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Mass. has one of the 10 best apple orchards in the U.S., according to Country Living

You'll find it in Stow.

Apple trees at Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow. Kristi Palma / Boston.com

Fall in New England brings plenty of apple picking opportunities, “a quintessential autumn activity,” and Massachusetts has one of the 10 best in America, according to Country Living magazine.

The publication released a list of the 32 best apple picking farms and orchards in the U.S., and Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow ranked No. 8. Boston.com readers agree: Last year, they named it their favorite New England orchard.

Here’s what Country Living wrote about Honey Pot Hill Orchards:

“Expect some apple varieties, like the Vista Bella, to be ready for the taking as early as July, whereas fall fruit pickers can stock up on the Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Royal Gala apples from mid-September to November or December. Once you’ve taken a bite of your finds, you might also be tempted to send friends (or yourself) one of Honey Pot Hill Orchards’ Apple Gift Packs.”

— Country Living

Two other Massachusetts farms and orchards made the list: Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery in Ashfield and Red Apple Farm in Phillipston. Here’s a complete list of the magazine’s New England picks so you can start plotting your fall apple picking excursions:

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No. 8: Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow
No. 12: Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders in Lebanon, N.H.
No. 14: Shelburne Orchards in Shelburne, Vermont
No. 21: Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery in Ashfield
No. 22: Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, N.H.
No. 26: Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, N.H.
No. 27: Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont
No. 29: Dwight Miller Orchards in Dummerston, Vermont
No. 30: Red Apple Farm in Phillipston

View the full list of 32 best apple picking farms and orchards in the U.S.

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