Boston October 07, 2017
These 7 Charming Pumpkin Patches In Boston Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
‘Tis the season to adorn your front door with harvest wreaths and decorate with gourds and pumpkins! Get into the swing of this cheerful tradition with a trip to one of the many pumpkin patches in the Boston area. From pick-your-own places to farms offering hayrides and activities that will entertain the whole family, here are 7 pumpkin patches you won’t want to miss this season.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Nihtila Farm (Holbrook)
This family farm south of Boston offers pick-your-own pumpkins at extremely reasonable prices. While you’re visiting, you can enjoy a hayride and load up on fall-themed decorations. Nihtila Farm is open Friday through Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. It is located at 12 Nihtila Lane in Holbrook.
2. Packard Farm Garden Center (Brockton)
If selection is more important to you than family-oriented activities, Packard Farm Garden Center offers oodles of pumpkins and decorative items for fall. This nursery is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is located at 543 Pearl Street in Brockton.
3. Carver Hill Orchards (Stow)
Escape to Carver Hill Orchards for a rustic, pick-your-own pumpkin experience. Afterwards, hit the country store for ice cream, cider donuts, baked goodies, and produce. This family-run orchard is open daily between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It is located at 101 Brookside Avenue in Stow.
4. Berlin Orchards (Berlin)
Apple-picking season is still going strong at Berlin Orchards. Take a hayride out to the you-pick area or just grab a bag from the farm store, along with some cider donuts. Then select your pumpkin from the patch. Got kids in tow? They’ll love the pony rides, face painting, and pumpkin painting (the latter is only available on weekend). Berlin Orchards is open every day until the end of October, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is located at Route 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Road in Berlin.
5. Tougas Family Farm (Northborough)
This charming farm features a playground, a barnyard full of goats, and pumpkins galore. In the farm store, baked goodies await, from apple crisps to pumpkin pie. The u-pick section of the farm is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., while the farm store hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Tougas Family Farm is located at 234 Ball Street in Northborough.
6. Ward’s Berry Farm (Sharon)
More than just a u-pick pumpkin patch, Ward’s Berry Farm offers a massive hay pyramid for visitors to scale, play areas, and barnyard animals. Admission costs $3 per person. The on-site farm store includes a deli, smoothie bar, and bakery items. Current hours are 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on weekends. The farm is located at 614 S Main Street in Sharon.
7. Russell Orchards (Ipswich)
Russell Orchards is a fun fall destination, with a winery, pick-your-own apples, plenty of barnyard animals to visit, and all the pumpkins you could wish for. The pumpkin patch is part of the farm store, which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This orchard is located at 143 Argilla Road in Ipswich.
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