Your North Shore Guide to Fall Fun

Apple picking, leaf peeping, all your fall fun events on the North Shore, and more!

October 15, 2022

It's time for fall family fun on the North Shore and we can hardly wait! We are lucky to have so many fall attractions and events on the North Shore where families have been making fall memories for years. From picking apples to leaf-peeping to Halloween fun ... Macaroni KID North Shore MA has all the details for you and your family to make the most of autumn on the North Shore.

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Pick Your Own Apple Farms on the North Shore

🍎 Russell Orchards- Ipswich

143 Argilla Rd.
Ipswich, MA

Purchase an empty 10 lb bag (1 peck) at the beginning of the walking trail. This admits 1-5 people ages 4 and above to the orchard. Groups of more than 5 will be asked to purchase an additional bag. Enjoy a beautiful 7-15 minute walk through the orchard to your apple picking destination. When your apple bag is full walk bag to the store.

🍎 Brooksby Farm- Peabody

54 Felton St. 

Peabody, MA. 01960.

Pick your own apples in the Fall! Enjoy our play yard (open during business hours at no charge), Barnyard animals, Fall Fairytale Trail, Fall hayrides, and Campfire and smores on various Fall weekends.

🍎 Cider Hill Farm- Amesbury

45 Fern Avenue
Amesbury, MA 01913

(978) 388-5525

Picking is currently open from 8 am - 5 pm. We are currently accepting walk-ins and pre-purchased tickets. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT required but encouraged. When available, pre-purchasing ahead reserves your tickets and makes check-in on the day of picking faster. Plus, walk-ins are always welcome as long as the fruit is available and fields are open. The orchards close at 5:30 pm.

  • 1/2 peck bag - $10 - Ticket provides entrance for 2 person and 1/2 peck bag (~9 apples) of apple picking. (available weekdays)
  • 1 peck bag - $20 - Ticket provides entrance for 4 people and 1 peck (~15 apples) of apple picking. 
  • 1/2 bushel bag - $35 - Ticket provides entrance for 6 people and 1/2 bushel (~30 apples) of apple picking 

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Leaf peeping on the North Shore

  Essex Coastal Scenic Byway- Essex MA

The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway winds its way along the coast through fourteen North Shore communities in Essex County, Massachusetts. Situated within the Essex National Heritage Area and covering 90 miles from Lynn, MA to Salisbury, MA, the Byway passes many notable historical sites, cultural districts, recreation areas, and spectacular coastal scenery. 

Cape Ann Scenic Drive 1

Follow the map here.

This drive tour will take you past or through some of the prettiest coastal towns of New England. You will see beautiful foliage and other autumnal sights, like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. The drive comprises two sections that you can combine any way you like. One section is centered on the town of Newburyport, midway between Salisbury Beach and Plum Island (details below). Great trip for people who love walking beaches and watching marine plant and animal life.

Route 133-Essex, Ipswich, Rowley and Georgetown

Route 133 is a gorgeous route that winds along charming country back roads and the picture-perfect New England towns of Essex, Ipswich, Rowley and Georgetown. Route 1A from Beverly to Newburyport travels through beautiful open spaces and farms via Ipswich, which boasts more pre-1725 houses still standing than any other town in the USA. Route 127 winds along the coast through Beverly, Manchester By-the-Sea, Gloucester and up to Rockport.

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North Shore fall attractions open all season long:

Connors Farm

30 Valley Road (Rt. 35)

Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

tel 978-777-1245

Corn Maze with Flash Light Nights, Putnamville Railroad, Play Areas For Kids, Bouncing Pillow, Farm Market, 

Marini Farm- Ipswich MA 

259 Linebrook Rd.

Ipswich, MA 01938


Corn Maze, Play Area, Farm Stand, Special Events, Trick or Treat Hayride, Birthday Parties

 Applecrest Farm Orchards- Hampton Falls NH

133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Tel: (603) 926-3721

Pick Your Own, Farm Market, Creamery, Festivals, Corn Maze, Live Music, Tractor Rides, Barnyard Animals,

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Fall events on the North Shore

Macaroni KID North Shore is adding fall events regularly as we find them, so check back often for updates! 

We will continue to update our Macaroni KID North Shore Fall Fun Guide with events as they are posted, so check back often!

Do you know of a 2021 family-friendly fall event or attraction on the North Shore that isn't listed here? Please submit your event here submit your event here  and we will add it to our Macaroni KID North Shore Fall Fun Guide!