Visits to farms, orchards, and pick-your-own fields is a fun family activity

The many small and family-owned farms and orchards and vineyards of Massachusetts open their doors to visitors for farm tours, wine and cider tastings, shopping at farm stands, and more. Taking children to a farm or orchard to pick your own berries, apples, or pumpkins is a fun outdoor activity. Some farms welcome kids and families to visit the barn and the farm animals. Many farms have seasonal activities like spring sheep shearing, fall festivals, and more.
Charcuterie Board from Smith's Country Cheese in Winchendon, MA - Visit North Central Massachusetts
Visit North Central Massachusetts

1000 Route 2 West (between Exits 103 & 102) Lancaster, MA, 01523 Phone: 978-534-2302

Learn what it takes to manage a farm and produce the products we all love

You can still get a peek into the farming process even when the temperatures dip and the snow falls: Just visit one of the farms in North Central Massachusetts. Arrange for your group to visit In the Meadow Farm in Lunenburg, MA, where you can visit with their alpacas, chickens and bunnies while learning how to care for them. At Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, MA, watch how their popular products are made through windows into the cheese-making room, then walk down to the farm to see the compost operation and to check out the cows that make it all possible. And stop by Plain View Farm in Hubbardston, MA, the owners say that their alpacas, llamas and chickens all love company. - Read more about North Central Mass. here!