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I love this farm and go there on a regular basis. It is very scenic. The grounds are very well kept and clean. The children's playground is so much fun for all with a treehouse slide, a maze, and a petting zoo with animals of all varieties (my favorites are the goats). They have a huge variety of fruits to pick so if you come back frequently you will never have to pick the same fruit twice. And they have a train you can ride with the kids. I have to say this is one of the best family farms out there. A++++!
We made the mistake of arriving at 4pm (they close at 5pm) on a Saturday. While most crowds were leaving, they still charged the full $14/person rate, and apples are still $2.50 per pound on top of that. They were supposed to have pears, peaches, and apples today, but only the apple trees had fruit. There are many better farms in the Boston area - I won't go back again.
My family and friends went to Belkin farm yesterday (midweek).
Cost was $8.00 for adults (less than a movie). No charge for children 2 and under. We were there from 10am to 2pm. The entire place was incredibly clean. The play area, the treehouse slide, the maze, haystack and petting zoo were the highlights of our childrens day. The apple and pear picking
was perfect for the litle ones. The fruit was low enough for them to pick themselves. They have musical entertainment on weekends and the cost is $12. My friend brings a picnic lunch for her kids every weekend in the fall. I know that I will be returning again in a couple of weeks. Great time.
I just came back from Belkin Farm. I visted on September 13, 2008.
I will make it short and sweet.
It cost me almost $ 75.00 to take a electric train ride into the orchard. This was for 4 adults and 2 children! My shock was It did not include apples!Those were another $ 95.00. I left the apples. Shame! I spend less for a weeks worth of food:( The poster review above made mention of popcorn?Performers? No one had a clue to where on the farm these even were. Oh there was plenty of action. People running and leaving before they were robbed. Please, this is in NO WAY a family farm. Spending the day there, picking apples and train ride will run a family of 5 175.00 easy. I am not kidding. Check the website for yourself with prices listed. I wish I did because I would not have wasted the money on the ride.
I have been to the farm on 4 different times. September 2, October, December
September is by far the best time to go. I have 2 6 year old twin boys. My wife and I had such a wonderful time. The apples were a perfect arms reach for smaller children. The train ride was a hoot. The staff was friendly and the kettle popcorn was to die for.
That is why we returned..our second visit was even better. The bees were not the only thing buzzing at the farm. It was alive with action. Lots of families. Yes, a little $$ but my children both flew on the high bars..that was worth every penny.
Now, my 3rd visit it was not so much fun. The circus bars were gone. The popcorn was gone. The orchard was dirty. Somehow the entire place seemed to have shut down. There were lines but something is missing. My last visit will be the last. Christmas lights..??? Not what it was built up to be. Very $$ for what it was.
The kids were bored. I asked about the performers from the fall..I was told they are not going to return..
I even asked to speak to a manager to ask for the names of the popcorn makers and the circus performers. I would LOVE to have them at our events.. I was told, The performers do to Florida for the winter and will not be returning and they couldnt say if the popcorn makers will be back..they did tell me Eastcoast kettle corn is the maker but I wasnt able to find them...oh darn. I am not sure if I will go back. If you have not been there it is worth a look but not a day stay.