The Ultimate A-Z Apple Picking Guide for Massachusetts and Rhode Island
If you are ready for apples, they are ready for you. After what apparently was a perfect spring and summer for growing apples, orchards across Southern New England are starting to open for pick your own family fun. There are so many orchards to choose from across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Where you go to pick can depend on a lot of things. Do you want a quiet, less crowded farm? Are you looking for somewhere to spend the day and get more than just apples? Are you going kid-free and want a more adult experience? Believe it or not, there are farms for all of that and more.
For example, enjoying a tractor pulled hayride happens at many of the orchards on our list, but only Hill Orchards in Rhode Island does horse-drawn wagon rides. So many of these places serve up freshly made apple cider donuts, but only One Stack Farm in Stowe, Massachusetts mentions its apple cider popsicles.
If eating organic apples is right up your alley, then you should seek out Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts or Elwood Orchards in North Scituate, Rhode Island, as both farms have been certified organic.
For those who want to make a day of their farm experience, places like Schartner's in Bolton, Honey Pot Hill in Stowe and Connors in Danvers have corn mazes to venture through; Knight Farm in North Scituate and Nashoba Valley in Bolton have sit-down restaurants on their farms; and Stowe Farm in Millbury even has a mechanical bull.
All of these farms are amazing and we wish we could visit them all. So whether you want to stay close to home for a quick pick or spend the day on the farm, you are sure to find what your looking for at one of these PYO apple orchards across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.