These New York orchards offer apple picking for families
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 second week of September through October. Petting zoo every weekend; hayrides select weekends. 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 if there are still apples left. Pumpkin picking late September through early October. 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. Tasting room with hard cider and wine, open Thursday-Sunday from 12-6pm.
63 Apple Tree Lane (off Beekman Road), Poughquag
U-pick apples through October, 9am-6pm daily. Pumpkin picking from late September through October. Weekends feature festivals, petting zoo, a corn maze, food and music, and live entertainment. Farm market and tap room on site. Barton is dog-friendly!
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-5pm daily. One-third of apples are grown certified organically. Farm market on site open from 9am-6pm. Weekends through October enjoy live music and wagon rides, and on select weekends there will be a food truck and children’s face painting.
Green Horizons Organic Farm
6 South Dingle Road, Pawling
Apple and pumpkin picking by appointment only; call ahead to schedule a visit.
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
Apple picking early September through October, pumpkins from late September to early November, 8am-8pm daily. Hudson Valley farmers market open Saturdays 9am-7pm, serving breakfast and lunch with dinner options available to-go. Seafood market open Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Pygmy goats to feed on site.
15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli
Pick-your-own apples beginning late August. Call ahead to confirm picking dates. Open weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day and Columbus Day) 10am-6pm. Farm stand on site. Facebook.com/meadorchards.
29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
Apple picking 10am-5pm weekends, beginning early 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.
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
Apple picking 2nd week of August through Oct. 31(call to confirm season end date). Pick-your-own raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, beans and grapes through September; pumpkins and winter squash through October. Farm stand with fruits, vegetables, and preserves. Open 8am-5pm 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.
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 Columbus Day, 9am-7pm 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 and beer. Live entertainment on weekends including music and a farmer's market.
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.
Ontario Orchards Farm
15273 Center Road, Sterling
Pick-your-own apples mid-September through early October, weekends 9am-5pm. Corn maze, hayrides, and U-pick pumpkins available from September 21-Columbus Day. Farmers market (located 7 miles away) with baked goods, cider, caramel apples, fresh produce, jams, jellies, preserves, and plants. Fall Jamboree is Sept. 21-22.
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