Unsure of what to do with your family this fall? Take them to an orchard! New England is full of farms and apple orchards, many of which offer apple picking and other fun activities for people of all ages.
Connecticut – Lyman Orchards, Middletown, CT
This orchard has it all. From apple picking and pumpkin picking, to a farmer’s market and corn maze. There is also an apple cannon, which lets you or your kids fire apples at speeds more than 100 MPH.
Rhode Island – Jaswell’s Farm, Smithfield, RI
This family friendly orchard is great for apple picking. While you’re there, you have to try a candy apple and the apple cider donut ice cream sandwich!
Massachusetts – Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA
Do you want to go apple picking? Do your kids want to pet farm animals? Do you need to relax with a local brew? Do you want to go on a hayride? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is your place to go!
Vermont – Scott Farm, Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm grows over 130 varieties of heirloom apples. You can also pick your own peaches and pumpkins. Stop in their farm stand for their homemade ginger cider!
New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm Orchards, Hampton Falls, NH
Corn mazes, tractor rides, apple picking, and lawn games allow for a full day of fun activities! Go alone, with friends, or with family. Either way, you'll have a blast.
Maine – Rocky Ridge Orchard, Bowdoin, ME
This orchard is home to picking your own apples, delicious ice cream, deli sandwiches, and more. To make this orchard even better, you get to browse through their antiques!