Fall is almost here and with it comes the apple- and pumpkin-picking season. Plenty of people like to pick their own fruit, and the fall season is the best time to do so with the crisp weather and changing leaves. Grab a cup of warm cider (and maybe a fresh apple doughnut) and bring the family to one of these fantastic farms around Rhode Island.

Appleland Orchard
135 Smith Ave., Greenville, RI
Daily, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Barden Family Orchard
56 Elmdale Rd., North Scituate, RI
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Dame Farm & Orchards
91B Brown Ave., Johnston, RI
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Elwood Orchard
58 Snake Hill Rd., North Scituate, RI
Friday–Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Thursdays

Jaswell's Farm
50 Swan Rd., Smithfield, RI
Wednesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Steere Orchard
150 Austin Ave., Greenville, RI
Daily, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Sunset Orchard Farm
244 Gleaner Chapel Rd., North Scituate, RI
Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Starting in September

Sweet Berry Farm
915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, RI
Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Pippin Orchard
751 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston, RI
Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Starting in September

For info on where to find fresh, local food year-round, be sure to check out FarmFresh.org.

Fall & Halloween Events

Fall and the Halloween season are upon us, and Providence, RI is brimming with ways to celebrate this most wicked time of year. Stroll along the illuminated winding paths at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and be amazed by the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins. Take a walk on Providence's paranormal side on a Providence Ghost Tour. Enjoy a cocktail and a bite at one of the city's local haunts. Check out below for spellbinding getaway packages, events and more.