For the past few years, however, I've been a city girl. Getting to an apple orchard was easy in high school, when I lived in (practically) rural New Hampshire, but now farms are fewer and further in between.
But never fear! There are still many great places to go apple picking in Boston. Here are a list of the top five!
You can go on a hayride! You can eat apple cider donuts until your breath is cinnamon-y and your tongue tingles from the sugar! You can even visit farm animals or throw a birthday party!
2. Brooksby Farm
38 Felton St
This is a small one, but you can take public transit here if you're willing to put up with a few transfers and some walking!
Depending on how you time your visit, you can pick apples, strawberries, or raspberries!
3. Belkin Family Lookout Farm
89 South Pleasant St
South Natick, MA
This farm is 363 years old - dear goodness! Their longevity must say something about their quality and apple picking isn't all that they offer. Try finding your way through a farm maze, enjoy a train ride, or let the kids get their faces painted!
They, too, offer apple cider donuts and hard cider.
4. Russell Orchards
143 Argilla Rd
Do you want to make a whole weekend getaway of it? Russell Orchards boasts beach views and guided tours, as well as a late season apples and wine festival!
Just be sure that you bring cash to this family-run apple orchard!
5. Honey Pot Hill Orchards
138 Sudbury Rd
I'm not going to lie, the first thing I liked about this one was the name. No question.
Another orchard in Stow, Honey Pot Hill Orchards has several varieties of apples, some fun fall activities, and adorable pigs!
Are you planning on going apple picking this fall?