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.
As the cool autumn air settles in, families embrace the changing season with the classic pastime of apple picking. Local farms offer an assortment of attractions, from easy-picking dwarf apple trees and other seasonal fruits, to charming farm stands packed with home-baked goods, to hay rides out to the fields. Apple picking makes for a quintessential weekend getaway that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard-the fun continues at home when you try recipes like apple pie, cider donuts, or even fresh-pressed cider.
Make sure to call farms ahead of time when planning your apple picking outing. Hours and availability are subject to change due to weather and other farm conditions. Most importantly, have fun, and pick as many varieties of apples as your basket can handle
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK
Dr. Davies Farm
306 Route 304, Congers
Apple picking Labor Day through mid-November. Hayrides offered weekends 11am-5pm; weekdays by appointment ($5 per person). Farm market and picnic fields. Cash only. Open 9am-5:30pm daily.
Orchards of Concklin
2 South Mountain Road (off Route 45), Pomona
Apple picking Sept. 11-Oct. 30, weekends and Columbus Day 10am-5pm. Picking poles available; $5 refundable deposit and $1 rental fee. Farm store with baked goods, apple cider, and doughnuts (open 8am-6pm). Tours by appointment. Dates are approximate, please call to confirm.
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Apple picking beginning in late August (call for availability). Fresh pies, doughnuts, produce, and local honey and maple syrup for sale. Open 8am-6pm daily.
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Apple picking 9am-5pm daily while supplies last. Fresh doughnuts and cider for sale. Hay rides and corn maze.
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Apple picking from 10am-5pm from September to November. Offering Macintosh, Cortlands, and Macouns in September, and Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, Mutsu, Jonagold, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Black Twig, Baldwins, Stuart's Surprise in October. Call ahead to confirm.
Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Apple picking through October, open 10am-4:30pm daily. Farm market with apple cider, baked goods, pre-picked produce, and gifts.
271 State Route 208, New Paltz
U-pick apples (15 varieties) in September and October, weekends 10am-5pm. Small trees for kids. Homemade apple cider and doughnuts for sale. Ice cream stand on site. Hayrides, picnicking, and animals to feed. Farmers’ market open during the week. Cash or check only, ATM on premises.
Route 299 West, New Paltz
Apple picking through October; call ahead to check availability. Gourds and fresh peanut butter also available. Bakery, corn maze, hayrides, and pumpkin picking. Open 9am-6pm daily.
250 Hurds Road, Clintondale
Farm market with apple cider, doughnuts, homemade pies, jams, and jellies. Hayrides, farm tours, and picnicking available. Restrooms on site. Open weekends only, 10am-5pm.
Mr. Apples Low Spray Orchard
Route 213 West, High Falls
GPS location: 25 Orchard Street
Organic-style apples available through mid-November; pumpkin picking and hayrides down the road. Nature trail with waterfalls. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Prospect Hill Orchards
40 Clarkes Lane, Milton
Apple picking Sept.17-Oct. 23. U-pick pears and pumpkins also available. Low-hanging branches ideal for small children. Two free family festivals, Kids’ Days Sept. 29-30 and Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival Oct. 20-21, with make-your-own scarecrows, gourd crafts, cider pressing, hayrides, and face painting. Tractor-pulled hayrides stop at the cider-pressing tent, pumpkin patches, picnic area, and market. Open weekends only 9am-4pm and Columbus Day. $5 fee for parking, available at 73 Clarkes Lane.
Tantillo's Farm Market
730 State Route 208, Gardiner
Apple picking through October. Farm stand, bakery, and soft-serve ice cream bar. Open daily 9am-6pm; pick your own available 9am-4:30pm.
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
Apple picking Labor Day through Halloween. Roadside stand with homemade cider, baked goods, jams, jellies, apple cider doughnuts, as well as hayrides, picnicking, pumpkin picking, and farm animals. Open 9am-5pm daily.
699 State Highway 208, Gardiner
Apple picking in September and October. Open 9am-4:30pm daily. Pets allowed. Also has picnic areas and a fruit stand with baked goods and flowers. Farm store open 8am-6pm daily.
Applewood Orchard & Winery
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
Apple picking Labor Day through October and pumpkin picking in October; call for hours. 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 reservation only (call or visit the website); weekends and holidays 9am-6pm. Dwarf apple trees make picking easy for kids. Also offers hay wagon rides, farm animals for petting, glass observation honey beehive, and farm store with fresh-pressed cider and homemade cider doughnuts.
