Apple Picking in Massachusetts!

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With fall comes football, sweatshirts, colorful leaves, and a favorite activity of couples – apple picking! Unfortunately there aren’t a ton of options for good apple picking on the south shore near SouthField. We wanted to put together a guide of local orchards that offer “pick-your-own apples”.

CN Smith Farm
325 South St, East Bridgewater, MA, 02333

We did say there aren’t a “ton” of options, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any! CN Smith in East Bridgewater is the South Shore’s top destination for those looking to apple pick. All you have to do is turn left out of Trotter Road onto Route 18 south for just 12 miles into East Bridgewater.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm
89 Pleasant St, Natick, MA, 01760

One of the oldest continuously working farms in the United States, Belkin is a great destination to pick your own peaches, apples, and pumpkins in the fall. Looking to make a day out of it? Great shopping destinations at the Natick Mall are a short drive from the farm.

Hill Orchard
2 Hunt Rd, Westford, MA, 01886

Located off I-495 in Westford, Hill orchard has a great variety of fruits, vegetables, pies, donuts, and cider for sale in addition to the apple picking. They even offer free haywagon rides on weekends!

Russell Orchards & Winery
143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA, 01938

A north shore favorite, Russell Orchards makes for a great day trip to the seaside town of Ipswich. Just another mile down the road on Argilla Rd is Crane Beach, voted the best beach in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe over the last few years

South Shore Beach Destinations for Summer 2015!

Now that the 4th of July holiday festivities have passed, its time to focus on the key to summer: finding as much time as possible to sprawl out at your favorite local beach. Certainly it’s well-documented throughout general pop culture knowledge; summertime in Massachusetts features some of the finest beaches in the United States. When it comes to finding the perfect beach for you, The Commons at SouthField could not be in a better location! With easy access to more southern coastal towns heading towards the cape, as well as the nearby beaches in North Weymouth, The Commons gives you all the choices!

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Duxbury Beach Park – 260 Gurnet Road, Duxbury, MA, 02332

With a six-mile stretch of land extending from Plymouth up to Marshfield, Duxbury Beach offers plenty of space for you or your party. The calming waters are great for cooling off and with dual concession stands it’s easy to find the refreshments or snack you are looking for.

Nantasket Beach – Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA 02045

Whether you want to relax on the soft sand, dip your toes in the rocky water, or enjoy some drinks from one of the many beach bars across the street, Nantasket Beach is the perfect all-around beach destination. One of the most popular choices along the South Shore, Nantasket attracts those of all ages. While it may be challenging to get to from local highways, you will be sure to enjoy the views and all the lively happenings!

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Wollaston Beach – Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA, 02171

Residents of Quincy have been flocking to Quincy Shore drive for years for the easy access and easy enjoyment of Wollaston Beach. Free parking, little traffic, nearby bars, and a beautiful 2.3 mile stretch of beach. Be sure to get there early on weekends before the most popular parking spaces are taken up!

Rexhame Beach – Standish St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Nestled along the Humarock peninsula, Rexhame beach is a great draw for crowds looking to escape the madness of Cape Cod beaches. A much more tranquil setting that some of the aforementioned beaches above, Rexhame beach is a great choice for a day in the sun for the whole family. Getting to Rexhame is easy as its just a short drive off of Route 3.