Where to Pick Your Own Apples

Where To Pick Your Own Apples in New Jersey: Bergen, Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties

Where To Pick Your Own Apples in New Jersey: Bergen, Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties

Make sure you call ahead before visiting so you know which apples are in season!

UPDATE AUGUST 2019: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are  just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at that age where they're obsessed with getting the perfect Instagram picture, apple picking is an ideal family activity for everyone. Here, we've put together a guide to pick-your-own apple farms in New Jersey, which are all just a short trip from NYC. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.

Bergen County

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale

Pick-your-own apples beginning Sept. 3, open to the public from 3-4:30pm on weekdays. Farm store with bakery, apple cider, salad bar, and fresh produce open from 8am-6:30pm. Weekend hayrides available. Also offering a petting zoo.

Morris County

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Search “Alstede Farms” on your GPS

Apple picking in September and October, 9am-6pm daily (last admission at 5pm). Seasonal U-pick vegetables, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more (call for availability). Corn maze, sunflower maze, hay pyramid, hayrides, farm animals on site, tract wagon rides, corn kingdom, moon bounce, and pony rides. Farm Store with homemade ice cream and homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, preserves, homemade fudge, and apple cider donuts, and desserts. Local New Jersey meat, cheese, milk, and eggs are also available.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette

Pick-your-own apples in September and October, 9am-5pm daily. Call for availability. Store open until 6pm. Also offers hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, farmers market with homemade pies, fruits and vegetables, honey, donuts, and apple cider.

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph

Apple picking Sept. 15 through October, 9am-6pm daily. Call for available varieties. Farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and baked goods, and homemade ice cream. Weekend hayrides available in the fall.

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Wightman’s Farms
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave. (Route 202), Morristown

Pick-your-own season open now through October. Weekends 9am-5pm. On premises store and bakery with homemade cider and pies, corn maze, and pumpkin slingshot. Weekend hayrides available in the fall.


Sussex County

Pochuck Valley Farm
962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Road), Glenwood

Apples, peaches, pears, plums, and pumpkin picking in September and October, 8am-4pm daily. Farmers market with deli, homemade donuts, pies, local meat, jams, cider, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Gift shop on premises. Class and group trips available on weekdays.

Windy Brow Farms
359 Ridge Road (Route 519), Fredon Township

Pick-your-own apples (35 varieties) late August through early October, 9am-5pm on weekends for the general public. Wagon rides to the orchard available on weekends from 10am-4pm. Store on premise with apple pies and apple cider donuts, jams, jellies, homemade ice cream, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.


Warren County

Mackey’s Orchard
284 County Road 519, Belvidere

Apple picking (approximately 100 varieties) from Labor Day weekend on, weekends 10:30am-4pm. Farmers market, bakery, ice cream barn, and playground on site.

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521), Hope

Apples (15 varieties), sweet corn, and other seasonal vegetables available for picking from late August through the end of October, Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Hayrides available during pumpkin picking in October. Store on site with fruit butters, jams, jellies, and honey.

Beyond NJ

Planning a day or weekend trip to Long Island, Connecticut, or Southeast New York? Check out our complete guide to apple picking near NYC