Pumpkins and Cider and Donuts…Oh My!

When my kids were young, one of our favorite times of the year was fall. We loved going to local nurseries near our town so the boys could run through the mazes then finish up with cider donuts or maybe apple fritters and bring home a large gallon of apple cider. Jeannie, the KRID office manager, also used to have fun searching for apple orchards and hayrides for her kids when they lived in Atlanta. It was a bit of a hike but worth the drive because there were hiking trails, hayrides, homemade goods and of course, a pumpkin patch to pick out a prized pumpkin to carve. 

If you’re ever looking for something to do on a crisp fall weekend, here are a few stops we recommend if you live in the Boston area or in Atlanta. 

New England Area Pumpkin and Apple Farms

Mahoney’s – they have locations throughout the surrounding areas of Boston where you can find pumpkins, fun activities at some locations, and cider donuts! 

Wilson’s Farms – in Lexington, you can see the donuts being made right before your eyes! Then pick up some pumpkins and apples. Here’s a link to the latest events going on: Events 

Drew Farm, Westford, MA – apple picking and s’mores

Pickard Farm, Littleton, MA – pumpkin picking 

Atlanta Area Pumpkin and Apple Farms

Some of these Georgia recommendations can be easily reached from South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee. There are typically places to stay if you’re making a weekend trip around it.

Mercier’s Orchards – Blue Ridge, GA

Berry Patch Farm


Burt’s Farm 

Hillcrest Orchards

Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch

Have fun! And don’t forget to get your cider and seasonal bakery goods…life’s too short to miss out!

Hi, I’m Kristen Rivoli. I design premium homes customized to your tastes and needs. I live with my husband, two sons, and dog just outside of Boston.