Now that Fall is upon us it’s time to pull out the comfy sweaters and start watching Hocus Pocus on repeat until Thanksgiving -- or if you prefer spending time outside in the crisp fall air, grab the family and to one of our favorite pick your own apple orchards in the Upper Valley.
Poverty Lane Orchards
98 Poverty Lane
Recently picked as “One of New England’s Best Apple Orchards” by Yankee Magazine, Poverty Lane Orchards is among our favorite orchards. From September 2 - October 29 from 9 am to 5 pm during the week and 10 am to 5 pm on the weekends, the public is invited to pick their own apples. Poverty Lane Orchards grow over 20 varieties of apples, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect apple, whether you are eating it straight from the tree, baking them in a pie, or fermenting them for apple cider.
529 Wellwood Orchards Road
Alright, so Wellwood Orchards technically isn’t in the Upper Valley but it’s definitely worth checking out. Wellwood Orchards is open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm. Wellwood’s has a variety of fruit to pick throughout the year (like peaches, strawberries, and plums) but their Autumn Harvest consists of an array of apples, pears, and pumpkins! Apples are $4.50 per half a peck and pears are only $1.00 per pound! Wellwood Orchards also offers a ton of family-friendly activities to enjoy on the farm like free wagon rides every weekend through Columbus Day. They also have a petting zoo on site that’s open until 6 pm daily.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite sweater, grab the family, and get picking!