Since moving to New England in 2008 we have played the role of tourist and continue to explore many nooks and crannies. Belkin Lookout Farm is in South Natick and is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Started in 1651 that’s a whole lot of goodness grown over the years. We love so many things about this farm…the boys love the massive kid playland and I love the beautiful scenery. You have to take a vintage Italian train around the farm to get to the various areas, with the first stop being the kid’s playground. And this, my friends, is kid heaven. From farm animals and emu to an exhibit on honey bees and a lego building zone to a beautiful tree house and caterpillar ride, this spot has it all.

The thing that sets this farm apart from others is the amazing grapevine trellis tunnel you drive through on the train, all the way around the farm. It must be closing in on a mile of amazing grapevine tunnels you either drive through or walk through. It is stunningly picturesque. And if you go in the later fall when the grapevine leaves turn colors and the grapes are a vivid purple, well, there you’ve got a kodak moment if you ask me.

New England has many amazing farms but I do love that they let you pick peaches in the summer. We had such a good time finding the perfect ones which we promptly turned into an amazing pie, click here for the recipe.

Belkin Lookout Farm (89 Pleasant St. South Natick, Ma) is open 10-5p. Admission is a bit steep at $12 (not including picking) but you could easily spend part a day here given all there is for kiddos to do. Kids under 2 are free. We hope you enjoyed exploring a little bit more of our corner of New England with us.