During one of my recent visits to a high school in New Hampshire, I passed by an orchard that allowed people to pick their own apples. I thought that was a cool concept and decided to search for places to pick my own apples in Massachusetts. After a little research online, I chose to go to Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA because it was not too far from Boston and it seemed to be a popular place for apple picking.
I arrived at the orchard around 10:30 am, but it was already packed with a few hundred people who had the same idea as me to go apple picking on a sunny fall morning. Before I picked my apples, I made a pit stop to the bakery for some warm cider doughnuts and fresh apple cider. It was the perfect breakfast and I had to stop myself from eating half a dozen of those delicious doughnuts.
While on my way to the orchards, I had to make another pit stop. This time it was to the new hedge maze called The Big Green Monster. I’ve never been through a maze and thought it would be a neat experience. One thing I promised myself not to do was to call 911 if I got lost in the maze. There were 6 bridges and it was extremely challenging! I kept taking wrong turns, but about an hour later I made it through the maze.
After my maze adventure, I made my way to the orchards. There were several varieties of apples to choose from. I tried to just pick a few apples from different trees. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell the difference between each kind of apple once I placed them in my bag. But, it was a fun experience picking my own apples. It was also nice to see other people with bags and bags of apples they just picked. If you are looking for a fun and relatively inexpensive activity, I definitely recommend spending an afternoon apple picking with your friends and families. Now that I have a whole bag of apples, I have to decide what to make with them. Maybe it’s time to bake an apple pie…