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Apple picking is a staple of fall fun, especially in New England. Each state has its own orchards and farms where you can go and pick-your-own apples or purchase them pre-picked and fresh from the fields.
Many of these places offer other fall activities for visitors, too, like corn mazes, live music, cider sampling, and so much more. Are you living in Rhode Island or visiting the state? If you want to have the most perfect fall afternoon, take a day in September and head to one of these spots: 6 top places to go apple picking in RI.
PS: Many of these can make great day trips from Boston.
Pippin Orchard – Cranston, RI
A 17-acre, well-kept orchard, Pippin Orchard offers many varieties of apples you can pick yourself for $25 a bag. It’s not just a top spot for apple picking, but for purchasing other farm products as well. They make tons of maple products, syrups, candy apples, and of course, cider donuts, which you can watch being made in the bakery. You can also order products online if you’re unable to visit.
Dame Farm & Orchards – Johnston, RI
Three generations of the dame family are proud to serve visitors to the farm. A range of favorite apple varieties can be picked at Dame Farm & Orchards, plus pumpkins, berries, and fresh flowers.
Traditional fall activities like wagon rides and a corn maze are also available at the farm. Their “Amaize-ing” maze is around 2 miles in length.
In July, don’t miss their stunning sunflower fields.
Sweet Berry Farm – Middletown, RI
Near Newport, RI, Sweet Berry Farm grows all kinds of things for you to pick, harvest, and cut. From berries in the summertime to Christmas trees in the winter, this can be your go-to stop for seasonal fun. And of course, they have apples!
Their farm market is well-stocked with gourmet food and farm-fresh products, as well as prepared foods at the Farm Cafe. Want to cool down? Premium ice cream is available, too.
Sweet Berry Farm is open every day from 9am-6pm, from May until Christmas.
Knight Farm – North Scituate, RI
Knight Farm has been operating for almost 200 years here in Rhode Island. They are a 40-acre farm as well as a restaurant, bakery, and ice cream shop.
This is a classic spot where the mums line the sidewalks, pumpkins lie at every doorstep, and the smell of fresh, hot apple cider donuts lingers on the breeze. In other words, an ideal place to spend an autumn afternoon with the family.
In addition to picking your own apples from their orchards, you can tuck in at their famous breakfast/lunch restaurant: Farmer’s Omelette.
Jaswell’s Farm – Smithfield, RI
According to their website, Jaswell’s Farm lies in the heart of “apple valley” in Smithfield, Rhode Island. They are proud to be the oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield, run currently by the 4th generation of the Jaswell Family.
You can arrange for special tours at this working farm, giving visitors an inside look at how it operates, and seeing how items such as apple cider are made.
The farm market is bursting with the fruits of the land, so pay a visit and find your favorite items freshly grown. Apple picking is available in September and October.
Appleland Orchard – Greenville, RI
Appleland Orchard has received the honor or producing the “Best Apple Cider in New England” according to Yankee Magazine. Additionally, you’ll find apple wine, plump cider donuts, massive pumpkins in the patch, and adorable fall displays to make your visit oh-so-lovely.
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