Lawrence Farms Orchards
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
Apple and pumpkin picking through October, plus pick-your-own grapes, peppers, cabbage, and other vegetables. Horse-drawn carriage and train rides through the village on the weekends, plus a hay bale maze, playhouse farm village, and animals for petting. Country store with honey, preserves, hot cider, ice cream, and homemade doughnuts. Open 9am-4pm daily.
45 Ball Road, Warwick
Apple picking through early November, bags provided. Free admission and parking. Country store with honey, preserves, and country gifts. Picnic areas available. Open 9am-5pm daily. 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. Also have u-pick raspberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, and other vegetables through October. Farm stand on site with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, homemade doughnuts, preserves, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and honey. Pies available on weekends. Homemade ice cream for sale. Small petting zoo and glass-enclosed beehive. Open 9am-5pm daily through January. Always call for availability.
Pennings Orchard and Farm Market
169 Route 94 South, Warwick
Apple picking Labor Day weekend through end of October, 9am-5pm daily. Pumpkins on sale from late September-October. Weekend hayrides, kiddy corral, and petting zoo. Farm market offers produce, fresh-baked pies, jams, and jellies; open 9am-7pm. Ice cream stand, smoothie bar, 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 through October; weekends 10am-4pm. Dwarf trees ideal for kids. Pumpkin picking starts late September, with wagon rides to pumpkin patch. Store with pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-pressed apple cider and doughnuts, fudge, baked goods, and gifts; open 9am-6pm daily.
Warwick Valley Winery Distillery and Orchards
114 Little York Road, Warwick
Apple picking through October; weekdays 11am-6pm, weekends 10am-6pm. Wine tastings daily. Café (cash only) and bakery on site, open Friday-Sunday 12-5pm. Live music performances on weekends 2-5pm.
63 Apple Tree Lane (off Route 7), Poughquag
U-pick apples through October. Call for admission and activities prices. Open 9am-5pm daily.
Cedar Heights Orchard
8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
Apple picking September through October. Open 9am-dusk daily.
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
Apple picking through October. Farm market on premises. Open 10am-6pm daily.
Green Horizons Organic Farm
South Dingle Road, Pawling
Pick-your-own apples in October, by appointment only. Pick-your-own pumpkins are also available.
260 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
Apple picking through October, as well as fall raspberries. Open daily 8am-8pm.
15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli
Pick-your-own apples starting the weekend of Aug. 11 (subject to change). Call ahead to confirm picking dates. Open 10am-6pm weekends and Monday holidays. 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 doughnuts, other 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. Open 8am-5pm daily.
Love Apple Farms
1421 Route 9H, Ghent
Pick-your-own apples (30 varieties) mid-August through October, peaches mid-July through September, and pears late August through September; 8am-5pm daily. Homemade pies, doughnuts, preserves, and baked goods for sale. Petting zoo, playground, and café with homemade Mexican food and other light fare on site, all open 8am-6pm daily through November.
5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook
Apple picking early August through late October (call to confirm season end date). Pick-your-own raspberries, plums, and grapes through September; pumpkins and summer squash through October. Farm stand with fruits, vegetables, and preserves. Open daily 8am-6pm.
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
Pick-your-own apples September through October (weather depending), 10am-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 (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 doughnuts.
660 Riverview Road, Rexford
Pick-your-own apples through mid-October (weather depending), 9am-5pm daily. Store with fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, and crafts. Also on premises: doughnut robot, observation beehive, pettings zoo, 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.
Indian Ladder Farms
342 Voorheesville Road, Altamont
518-765-2956 or 866-640-7425
Apple and pumpkin picking through October (weather depending). Farm market and cider house. Café open for lunch. Group tours available. Open 9am-5pm daily.
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
Pick-your-own apples (Macintosh only) mid-September through October. Farm stand with pre-picked apples of many varieties, along with apple cider, pre-picked vegetables, baked goods, and more. Open 7am-7pm daily.
Sand Flats Orchard
371 Martin Road, Fonda
Pick-your-own apples (more than 10 varieties) and pumpkins through October. Store on site with apple cider and doughnuts, baked goods, local maple syrup and honey, and pre-picked fall vegetables. Corn maze, weekend hayrides, animals for petting, group tours during the week by appointment. Open 9am-6pm daily.
CENTRAL NEW YORK
114 Potter Road, Mexico
Apple picking through October, 8am-6pm daily. Farm store with cider, doughnuts, 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-6pm.
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. Call for more information on the Fall Jamboree.
Sage Creek Orchards
139 Minckler Road, Mexico
Pick-your-own apples through mid-November, Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-6pm daily. U-pick berries while they last. Refreshment stand and picnic area. Store on premises with fresh produce, candies, jams, jellies, and fresh honey.
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