Wondering where to pick your own apples in Western MA? Well, look no further!

Picking your own apples is one of our favorite fall traditions! It is a blast to get out into the orchard, connect with nature and get a first hand view of where our food comes from! This list covers where to pick your own apples in Western MA and includes at least one certified organic spot! There are several others on this list that practice conscious growing practices but don’t have the certified organic label. While I’ve gathered the information for these places, it’s always a great idea to call ahead to confirm hours and which varieties of apples are ready to be picked.

Wondering where to pick apples in Western MA? Here are 10 (plus) great spots!

Pick Your Own Apples In Western MA : Hampden County

Cooks Farm Orchard  106 Haynes Hill Road, Brimfield, MA

Open daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Call (413)-245-3241 for more info regarding varieties available.

Echo Hill Orchards 101 Wilbraham Road, Monson, MA

Open daily Labor through October from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Apples available vary.

Breezelands Orchards 1791 Southbridge Road Warren, MA 

Open daily August through Thanksgiving from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Apple varieties available.

  • September: Braeburn, Cameo, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Gala, Ginger Gold,
  • October: Idared, Cripps Pink, Jonagold, Fuji, McIntosh, Newtown Pippin, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Red Beauty
  •  November: Granny Smith

Pick Your Own Apples In Western MA : Hampshire County

Bashista Orchards and Cider Mill 160 East Street, Southampton, MA

Open 7 days a week everyday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm .

Apples available (estimated ripening schedule)

  • Late August: Red Free
  • September: Jonathan, McIntosh, Ruby Mac, Cortland
  • October: Empire, Fuji, Jonafree, Jonagold, Mutsu
  • November: Braeburn

Park Hill Orchard 82 Park Hill Road Easthampton, MA

Open 10:00 am until Dusk, Tuesday through Sunday and Holidays (closed Mondays).

Apples available (estimated ripening schedule).

  • July: Yellow Transparent
  • August:  Paulared, Red Astrachan, Striped Gravenstein, Melba, Pristine, Murray, Zestar,  Summer Mac, Gingergold, Dandee Red
  • September: Mcintosh, Cortland, Double Red Delicious, Empire, Liberty, Akane, Empire, Jonagored Supra, Honeycrisp, Macoun, RubyMac, Cardinal Courtland, Freedom, Crimson Crisp, Gale Gala, blondee, Ultima Gala, Golden Supreme, Crimson Topaz,
  • October: Golden, Golden Russett, Idared, Red Rome, Enterprise, Florina Querina, Westfield Seek No Further, Mutsu (Crispin), Fuji, Northern Spy
  • November: Granny Smith, Goldrush

Outlook Farm Rte 66 Westhampton, MA

Open late September through October for apple picking (or until they run out). They’ve got a variety of apples available and are open for picking during daylight hours.

Pick Your Own Apples In Western MA : Franklin County

Apex Orchards 225 Peckville Road  Shelburne, MA

Open 7 days a week August – October from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Apples available (estimated ripening schedule).

  • Gingergold August 25th
  • Gala September 5th
  • McIntosh September 10th
  • Honeycrisp September 10th
  • Cortland September 15th
  • Macoun September 20th
  • Empire October 5th
  • Fuji October 10th

Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery 1209 B Hawley Rd Ashfield, MA

Open weekends mid September – October from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

This orchard is certified organic. 

Sampling of apples available (estimated ripening schedule and some apples may be used for cider production and not PYO).

  • August: Red Astrachan, Jon Pippin, Williams Pride
  • September: Liberty, Freedom, Wealthy, Honey Crisp, Fameuse
  • October: Courtland, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Rhode Island Greening, Baldwin

Pine Hill Orchards 248 Greenfield Rd, Colrain, MA

Open from mid August through Halloween from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Apples available vary.

Pick Your Own Apples In Western MA : Berkshire County

Bartlett’s Orchard 575 Swamp Rd, Richmond, MA

Open from Labor Day weekend until Columbus Day Weekend, Pick Your Own offers 13 varieties of apples to pick. The varieties include: Paula Red, Jona-Mac, McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Macoun, Empire, Mutsu, Liberty, Ida Red, Jona-Gold, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious

Hilltop Orchards 508 Canaan Road / Route 295 Richmond, MA

Open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm .

Apples available.

Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Golden Russets*
Ida Red
Jersey Mac
Jona Mac
Northern Spy
Paula Red
Red Delicious
Rhode Island Greenings (the original Granny Smith)*
Strawberry Apple
Summer Delight


Lakeside Orchard 94 Old Cheshire Road Lanesborough, MA

Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

  • Mid-August: William’s Pride
  • Late August: Snappy Macs
  • Early September: Gingergold, Macintosh, Zestar
  • Early to Mid-September: Cortland, Gala, Fuji, Mollie’s Delicious
  • Mid-September: Macoun, Empire, Liberty, Honeycrisp
  • Late September/October: Jonagold, Mutsu, Brock, Golden Delicious

Riiska Brook Orchard  101 New Hartford Rd. Sandisfield MA

Apple season begins in late September through October. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9-5. Call ahead for weekday hours – 413-258-4761.

Wondering what you’re going to do with all of those apples you’ve picked?

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