One of my favorite days spent in Boston was the day we drove out to Connor’s Farm in Danvers Massachusetts. The idea was to go apple picking. We had been two years prior to celebrate my sister’s birthday and it became a bit of a birthday tradition for her. But as it happens with (some) big, hispanic families, we were too late.
We bought a large bag to fill with apples only to find out all the good apples had been picked and the apple picking area was closed. The great thing about Connor’s Farm though is that there is SO much to do other than picking. It’s as much a farm for adults as it is for kids.
There are freshly made apple cider donuts to eat and warm apple cider to drink. It’s easy to get apple cider crazy. The market at the front of the farm is stupendous, you could spend the entire time in there. You’d find every type of homemade pie you could dream of and probably a packet of muffins to match it too. There’s also Bob’s BBQ if you arrive hungry, though we didn’t try it. We went from apple cider donuts to specialty popcorn from The Corn Crib.
Once you pass the market the fun starts: swings right by the gorgeous lake, go-carts, pig races, pumpkin picking, a ride around the farm in carts, zombie paintball, a corn maze (with different levels), playing and feeding cute farm animals. They even have a Maze of Darkness which no one in their right mind should partake in.
What’s even better than the activities is the actual farm. I don’t know if we got lucky with the weather; the entire farm was sun-drenched which exaggerated the already stunning fall colors of the trees surrounding us. I’d like to think that every afternoon at Connor’s farm is as beautiful as the one we had.
Oh, don’t worry. We did walk away with apples in the end. We filled the bag from the market apples on the way out. Birthday apple picking complete!
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35) Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
(978) 777 1245