The Best Places For Apple Picking Nearby

Apple picking season has once again begun and we're featuring some of the best places to go apple picking in the area.

Autumn is once again in the air and Andover Patch is featuring a number of apple picking locations in the area. Check them out: 

  • Ingaldsby Farm, Boxford: Ingaldsby Farm said that pick your own apple season has just begun! And Facebook customers are liking it. 
  • Smolak Farms, North Andover: The guys over at Erik's Barber Shoprecommended this 300-acre farm.
  • Boston Hill Farms, North Andover: On Yelp, Andover customer Bing W. said this is always a great place to spend a few hours during the autumn months.
  • Barker's Farm, North Andover: Here's a farm where customers on Yelp say their trees are always plush with apples. 

And, if you're in for a longer trip, check these out:

  • Russell Orchards, Ipswich: Jorge Pazos, a Melrose customer, said it has "a bakery, cider donuts and a winery." Marlene also nominated Russell Orchards, writing: "Beautiful spot, great donuts."
  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury: Betsey said of Cider Hill: "Great selection of u-pick, extensive selection at the farm stand, yummy cider donuts, and THE best cider around. Goats and chickens for the kids to feed, corn maze, hayrides....what more do you need?"
  • Westward Orchards, Harvard: One customer said her family heads out to this spot every year. "The tractor ride to the pumpkin patch is particularly fun, as are the apple dumplings."
Erin Eagen September 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM
I like Smolak for a visit when It's not crazy busy. But, I would not say that it's a good place to go apple picking. Too small so it's way, way, too crowded and it's way overpriced. Take a little drive and go someplace where the selection and orchards are bigger and the prices are fair. I recommend driving 25 minutes to Mack's in Londonderry, NH.
Kathleen September 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Boston Hill Farm is North Andover is always good with the kids.


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