Apple Picking in the New York City Area

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Apple Bin Farm Market - Ulster Park, NY
Pick your own apples. They also have pumpkins and Christmas trees, in addition to other produce. They are popular with the local community for their breakfast sandwiches, as well as offering apple and pear cider and fresh cider donuts, plus other baked goods. They also have local honey and maple syrup, locally made coffee, preserves, gifts, and more.

Apple Dave’s Orchards - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples from a dozen varieties beginning around Labor Day. Pick your pumpkins from their patch in October. They also have live music and a distillery serving local beers and cocktails. There are children’s activities including wagon rides and puppet shows. Their farm store offers old fashioned apple cider, fresh cider donuts and pies, honey, jams and jellies, flowers, local produce, and more.

Apple Ridge Orchards - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples beginning early September, and pick your pumpkins beginning mid-September! They also offer pick your own peaches. They offer more than 20 varieties of apples, plus tractor-pulled hay rides, farm animals, corn maze, honey bee observation hives, and more. They make their own fresh pressed apple cider, fresh baked cider donuts, plus apple butter, preserves and more. It is located at 101 Jessup Road, Warwick, NY 10990. It is located about 50 miles southwest of Poughkeepsie.

Barton Orchards - Poughquag, NY
Pick your own apples and pumpkins. They also have a corn maze and a treetop adventure. Enjoy apple cider, cider donuts and pie, and other treats, plus a full concession stand.

Clarke’s Family Farm - Modena, NY
An organic pick your own apple farm, now run by the seventh generation. They offer 10 varieties of organic apples and 17 varieties of conventional apples available for picking throughout September and October each year. You can also pick your own pumpkins right off the vine. They also offer apple cider and cider donuts, made fresh, plus jams and jellies and more. They also have a corn maze for you to explore.

Concklin Orchards - Pomona, NY
An established farm since 1711. They have apple and pumpkin picking each fall. The address is 2 South Mountain Rd., Pomona, NY 10970. It is about 36 miles north of New York City.

Dressel Farms - New Paltz, NY
Pick your own apples on weekends in September and October. Later in September, pick your own pumpkins begins. They also have other produce, such as PYO strawberries and pre-picked produce in the farm stand. They make their own apple cider on an antique press, with a fresh batch made throughout each week. In recent years, the family has expanded its operations with hard cider, under the Kettleborough Hard Cider label. Their farm stand has seasonally available produce, as well as homemade ice cream, honey and maple syrup. Later in the fall, they also have cider and cider donuts in the farm stand.

DuBois Farms - Highland, NY
David and Jolee DuBois purchased a 54 acre farm in 2002 to become first generation farmers. Their pick your own farm is open from mid-August until early November with picking of plums, tomatoes, apples, pears and pumpkins. They also have a 2 acre corn maze, farm animals, pony rides, farm market and bakery with delicious desserts including apple cider donuts and pies. They hold a variety of special events including Honey Crisp Hysteria Festival, the Apple Daze Festival and the Great Pumpkin Festival. The Tavern at Dubois offers local hard cider, wines and craft beers. They are expanding and have planted Christmas trees and more fruit trees and strawberries, something to look forward to in coming years.

Fishkill Farms - Hopewell Junction, NY
Pick your own apples and pumpkins, plus berries and other produce, with pre-picked produce available in the market. Mid-September through mid-October, they offer various Harvest Festival weekends, with live music, hayrides, donuts and cider. Their Cider Garden, open weekends through October, offers gorgeous views of the Catskills and glasses of hard cider.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard - North Salem, NY
Pick your own apples and pumpkins. They also make hard cider. They do have some events throughout the year, and festival activities on some weekends, with activities including hayrides, farm animals, live music, and more.

Hurd’s Family Farm - Modena, NY
Pick your own apples as summer winds into fall, and pick your own pumpkins as fall begins. In December, they have six different varieties of Christmas trees for you to select as well, mostly cut your own (with a limited amount of precut trees available). Fall activities include hayrides around the 120 acre apple orchard, 2 acre corn maze, giant slide and other kid’s activities, farm to table treats and nature trails. They have homemade apple and pumpkin pies, available by the slice or the whole pie, in the barn. They also have fresh cider donuts, apple cider and cider slushies, and sparkling cider.

