Apple picking season is in full swing around MetroWest. Freshly picked apples, cider donuts, and apple cider are among the many wonderful treats to enjoy while visiting nearby farms. Plan your perfect farm visit from our list of top orchards to explore.
Shelburne Farms | 106 West Acton Road, Stow MA
A trip to Shelburne farms is always a family favorite! The farm has a verity of animals including goats, llamas, and sheep. For younger kids there’s a fun playground with slides, mini tractor bikes to ride, hand pump rubber duck races. You can order lunch and fall treats from their farm kitchen, and if you time it right you might get to enjoy live music while enjoying all the farm has to offer.
Red Apple Farm | 455 Highland Ave, Phillipston MA
Red Apple Farm, run by fourth-generation farmer, offers a verity of fun for the family (a farm stand, weekend barbecues, hay rides, cider donuts, farm animals to pet). With 50 verity of apples you’re sure to find a great selection of apples to choose from!Be sure to check their calendar for fun farm events throughout the fall season!
Carlson Orchards | 115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard MA
A drive out to Carlson Orchards in beautiful Harvard, MA is a must do this fall. Enjoy a hayride, pick apples, and sample some of their delicious apple cider and hard cider for the over 21 crowd. In addition to the farm, make sure to take a drive around town, stop in at the General store in the center of town or continue your adventure to Fruitlands Museum overlooking the mountains. You won’t be disappointed by the scenery!
Westward Orchards | 178 Mass Ave, Harvard MA
Westward Orchards is another wonderful farm in Harvard boasting a lovely country store with scrumptious sandwiches and soups featuring many of the farm vegetables and fruits. Make sure to stop by this fall to enjoy all the farm has to offer including pick your own apples.
Nashoba Valley Winery | 100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton MA
Nashoba Valley Winery is fun for the whole family. Enjoy apple picking, sample wines from the tasting room, pack a
picnic and enjoy the scenery. There are often fun events so make sure to check out their calendar!