7 New England Farms for Pick-Your-Own and Family-Friendly Fall Activities

While you may get your fall fix within pumpkin spice lattes, apple pie and a cozy scarf, nothing is more quintessential “fall in New England” than a trip to the local farm. From locally made goodies to Pick-Your-Own family fun, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite farms to visit this season.

 

  1. Red Apple Farm
  2. Belkin Lookout Farm
  3. Lyman Orchards
  4. Belltown Hill Orchards
  5. Karabin Farms
  6. Rogers Orchards
  7. Apprecrest Farm

  1. Red Apple Farm | Phillipston, MA

 

It’s all in the name: this 90-year-old family farm is the place to be for apple picking (and so much more). You can make a reservation to Pick-Your-Own apples, pumpkins or sunflowers, drop by the Country Store for some farm-fresh goodies (think: apple cider donuts), or enjoy a refreshing made-on-site hard cider with orchard views at their brand new Brew Barn.

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

  1. Belkin Lookout Farm | Natick, MA

 

This outdoor Massachusetts farm spans across 180 acres! Its gorgeous views, farm-to-table style outdoor dining (paired with a local brew or cider) and extensive variety of apples to pick make Belkin Lookout Farm a must-see destination. Note: reservations are required for Pick-Your-Own this season.

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

 

  1. Lyman Orchards | Middlefield, CT

 

Overlooking the Connecticut River, Lyman Orchards has been a local favorite for more than a century. Pick your own apples, pears or pumpkins, drop by The Apple Barrel Farm Market for some local shopping or grab a seasonal bite at the pub (think: apple glazed pork belly or farmer’s nachos). You’re sure to have a day of family fun at this countryside destination!

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

  1. Belltown Hill Orchards | South Glastonbury, CT

 

Hidden away in the rolling hills of South Glastonbury, Belltown Hill Orchards is your go-to spot for a fall adventure. Think: apple and pumpkin picking, farm-fresh goodies and drool-worthy cider donuts.

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

  1. Karabin Farms | Southington, CT

 

While new Covid-19 guidelines have put a pause on barnyard fun and PYO wagon rides, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins will still be in full swing this year! While there, you can support local by purchasing some farm-raised meats, flowers and goods for your family to boot.

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

  1. Rogers Orchards | Southington, CT

 

Found in the early 1800s, Rogers Orchards is a historic fall landmark. Take a scenic walk around the property, enjoy apple picking from a whopping 20 varieties, and be sure to scoop up some of their famous cider donuts or fresh baked fruit pies on your way out!

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

  1. Applecrest Farm | Hampton Falls, NH

 

With over 40 varieties of apples and farm-fresh goodies (like apple cider and their famous hot cider donuts), Applecrest Farm is the place to be for a taste of the season. The old-style New England Creamery offers up homemade ice cream, and there are typically dozens of events going on throughout the season. Be sure to visit their website and social media pages for updates and changes for 2020 events due to Covid-19.

 

Learn more and plan your visit here!

 

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