There are many reasons to travel to New England. From the quaint towns and historic landmarks to the beautiful vistas, this region is full of things to do and see. If you happen to be heading this way in the fall, America’s northeast will be at its most beautiful when you arrive. The trees that dot this region take on vibrant and breathtaking autumn colors. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of the most delicious and freshest apples during New England’s apple picking season.
During apple picking season in New England, you’ll get to enjoy a whole lot more than just picking apples off the trees and putting them in a sack to enjoy later. Apple picking evokes everything we love about fall. That means cool sweater weather as you wander scenic fields, lovely vistas dotted with color as the leaves take on their autumnal shades, fall festivals filled with pumpkins, artisanal homemade products and old-fashioned harvest traditions.
Apple picking season usually begins at the end of summer and runs through early November. That said, September is considered the peak. While most states — even those down south — have apple trees, New England is well-known for its lush apple orchards, perfect for a day of fun with the family.
There are hundreds of orchards around every corner in this region. You’ll find apple picking opportunities in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and even Rhode Island. The best part is that most places offer more than fresh fruit. They include hayrides, pumpkin patches, petting zoos and, of course, delicious apple confections to go with hot apple cider.
Here are a few useful tidbits to keep in mind if you’re planning an apple picking pilgrimage to New England this fall:
Fall is one of the best times of year to get outdoors. Between the cool weather and the incredible harvest festivities, you and your family will never forget your New England getaway. Once you choose the apple orchard you’d like to visit, find a nearby KOA Campground and book your site today.