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards - New Paltz, NY
More than 10 varieties of apples available for pick your own from early September through October. The U-Pick Orchard is cash only, but the farm stand takes cards, so you can pre-pay for a bag there. The pumpkin patch is open weekends in the fall, with wheelbarrows available to cart your picks around. They also have prepicked produce, including apples and pumpkins, available in the farm market. They also have apple cider, and hard cider under their Yankee Folly Cidery label, as well as fresh cider donuts, pies, caramel apples, and more.  Enjoy some of the best apples, a corn maze, and of course a pumpkin patch. The address is 69 Yankee Folly Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561. It is about 16 miles west of Poughkeepsie.

Kelder Farms - Kerhonkson, NY
Pick your own apples from August through October, and pumpkins in October. They also have other pick your own throughout the season. There are hayrides on the weekends in the fall. There are children’s activities including a petting farm, mini-golf, giant spider web, playground and more. Try not to get lost in the corn maze, and stop by the Farm Market and Ice Cream Barn for treats, fresh produce, local meat and eggs, and more.  Find more pick your own, corn maze, petting zoo, farm market, pumpkins, greenhouse, mini golf, and fall fun. The address is 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY. It is about 25 miles west of Poughkeepsie.

Lawrence Farm Orchards - Newburgh, NY
A family owned and operated working fruit and vegetable farm that has been allowing PYO for more than thirty years. A variety of apples are available for picking in September and October. Pumpkins and other fruits/vegetables may also be picked. Their farm stand offers apple cider, fresh cider donuts, pies, frozen cider, milkshakes, and more.

Locust Grove Fruit Farm - Milton, NY
Farmed by 7 generations of the Kent family, this farm offers pick your own apples at their Locust Grove location, as well as farmstands across the region.

Masker Orchards - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples from 14 varieties growing on 200 acres. They also offer a family-friendly haunted house, apple maze, face painting, live music (most weekends) as well as a pumpkin patch (beginning mid-September), all located near the Family Fun Area near the red barns. The Snack Area is also in this area and offers pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, apple cider, fresh cider donuts, and apple pie. The Country Store sells jams and jellies, local honey and maple syrup, and more. Some of the original trees from Ora Masker’s first 1913 planting are still on site, and his long time tradition of family you-pick continues, with fun for the whole family.

Maynard Farms & Orchards - Ulster Park, NY
Pick your own apples from over five varieties, weekends only. They also have pears and pumpkins available for pick your own, as well as peaches and raspberries in the market.

Minard’s Family Farm - Clindondale, NY
Pick your own apples from 14 varieties, plus more available at the Barn Market – as well as pumpkins, beginning in early October. They also sell cider donuts, pies, and other baked goods at the Barn Market as well as preserves, local honey and maple syrup, and other local products. They also have activities such as a 2.5 acre corn maze, hayride, apple slingshot, and more.

Ochs Orchard - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples (beginning in early September) and pumpkins (mid-to-late September), and other produce throughout the season. at this fourth generation family farm. The farm market has prepicked farm and local produce as well as preserves, butters, honey, maple syrup, and local eggs. Beginning in late summer, they also have apple cider and fresh baked cider donuts available (although they recommend calling to check availability).

Outhouse Orchards - North Salem, NY
Enjoy this northern Westchester Orchard starting in early September, when you can pre-pay for your apple bag and search the orchard for your favorite apples. PYO pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides also available at the orchard. Founded as a dairy farm in the late 1800s by their great grandfather, the family started growing crops in the 1900s.

Pennings Farm Market - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples from over 20 varieties in the orchard, between late August and late November. Pumpkins and other produce are also available in the market. A cidery, with tasting room and resident food truck, serves up light fare and hard ciders made with apples from the farm. The indoor and outdoor beer gardens host live music, views of the barnyard and garden, and offer craft beverages. The ice cream stand features old fashioned custard and 24 flavors of hard packed ice cream, and the bakery offers fresh pies, cider donuts, and more, using old Pennings family recipes.

