Apple Picking in Massachusetts

I haven't spent much time in New England before, so for a fall weekend getaway, I got my boyfriend and myself tickets to visit Boston for the first time. On our first day here we managed to walk almost 12 miles, covering much of Boston as well as Cambridge, so on the second day we decided to venture out of city to experience real fall along the country roads of Massachusetts. About 15 miles east of Cambridge is Walden Pond State Reservation, the site where Henry David Thoreau lived for two years before finishing his famous Walden, or Life in the Woods. It was an extremely tranquil, memorable experience that deserves a post of its own. For this post, I want to share some shots from Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA where we went apple picking. 

I must have not gone fruit picking since field trips in elementary school because I totally forgot how fun it was. We got a ten-pound bag that was surprisingly small, but we actually spent forever filling it up because we only want to pick the most perfect apples. There were also probably 20 varieties of apple that's not just your basic Granny Smith of Fuji. When we finally made our way through the orchard, we found the farm shop where there were more apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts... Oh and pumpkins and animals! All in all, it was everything fall that I could have expected. The only thing that might've made it better is it I had some rain boots, but alas, no planning can ever be perfect and that's most of the fun! Or at least that's what I'm trying to get better at.

What are some things you're doing for the fall?