Best Apple Picking Near Ora Sep 23, 2022
Whether you love eating, baking, and juicing apples or simply enjoy strolling through apple orchards and taking in the sweet fall air, apple picking guarantees a fun time for everyone.
Here are a few of our picks for the best apple-picking experience this fall.
Located in South Natick (30 minutes from Boston), Belkin Family Lookout Farm is known for its timelessness, brewery/cidery, and, of course, the sweetest apples and peaches. It also features an onsite restaurant and farmer’s market, ideal for wrapping your time at the farm.
Located in Sherborn (30 minutes from Boston), Dowse Orchards has been operated by the Dowse family for over a century. It remains a go-to apple picking destination where you can pick from dozens of apple varieties or peruse the roadside farmstand, which offers numerous homemade treats, fresh local produce, and much more.
Brooksby Farm in Peabody is another convenient option for apple picking this fall. Located 35 minutes from Boston, it’s famous for its variety (growing apples, pumpkins, and squashes) and onsite bakery where you can enjoy the perfect blueberry muffin, apple cider donut, whoopie pie, and much more.
It may surprise you to learn that this North Andover farm (35 minutes from Boston) is owned and operated by the 12th generation of the Farnum family, one of North Andover’s founding families. It is an excellent choice for variety as you can pick apples, berries, nectarines, peaches, and pumpkins. It also offers a petting farm and a produce stand with everything from fresh eggs to jams and honey.
Known for its award-winning winery, which offers tastings of lilac, apple-blueberry, and apricot wines, Russell Orchards is a 120-acre fall lover’s paradise located in Ipswich, 50 minutes from Boston. It features a barnyard, produce store, bakery, and 20+ varieties of apples for picking, making it hard for most visitors to explore it all in one visit or say goodbye.