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WHERE TO PICK YOUR OWN APPLES IN SOUTHEAST AND UPSTATE NEW YORK

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by NYMetroParents Staff

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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.

 

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As the cool autumn air settles in, families embrace the changing season with the classic pastime of apple picking. Local farms offer an assortment of attractions, from easy-picking dwarf apple trees and other seasonal fruits, to charming farm stands packed with home-baked goods, to hay rides out to the fields. Apple picking makes for a quintessential weekend getaway that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard-the fun continues at home when you try recipes like apple pie, cider donuts, or even fresh-pressed cider.

Make sure to call farms ahead of time when planning your apple picking outing. Hours and availability are subject to change due to weather and other farm conditions. Most importantly, have fun, and pick as many varieties of apples as your basket can handle.

 

SOUTHEAST NEW YORK

Rockland County

Dr. Davies Farm
306 Route 304, Congers
845-268-7020

Labor Day through mid-November, open 10am-4:30pm daily pick your own. Hayrides offered weekends 11am-5pm; weekdays by appointment ($5 per person). Farm market open 8:30am-6pm and picnic fields. Cash and checks only.

Orchards of Concklin -APPLE PICKING HAS ENDED FOR THE 2014 SEASON

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 $1 rental fee. Farm store with baked goods, apple cider, and donuts (open 8am-6pm). “Pick your own” group tours are available by appointment.

Westchester County

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-485-1210

Apple picking begins in early September (call for availability). Fresh pies, donuts, produce, and local honey and maple syrup for sale. New York State wines and spirits. Open 8am-6pm daily.

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
914-245-5111

Apple picking through October, 10am-4:30pm daily. Farm market with apple cider, baked goods, pre-picked produce, and gifts.

Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-277-3188

Apple picking 9am-5pm daily, while supplies last starting weekend after Labor Day. Fresh cider for sale. Hay rides and corn maze. Pick your own pumpkins.

Ulster County

Dressel Farms
271 State Route 208, New Paltz
845-255-0693

U-pick apples (15 varieties) in September and October, weekends only 10am-5pm. 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 during the week from 9:30-5:30. Cash or check only; ATM on premises.

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
Route 299 W., 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
845-255-0999

Apple picking Labor Day Weekend through October, 9am-6pm daily. Gourds, fresh peanut butter, and fresh cider also available. Bakery, corn maze, hayrides, and pumpkin picking.

Minard Farms
250 Hurds Road, Clintondale
866-632-7753

Apple picking through October, weekends 10am-5pm. Farm market with apple cider, donuts, homemade pies, jams, and jellies. Hayrides, farm tours, and picnicking available. Restrooms on site.

Mr. Apples Low Spray Orchard
Route 213 W., High Falls
GPS location: 25 Orchard St.
845-687-0005

Organic-style apples available through mid-November, 10am-6pm daily. Pumpkin picking and hayrides down the road. Nature trail with waterfalls.

Prospect Hill Orchards
73 Clarkes Lane, Milton
845-795-2383

Sept. 13 through Oct. 26, weekends and Columbus Day 9am-4pm. U-pick pears, Asian pears, and pumpkins also available. Low-hanging branches for small children. Two free family festivals: Kids’ Days (Sept. 27-28) and Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival (Oct. 18-19) with make-your-own scarecrows, gourd crafts, cider pressing, hayrides, 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, and soft-serve ice cream bar open 11am-10pm.

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, apple cider donuts. Hayrides, picnicking, pumpkin picking, and farm animals.

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-6pm daily.

 

Orange County

Applewood Orchard & Winery

82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
845-986-1684
Apple picking Labor Day through October, pumpkin picking in October; 9am-5pm. Farm store and winery on site.


Apple Ridge Orchards

101 Jessup Road, Warwick
845-987-7717

Pick your own apples in the fall, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm by reservation only (call or visit the website); weekends and holidays 9am-6pm. 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, playhouse farm village, 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. 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. Also have U-pick pumpkins, tomatoes, and other vegetables through October. 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. Open 9am-5pm daily through January.


Pennings Orchard and Farm Market

169 Route 94 S., Warwick
845-986-1059

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 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, baked goods, open 9am-5pm.

Dutchess County

Barton Orchards

63 Apple Tree Lane (off Beekman Road), Poughquag
845-227-2306

U-pick apples, garden and pumpkin late July through October, 9am-5pm daily.  Weekends feature festivals, corn made, food, and music. Call for admission and activities prices.

Cedar Heights Orchard
8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
914-589-5245

Apple picking September through October, 9am-dusk daily.

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
845-897-4377

Apple picking from Labor Day through November, 9am-6pm daily. Farm market on site. 1/3 of apples are grown organically.

Green Horizons Organic Farm
6 South Dingle Lane, Pawling
845-855-5555

Apple picking by appointment only; call ahead to schedule a visit.

Greig Farm

260 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234

Apple and raspberry picking through October, 8am-7pm daily. Farmers market open Saturdays 10am–3pm.


Mead Orchards
15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli
845-756-5641

Pick-your-own apples starting the weekend of Aug. 16-17 (subject to change). Call ahead to confirm picking dates. Open weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day and Columbus Day) 10am-6pm. Farm stand on site open beginning of August.


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.

 

UPSTATE NEW YORK

Columbia County

Fix Bros. Fruit Farm
215 White Birch Road, Hudson
518-828-7560

Apple and pumpkin picking in September through October, 8am-5pm daily.


Love Apple Farms
1421 Route 9H, Ghent
518-828-5048

Pick-your-own apples (30 varieties) mid-August through October, and peaches mid-July through September, 8am-6pm daily. Homemade pies, donuts, preserves, and baked goods for sale. Petting zoo and playground open 8am-6pm daily through November.

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 daily.

Saratoga County

Bowman Orchards
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042

Pick-your-own apples September through October (weather dependent), 10am-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 (25 varieties) from Labor Day 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. Live entertainment on weekend.

Albany County

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-5pm daily. Farm market and cider house. Café open for lunch. Group tours available.



CENTRAL NEW YORK

Oswego County

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. 20-21.


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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