Apple orchards with pick your own apples can be found across the state, from southeastern Massachusetts all the way to Western Massachusetts, with many within an easy 1 hour drive of Boston, Worcester, and Springfield. If you’re in the mood for fall apple picking, delicious apples in dozens of varieties both new and old, fresh baked apple goods, apple cider, and more, use our guide below and choose your adventure!
Belkin Lookout Farm - South Natick, MA
Lookout Farm is one of the oldest working farms in the country, established by Minister John Eliot in 1650. It was purchased by Steve and Joan Belkin in 2005. Enjoy picking your own apples and pumpkins, and more, there this fall. They also brew hard cider, offer kids activities, and more. Their address is 89 Pleasant Street South, South Natick, MA 01760. It is located about 20 miles west of Boston.
Berlin Orchards - Berlin, MA
Find cider, donuts, hay wagons, and pumpkin paintings as you pick your own apples and pumpkins. Their address is 310 Lower Sawyer Hill Rd., Berlin, MA, about 50 minutes west of Boston.
Big Apple Farm - Wrentham, MA
Pick your own apples, plus watch fresh donuts being made, enjoy a cup of fresh cider, take a hayride, and more! This farm, family owned since 1950, is located about an hour southwest of Boston, near the Rhode Island state line. Bring cash – they don’t take credit cards!
Bolton Spring Farm - Bolton, MA
Take a hayride to the five acres of pumpkins and pick your own from over 20 varieties, or pick your own apples from over 15 varieties between September and October. The farm stand and bakery offers fresh cider spiced donuts and other baked goods, apples and pumpkins and other produce, and more. Cash only, ATM on site. The farm, in operation for over 80 years, is located about 50 minutes west of Boston.
Boston Hill Farm - North Andover, MA
This family owned farm in North Andover has been operating for 12 generations, and offers a variety of you-pick options including apples and pumpkins, with a farmstand offering baked goods, including pies and apple cider donuts, fresh apple cider, among other offerings. They are open 7 days a week.
Brooksby Farm - Peabody, MA
Starting mid-September, the Brooksby Farm has apple picking, pumpkin picking and hayrides. Enjoy their bakery with apple cider, cider donuts, and other baked goods. They also have kids activities. Their address is 54 Felton St, Peabody, MA 01960. It is about 20 miles north of Boston.
Carlson Orchards - Harvard, MA
A 120+ acre working farm operated by the second generation of the Carlson family. They have over 14 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch ready for picking, plus more. Enjoy a steaming hot apple crisp and hot spiced cider or a hard cider after you complete your trip through the orchard. The orchard was founded in 1936 by Walter and Eleanor Carlson. Their three sons now run the orchard, which produces 60,000 bushels of apples and over 500,000 gallons of apple cider annually.
Carver Hill Orchard - Stow, MA
Pick your own apples and pumpkins (and plenty more) this fall. They offer fresh cider donuts on weekends, plus cider and other goodies in the country store. Open everyday for picking and buying this fall. They are located at 101 Boxmill Rd., Stow, MA. It is about 30 miles west of Boston.
Cider Hill Farm - Amesbury, MA
A dairy farm transformed into an apple orchard in 1978. They grow 70 acres of fruits and vegetables on the 145 acre farm, with much of the land available for pick your own activities. Past Yelp reviews indicate you can pick from their pumpkin field. Enjoy apple picking (pay by the pound). They offer hard cider and sweet cider, plus fresh cider donuts. The farm is open seven days a week from May through October 31st. The address is 45 Fern Ave., Amesbury, MA. It is about 40 miles north of Boston.
CN Smith Farms - East Bridgewater, MA
Pick your own apples and pumpkins (and more) at this family owned farm in East Bridgewater, operated for more than 80 years and three generations of the Smith family. They also have a cider mill on site, fresh cider donuts, and more. They are located about an hour south of Boston.
Connors Farm - Danvers, MA
Farm stand and summer activities (beginning June) with fall activities beginning in September, including a 7 acre corn maze, you pick produce including apples, pumpkin patch, fresh baked goods and haunt activities beginning in October. They finish out the season in late October or early November each year. Family owned since 1904. Located about 40 minutes north of Boston.
Doe Orchards - Harvard, MA
Pick your own apples from a variety from September through October, plus Christmas trees after Thanksgiving. They are located about 30 miles west of Boston.
Dowse Orchards - Sherborn, MA
A farm stand offering apples, apple cider, pumpkins, Christmas trees and more, since 1778 – a Massachusetts Century Farm. While there aren’t you-pick options available, it’s a great option for fresh produce. Located about 45 minutes west of Boston.
