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UPDATED AUGUST 2017: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a list of pick-your-own apple farms throughout New York state, including Southeast, Central, and Upstate NY.
Dr. Davies Farm 306 Route 304, Congers 845-268-7020 Labor Day through mid-November, open 10am-4:30pm daily for pick-your-own. Hayrides offered weekends 11am-5pm. Farm market open 8:30am-5:30pm. Picnic fields on site. Cash and checks only.
Orchards of Concklin 2 S. Mountain Road (off Route 45), Pomona 845-354-0369 Open September and October on weekends and Columbus Day, 10am-5pm. Picking poles available; $5 refundable deposit and $2 rental fee. Farm store with baked goods, apple cider, and donuts open 8am-6pm. Pick-your-own group tours are available by appointment.
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Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem 914-485-1210 Apple picking begins Sept. 7 (call for availability). Fresh pies, donuts, produce, and local honey, local dairy products, and maple syrup for sale, as well as New York State wines and spirits and their own hard cider. Open 8am-6pm daily.
Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights 914-245-5111 Apple picking through mid-October, 10am-4:30pm daily. Farm market with apple cider, baked goods, pre-picked produce, and gifts.
Outhouse Orchards139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem914-277-3188
Apple picking Sept. 1-Nov. 1, daily, 9am-5pm while supplies last. Fresh cider for sale, hay rides and corn maze on site, and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.
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Dressel Farms 271 State Route 208, New Paltz 845-255-0693 U-pick apples (15 varieties) in September and October, weekends only 10am-4:30pm. Small trees for kids. Homemade apple cider and donuts for sale. Ice cream stand on site. Hayrides, picnic tables, and animals to feed. Farmers’ market open weekdays 9am-6pm. Cash or check only; ATM on site. You can use credit cards at the farmstand.
Hurds Family Farm2185 State Route 32, Modena845-883-7825
Pick your own apples from August through early November with over 20 varieties at the 400-acre farm. Apple cider donuts, hot and cold apple cider, applesauce, apple butter, and jams/preserves available for purchase. Visit the café for savory and sweet foods, all made with apples. Open daily 9am-5pm.
Jenkins-Lueken Orchards Route 299 W., and 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz 845-255-0999 Apple picking begins Sept. 9 through October, 9am-5pm daily. Gourds, fresh peanut butter, fresh cider, and hard cider also available. Bakery and pumpkin picking on site (in October).
Minard Farms 250 Hurds Road, Clintondale 866-632-7753 Apple picking through October, weekends 10am-6pm. Farm market with apple cider, donuts, homemade pies, jams, and jellies. Hayrides, farm tours, and picnicking available. Restrooms on site. Plus Haymaze, apple slingshot, and pumpkin picking available.
Prospect Hill Orchards73 Clark's Lane, Milton 845-795-2383
Apples are available starting in late September. U-pick pears, Asian pears, and pumpkins also available. Low-hanging branches for small children. Two free family festivals: Kids’ Days (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) and Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival (Oct. 25-26) with make-your-own scarecrows, gourd crafts, cider pressing, hayrides, corn maze, and face painting. Tractor-pulled hayrides stop at the cider-pressing tent, pumpkin patches, picnic area, and market. Parking available at 73 Clarkes Lane.
Tantillo’s Farm Market 730 State Route 208, Gardiner 845-256-9109 Through October, 9am-4:30pm daily for picking. Farm stand and bakery open 9am-6pm. Soft-serve ice cream bar open 11am-10pm on weekends and until 9pm Monday-Thursday. Wilklow Orchards 341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland 845-691-2339 Labor Day through Halloween, 9am-6pm daily. Roadside stand with homemade cider, baked goods, jams, jellies, and apple cider donuts. Hayrides, picnicking, pumpkin picking, and farm animals on site. Wright’s Farm 699 State Highway 208, Gardiner 845-255-5300 September and October, 8am-4:30pm daily. Pets allowed. Picnic areas and a fruit stand on site with baked goods and flowers. Farm store open 8am-7pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday-Saturday.
Apple Dave's Orchards82 Four Corners Road, Warwick 845-986-1684 Apple picking Labor Day through October, pumpkin picking in October; 9am-5pm daily. Farm store and winery on site.
Apple Ridge Orchards101 Jessup Road, Warwick845-987-7717 Pick your own apples starting Sept. 2, Thursday-Sunday and holidays from 9am-6pm. School groups by reservations only (call or visit the website), Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Dwarf apple trees make picking easy for kids. Hay wagon rides, farm animals for petting, glass observation honey beehive, and farm store with fresh-pressed cider and homemade cider donuts.
Lawrence Farms Orchards 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh 845-562-4268 Apple and pumpkin picking through October, plus pick-your-own grapes, peppers, cabbage, and other vegetables. Train rides through the village on the weekends, plus a hay bale maze everyday from September-October, playhouse farm village open daily, and animals for petting. Country store with honey, preserves, hot cider, ice cream, and homemade donuts. Open 9am-4pm daily. Masker Orchards 45 Ball Road, Warwick 845-986-1058 Apple picking Labor Day through early November, 9am-5pm daily. Bags provided. Free admission and parking. Country store with honey, preserves, and country gifts on site. Picnic areas available. Pony rides, live music, haunted house, and maze for children on weekends (call for starting dates). Ochs Orchard 4 Ochs Lane (off Route 94), Warwick 845-986-1591 Apple picking in September and October; U-pick pumpkins, tomatoes, and other vegetables through October, Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, homemade donuts, preserves, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and honey. Pies available on weekends. Homemade ice cream for sale. Small petting zoo. Store open until 6pm. Pennings Farm Market169 Route 94 S., Warwick845-986-1059
Apple picking Labor Day weekend through the second week of November, 9am-5pm daily. Pumpkins on sale from late September through October. Weekend hayrides and petting zoo. Ice cream stand, pub, and café with full menu. For apple picking info, call 845-986-7080.
