Cape Cod is more synonymous with beaches, dunes and picturesque landscapes than it is apple orchards. However, the Cape has a surprising amount of orchards that offer not only delicious apples but also a perfect fall experience. Here are some favorite places where you can pick your own apples, enjoy scenic views, and savor the taste of autumn.
Crow Farm, Sandwich:
Nestled in the heart of Sandwich, Crow Farm is a family-owned orchard with a rich history dating back to the 1940s. Their apple orchard offers a variety of apple types, including Honeycrisp, Gala, and Macintosh. Beyond apple picking, visitors can enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, and a farm store stocked with fresh produce and baked goods. http://www.crowfarmcapecod.com/
Carlson Orchards, Harwich:
Carlson Orchards is a beautiful 120-acre farm located in Harwich, Cape Cod. While they are known for their exceptional apple varieties like Cortland and Empire, they also produce award-winning apple ciders. Visitors can take a scenic stroll through the orchards and enjoy a tasting session of their renowned ciders.
Pariah Dog Farm, Eastham:
This small, family-owned farm in Eastham offers a unique apple-picking experience. They grow a variety of apple types, with a focus on heirloom and antique varieties. Pariah Dog Farm is known for its rustic charm, friendly atmosphere, and the opportunity to meet the farm's namesake, their friendly pariah dog, Lucy:
- Brooks Academy Museum Apple Orchard, Harwich: This hidden gem is tucked away behind the historic Brooks Academy Museum in Harwich. The orchard is a community project that features a mix of apple varieties, making it a great place for a family outing. The best part? All proceeds from apple sales go to support the museum's preservation efforts. http://www.harwichfarmersmarket.com/?fbclid=IwAR1eJWdgHYljQ4ofmLNp9jH3EtPPdFUSobKXgruyS281xfRuh9ilo3O1rdQ