Autumn Hills Orchard is an authentic working orchard located in the historic and scenic town of Groton, Massachusetts — about 45 miles northwest of Boston. The orchard is located on three rolling drumlin hills which run from south to north. The top of the ridge offers a spectacular view of the surrounding and distant hills and mountains in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. From our center ridge hilltop you can see Wachusett to the west, Monadnock and Wataitic, as well as Temple and Crotched to the north and the nearby Nissitissit Hills.
We grow a variety of fruit in season including more than 25 varieties of apples, plus peaches, pears, grapes and plums. We also have some new raspberry and blueberry plantings. Our growing practices rely on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques. We work hard to insure that we use best practices as our goal is to grow the best fruit possible in a sustainable manner with the least amount of impact on the land and the critters that live in/around the orchard.
Our 4,000+ trees are semi-dwarf trees — some as old as 40 years, and others newly planted. We are constantly trying new varieties and techniques so we can offer the best selection of high quality fruit to our customers.
In 2016, we have added summer berries to our offering. See schedule below for Pick your own raspberries and blueberries.
2016 PYO schedule:
MOST DAYS starting July 1. 11AM – 4PM for Pick Your Own berries (other times by pre-arrangement). Please check our “In Season” section of the home page or our Facebook page for current information as berries may not be available EVERY DAY. Best to check the day before or the morning you want to pick — or call ahead to check the current conditions.
No pets, please.
Autumn HIlls has been a working orchard for 60 or more years. We are a small family operated farm and look forward to sharing our beautiful farm with the public each harvest season.