20 Great Places to go Apple Picking in New England

Sunday, September 16, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Apple picking is one of New England's best fall activities.
Apple picking is one of the great events of the fall season and New England has some of the best apple orchards around. 

For those with young kids, there may be no better day activity then heading to an apple orchard and letting the kids run around and pick apples for a few hours. 

GoLocalWorcester has picked out some of the best spots to go apple picking in New England.

See The Best Places to go Apple Picking in New England. 

  • Jaswell's Farm

    Smithfield RI

    Jaswell's Farm is the oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

    The farm is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis and is a great place for a family day of apple picking.

  • Brookfield Orchards, Inc

    North Brookfield, MA

    Pick your own apples! The Snack Bar offers hot apple dumplings and ice cream, cheese, and cider. The Country Store will tempt you with honey common crackers, maple products, “Penny Candy”, culinary delights, antiques and collectibles and much more! They have a playground and picnic tables - so stay awhile.

    Brookfield Orchards is open year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Burtt's Apple Orchard

    Cabot, Vermont

    Burtt's Apple Orchard in Vermont is open until October 31st, allowing you to pick the best apples that you can find.

    Apples ar Burtt's are $1.10 per pound and they are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

  • Bishop's Orchards

    Guilford, CT

    Bishop's Orchards sells the best apple cider on the market. The bakery also has delicious caramel apples, cider, pies, and donuts.

    The farm first started in 1871 and even boasts a winery, a corn maze, and 320 acres of fruits and vegetables.

  • Bailey's Orchard 

    Whitefield, Maine

    Bailey’s Orchard has been owned and operated but the same family for more than 60 years and they raise over 50 apple varieties. 

    Feel free to pick your own, or just head to the barn and buy them. 

    The orchard is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Barden Family Orchard

    North Scituate, RI

    With apple trees dating back to 1931, the Bardens grow Macintosh, Gala, Cortland, Liberty, Jonagold, Macoun and other apple varieties on their family farm near Route 116 in North Scituate.

    They also produce and sell their own apple cider from mid-September through March. Make sure you stock up for the winter ahead.

  • Tougas Family Farm 

    Northborough, MA

    Tougas Family Farm is a great place to take the family for a day of Apple picking. 

    A 10 pound Peck Bag, admits 4 people into the orchard $26

    While a 20 pound 1/2 Bushel Bag, admits 6 people into the orchard $36

    The farm is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Lyman Orchards

    Middlefield, CT

    Lyman Orchards, which has overlooked the Connecticut River for more than a century, grows almost 100 varieties of fruits from June through October.

    The Farm Kitchen Bakery sells fresh pies, apple cider donuts, muffins, cookies, breads, and pastries.

  • Pippin Apple Orchard 

    Cranston, RI

    A familiar name around Cranston, look for the original Pippin Orchard, founded in 1964, just north of Scituate Avenue.

    They also sell pies, turnovers and candy apples.

  • Bolton Orchards

    Bolton, MA

    Pay a visit Bolton Orchards and their gift shop for home grown in-season fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers (available year round), fruit baskets, gourmet deli & specialty foods, fresh pressed cider, the "best apple deal" in town, homemade fudge, and a little bit more of the "good things in life" all under one roof.

  • Sweet Berry Farm

    Middletown, RI

    Sweet Berry Farm offers dozens of varieties of apples: Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Gala, Macoun, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Empire, Liberty, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Mutsu Crispin, Cameo, Autumn Gala, Ida Red, Fuji, Braeburn and Granny Smith.

    The farm is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Carlson Orchards

    Harvard, MA

    Carlson Orchards, Inc. is a 140-acre fruit orchard/agri-business located one hour West of Boston in Harvard. The orchard has been run by the Carlson family since 1936.  

    Open year-round.

    A variety of pick your own fruits available July-November including apples, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, and pumpkins.

  • Dame Farm

    Johnston, RI

    In the late 1800's, the Dame Family made their living predominantly through dairy cows and apple orchards.

    This farm offers apples, blueberries, strawberries, and peaches.

    Make sure to check out the horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides.

  • Apple Hill Farm 

    Concord, NH

    Apple Hill Farm offers Macintosh apples ready for your picking plus so much more. 

    Farm hours are daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Davis Farmland

    Sterling, MA

    Davis Farmland is the ultimate Children’s Discovery Farm featuring interactive play and learning for children ages 1-8.  Davis Farmland is home to the largest sanctuary of Heritage farm animals in North America.

     The Apple Orchard features MacIntosh & Cortland apples and the Pumpkin Patch has a variety of sizes to accommodate children and adults. 

  • Lanni Orchards

    Lunenburg, Massachusetts

    Lanni Orchards, Inc. was started 50 years ago by Pasquale Lanni and his sons.  Today the farm is being operated by the third and fourth generations.  

    The farm includes apples, peaches, pears, corn, squash, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

  • Alyson’s Orchard

    Walpole, NH 

    Alyson’s Orchard offers some of the best apple picking experiences in New Hampshire.

  • McDougal Orchards 

    Springvale, Maine 

    McDougal Orchards consists of Apples, Raspberries and so much more.

    The Orchard is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Shelburne Orchards 

    Shelburne, Vermont 

    Shelburne Orchards is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for apple picking. 

    When you're done picking, be sure to visit the store, maybe even pick up some apple cider.

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