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Our Realtors Recommend - Best Apple Picking Spots

Apple picking is a New England fall favorite, and in the towns north of Boston there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a trip to a local orchard. It’s a fun activity for all ages and a chance to get out in the crisp autumn sunshine and sample some delicious local produce – think fresh apple cider donuts and a glass of warm cider!  Some orchards offer a range of activities alongside fruit picking, such as petting zoos, playgrounds, tractor rides and corn mazes. Others offer a more low-key traditional experience. We asked our realtors to recommend their favorite spots – here are their top ten apple picking destinations.

Map of Apple Picking Farms in Greater Boston


Parlee Farms - Tyngsborough

Visit Annie’s Animal Barn and enjoy delicious roasted corn and apple crisp!Basket of Apples

Drew Farm - Westford

Firepit for marshmallow toasting and live music at weekends.

Doe Orchards - Harvard

Meet the Tractors – a collection of vehicles from the 1940’s and 50’s. 

Autumn Hills Orchard - Groton

Amazing views of fall foliage as you pick!Apple Juice with Pastries

Brooksby Farm - Peabody

Cut-your-own flowers plus play yard, barnyard animals, fairytale trails and hayrides.

Carlson Orchards - Harvard

Visit the cider barn taproom with a range of seasonal hard ciders.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards - Stow

Tour one of the three mazes and meet the farm animals.Apple Tree

Boston Hill Farm - North Andover

Meet the animals and shop the farm stand.

Shelburne Farm - Stow

Enjoy the Tractor Playground, farm animals and hayrides.

Russell Orchards - Ipswich

Meet the goats, donkeys and pigs, and tour the winery.


Looking for other things to do this fall? Ask our agents! With their extensive knowledge of the area and deep connections to their local community, they are a great resource for information about the towns and neighborhoods Beyond Boston.

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