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 guide to pick-your-own apple farms on Long Island, many of which include fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, and cider pressing, making these spots ideal for families.
Take advantage of the crisp fall weather and venture out to the orchards for equally crisp and delicious apples, plucked straight from the tree. Many of the local orchards listed here offer low-hanging branches ideal for your little ones to pick and fill their own bushel of autumn’s freshest fruit. While you’re there, join in fun farm activities like hayrides, farmers markets, and petting zoos.
Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.
Davis Peach Farm
561 Hulse Landing Road (near Wildwood State Park), Wading River
Pick-your-own nectarines through late September, peaches through mid-October, and apples through late October. Open 9am-5pm daily.
812 Sound Ave., Wading River
Second location: Fresh Pond Ave., Baiting Hollow
Apple picking late August through early October, weekends 9am-4:30pm. Pumpkin picking through October. Corn maze and roasted corn on weekends, 11am-4:30pm.
Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
Apple, pumpkin, winter squash, and raspberry picking 9am-6pm daily through Thanksgiving. Hayrides, 5-acre corn maze, wooden toys, and picnic area. Farmers market with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, roasted corn, homemade pies, jams, and snacks.
Wickham’s Fruit Farms
28700 Route 25, Cutchogue
Apple picking through September into mid-October, Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday. Also offers U-pick blackberries and pumpkins (call for availability). Hayrides 9am-4pm on Saturdays and Columbus Day in October.
Milk Pail Farm & Orchard
1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Apple and pumpkin picking through early November, Thursday-Sunday and holidays 10am-5:30pm. The Country Store offers cider, donuts, muffins, pies, cookies, and more.
Hank’s Pumpkin Farm
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill
Apple and pumpkin picking Sept. 13 to Oct. 31, 9:30am-6pm daily. Corn maze, wagon rides, face painting, farm stand, and roasted corn shack with sweet corn, pies, donuts, candy apples, apple cider, and popcorn.
Planning a day or weekend outing to New Jersey, Connecticut, or Southeast New York? Check out our complete guide to apple picking in the NYC area.