Photo Friday: Apple Picking Around Boston

Fall in the Northeast is a true highlight. The trees become brilliant shades of reds, oranges, and golds making the views everywhere magnificent.  It’s a joy to just drive around this time of year. I particularly love how the seasons set a pattern of family rituals.  For us, Fall means a trip to the local apple orchard. Not only do we come away spending a great day together and loaded with apples, but let’s admit, there are great photo opportunities!

Here are links to a few family favorite orchards west of Boston. I always look for an orchard that offers some additional kid activities. Cider donuts and fresh cider are also a big hit.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards (Stow, MA):  The hedge maze and indoor box maze are always are a great challenge.

Shelburne Farm (Stow, MA):  Offers pony rides on the weekends.  Don’t miss the house cheddar!

Lookout Farm (Natick, MA): Tons of animals, a tram ride and great store.

Tougas Family Farm (Northborough, MA): Offers a wide variety of apples, like Honey Crisps, my personal favorite.

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  1. Lovely. You get a real sense of the season from this. Here in San Francisco, we have three seasons: fog season, summer and winter.

  2. I love this season. So many fun things to do with kids. We are constantly on the move every weekend. I love the picture of your son on the tree.. 🙂

  3. apple picking used to be my absolute favorite thing to do in the states. they dont’ have anything like this here in Central America, and I simply haven’t had a chance to go back lately!

  4. Autumn, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, cider mills…all so darn photogenic!
    Thanks for sharing these great shots.

  5. The boy in the tree and the little girl delighted with the goat capture what fall in New England is all about!

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