One of the coolest parts (aside from the weather) of living in New England, in my humble opinion, is being able to go apple picking in the fall. There's something so refreshing about being in an orchard, with the sweet smell of apples all around you. It was one of my favorite memories of when I was little, and I am so glad it's something my kids now look forward to each year. In fact, apple picking in Maine is such a popular fall activity, it even has it's very own day to celebrate--and it's coming up this weekend!

So put on your boots and flannels, pack up your cars and head to your nearest local orchard for Maine Apple Sunday!

According to the Maine Apple Sunday Facebook Event Page:

"Maine Apple Sunday starts the peak of the apple harvest when summer apples are still available but the main crop is ready for its first pick. Apple orchards from Wells to Caribou will celebrate by offering special activities and free samples of apple products."

Activities at orchards around the state take place from 9AM to 3PM Sunday. However, with Covid-19 on everyone's mind, there's a good chance they will have some new protocols set up at your favorite picking place. So it might be a good idea to call ahead to make sure you know what's expected.

For a list of orchards near you, go to www.maineapples.org .

 

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