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The Top 10 Places Go Peach Picking in NY, NJ, & CT

The Top 10 Places Go Peach Picking in NY, NJ, & CT

These farms and orchards offer peach picking near NYC—and they’re all perfect for a summer day trip to go peach picking!


Summer is peach picking season near NYC! Plus, it’s the ideal opportunity for a summer day trip with your family. Your kids can pick the juiciest peaches they can find right from the tree. Then take your fresh-picked peaches home and use them to make cobbler, pie, or whatever other peach creations you can fathom—or simply eat the delicious fruit as is! You’re sure to create some Instagrammable moments and memories during your u-pick family adventure.

When are peaches in season for picking in the NYC area? Peaches are typically ready to pick mid-July through mid-September. Though, it depends on the farm and the weather we’ve had. As with any fruit-picking outing, be sure to call before leaving to ensure the farm is open and has produce available to pick.

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Here are some orchards that you can hit up for peach picking in New York and New Jersey this season. Click on your preferred region below to jump to that section:

Peach Picking in NY

Peach Picking on Long Island

Lewin Farms

812 Sound Ave., Calverton
631-929-4327
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Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 9am-4:30pm; call before leaving to confirm availability.
Admission: Fruit is charged per pound. The farm can provide containers or you can bring your own and get it weighed before you come.

Pick some peaches at the first pick-your-own farm on Long Island that’s in its fourth generation of family ownership. Note that U-pick fields are cash only; you’ll find an ATM in the farm stand. The spot also offers blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry picking. Be sure to stop at the indoor farm stand to try the home-grown roasted corn on the cob.

Why we love it: It sells ice cream with its own fruit inside the farm stand.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Peach Picking in Dutchess County

Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
845-897-4377
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Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Reservations are required, but aren’t released far in advance because the number of reservations available is determined by the amount of fruit in the fields and the weather forecast.
Admission: $42 for two half-peck bags (about 10 pounds). Package includes entry for up to 5 people.

This 270-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm has been a family farm for more than 100 years. All vegetables, berries, and farm fresh eggs here are certified organic, as well as one-third of the orchard. The rest of the apples, stone fruit, and pears are grown with an ecological approach that’s close to organic.

Why we love it: You can pick everything from peas to strawberries in the spring to apples and pumpkins in the fall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Peach Picking in Orange County

Lawrence Farm Orchards

39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
845-562-4268
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Hours: daily, 9am-4pm
Admission: $5 per person and then pay for everything you pick. You must put peaches into an approved container. Zero sampling policy.

This family-owned and -operated pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farm has been doing pick-your-own for more than 30 years on its 150-acre farm. The family has been involved in farming since their great-grandfather came to the area from England in 1892. Try to arrive at the farm by 3pm so you can enjoy all it has to offer.

Why we love it: Kids will love playing in the little village of play houses and visiting and feeding the animals.

Ochs Orchard

4 Ochs Lane, Warwick
845-986-1591
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Hours: Call or check Facebook for daily updates. Days and hours change based on pick-your-own availability.
Admission: $5 per person ages 4 and older. $3 per admission is credited back to your purchase. Peaches are sold by the pound.

This four-generation, 100-acre family farm offers spectacular views overlooking the Warwick Valley. This farm has a large diversity of fruits and vegetables you can pick. Summer brings peaches as well as blueberries, raspberries, plums, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, nectarines, apricots, and raspberries. Check out the Farm Market with goods made from the farm’s produce and vegetables like jams and jellies, pure maple syrup, butters, apple cider and honey.

Why we love it: Visit their farm animal friends at no charge.

Peach Picking in NJ

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
908-879-7189
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Hours: daily, 9am-6pm; must enter by 5pm
Admission: Each person must have a pick-your-own entry ticket. A 5-pound peach box is $19.99 or a 10-pound box is $31.99.

Make a day out of your visit. Every entry ticket includes access to the pick-your-own peach area, a container, the cost of the fruit, scenic hay wagon rides around the farm, and access to its hay pyramid, evergreen maze, and Blooming Giants Sunflower Trail.

Why we love it: Check it out in the fall for pumpkin picking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Battleview Orchards

91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ
732-462-0756
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Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 9am-1pm or 3pm depending on the day (check Facebook or call to confirm)
Admission: Pay by pound for all the fruit you pick. Orchard is cash only and reservations aren’t required.

This fourth-generation family-run farm has been owned and operated by the Applegate family since 1908. Check out the website for mouthwatering peach recipes like peach crisp, shortcake, and shake. Save room for the farm’s apple cider doughnuts which are sold at the country market.



Why we love it: The farm also has pick-your-own apples, strawberries, sour cherries, nectarines, and pumpkins at various times throughout the year.

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ
201-666-0472
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Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 9am-3pm; schedule your trip using its online reservation system. 
Admission: $5 per person ages 2 and older. Includes free parking and entrance to the peach orchard, plus $12 for a bag (holds about 10-12 pounds). 

Open since 1886, this farm is a staple in Bergen County. Hayrides still aren’t being given right now, so wear shoes for walking on uneven surfaces. No outside items allowed including strollers, backpacks, and purses.

Why we love it: Come fall, this spot is hopping with apple and pumpkin pickers. And be sure to get some homemade donuts and potato pancakes in the shop.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Eastmont Orchards

321 County Road 537, Colts Neck, NJ
732-542-5404
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm
Admission: Pay per pound for what you pick. Prices subject to change. Reservations aren’t required and there is no entrance fee.

Formerly known as Delicious Orchards, the first apple trees on this farm were planted in 1911. Since 1923, Eastmont Orchards has been a part of the community, providing a fun, family-friendly place for people to visit and gather fresh fruit.

Why we love it: It sells local honey and jams at its stand.

Von Thun Farms

438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ
908-689-3761
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Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Admission: Everyone older than 2 needs to purchase admission to the field, which is $3 per person, as well as a picking container (small or 3 pounds is $10; bucket or 7 pounds is $20 or $28). No reservations are needed.

Nestled in scenic Warren County, the farm is open spring, summer, and fall with activities for the whole family. Besides peach picking, it also has strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, apple, and pumpkin picking. Plus, it offers horseback riding and has a barnyard buddies kids’ program for young outdoorsy kids interested in farm life.

Why we love it: Check out the Sunflower Trail that’s open daily through Labor Day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Peach Picking in CT

Silverman’s Farm

451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT
203-261-3306
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Hours: daily, 9am-4pm
Admission: Everyone 4 and older must have a bag. $4 for ¼ pack bag and $12 for ½ pack bag.

Silverman’s Farm has been a family-owned and -operated business since the early 1920s. Its country market boasts fruits, veggies, dairy products, jams, jellies, and sweet treats. Besides peaches, It offers pick-your-own apples, raspberries, and blueberries. Since something is always happening here, check the schedule of events to see what’s going on.

Why we love it: Visit the animal farm to feed and pet buffalo, llamas, alpacas, deer, and more. The farm also hosts story and craft times.

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