Soons Orchard & Farm Market 23 Soons Circle, New Hampton 845-374-5471 Apple picking Labor Day weekend through October, 10am-4pm on weekends and Monday holidays. Dwarf trees ideal for kids. Store with pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-pressed apple cider and donuts, fudge, and baked goods open 9am-6pm.
Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Lane (off Beekman Road), Poughquag 845-227-2306 U-pick apples through October, 9am-5pm daily. Weekends feature festivals, food, and music, and live entertainment. Call for admission and activities prices.
Cedar Heights Orchard 8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck 914-589-5245 Apple picking September through October, or when the apples run out, 9am-dusk daily.
Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction 845-897-4377 Apple picking Labor Day through November, 9am-6pm daily. One-third of apples are grown organically. Farm market on site. Weekends through October enjoy open grilling and live music.
Green Horizons Organic Farm 6 South Dingle Lane, Pawling 845-855-5555 Apple picking by appointment only; call ahead to schedule a visit.
Greig Farm227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook 845-758-1234 Apple and raspberry picking through October, 8am-8pm daily. Farmers market open Saturdays 10am-3pm. Daily market open 9am-5pm daily, serving breakfast and lunch. Mead Orchards 15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli 845-756-5641 Pick-your-own apples beginning in mid-August. Call ahead to confirm picking dates. Open weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day and Columbus Day) 10am-6pm. Farm stand on site. Meadowbrook Farms 29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls 845-297-3002 Apple picking 10am-5pm daily, beginning mid-September (end date depends on availability). Farm market with apple cider, apple cider donuts, baked goods, homegrown vegetables, local honey, and more open 9am-6pm daily.
Fix Bros. Fruit Farm 215 White Birch Road, Hudson 518-828-7560 Apple and pumpkin picking in September through October, 10am-5pm daily. Love Apple Farms 1421 Route 9H, Ghent 518-828-5048
Pick-your-own apples (30 varieties) mid-August through October; peaches mid-July through September, 9-5 daily. Homemade pies, donuts, preserves, and baked goods for sale. Petting zoo and playground open 9-5 daily through November. Café open 9am-5pm daily. Samascott Orchards 5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook 518-758-7224 Apple picking early August through late October (call to confirm season end date). Pick-your-own raspberries, plums, tomatoes, peppers, beans and grapes through September; pumpkins and summer squash through October. Farm stand with fruits, vegetables, and preserves. Open 8am-6pm Wednesday-Monday.
Bowman Orchards 141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford 518-371-2042 Pick-your-own apples September through October (weather dependent), 9am-5pm daily. U-pick pumpkins in season. On-site bakery and farm store. Pony rides, hayrides, and food booth on weekends. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard & Farm 267 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford 518-371-5785 Pick-your-own apples (over 25 varieties) from Sept. 2 through mid-November, 9am-6pm daily. Farm store with farm-raised beef and pork, pre-picked fruits and vegetables, honey, jams and jellies, pies, homemade cider, and donuts. Riverview Orchards 660 Riverview Road, Rexford 518-371-2174 Pick-your-own apples through mid-October (weather dependent), 10am-5pm daily. Store with fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, and crafts. Also on premises: donut robot, observation beehive, animal observation, and hayrides on weekends. Available for birthday parties and school trips.
Saratoga Apple 1174 Route 29, Schuylerville 518-695-3131 Pick-your-own apples September through October, 9am-6pm daily. Roadside store with fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, jams, and jellies. Wagon rides on weekends. Tasting room for local and artisan hard ciders. Live entertainment on weekend.
Indian Ladder Farms 342 Altamont Road, Altamont 518-765-2956 or 866-640-7425 (apple picking hotline) Apple and pumpkin picking through October (weather dependent), 9am-6pm daily. Farm market and cider house. Café open for lunch. Group tours available.
Behling Orchards 114 Potter Road, Mexico 315-727-4784 Apple picking September through October, 8am-5pm daily. Farm store with cider, donuts, pies, treats, fall vegetables, honey, and maple syrup. Cook shack with hot food open on weekends, 10am-5pm. Pony and wagon rides, corn maze, and Spooky Hollow haunted maze. Barn Store open 8am-5pm. Ontario Orchards Farm 15273 Center Road, Sterling 315-343-6328 Pick-your-own apples mid-September through mid-October, weekends 9am-5pm. Corn maze, hayrides, and U-pick pumpkins available. Farmers market (located 7 miles away) with baked goods, cider, caramel apples, fresh produce, jams, jellies, preserves, and plants. Fall Jamboree is Sept. 17-18. Sage Creek Orchards 139 Minckler Road, Mexico 315-963-3486 Pick-your-own apples through early November, 9am-6pm daily. U-pick blueberries while they last. Refreshment stand and picnic area. Open at least six days a week, call ahead to double check schedule. Store on premises with fresh produce, candies, jams, jellies, and fresh honey.
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