It’s apple-picking season here in New England!  Ready to pick?  Here are five great local places to pick this season!

Nashoba Valley Winery

Nashoba Valley Winery, located West of Boston in Bolton, offers loads of you-pick apple trees.  Check the website for full details before heading out, because they can sometimes sell out.  When the orchard is open, hours are 10am-5pm.  The fields are cash only, and while you can use a credit/debit card at the winery, it’s best to bring cash.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

Check out the Honey Pot Hill website before heading out to get info on hours and types of apples available – it varies.  Generally, the petting zoo, hedgemaze, and farm stand will also be open. Cash and check only for apple picking and much of the orchard activities.  The farm store does have an ATM and takes credit cards.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm

The Belkin Farm Lookout Farm is more of a family destination than just a you-pick farm.  There are lots of family activities – from a petting zoo to a play area.  The admission price really isn’t worth it unless you plan to do more than pick apples, so plan to spend the day!

Dowse Orchards

Visit Dowse Orchards in Sherborn, MA for some family-friendly apple picking. There are loads of trees with low-hanging fruit so no ladders are needed for little ones.  There’s also a farm stand with fresh produce.

Smolak Farms

Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA, offers a petting zoo, family programs, you-pick fruit, and a farm stand with fresh produce and apple cider donuts.

What’s your favorite place to pick apples?