Where To Go Apple Picking in Boston


It’s always bittersweet waving farewell to summer. Quite honestly though, this is the best time of year to be a New Englander. Cool morning breezes and sunny afternoons, perfect for city strolls and day trips outside of the city.

I’m slowly moving on from watermelon to one of my favorite fruits, apples! Every year, there are a few traditions that I always look forward to like apple picking, picking out our Christmas tree, and watching the first snow fall. As we are about to welcome October, now is the perfect time to go apple picking. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local orchards, but would love to hear yours, too!

Honey Pot Hill Orchards, 138 Sudbury Rd, Stow
Although Honey Pot has become increasingly busy, we still love it. As kids, Laura and I went to Honey Pot Hill Orchards each year with school and our family. I have such fond memories of picking apples and pears, sipping cool cider, and of course, eating a warm apple cider donut. I’d definitely recommend going earlier in the season – and even on a weekday if you can swing it – as this orchard can get a little crowded / over-picked.

Drew Farms31 Tadmuck Road, Westford
If you’re looking to get enjoy apple picking without all the fuss, Westford’s Drew Farms might be the best option for you. Nothing but beautiful orchard! Plus, they are dog-friendly!

Tougas Family Farm, 234 Ball Street, Northboro
From a barnyard (goats!) to beautiful orchard and store, Tougas Family Farm is always a delight. In addition to apple picking, pumpkin picking is also in season!

Nashoba Winery Orchard, 100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton
I’ve actually never been to Nashoba, but it’s on my list this year! In addition to apple picking, you can visit their winery for tastings and tours.

Image credit: Matt Kurtzman

  1. Shelby Dwyer says:

    My husband and I just went to Drew Farms for the first time this past Saturday to go apple picking. I loved it!! And the cider donuts are delicious. What’s also great is Kimball Farm is not too far away, and we ended up going mini golfing there after. It was a nice little getaway from the city!

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