Fall is upon us with leaves turning, crisp nights and some of our favorite family activities! Check out these fun, local places offering apple picking, corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches and more.
Note: please do not bring your dog to the orchards; they cannot allow dogs into the orchards and pumpkin fields per health regulations, so you'll have to leave your four-legged friend in the car.
Rt. 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Road
978-838-2400 Facebook page
Open 10 AM to 5 PM every day through the end of October. Hay rides. apple picking, pumpkins and farm stand with mums, corn stalks, honey and maple syrup. Wagons to the orchard run daily.
Bolton Spring Farm
159 Main Street (route 117)
978-779-2898 Facebook page
Open daily 9 AM to 6 PM, with apple-picking from 10 AM to 5 PM. Farm stand with fruit, vegetables, baked goods, decor and more. Cash only; no credit or debit cards. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch start the third weekend of September and run 12-5 PM on weekends.
279 West Berlin Road
978-779-6293 Facebook page
Opening September 11. Corn maze, apple orchard, animal viewing area, farm stand and pumpkins. Farm animal viewing area included with maze, apple or pumpkin purchase. Open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 AM to 5 PM.
437 Parker Road
978-349-1952 Facebook page
Apple picking Friday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Cider doughnuts and other baked items. Hayrides available on weekends, with limited capacity (those who can walk to the orchard, about 5 minutes, are asked to walk to allow space for seniors, those with limited mobility, and families with young children). Coming in October: pumpkin picking, potato and carrot digging, and a corn maze.
Autumn Hills Orchard
495 Chicopee Row
978-448-8388 Facebook page
Apple picking Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and weekends 10 AM to 4 PM. Bring your own bag and pick by the pound. Check their Facebook page for daily updates.
115 Oak Hill Rd
(978) 456-3916 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins and more daily 9 AM-4 PM. Farm store with doughnuts, ice cream, baked goods, and fruit is open until 6 PM. Check the Pick Your Own page or their Facebook page for daily updates.
327 Ayer Rd
(978) 772-4139 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples and peaches Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Note that days and hours may change as the Fall season starts; check their website or Facebook page for the latest updates. Also Christmas trees. Farm stand with apples, honey, cider, maple syrup, and pumpkins.
178 Mass Ave
978-456-8787 Facebook page
Pick your own apples daily 10 AM to 4 PM. Cider doughnuts, pumpkin patch and farm store (please wear masks inside). Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
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Kimball Fruit Farm
184 Hollis St
(978) 433-9751 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples and farm stand open daily 9 AM to 7 PM. Cider doughnuts and fresh cider available.
Carver Hill Orchard
101 Boxmill Rd
(978) 897-6117 Facebook page
Open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM. Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins and vegetables. Farm store with picked fruit, vegetables, cider, doughnuts, cheese and baked goods.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
138 Sudbury Road
978-562-5666 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples 9 AM to 5 PM daily. Farm store with apples, corn, tomatoes, doughnuts, caramel apples, baked goods and ice cream. Hayrides available on weekends (extra fee). Large and small hedge mazes (additional cost) and farm animals. Check their Facebook page for the latest update and daily specials.
106 West Acton Road
978-897-9287 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples, peaches and pumpkins 9 AM-5 PM daily. Farm animals, farm store and cider doughnuts. Check their Facebook page for the latest update.
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95 Farwell Road
978-649-3854 Facebook page
Families are encouraged to visit on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday 10 AM to 4 PM) when the farm will be quieter, and there will be free hayrides and other weekday-only options.
Pick-your-own apples, flowers, and pumpkins Tuesday through Sunday 10 AM-5 PM, closed Mondays. Call ahead or check Today's Farm News for current picking conditions and hours as some varieties may be picked out earlier in the day. Farm store and outdoor store annex with doughnuts, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, jams, cider and more. Hayrides have limited capacity; groups who can walk are asked to in order to save space for those who are less mobile. Farm animals and ice cream stand.
31 Tadmuck Rd
(978) 807-0719 Facebook page
Open daily 10 AM-5 PM. Apples and pumpkins. Mums available for purchase. On weekends apple cider and cider doughnuts are available.
Farmer Dave's at Hill Orchard
4 Hunt Rd
(978) 392-4600 Facebook page
Entrance to the pick-your-own orchard is off of Chamberlain Rd. Pick-your-own on weekends only from Labor Day to Halloween, 10 AM to 4 PM. Farmstand with picked fruit, honey, pies, vegetables, jams and more open from 10 AM-5 PM. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates, since hours/days can change.
22 Texas Rd
This no-frills orchard is open weekends from 9 AM to 6 PM through late October. 26 varieties of apples are available.
OUTSIDE GREATER LOWELL BUT A GREAT DAY TRIP!
230 Mammoth Rd
(603) 434-7619 Facebook page
This 400-acre farm features 100 acres of apple trees, pumpkin-picking, beautiful walking trails with scenic overlooks, and a Farm Market with local fruits and veggies, maple syrup, and baked items.
133 Exeter Rd
Hampton Falls NH
(603) 926-3721 Facebook page
This pick-your own farm has a HUGE farm market in a 200-year-old barn, roasted corn and other hot food items, farm animals, tractor rides, and corn mazes. Follow it up with a drive along the coast in NH and through beautiful foliage.
143 Argilla Rd
(978) 356-5366 Facebook page
Apple picking, farm animals, farm market, and a winery too!
315 South Bradford St
North Andover MA
(978) 682-6332 Facebook page
Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, playground and farm market.
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