Fall is in full swing—and what better time to go pumpkin picking?
Picking your own pumpkins is the quintessential fall activity, and luckily there are plenty of pumpkin patches around Boston to choose from. Each place will provide you with great fall photos, outdoor fun, and of course pumpkins to take home and carve or display proudly!
1. Hanson’s Farm
Hanson’s Farms is a beautifully historic spot—it’s been in the Hanson family for 5 generations! In addition to offering pick-your-own pumpkins, they also have flowers and apples available for picking and a farm stand right on the property. With hayrides on the weekends and a corn maze to boot, Hanson’s has the best of fall activities on its property.
Find Hanson’s Farms at 20 Nixon Road in Framingham.
2. Connors Farm
Outside in the city in Danvers, MA, Connors Farm is a quiet respite that offers pumpkins galore.With a massive corn maze, a play area, and train rides on site, you could easily fill a day with fun fall activities here. Plus, they have tons of delicious food stands including barbecue, cider donuts, and smores.
Find Connors Farm at 30 Valley Road (Rt. 35) in Danvers, Massachusetts
3. Dowse Orchards
Located in Boston’s Metro West area, Dowse Orchards has been in operation for over 200 years. With plenty of pumpkins and other fall farm staples (think mums, hay bales, and cornstalks), this is the perfect spot to get a gorgeous fall photo. They also have a farm sand close to the property that offers hot apple cider along with other local produce.
Find Dowse Orchards at 98 North Main St. in Sherborn,
4. Pickard Farm
A half-hour from Boston and less than a mile from the spooky outdoor haunted house Witch’s Woods, Pickard Farm is a beautiful spot to pick some pumpkins on a fall day. In addition, you can also get butternut squash, Indian corn, corn stalks, hay bales, and gourds at Pickard Farm.
Find Pickard Farm at 155 Great Road in Littleton, MA.
5. Tougas Family Farm
Tougas Farm has fun for the whole family: pumpkin picking and scenic views for all to enjoy, and playground and barnyard to entertain kids. Tougas Farm’s on-site kitchen also offers a great selection of sweet and savory treats to enjoy afterwards, from sandwiches to apple and peach cobblers (made from the farm’s own fruit, of course!).
Find Tougas Farm at 234 Ball St. in Northborough.
6. Carver Hill Orchard
Carver Hill Orchard offers pick-your-own pumpkins and apples Visit the farm store for crafts, decorations, fresh cider, chicken pies, fudge, peanut brittle, and cookies. A stop at the stand outside for hot cider and donuts is absolutely essential.
Find Carver Hill Orchard at 101 Brookside Ave in Stow, MA.
7. Nihtila Farm
Tucked away in Holbrook, Nihtila Farms is just a thirty-minute drive south of Boston that feels like a tranquil fall scene from a picture book. This family farm has pick-your-own pumpkins along with all those classic fall decorations, from corn stalk and hay bales to mums and gourds. It’s a great place to enjoy a classic autumn afternoon.
Find Nihtila Farm at 12 Nihtila Lane in Holbrook, MA.
8. Marini Farm
Marini Farm‘s pumpkin patch in Ipswich is the perfect spot to explore in search of the perfect one to take home—but that’s just the start of the fun here. Marini also has a massive play area for kids, including a bounce house, apple cannons, and a huge corn maze to get lost in. Be sure to check out their website, as they have some super-fun Halloween events happening this year like Hallow-Marini and Trick or Treat Hayride nights!
Find Marini Farms at 259 Linebrook Road in Ipswich, MA.
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