Hours:Apple picking daily during season 9am-5pm
about Smolak Farms:
Smolak Farms combines agriculture, education, and entertainment. Carved by glaciers, settled by prehistoric Indian tribes, colonized by English settlers, and farmed today by descendants of Martin and Magdalenna Smolak, the farm is nestled in the hills of northeastern Massachusetts.
Historic parts of the homestead are about 300 years old. In 1982, 107 of the 160 acres were preserved by the Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program, ensuring that this area would forever remain open land, never to be developed.
Today, visitors can pick fruit from the orchards and shop at the farm stand and bakery featuring apple cider donuts and mouth-watering pies. Children can go on one of the many types of educational or entertaining hayrides, have a birthday party, attend a summer program and visit the animals. There are festivals throughout the year.
If you plan to have a party at the farm, please call in advance to reserve your spot. Smolak's bakery and farm stand offer a wide range of food available for purchase, so please don't plan on bringing a picnic. As with all apple-picking locations, it's best to call in advance to find out what's picking.
From Route 93 and Boston, take Route 93N to Exit 41 (Andover/North Andover, Route 125). Turn right at the end of the ramp. Follow Route 125 approximately 7 miles and turn left at the traffic light at the intersection with Route 114. (Royal Crest Apartments are directly across the way.) You will drive past Merrimack College on your left. At the next traffic light, turn right, continuing on Route 125. Go straight and turn right at the traffic light after the 99 Restaurant (Mass. Ave.). Go through North Andover's Old Center and bear left at the fire station. Follow approximately one mile to a yellow blinking light and turn left. Follow for 2 miles and the farm will be on your left. Look for Smolak Farm signs.