Best of Boston

2024 Best Apple-Picking Spot

Shelburne Farm

This farm is every kid’s favorite things about fall rolled into one: There are llamas, alpacas, goats, donkeys, and rabbits; a John Deere tractor-themed playground; and hayrides and cider doughnuts (plus hard cider for the grownups). And for the main attraction — more than two dozen varieties of apples are ripe for the picking, and dozens more are available for purchase. The best part? Your farmers-in-training will come home exhausted.

106 W. Acton Rd., Stow, 978-897-9287,