3 of the Best Places to Go Apple Picking in Western MA
Apple picking in Western MA is a favorite autumn activity. During October, apples are ripe for the picking here near Brook Farm Inn. We are surrounded by some beautiful orchards in every corner of our state, but Western MA really stands out as an apple picking destination. There’s no better way to get into the autumn spirit! This is a great date activity for a romantic vacation with your significant other. It is also a great place to go with friends and to indulge in your just-picked fruits right after either as a refreshing, juicy treat or as a warm cider. It will be so much more rewarding to enjoy those apples after you have picked them yourself! Here are a few of our favorite places to go apple picking in Western MA.
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3 Places to Go Apple Picking in Western MA
Hilltop Orchards in Richmond
There are so many great locations to go apple picking in Western MA. However, if you’re looking for a place very close to Brook Farm, then Hilltop Orchards is a great choice. Just over 15 minutes away, Hilltop Orchards offer 26 different types of apples, with most available for the pick-your-own option. There are also bags of apples on sale at the Farm Winery Store. To keep with the fall festivities, Hilltop Orchards also offers hayrides on weekends through the orchards. You can pick anywhere from a half-peck to a half-bushel for a price range between $6 and $18. After you’re done in the orchards, you can then come try a drink at the on-site Furnace Brook Winery. Many of the apples grown in the orchards are used to produce fresh pressed cider and the award-winning Johnny Mash hard cider. Try one of these varieties, or indulge in a fresh fruit pie, scone, or apple cider donut from the Farm Winery Store.
Roberts’ Hillside Orchard in Granville
One of the best places for apple picking in MA is Roberts’ Hillside Orchard in Granville. Here, you will have the chance to select over 25 varieties of apples, peaches, raspberries, and blackberries each fall. Apples include MacIntosh, Empire, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Gala, Macoun, and more! The best part about this orchard, however, is the family history. The land was granted by King George II of England back in 1740, and the Roberts family built the still-working farm that stands there today. Pick your own apples to become just a piece of that history!
Outlook Farm in Westhampton
Another great location for apple picking in Western MA is Outlook Farm in Westhampton. Though it is a bit more of a drive from Brook Farm Inn (about an hour), Outlook Farm is renowned for its great fall apple picking! Outlook not only boasts some beautiful orchards and land but also a year-round farm market with fresh meats. You can also sample some hard cider and craft beer during your visit, sometimes accompanied by live music! This homestead was built in 1781 and has served as a tavern, stagecoach stop, dance hall, and then farm. Now, surrounded by orchards and gardens and featuring a butcher shop, country store, and restaurant, Outlook Farm is quite popular. Enjoy picking your own unique, full-flavored apples on over 30 acres of orchards. Then, indulge in a few old-time recipes in the country store, including apple pie made from scratch!
Stay at Brook Farm Inn
Apple picking in Western MA is just one of many outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout the entire year! Here at Brook Farm Inn, we provide a retreat in the beautiful Berkshires, which offer so much to explore. For more to see and do in the area, download our free vacation guide. Hope to see you soon!