Apple & Pumpkin Picking and Farm Fun in the Greater Boston Area

Boston Apple Picking and Local FarmsI updated this 2016 post with pricing and more info for the 2017 apple and pumpkin picking season! Hopefully you’ll find this post helpful and you’ll be able to find some fall fun!

Here’s some great apple & pumpkin picking and fall activities at local farms within an hour or so from Boston:

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, South Natick

  • Train rides, farm animals, hay pyramid, farm maze, children caterpillar rides, weekend hayrides, and more!
  • Open daily from 10-5pm
  • Weekend/holiday rate: $16 for adults, $14 for children under 12; Weekday admission is $12, children under 2 are free
  • Afternoon Special: FREE admission Monday-Friday from 3-5pm (does not include holidays) with a purchase of any fruit bag
  • Fruit bags are $14 small, $22 medium, and $36 large

Dowse Orchards, Sherborn

  • Apple picking: $16 for a half peck bag
  • Open 10-5pm on weekends (weekend only)

Highland Farm, Holliston

  • Apple picking available 10-5pm, closed on Monday and Tuesdays, no public bathrooms
  • Fruit bags are $10 for 1/2 peck, $20 for a peck, and $35 for 1/2 bushel

Nashoba Valley Winery, Bolton

  • Restaurant, orchards, wine tastings every weekend, and more
  • Apple picking: $25 for a 10lb peck bag + admits 2 people into orchard, $35 for 20lb 1/2 bushel bag+ admits 4 people into orchard
  • Open daily 11-4:30pm, must buy picking bag before 4pm

Carlson Orchards, Harvard

  • Apple picking daily from 9-4pm
  • Apple picking prices: $19 for a peck bag and $29 for 1/2 bushel

Tougas Family Farm, Northborough

  • Pick your own, wagon rides, playground, farm animals, pumpkin patch, and more!
  • Apple picking: $30 for 10/lb peck bag, admits max of 4 people, $40 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag
  • Pumpkin picking: .75 per pound, minimum $2.75 per pumpkin
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5pm, open on holiday Mondays

Shelburne Farm, Stow

  • Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hayrides, tractor playground, barnyard animals, and more!
  • Apple picking: $22 for 10/lb peck bag, $30 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag
  • Pumpkin picking: .60 per pound
  • Open daily 9-5pm, rain or shine
  • $10 for all-day unlimited admission for child play area (adults are free with child), weekends only
  • Hayrides are $2 per person and $6 per person for pony rides

Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Stow

  • Barnyard animals, corn maze, hayrides, pick your own, and more
  • Apple picking & pear picking: $18 for 10/lb medium bag (gets 2 adults and 1 child into orchard), $28 for 20/lb large bag (gets 2 adults & 3 children into orchard), $6 per extra person, cash or check only
  • Open daily 9:30-5pm for pick your own
  • Corn maze prices vary, hayride $2 per person and under 2 are free (no strollers or wagons allowed on hayride, strollers only allowed to and from Lot E)

Carver Hill Orchard, Stow

  • Unconfirmed prices for 2016=7 picking season
  • Open daily 10-5pm

Pickard Farm, Littleton

  • Tractor drawn hayride (weekends only) and pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin picking: pumpkin prices vary, over 15 acres of pumpkins (no admission charge or parking charge)
  • Weekends 10-6pm, weekdays 1-6pm

Parlee Farms, Tyngsboro

  • Pick your own, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch, hay play area, and more!
  • Apple picking: $25 for 1 peck bag and includes admission for max of 4 people + hayride, $35 for 1/2 bushel bag and includes admission for max of 6 people + hayride, $5 for each additional person, infants are free (save 10% for weekday visits)
  • Over 40,000 pumpkins in the field: pumpkins are .75/lb, minimum $2.75
  • Pick your own hours vary based on weather/conditions, get updated information here.

Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

  • Apple picking: $20 for one peck, up tp 4 people, $35 for 1/2 bushel, up to 6 people
  • Open daily from 8-5PM

Smolak Farms, North Andover

  • Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, amusement area, hayrides, farm animals and more every weekend in September & October
  • Apple picking: $20 or a 10-12/lb peck bag, $40 for 1/2 bushel bag 24/lb bag, and $45 for 1/2 bushel basket.
  • Apple picking is open daily from 8-5PM, last admission is at 4:15PM
  • Children Festival: Weekends 10-4pm, $12 for children and free for children under 2 and adults
  • Hop on Hayrides are $5 per person, children under 2 free
  • Corn Maze: $5 per person

Boston Hill Farm, North Andover

  • Apple picking: $20 for a 10/lb peck bag, $38 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag {2016 pricing}
  • Apple orchard open 10am to 5:15pm daily, farm stand open 9-6pm daily

Brooksby Farm, Peabody

  • Pick your own apples, farm store goods, pumpkin yard, and fall activities
  • Apple picking: $17 for a 10lb peck bag, $30 for 20/lb half bushel bag, cash only {2016 pricing}
  • Open 9-4pm daily

Connors Farm, Danvers

  • Corn maze, barnyard animals, hayrides, grain train, live entertainment, haunted farm, pick your own, and much more!
  • General admission tickets: $13.99 for kids 3-64 on weekends and $9.99 on weekdays, free for kids 2 and under
  • Apple picking: $17.95 for 10/lb peck bag, $29.95 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag {2016 pricing}
  • Open daily 8-6pm
  • In the evening: Hysteria Haunted Farm and Groupon has a daily deal for discount tickets

Russell Orchards, Ipswich

  • Hayrides, farm animals, pick your own, and more
  • $3 per person for ages 2+ to picking area, fee is credited back when you pay for the fruit you pick
  • Apple picking: $20 for peck size bag, maximum of 4 people per bag and includes a hayride to the picking site
  • Open 9-6pm daily, cash only

C.N. Smith Farm, East Bridgewater

  • Farm animals, train displays, pick your own fruit, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and more!
  • Hayrides & Pumpkin Picking: $3.50 per person + pumpkin priced per pound, Pick-your-own on weekends only from 10-4pm
  • Apple Picking: $28 for Peck Apple Bag for 3 Adults/4 people total and 1/2 bushel is $45 for max 6 people. Wednesday-Friday 10-4pm and Weekends 9-4pm

The Big Apple, Wrentham

  • Hayrides, pumpkin house, pick your own, bakery and more
  • Apple picking: $25 for 10/lb peck bag, $35 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag, cash or check only {prices may have increased for 2017 season, unsure}
  • $3 per person for hayride into the orchard or drive into the orchard for free
  • Open 9-5pm, weekends only on select weekend dates (Apple picking ends October 1)

Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon

  • Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, barnyard animals, and more
  • Pumpkin picking: prices vary depending on size
  • Pumpkin patch open daily 9-4pm
  • Hayrides: $3 per person for ages 3+, weather permitting

Nihtila Farm, Holbrook

  • Pick your own pumpkins, hayride, farm animals, and more
  • Open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 11-6pm
  • Call for pricing, cash only

The only organic apple farm I could find in the Greater Boston area, Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, MA but they are finished with apple picking for the year.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite spot or if your favorite is on the list.

Where is your favorite place in the Greater Boston area for apple picking and fall fun?!?