Fairmount Fruit Farm - Franklin, MA
The Koshivas family has been operating this farm since 1920. Pick your own apples, take a hayride, pick a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving, and more. This fifth generation family owned farm is located about 50 minutes southwest of Boston.
Highland Farm Orchard - Holliston, MA
Pick you own apples with about 10 varieties available from September to November, plus PYO pears and a farm stand carrying pumpkins, fresh apple cider, caramel apples and more. They are located about 50 minutes southwest of Boston.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards - Stow, MA
A 200 acre family owned and operated farm since 1923. They have 15 different apple varieties for picking as they ripen from August to December, plus pears and more. Cash and check only for PYO but there is an ATM at the farm store. Also visit their hedge mazes, barnyard animals and enjoy a hayride. The Appleshop sells fresh pressed cider, caramel apples, cider donuts and thousands of pumpkins. Located 45 minutes west of Boston and 20 minutes east of Worcester.
Keiths Farm - Acushnet, MA
Pick your own apples and pumpkins on this working farm owned by Keith and Sue Santos. Hayrides available on weekends. Activities start around the middle of September. They are open on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy their apple cider, baked goods including apple cider donuts, and live music. Their address is 1149 Main Street Acushnet, MA. It is located about 8 miles north of New Bedford and about 50 miles south of Boston.
Long Hill Orchard - West Newbury, MA
Pick your own offerings include over 15 varieties of apples, plus pumpkins and more. You can pick up fresh baked goods including apple cider donuts at the farmstand, and pick a Christmas tree or other decorations after Thanksgiving. This family owned farm, in operation since 1896, is located 50 minutes north of Boston.
Meadowbrook Orchards - Sterling, MA
Five generations of the Chandler have run this farm, which offers four varieties of apples for picking, plus a farm stand with pumpkins, fresh baked pie and other baked goods, and more. The address is 209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling, MA, about an hour west of Boston.
Nashoba Winery and Bolton Beer Works - Bolton, MA
This winery, brewery, and distillery offers pick your own apples in the fall. They also offer several varieties of hard apple cider. They are located about 50 minutes west of Boston.
Nicewicz Family Farm - Bolton, MA
Grab apples and more through either pick your own, or at the farmstand. They have also offered a hayride. This third-generation family farm is located about 50 minutes northwest of Boston.
Pakeen Farm - Canton, MA
This is an orchard with a pumpkin patch, apples, donuts, cider, and mini maze. They have been sourcing apples from local orchards while growing their own orchard, which should be ready for you-pick by 2020 or 2021. You can also select a freshly cut or choose & cut Christmas tree during the Christmas season. The address is 109 Elm Street, Canton, MA 02021. It is about 15 miles southwest of Boston. They are open Thursday-Sunday starting after Labor Day.
Parlee Farms - Tyngsboro, MA
Their 12 acres of pumpkins near the state line at Nashua, NH produce more than 40,000 pumpkins! They have lots of pick your own including pumpkins (mid September through late October), apples (late August through late October), and more (mid-June through the end of the season). They also have fresh cider donuts, live barn animals, offer school field trips, and a hay play area for kids. The address is 95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. It is about 40 miles northwest of Boston.
Red Apple Farm - Phillipston, MA
Pick your own options include 35 varieties of apples (available July through October), plus pumpkins (September and October) and more. Take a hayride, shop the country store for fresh baked goods like pie and apple cider donuts, fresh apple cider, and more. They’ve also partnered with a local brewery to produce a hard cider. This fourth generation farm is located about 90 minutes west of Boston.
Rogers Spring Hill Farm - Bradford, MA
Pick your own apples and pumpkins on weekends from mid-September through October. They also offer hayrides and children’s activities. It is a fourth generation farm founded by Randolf Rogers in 1902. Their address is 1269 Boston Hill Ward Hill, Bradford, MA 01835. It is about 35 miles north of Boston.
Russell Orchards - Ipswich, MA
Ten varieties of pick your own apples that ripen from September through October The bakery offers fresh cider donuts, seasonal pies and other treats daily. Visit the farm animals or sip wine in the tasting room. Apple trees were first planted on the property in 1920, and it is now run by its third family, now in their second generation, under an agricultural preservation restriction that prevents it from being turned into a development.
Shelburne Farm - Stow, MA
This is the oldest pick your own apple orchard in Eastern Massachusetts. Pick your own apples, pumpkins, and more, visit the farm animals, and enjoy some family entertainment. They are open every day and have live music kids activities, and fresh cider donuts. Their address is 106 West Acton Road, Stow, MA 01775. It is located about 30 miles west of Boston.
