Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Fun: Apple Picking

The calendar may say Fall but the weather this weekend said SUMMER!  It was hot which was great for the beach but a little too hot for apple picking.  Luckily I met up with my friend Joana and her son Carter at 9:30 AM before it got too hot and crowded.  By the time we left Honey Pot Hill it was both!

There were plenty of apples on the trees especially my favorite the Gala trees.  Those were also the best for climbing which Carter enjoyed!

This sign cracks me up!  I see the point but really!?  

In addition to apples and pumpkins Honey Pot has farm animals complete with this "goat playground."  The goats can climb up to the top and the kids can send food up to them.  It is pretty cute and of course the kids and the goats love it!

I really loved this pond that was filled with lilly pads.  It looks so pretty with the random apples floating around.  This farm/orchard is very pretty with plenty to do.  I had been there a few years ago and unfortunately they seemed more organized then.  This time the staff was disorganized and not very helpful. It was hot and people were cranky!  I'm glad we were done before the huge crowds got there b/c the lines for everything were very long.  If you go here get there before they open for picking (at 10 AM) which is what we did and it helped a lot.

Let's face it - the real reason we all go apple picking is for the cider donuts!  The heat and long lines were worth it!  Haha!  SO good!

Have you been apple picking yet?  It is one of my favorite things to do in the fall and I hope to go once more this season.  For my Mass friends - where is your favorite place to pick apples?  I love Tougas Family Farm but would love to hear other recommendations too!



  1. Tougas is our favorite too. Beautiful spot, good picking, and even when it's crowded you never really have to wait or get caught up in the crowds. I've heard Lookout Farm is great, but we've never been there.

  2. I have been looking for a new place to go apple picking this year - Honeypot looks so great!! I'm all for apple cider donuts!! We usually go in the Bolton area near Nashoba Valley Winery but want to try something new!! Happy Monday and thanks for linking up!!

  3. That looks like so much fun! It makes me so excited to move back to MN. Not that they don't do those things in Texas but it's not the same when it's 80 degrees & green ha.

  4. Great pictures. Apple picking is so much fun!! I totally only go for the donuts!! Happy Monday.

  5. Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to go apple picking!!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

  6. I haven't gone yet but it is for sure on my list to do. The weather was amazing but not what you expect for apple picking.

  7. So fun! I've never been apple picking before. I have eaten cider donuts though. YUM!