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27 July 2009

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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 5. We love to travel and to see new things. We look for a educational experience in everything we do and my we do a lot. Our kids are so used to being on the go that they have tremendous stamina. We try to plan 2 large trips every year and supplement them with weekend get-aways, staycations and a day jaunt now and again. Our kids are always wondering what the next spot will be.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, energetic
We Just Got Back From
New Hampshire Grand and Vermont
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Africa
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching the kids lug their car seats through the airport on their first plane ride.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Two of my kids got lost at a campground in Yellowstone. My 9 year old son took his 6 year old sister on a walk to the restroom 4 sites down and couldn't find their way back. We ended up reporting them missing at the camp check in and then the search began. I was afraid of them being abducted, but also of the Grizzlies which were out in full force that summer due to the late melt. It was the worst 45 minutes of our lives. A fellow camper overheard my husband relay the story to the camp personnel and she recognized them as she returned to her site 7 loops away from ours. The ranger was called and returned them safely to us. The employees were great and it was a happy ending to a potential disaster.
Websites I Like:
hotwire, tripadvisor, Trekaroo

U-Pick Apple Farms in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a large state, however every area offers some great options for pick your own apples. Apples are ready for picking. Head to one of these orchards for some apple picking family fun.

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100 Wattaquadock Hill Road
Bolton, Massachusetts

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Nashoba is a renown winery, but they also have apple picking. This years harvesting has begun with the Zestar apple which is good for both eating and baking, check the website for the estimated availability of your favorite.The orchard is open daily from 10am-5pm.


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Rt. 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Road
Berlin, Massachusetts

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U-pick began Friday August 30th with kid-friendly activities to commence September 7 including, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin painting and hayrides. Check the website for up to date picking info.


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455 Highland Avenue
Phillipston, Massachusetts

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A 4th generation farm about 1 hour from Boston, Red Apple offers apple picking but also fun events such as the Appleseed Country Fair with free admission September 7th and 8th. Farm stand open daily.Picking daily 9am-6pm. BBQ's and hayrides every weekends in September and October starting Labor Day.


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234 Ball Street
Northborough, Massachusetts

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Picking Tuesday thru Sunday 10-5. Closed Mondays except for holidays. Check website before heading out. They offer a barnyard, kids playground and treats including ice cream.


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575 Swamp Road Richmond, Massachusetts

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In the Berkshires, this farm will open August 31 for pick your own apples.Will be picking Paula Reds and Jonah Macs.Cider donuts often available.


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1209B Hawley Rd
Ashfield, Massachusetts

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A sustainable organic farm with self-serve pick your own.They also make their own organic cider, baked goods,jams, vinegar and coming soon hard cider. Open starting September 20th Friday thru Sunday 11am-5pm. Farm abuts Bear Swamp Reserve, so hiking trails are nearby.


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89 Pleasant St
Natick, Massachusetts

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A kids apple picking paradise. Pick Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. This farm features animals, train rides. live kids entertainment, moonbounce, burlap maze and more. 180 acres only 20 miles from Boston!


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582 George Hill Rd
Lancaster, Massachusetts

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Hayrides and Apple Tree Theater shows for school kids. Already picking,(Ginger Gold and Early Macs)but it is best to call ahead for times. Always closed Saturdays.( 978) 365-4331


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95 Farwell Road Tyngsboro,
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

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In their 26th year of picking, Parlee offers apples, cider donuts, a hay play area, animals and kiddie tractor training. So much fun. Call ahead for hours of operation and picking varieties. 978-649-3854


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1 Douglas Road Route 10
Southampton, Massachusetts

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Animals, apple picking, jam making demos, an observation bee hive and stroller friendly trails make this a great spot. Call 413-562-4985 for details.PYO apples begin in September.


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106 West Acton Rd
Stow, Massachusetts

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Open daily 9-6 just 20 miles outside of Boston a kids pick your own bonanza. They offer hay rides, pony rides, pedal tractor, moonbounce, hay maze, farm animals and more.


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145 Redstone Hill
Sterling, Massachusetts

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A family fun zone! Davis Farmland offers a bunch of activities for your family to enjoy. Pick your own apples will begin 9/14/2013. Expect lots of fun activities, a corn maze, children's farm and more!