When the summer humidity finally recedes and those crisp blue Autumn skies hit, central Massachusetts is the perfect place to be. Known by locals as “apple country,” Stow is a small town with a lot to offer!
Nancy’s Airfield Café
Start your weekend with brunch at Nancy’s Airfield Café. They offer a rotating menu of delicious meals with a focus on local ingredients. You can eat outside or grab and go. If your little ones love airplanes, you’ll get a great view of some small aircraft.
There are a lot of orchards to choose from, whether you want to pick your own or grab something in the farm store. My favorite is Honey Pot Hill Orchards, where you can grab apples, cider donuts, cider, and more. You can also check out their 3 mazes and take those oh-so-adorable kid + pumpkin photos. Shelburne Farm is another great spot for apple and animal lovers – they also have a play area with kid-sized John Deere tractors to ride.
Just up the road from Honey Pot Hill Orchards is a small parking lot and the entrance to the Leggett Woodland trailhead. You’ll find several short trails, all less than a mile long – perfect for little legs! Along the trail are tiny fairy statues to keep little hikers entertained.
Nan’s Rustic Kitchen and Market
After a long afternoon outside, grab a ready-to-go dinner from Nan’s. They haven’t been open long, but their fried chicken has quickly become legendary around town.
Visit Stow and let me know what gems you find!