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10 pumpkin-picking options near Boston, mapped

Nearly all of these locations are within I-495

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It’s peak pumpkin-picking season again. Where to do it near the Boston area?

Try these 10 spots, which include real do-it-yourself farmsteads, plus stands and fields where buyers can assess the locally grown gourds before choosing the perfect one.

Click through to the websites to determine prices and the best times to visit as well as other activities—apple-picking, hay-riding, etc.—that might also be available during a visit.

Note, too: Several of these eight options are within I-495. In other words, they’re pretty close to Boston.

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Parlee Farms

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The family farm’s 15 acres of pumpkins produce 40,000 gourds yearly. The picking season lasts into late October.

Long rows of pumpkins. SullivanGardner/Flickr

Smolak Farms

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The pumpkin patch here is open every weekend while supplies last. And pumpkins are available at Smolak’s stand during the workweek.

A farmstead from just beyond a pond. Amie Fedora/Flickr

Boston Hill Farm

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At least 12 generations (!) have been involved in running this family farm. It’s pumpkin field is open every day this time of year.

A neat farmhouse with a deck leading from the front door. Photo via Boston Hill Farm

Connors Farm

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This 115-year-old stead includes seasonal pumpkin-picking options as well as a sizable corn maze and several scheduled activities.

An aerial view of a corn maze. Photo via Connors Farm

Shelburne Farm

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The pumpkin patch here is open every day now through November 4.

A large pumpkin still on the vine. Ahrens, Ariadne/Getty Images

Carver Hill Orchard

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Pumpkin-picking at this family-run farm is available through October.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

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This farmstead has apple- and pear-picking this fall as well as a wide range and deep supply of pumpkins for selection.

A corn maze next to a road. Photo via Honey Pot Hill

Hanson's Farm

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The family-run farm’s pumpkin-picking runs to November.

Pakeen Farm

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Visitors can pick out pumpkins at this farm Thursdays through Sundays.

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Wards Berry Farm

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The 30-acre pumpkin patch here is open every day through late October. Plenty to pick from: The patch apparently produces 100,000 gourds annually.

Parlee Farms

Long rows of pumpkins. SullivanGardner/Flickr

The family farm’s 15 acres of pumpkins produce 40,000 gourds yearly. The picking season lasts into late October.

Long rows of pumpkins. SullivanGardner/Flickr

Smolak Farms

A farmstead from just beyond a pond. Amie Fedora/Flickr

The pumpkin patch here is open every weekend while supplies last. And pumpkins are available at Smolak’s stand during the workweek.

A farmstead from just beyond a pond. Amie Fedora/Flickr

Boston Hill Farm

A neat farmhouse with a deck leading from the front door. Photo via Boston Hill Farm

At least 12 generations (!) have been involved in running this family farm. It’s pumpkin field is open every day this time of year.

A neat farmhouse with a deck leading from the front door. Photo via Boston Hill Farm

Connors Farm

An aerial view of a corn maze. Photo via Connors Farm

This 115-year-old stead includes seasonal pumpkin-picking options as well as a sizable corn maze and several scheduled activities.

An aerial view of a corn maze. Photo via Connors Farm

Shelburne Farm

A large pumpkin still on the vine. Ahrens, Ariadne/Getty Images

The pumpkin patch here is open every day now through November 4.

A large pumpkin still on the vine. Ahrens, Ariadne/Getty Images

Carver Hill Orchard

Pumpkin-picking at this family-run farm is available through October.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

A corn maze next to a road. Photo via Honey Pot Hill

This farmstead has apple- and pear-picking this fall as well as a wide range and deep supply of pumpkins for selection.

A corn maze next to a road. Photo via Honey Pot Hill

Hanson's Farm

The family-run farm’s pumpkin-picking runs to November.

Pakeen Farm

Visitors can pick out pumpkins at this farm Thursdays through Sundays.

View this post on Instagram

A pup in a patch ready for fall

A post shared by Sam (@the_real_sam_i_am) on

Wards Berry Farm

The 30-acre pumpkin patch here is open every day through late October. Plenty to pick from: The patch apparently produces 100,000 gourds annually.