Finding The Perfect Orchard For Apple Picking In Concord, NH
Which Apple Orchard is Right for You? Apple Orchards Near Concord, NH
In New Hampshire, we're blessed with beautiful countryside, stunning scenery, and a bounty of farms and orchards producing some of the finest produce in New England. A quintessentially New England fall activity is taking the family apple picking. It's the perfect way to spend a bright, crisp fall day with the kids, and end up with some delicious pies, fritters, and donuts when you get home!
Concord is a unique city in that we not only offer the best elements of urban life like shopping, art and culture, fine dining, and more. We're also home to some of the most scenic farms and orchards in New England. Here are some of the best apple orchards in and around Concord for you and your family to enjoy!
Orchards Within Concord
We have two excellent, family friendly orchards located in Concord. From Labor Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day, you can enjoy a day of picking a variety of native apples from Ginger Gold to Calville d'Blanc! Enjoy a day in the country at these two outstanding orchards!
“Apple Hill Farm is a great place! The people are friendly, helpful and nice! I so enjoyed picking berries with my extended family. It's a wonderful activity to do with family and friends. The peaches are some of the best I've ever tasted!" - Ogle S., Concord, NH
Since 1995, Apple Hill Farm has been inviting local residents and visitors to Concord to stop by and “Pick Them Yourself!” All season long, you can visit and pick fresh fruit starting with strawberries in mid-June to apple picking between Labor Day and Columbus Day.
After you're finished picking, stop by the farm stand for homemade pies, jellies, jams, "grown on the far" peaches, homemade cider, NH cheeses, bacon, Farnum Hill hard cider, Flag Hill wines and lots of delicious fall treats.
Apple Hill Farm is located at 580 Mountain Road, Rt 132 in Concord and is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, seven days a week throughout the season. Give them a call at (603) 224 – 8862 to find out what's available.
“Such a great experience! Apple picking, warm donut eating, and mountain views. Love this place!” - Lucia F., Malden, MA
Carter Hill Farm is a family owned farm in Concord, NH. An active orchard since the 1700s, in the 1970s the orchard was purchased from the Farnum Brothers by Sunnycrest Farm of Londonderry, NH and Rob Larocque became the acting manager. In 2001 the Larocque family (who have been working the farm for decades) became the new owners. Since buying the property in 2001, Rob and Annette have expanded the bakery, renovated the farm stand, and along with family friend Rick Duane have opened the New Hampshire Cider Works, a cider mill on the property.
Apples are just one of the many fruits and vegetables available on the farm. Come and pick your own apples, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, or visit the farm stand for a variety of locally grown produce, cider, cookies, donuts, pies, and more!
Carter Hill Orchard is open throughout the growing season, and the bakery is open in October, November, and December for all of your holiday baked goods needs!
Carter Hill Orchard is located at 73 Carter Hill Road in Concord, NH. Call (603) 225 – 2625 for more information and to find out what's available.
Orchards Near Concord
Concord is surrounded by some of the lushest farmland in New England. Just a short drive outside of the city will find you traveling through beautiful scenery, including classic New England farms and orchards. Here are three spots to visit.
“Stopped by this tucked away farm on the way to Boston airport from the White Mountains in New Hampshire and good thing we did! The apples were great and the lady helping us was very nice! Will definitely come back here on our next trip to New Hampshire.” - Jack F., Glendale, CA
Hackleboro Orchards is a large and beautiful working farm with many varieties of apples and plenty of room to roam around. Bring your comfortable walking shoes and make sure to take in the beautiful scenery as you pick your own Puritan, Paula Red, McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Red & Golden Delicious, and Northern Spy apples!
During the apple picking season, they provide tractor rides to the orchards, and their farm stand offers Hacklboro Orchards unique blend of fresh pressed cider, pre-bagged apples, fresh baked goods and much, much, more! Don't miss the apple donuts!
Hackleboro Orchards is located at 61 Orchard Road in Canterbury, NH. Call (603) 783- 4248 for more information.
Gould Hill Farm has been a family owned and operated farm and orchard in the town of Contoocook, NH for more than 200 years! With over 85 varieties of apples and 14 types of peaches on this nearly 100-acre farm, you'll have plenty of pickin' to do! In fact, Gould Hill Farm's orchard is the home of the Hampshire apple, born on Gould Hill!
They also produce their own fresh sweet cider, cider donuts, and delicious baked goods. Located on a hilltop in Contoocook, Gould Hill Orchard is not only prime apple growing land, but it also offers spectacular views stretching 75 miles from central New Hampshire all the way to the White Mountains!
Gould Hill Orchards is located at 656 Gould Hill Road in Contoocook, NH. Call ahead at (603) 746- 3811 to see what's in season and for hours.
Richardson's isn't an orchard, but if you're anywhere in the area, it's worth the trip! Located at 170 Water Street in the quaint town of Boscawen, NH, Richardson's is a great place to bring the kids for old-fashioned hand-made ice cream, delicious pies, fruit crisps, and pastries.
If you want a real New Hampshire experience, stop by Richardson's Farms located at 170 Water Street in Boscawen, NH.
Richardson's is open year-round, and 7 Days a week all summer from 10 am to 9 pm. If you'd like to find out what seasonal pies are available, or for further information call (603) 796-2788.
If you're visiting Concord and looking for the perfect family outing, try apple picking at one of our local farms. There's nothing quite like the taste of a freshly picked apple, and we've got plenty of choices here in and around Concord!
Make sure to call before you travel to see what's in season. Many of these farms also offer berry picking and other fun and tasty “you pick” opportunities, as well as farm stands so that you can do all of your produce shopping in one fun-filled afternoon. Visit Concord and support our local farmers!