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When the leaves start turning and the air is cooler many New Englanders feel the call to visit a cider mill or apple orchard. We can’t help it, it’s in our DNA. For a family-friendly apple picking experience near Worcester, MA, you can’t go wrong with Berlin Orchards in Berlin, MA.
Whether you’re a New England native or a visitor, nothing says fall like a visit to one of the many apple orchards in Massachusetts. With many orchards available in this part of the country, you can literally have your pick (no pun intended). When it comes to apple picking with kids, you can’t go wrong with Berlin Orchards.
Nestled in quiet Berlin, Massachusetts, Berlin Orchards is a quaint orchard surrounded by thick trees and stone walls. They also have a farm stand where you can purchase bags of apples if you don’t have the time to pick them yourself as well as a variety of gourds, pumpkins, local apple cider, and apple cider donuts.
For the kids, there are also some farm animals and playhouses to keep them entertained. This is one Central Massachusetts apple orchard you won’t want to miss.
Visiting Berlin Orchards
Located off of 495 on Rte. 62 in Berlin, Massachusetts, Berlin Orchards is a beautiful orchard with many varieties of pick-your-own apples. When we visited in late September, Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Cortland, Gala, and Macoun were ripe for picking.
Before getting on the tractor for a hayride out to the orchard, stop at the kiosk to buy a bag for your apples. You can choose a half-bushel bag (about 20 pounds) or a peck bag (about 10 pounds). On weekdays the cost of a bag is a bit less, but they don’t offer the hayride to the orchard on weekdays. So keep that in mind, especially if you are picking apples with kids. It’s a bit of a trek if going out to the orchard on foot.
The short ride out to the orchard is stunning. There are lots of apple orchards in New England and Berlin Orchards is the prettiest one we’ve visited. The orchard is surrounded by stone walls and large trees that will be nothing short of stunning during peak foliage season.
The orchard is well marked and organized so finding your favorite apples is a breeze!
Berlin Orchards farm stand
If you’re short on time or just aren’t feeling up to picking your own apples, you can visit the farm stand to buy a bag without the effort. In the farm stand, you will also find homemade applesauce, jellies, sauces, fresh apple cider, pumpkins, and gourds.
But whatever you do, don’t forget the apple cider donuts before you leave! You can eat them there at the picnic tables or bring them home.
Fun for the kids
As if a hayride and picking apples wasn’t fun enough for the little ones, there are kid-sized houses to play in and farm animals to visit.
Petting zoo at Berlin Orchards
If you have an animal lover on your hands, they will love to visit with the farm animals Berlin Orchards has on-site. They have pigs, chickens, donkeys, goats, and even an emu.
Berlin Orchards is a great choice for apple picking in Central Massachusetts. We are confident that your family will want to return year after year.
Directions to Berlin Orchards
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