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Where to Go Apple Picking Near Wellesley

There are lots of great places near Wellesley you can get to in less than an hour.

Ah, fall. 

Crisp air, cool nights, pumpkin-flavored everything and ripe red apples you can pick yourself. What's not to love? 

There are several great apple orchards close to Wellesley at which to spend a lovely fall afternoon. Here are our top picks:

Belkin Family Lookout Farm - (89 Pleasant St. South Natick, MA)

  • Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price: Admisison is $8 weekdays, $14 weekends.

Winning for its close proximity to Wellesley, (under five miles) Lookout Farm offers not only "U-pick" apple picking where you can select the apples you want yourself, but also an array of family and children's activities like pony rides, and a farm animal zoo. Check out their apple guide to see which apples you'll find in season when you go. 

Shelburne Farm - (106 West Acton Road, Stow, MA)

  • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Price: No admission fee. Half-bushel, approx. 20 lbs., $26, One peck, approx. 10 lbs., $18.

Twenty miles west of Wellesley sits Shelburne Farm has 50 acres of apples and pumpkins you can pick yourself. For kids, there's a moon bounce, hay maze, hay mountain, pedal tractors, and tractor play area, and a pony ride, which costs $5. See the farm's schedule for weekly events and more. 

Tougas Family Farm

  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Closed Mondays and Oct. 9.
  • Price: Cost is $20 for a 10 lb. bag of apples, $30 for 20 lbs.

To the west of Wellesley, Tougas Family Farm offers wagon rides to the orchards, and a long picking season. They also have pumpkins, cherries and a nifty website for day-of conditions.

Where is your go-to apple picking farm close to Wellesley? Tell us in the comments!

Teresa September 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM
We go to Honey Pot Hill Farm in Stow (http://www.honeypothill.com). It has a nice farm shop. Pick your own: Big bag, 20 lbs.: ...............$24.00 Medium bag, 10 lbs.: ....... $16.00 It opens daily 10-5 Farm animals, you pay extra for hay rides and giant maze. Their website gives the latest daily info on what is available to pick (we like going in July for blueberries too).
Hiker Mom September 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
And Honey Pot Hill has cider donuts!!!
Wellesley Farmers' Market September 20, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Need a mid week fix? Farmers will have just picked McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Macoun and possibly Honeycrisp apples today at Wellesley Farmers' Market.

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