Prospect Hill Orchard - Milton, NY
The apple orchard at Prospect Hill is about 15 acres of dwarf apple trees, with a picnic spot by the pond, offering about a dozen varieties of apples. They also offer pears and a pumpkin patch, so you can pick a gourd for decoration, jack o lanterns, or pie. Take a tractor pulled hayride around the orchard, or get a little lost in the corn maze. Use the old-fashioned cider press to make your own cider.

Salinger’s Orchard - Brewster, NY
Pick your own apples, and enjoy apple cider, fresh cider donuts, and tons of other baked goods as well. They also sell other produce, including pumpkins, local honey and other goods in their store.

Sleepy Hills Orchards - Johnson, NY
Pick your own apples on weekends in September and October.

Soons Orchard - New Hampton, NY
Five acres of apple trees. They have dwarf apple trees to make picking easier for kids and adults. Apples are generally available from Labor Day until sometime after Columbus Day, depending on supply, demand and weather. Pumpkins are available beginning in mid-September – there is a hay wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch. Fresh pressed apple cider is available starting in mid-September, with a tasting room available for their hard ciders. The farm market also has apple cider donuts, pies, pre-picked produce, locally made honey, preserves, and more. The u-pick orchard is a one minute drive from the store and pumpkin patch. Conveniently located between Goshen and Middletown about 65 miles northwest of NYC.

Stone Ridge Orchard - Stone Ridge, NY
In the fall, pick your own apples and pears. The farmstand is open all week long from May through October, with apple cider, hard cider, baked goods, and local goods. The farm bar has cider tastings, live music, beer and wine, pizza, and more.

Stuarts Farm - Granite Springs, NY
Pick your own pumpkins off the vine in October at this 200 acre Westchester County farm. It has been in the Stuart family since 1828. They also have nine varieties of apples for picking. The address is 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527. It is about 47 miles north of downtown Manhattan, New York.

Tantillo’s Farm - Gardiner, NY
Pick your own apples, plus fresh apple cider and cider donuts and pie. They are also known for their homemade ice cream and sundaes, including the apple cider donut sundae.

Twin Star Orchard - New Paltz, NY
Pick your own apples, plus hard cider under the Brooklyn Cider House label, and pizzas.

Warwick Winery & Distillery - Warwick, NY
Purchase a 1/2 bushel bag and browse the orchard to pick your own apples, with a tractor ride out to the orchard included. They grow 65 varieties of apples, which also go into their hard ciders. They use pears, apples, and other fruits in brandies and liqueurs at the distillery, the first licensed distillery in the Hudson Valley since the prohibition. They also produce 10 wines and a gin.

Weed Orchards and Winery - Marlboro, NY
With activities for the kids including a playground, a pet-friendly backyard area, and a corn maze, this orchard and winery is more than just apples! Take a tractor-pulled hayrude through the orchard, pick your own apples and other produce, then enjoy some fresh baked pies, cider donuts, and more, made fresh each weekend. The winery and its tasting room, open weekends, offer up wines, hard ciders, and craft beers, plus farm to table offerings from the cafe.

Westwind Orchards - Accord, NY
Pick your own apples from eight varieties between September and October. They also have pears and pumpkins available in the fall, with berries available earlier in the season. The farmstand sells many farmmade items including honey, jams, maple syrups, and more, plus artisanal items, both local and from around the world. The also have italian food offerings, as well as hard cider, beer and wine.

Wilkens Farm - Yorktown Heights, NY
This fruit and fir (Christmas Trees) farm has pick your own apples, corn maze and pumpkins in the fall. It is open daily from late August through the middle of December for farm harvest. The address is 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. It is about 47 miles north of New York City.

Wilklow Orchards - Highland, NY
This sixth generation farm offers pick your own apples each fall, with 13 varieties available over the season, and pumpkin picking as well. There are hayrides out to the orchard as well. Enjoy fresh cider and cider donuts to complete the perfect day. They also have children’s activities, including a hay jump and a play area.

Wright Farms - Warwick, NY
Pick your own apples, plus bring a picnic, enjoy the outdoors, and more in the orchard. They also have pre-picked apples and tons of pumpkins at the farm stand, as well as other seasonal produce, cider donuts, pies, and more.

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