We look forward to apple picking season every year - it's a great way to get the whole family outdoors enjoying the crisp autumn sunshine and delicious local produce. We are spoiled for choice in our local area with so many orchards to choose from, so to help you decide where to go we asked our Realtors to recommend their favorite spots. Some venues offer lots of other activities alongside the picking - petting zoos, corn mazes, playgrounds and tractor rides to name a few. Others are a more traditional orchard, with perhaps a farm store serving fresh apple cider donuts. Whatever your preference, we’ve got something for you - here’s our top 10 Apple Picking Spots north of Boston.
PYO plus hayrides, maze and farm animals.
PYO, Tractor Playground, farm animals and hayrides.
PYO plus cider barn taproom.
PYO and Meet the Tractors.
PYO apples and pumpkins.
PYO with amazing views.
Parlee Farms - Tyngsborough
PYO plus farm stand, animal farm, tractor training and hay maze.
Boston Hill Farms - North Andover
PYO plus farm stand and farm animals.
Brooksby Farm - Peabody
PYO fruit and flowers plus play yard, barnyard animals, fairytale trails and hayrides.
Russell Orchards - Ipswich
PYO plus farm animals, winery and farm store.