One of the must-do things in New England during the Fall season is to go apple picking.
After going to Brooksby Farm in Peabody last year, Sarah and I switched things up and went to Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick. It’s listed on various websites as being one of the best places to go apple picking in New England. In addition, guests also received a free pumpkin with the cost of admission on the weekend that we went, which made it a pretty easy choice. While the price for admission and a fruit bag is a little more expensive than other places in the area, it was worth it.
The farm is pretty big so there is an onsite train that brings guests to three different spots. The first and third stops are for the orchards while the second is for the children’s play area. With 11 varieties of apples, there is plenty to pick from so there is a good chance that you will find your favorite apple, whatever that may be. We also stopped at the children’s play area, which is perfect if you have children. There is face painting, playground blocks, a pyramid haystack, a snack shack, and my favorite, farm animals. We stopped and checked out the animals for a bit.
After we were done apple picking and picking out our pumpkins to carve later that weekend, we headed over to the Belkin Family Taproom. As a cider fan, I was excited to check this place out and have my first ever cider flight. Along with a variety of farm-inspired ciders and beers, the Taproom serves food. Since we already had lunch plans, we didn’t get a chance to eat anything, but the food that we saw looked delicious.
Overall, the few hours that we spent here were enjoyable. I definitely can see myself coming back in the spring and summer when other fruits are in season. In addition, I'd love to go to the Taproom with a group of friends and try their food. From their calendar, they often have live entertainment and other events that seem like fun, especially on a Saturday afternoon
Enjoy the photos below!