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.
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK
Dr. Davies Farm
306 Route 304, Congers
Labor Day through mid-November, open 10am-4:30pm daily for pick-your-own. Hayrides offered weekends 11am-5pm; weekdays by appointment ($5 per person). 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
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
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
Apple picking through mid-October, 10am-4:30pm daily. Farm market with apple cider, baked goods, pre-picked produce, and gifts.
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Apple picking begins the weekend after Labor Day, 9am-5pm daily 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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271 State Route 208, New Paltz
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 Farm
2185 State Route 32, Modena
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 Thursday-Sunday 9am-5pm.
Route 299 W., and 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
Apple picking Labor Day Weekend through October, 9am-6pm and until 7pm on weekends daily. Gourds, fresh peanut butter, fresh cider, and hard cider also available. Bakery, corn maze, hayrides, and pumpkin picking on site (in October).
250 Hurds Road, Clintondale
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.
Mr. Apples Low Spray Orchard
Route 213 W., High Falls
GPS location: 25 Orchard St., High Falls
Organic-style apples available through mid-November, 10am-6pm daily. Pumpkin picking and hayrides down the road. Nature trail with waterfalls nearby.
Prospect Hill Orchards
73 Clark's Lane, Milton
Sept. 10 through Oct. 23, 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. 24-25) 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
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.
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
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.
699 State Highway 208, Gardiner
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 Orchards
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
Apple picking Labor Day through October, pumpkin picking in October; 9am-5pm daily. Farm store and winery on site.
Apple Ridge Orchards
101 Jessup Road, Warwick
Pick your own apples in the fall, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm by school group 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
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.
45 Ball Road, Warwick
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).
4 Ochs Lane (off Route 94), Warwick
Apple picking in September and October; 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. Store open until 6.
Pennings Farm Market
169 Route 94 S., Warwick
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
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.
63 Apple Tree Lane (off Beekman Road), Poughquag
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
Apple picking September through October, or when the apples run out, 9am-dusk daily.
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
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
Apple picking by appointment only; call ahead to schedule a visit.
260 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
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.
15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli
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.
29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
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
Fix Bros. Fruit Farm
215 White Birch Road, Hudson
Apple and pumpkin picking in September through October, 10am-5pm daily.
Love Apple Farms
1421 Route 9H, Ghent
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.
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
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.
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
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
Pick-your-own apples (over 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.
660 Riverview Road, Rexford
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.
1174 Route 29, Schuylerville
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.
CENTRAL NEW YORK
114 Potter Road, Mexico
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
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
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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