Gathering Apples Amidst Rural Bliss in Little Compton, Rhode Island
One would be hard pressed to come up with a weekend outing more satisfying than picking your own apples. Just about everything from the crisp, autumn air to the physical act of the harvest seems to bring a sense of goodness—of wholeness. Gracing a rural hillside in eastern Rhode Island, Old Stone Orchard is just the sort of idyllic setting of apple-laden dreams. Purchase a bag from the kind woman at the stand and begin the journey up the gently sloping hill. The beauty of the bounty that awaits may surprise you. A row of Gala apples grow in front of a stretch of Cortlands which leads to a flurry of Ida Reds. Should your bag fill too quickly, meander towards the pleasingly expansive pumpkin patch for the pick of the litter.