whole family.
Bolton Spring Farm
159 Main Street, Bolton
One of the oldest and most scenic apple orchards in New England, offering a large variety of apples. Featuring a country store and bakery with fresh dumplings, donuts, breads and pies.
1791 Southbridge Road, Warren
A kid-friendly 100-acre apple orchard with tractor rides, and picnic areas. The rustic New England farmstand has fresh produce and home baked goods.
121 Lincoln Rd, North Brookfield
The orchard features a country store, bakery, playground and wagon rides.
115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard
This 120-acre orchard produces 60,000 bushels of apples and over 500,000 gallons of apple cider annually. While there, mom and dad can pick up a pack of their hard cider, too.
Carver Hill Orchard
101 Brookside Ave, Stow
Gifts, fresh baked goods, ice cream, cider donuts, cider, jams, and more are available in the farm store at this picturesque family-run orchard.
Charlton Orchards Farm
44 Old Worcester Rd., Charlton
One-hundred-acre family farm with pick-your-own fruits, pasture raised beef and wine.
4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling
Set atop Kendall Hill, the property has a view of Mount Wachusett. They’re dog-friendly, and feature hayrides, and a bakery with donuts, cookies, and fresh-pressed cider.
Cook’s Farm Orchard
106 Haynes Hill Rd., Brimfield
Tractor rides and bakery open on weekends, dog-friendly.
Davis Farmland and Mega Maze
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling
The award-winning orchard full of crisp Cortland and McIntosh apples is open on weekends during the fall.
327 Ayer Rd., Harvard
This farm has been offering pick-your-own apples since the 1960s. You’ll also find honey, jams, cider and syrup.
Douglas Orchard & Farm
36 Locust St., Douglas
Featuring a country store, farm animals, concert pavilion and farm tours. Stop by the Apple Festival on Sept. 19 for picking, vendors, an apple baking contest and more.
Fairmount Fruit Farm
887 Lincoln St., Franklin
Farmstand and orchard offering hayrides and more.
Fay Mountain Farm
12 Cemetery Rd., Charlton
The farm offers passive recreational opportunities via a section of the Midstate Trail that passes through the site. Featuring a 32-acre orchard, historic barn and picturesque pond.
George Hill Orchards
582 George Hill Rd., Lancaster
You’ll find cider donuts, home baked pies and goodies, farm critters, and a large variety of PYO apples.
Hawk Hill Orchards
83 Carleton Rd., Millbury
Featuring a country store with pies, donuts and dumplings and a picnic area.
635 Highland St., Holliston
Find a wide variety of apples along with homemade apple cider, ice cream, caramel apples.
Hollis Hills Farm
340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg
Set on a hill with views from downtown Fitchburg to Wachusett Mountain. Features a retail store, food, ice cream, and live music on the weekends.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
138 Sudbury Rd., Stow
Mazes, hayrides and farm animals are part of the farm experience here.
Hyland Orchard & Pavilion
199 Arnold Rd., Sturbridge
Featuring live music, an on-site brewery, wagon rides, farm animals, and a dog-friendly atmosphere.
294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg
Featuring a farm stand with fresh baked goods, corn maze and hayrides.
209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling
PYO fruits plus a farm store, bakery, and year-round restaurant.
Nashoba Valley Winery
100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd., Bolton
A stunning hilltop orchard overlooking the town of Bolton. Featuring an on-site winery and brewery, restaurant and picnic grounds.
Nicewicz Family Farm
116 Sawyer Rd., Bolton
A wide variety of apples available at this family-run farm.
Old Frog Pond Farm
38 Eldridge Road., Harvard
Featuring an outdoor sculpture walk, plein air poetry walk, African drumming and more.
Parker’s Orchard Farm
11 Spring Rd., Westborough
Less than a mile from the Westborough Reservoir, you’ll find PYO fruits, and a farmstand with local honey, cider and mums.
11 Phillipston Rd, Templeton
Featuring a farm stand with cider, honey, jams and fresh baked treats. Over two dozen varieties of PYO orchards.
Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Ave., Phillipston
An array of PYO apple varieties, plus a brew barn, fall BBQ, hayrides, farm animals and more.
211 West Berlin Rd., Bolton
Hayrides, a corn maze and farm animals. Bring a picnic and make a day of it.
106 West Acton Rd., Stow
Hayrides, live music, farm animals, kids’ activities and playground.
1125 Pleasant St., Leominster
Owned by the city and operated by a group of volunteers, the 169-acre farm has a farm stand and 50 varieties of PYO apples.
15 Stowe Rd., Millbury
Country store, pony rides, petting zoo, gem mining, rock wall, ice cream.
Tougas Family Farm
234 Ball St., Northborough
Ice cream, farm tours, wagon rides and a farm store with cider donuts, baked goodies, honey syrup and jams.
178 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard
Wagon rides on weekends, cider donuts and local cheeses, seasonal gifts and gourmet food.