Sholan Farms - Leominster, MA
A 169 acre farm owned by the City of Leominster and operated by the Friends of Sholan Farms. The website lists apple picking (late August through October) with lots of pumpkins, baked goods, and apple cider at the market and during their harvest festival in October. They offer hayrides during their events, and during private tours. Their address is 1125 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA. It is about 19 miles north of Worcester, and about 45 miles west of Boston.
Smolak Farms - North Andover, MA
They hold family festivals starting with the first weekends in September and running through October 31st with apple picking, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and hayrides. Their farm stand is open every day, offering apple cider donuts and other baked goods, fresh produce and more. They also have a playground, face painting, games and other kids activities. Their address is 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA. It is located about 30 miles north of downtown Boston.
Stowe Farm - Millbury, MA
Enjoy pick your own apples and pumpkins starting in September. There’s also pony rides, rock climbing wall, mechanical bull rides and a petting zoo. It is about 8 miles south of Worcester, and about 50 minutes southwest of Boston.
Tougas Farm - Northboro, MA
An 88 acre family owned and operated farm fifteen minutes from Worcester run by Maurice and Phyllis Tougas since 1981. Pick pumpkins from their patch from the middle of September to late October. Also enjoy a scenic wagon ride around the farm and apple picking. Also apples, peaches, and more ready for picking this fall. Their address is 234 Ball Street, Northboro, MA 01532. It is about 12 miles northeast of Worcester, and 40 miles west of Boston.
Westward Orchards - Harvard, MA
Pick your own apples, hayride to the pumpkin patch, and farm stand with baked goods including apple cider donuts and pies, fresh apple cider, and more. They are located about 50 minutes west of Boston and have been family owned and operated for four generations.
Wojcik’s Farm - Blackstone, MA
Apple picking starts on Labor Day weekend. Enjoy a tractor drawn wagon ride when visiting the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are available starting in the middle of September. There is also a 5 acre corn maze. Concession stand and farm store, bakery also on site with fresh baked cider donuts available each weekends. Open weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Labor Day weekend thru the end of October. A family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm started in 1953. The address is 65 Milk Street, Blackstone, MA 01504. It is about 25 miles south of Worcester.
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Apex Orchards - Shelburne Falls, MA
Take a tractor-drawn trailer ride through the fields and pick your own apples (8 varieties throughout the season), peaches and pumpkins beginning in August. Their farm store, open seasonally from August-December, offers locally made goods and pre-picked fruits, and offers amazing views that stretch as far as New Hampshire and Vermont. This seven generation family owned farm has been a part of Shelburne since 1834, when Revolutionary War vet Abner Peck Sr bought the land, which served the family in various capacities until the dairy cows were sold off and the orchards planted in the 1940s. It is located about 45 miles north of Springfield.
Bartlett’s Orchard - Richmond, MA
Owned and operated by four generations of the Bartlett family since 1947, this farm offers pick your own apples in 13 varieties from early September through mid October, plus fresh cider, fresh cider donuts, and more in the farm’s market, open year round. Located in the Berkshires, this farm is about 55 miles from Springfield and 40 miles from Albany, NY.
Bear Swamp Orchard, Distillery and Cidery - Ashfield, MA
This Certified Organic orchard, hard cider producer and distillery in Northwest Massachusetts offers several varieties of pick your own apples, plus pre-picked produce in their store, as well as hard cider and brandy tastings, sweet cider, baked goods on PYO weekends, and more! This family owned operation is about an hour north of Springfield.
Breezeland Orchards - Warren, MA
Open August to late November, pick your own apples on this 100 acre orchard, then enjoy fresh cider, fresh apple cider donuts, fresh baked apple pie, and more from the farm stand. Located in central Massachusetts, this orchard is about an hour from Boston, and about 40 minutes from both Worcester and Springfield.
Brookfield Orchards - North Brookfield, MA
Pick your own apples, plus apple cider, cider donuts and other baked gpods, and more.
Lakeview Orchard - Lanesborough, MA
The orchard features pick you own pumpkins and apples. They have a farm stand, bakery, and cider mill. Apple picking starts in August and runs into October along with pumpkins. Their address is 94 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237. It is about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.
Park Hill Orchard - Easthampton, MA
Pick your own apples from 45 varieties between late July and early November. The farm stand has pre-picked fruit, cider slushies, cider donuts, pie and more. They are about 30 minutes north of Springfield.
Pine Hill Orchard - Colrain, MA
Pick your own apples, hang with Kylie the cow and other animals in the barnyard, enjoy apple pie (or other varieties) or fresh cider donuts with a glass of apple cider from the farm market, stop by the restaurant for lunch, and more. They are located about 45 miles north of Springfield.
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