Activities

The Usual Stuff

Stroll through our two orchards to pick apples or stone fruit. Check the home page, sign up for our newsletter or give us a call to see what fruit is ready, then pick the varieties that you want and as much as you want; pay by the pound on your way out!

Don't feel like picking? Visit our salesroom for hand-picked fruit, vegetables and other local offerings.

Take a hay ride through the orchard or to the pumpkin patch (weekends only, Labor Day through Columbus Day and sometimes later in October, weather dependent, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Munch on some freshly-made cider donuts in Capt. Jack's Donut Shack (weekends only Labor Day though Columbus Day and sometimes later in October), coffee, cold and hot mulled cider.

Walk down and say “hello” to our farm animals! Double fenced for your protection, you can still feed them a handful of grain (and only grain, please!).

Conquer our Corn Maze! Can you figure out what we spelled out this year?

We do not allow dogs in the orchards BUT we have miles of trails you can hike with them. Ask in the front of the barn for a trail map!

Fairy Village on the Ridge!

One day, Captain Jack was visiting the farm animals and he stumbled upon a magical part of the forest where some woodland fairies and sprites had just recently moved. They were trying to build shelters before winter came, so Captain Jack helped them out by bringing down some tiny building supplies for them and opening the Fairy Village’s first ever “Gnome Depot”. Each fall the fairies come back and need help building their houses to stay warm throughout the winter. Spend some time outside, using your imagination, and help us take care of the Hanson Ridge Fairy Village!

Forward us a picture of your Fairy House and we will try to post it on this website.

Love to Geocache? We have 10 geocache sites around the orchards.

Groups, Tours and Birthday Parties

Please call for more information, pricing, and to schedule your special day!

We can tailor an event to fit your budget. Components can be individually priced.
Cancellations: we ask that you give us a little notice and we will try to reschedule you.
Check out the "other stuff" to do with your guests!

Want to take your students on an educational adventure?
Learn about the seasons of growing apples in our beautiful old barn.
Enjoy a wagon ride through one of our beautiful orchards.
Each child gets a 1/4 peck bag (up to 3 lbs of apples) to fill.
No charge for paid staff.
One parent per student may ride the wagon, room available.
Adults who pick apples get a group discount.

Scheduling an outing for your company?
Enjoy a relaxing (work?) day on the orchard
Group discount rate on PYO apples!
Please make sure that somehow our cashiers are able to identify your group!

Is it someone’s Birthday?
You can take your chances that a picnic table is available OR give us a call and we will reserve a table or two for you, prices vary.
Add a 1/4 peck bag of apples per child (holds around 3 pounds of apples).
Add a 1/2 sheet pan of Capt Jack's Apple Cider Donuts (54 small donuts)

Photography

We do not charge for photography in the orchards. All we ask is for recognition and some great word-of- mouth advertising! Please call ahead to make arrangements so we can open gates for you. Forward us a picture and we will post it on our website!

Weddings/Anniversaries

Everyone says that the orchards in springtime during bloom are gorgeous. We happen to think that the orchards are gorgeous all year round! (The only tricky thing is the fickle New England weather). Call to make an appointment to look at the property and discuss details!

We do allow weddings with a fee based on the number of people attending, the facilities you use and the amount of time you are here. The fee only covers the use of the property, time and facilities. Unfortunately, during our busiest times of the year we cannot host a wedding.

Pick Your Own

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Fall Raspberries

Services

  • Cash, Credit/Debit
  • Local Checks
  • EBT, WIC
  • Ship Apples
  • Ship Donuts

In Our Farm Store

  • Apples, Tomatoes, Cucumbers
  • Veggies and flowers
  • Local meats
  • Local Honey and Maple Syrup
  • Jams and Jellies
  • Capt Jack's Cider Donuts
  • Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Fall Decorations
  • Winter Squashes

We're closer than you think!

  • 20 min. off the ME Tpke
  • 90 min. from Boston MA
  • 90 min. from Manchester NH
  • 45 min. from Portland ME
  • 45 min. from Portsmouth NH