2022 Apple Picking In and Around Westchester
As summer is winding down, we can’t wait for fall and all of the fun activities that happen around this season, like apple picking! In Westchester (and the surrounding areas), there are so many places where you and your kids can enjoy a day at the farm with apples picking, delicious apple cider donuts and cider, rides, animal experiences, and more as you soak in the beauty of fall foliage. Read on to check out the list below of some of the best places to pick apples in the area!
There’s still plenty of time to explore one of these really cool Westchester adventures with your kids.
Westchester County Apple Picking
Pick-your-own apples at Harvest Moon & Orchard starts in September and runs through October. Enjoy a day at this orchard with your family, loading up on apples, eating warm apple cider donuts, and a BBQ lunch. You can also get farm-fresh produce, pies, breads, and fresh baked goods. Open from Monday-Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560. 914-485-1210.
Enjoy apple picking, plus a hayride around the orchard. Stuart’s also has a farm stand to buy apple cider donuts and homemade pies, which are made fresh everyday. Open from 9:00am-6:00pm. 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527. 914-245-2784.
Wilkens is opening on August 20th and is getting ready to celebrate their 106th year of harvest. The pick-your-own apple season starts on September 3rd where you can pick a wide-range of apples. This includes Gala, McIntosh, Baldwin, Golden Delicious, Crispin, and Fuji, to name a few delicious options. At the on-site bakery, you can enjoy apple cider donuts, pies, loaf breads, strudels, brownies, and more. Pick-your-own hours are 10:00am-4:30pm. 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. 914-245-5111.
Putnam County Apple Picking
At Salinger’s, you can pick 18 different varieties of apples. Their season kicks off on August 25th and runs until October 30th. They also have a bakery where you can get fresh, homemade pies. Open everyday from 9:00am-6:00pm. 230 Guinea Road, Brewster, NY 10509. 845-277-3521.
Dutchess County Apple Picking
There is a lot going on at this 175-acre apple orchard and farm. From a petting zoo (with new baby goats!) to apple cider sundaes to their Tree Top Adventures experience, you and your will enjoy tons of attractions at this beautiful farm. Apple picking starts at the end of August (dates TBA). 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570. 845-227-2306. bartonorchards.com
This farm has Cortland, Gala, Calville Blanc D’Hiver, and Yarlington Mills apples for picking. Stay tuned to their social media channels for the announcement on the opening date. 8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. 845-876-3231.
Reservations are required before you pick at this popular farm. For apples, you can your family can pick two half peck bags for $45. This includes entry for up to five people. Children ages two and under are not counted in this number. They currently have eco-certified Earligold apples and organic William’s Pride apples for picking. However, their apple (and other fruit) picking offerings are constantly changing. 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533. 845-897-4377.
Rose Hill Farm offers tons of apples for picking from late-August to mid-November. Here, you can find varieties such as Gingergold, Gale Gala, Empire, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, and tons more! Additionally, this family-owned farm utilizes holistic growing practices with a focus on plant and soil health. 19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, NY 12571. 845-758-4215.
You can pick apples at this family-owned farm from late-August to early October. Here, you can pick varieties such as Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Red Delicious, Red Rome, and more. There is also four-miles of farm trails for walking/exploring and on on-site market where you can get lunch and enjoy apple cider donuts. Your kids will love feeding the family of goats that live behind the market. 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571. 845-758-1234.
You’ll find apples for picking at this farm from mid-to-late August. There is also a concession stand at the farm where you can get ice cream, apple cider donuts, milkshakes, and more. Admission is $7 per person from Monday-Thursday and $10.00 per person from Friday-Sunday. 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh, NY 12550. 845-562-4268.
Enjoy apple picking at Mead Orchards at the end of August. They offer Cameo, Cortland, Crimson Gold, Querina, Pink Lady, RubyFrost, SnapDragon, and and tons more. 15 Scism Road, Tivoli, NY 12583. 845-756-5641.
Rockland County Apple Picking
You and your family can pick apples at this orchard on Saturdays and Sundays only. Every person who enters the farm has to purchase a 1/2 peck bag for $16. Additional options includes a full peck bag for $32 and 1/2 bushel bag for $60. The season kicks off on September 10th and may run until October 23rd, depending on the availability of the apple crops. 2 South Mountain Road Pomona, NY 10970. 845-354-0369.
Ulster County Apple Picking
The pick-your-own season starts on September 17th and runs through October 11th. You and your family can pick McIntosh, Opalescent, Empire, Mutsu aka Crispin, and more. The farm also offers hayrides and they are pet-friendly.124 Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561. 845-255-1605.
The season at Hurd’s kicks off on August 27th and runs until the end of October. You can pick apples such as Ginger Gold, Paula Red, Empire, SnapDragon, and tons more. The farm also offers rides and attractions for kids, such as a cow train, obstacle course, hayride, corn maze. and a mini zip-line. 2187 State Route 32 Modena, NY 12548. 845-883-7825.
This farm had over 500 types of apples last year with similar estimates this year. The exact date of the season is TBA but typically starts in early September and runs until late October. 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. 845-255-0999.
Apple picking at Kelder’s Farm starts in mid-August with Ginger Gold apples. You and your family can also enjoy corn mazes and farm attractions. Some popular options include a jumping pillow, combine slides, and mini golf. Kelder’s Farms is also home to the World’s Largest Garden Gnome, which is sure to be super fun for some memorable family pictures. 5755 US Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446. 845-626-7137
Pick apples from September-October at the Prospect Hill Orchards’ family of farms. This includes the Homestead Farm at Prospect Hill with 15 acres of apples, along with a pond and picnic area; the Hilltop Farm at Prospect Hill that offers incredible views and easy-to-pick apples; or the Clarke’s Family Farm, a working farm. You can also enjoy a tractor pulled hayride, a corn maze, and the chance to hand press your own cider. 40 Clarkes Lane, Milton, NY 845-795-2383.
You can currently pick Gingergold apples at Weed Farm, with more apple picking news coming soon. Admission is free during the week. They also have a cafe, bakery (only open on the weekends), a pond where you can enjoy a lakeside picnic, and access to the Weed Town Playground. Live music can be enjoyed through the season as well as access to their wine tasting room. 43 Mount Zion Road, Marlboro, NY 12542. 845-236-2684.
This orchard is open for apple picking from Labor Day Weekend to October 31st. Here, you can find Macintosh, Gala, Cortland, Empire, Macoun, JonaGold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Rome, Fuji, Cameo and more. They offer a large or small bag for picking. The Large Bags hold 20-25 lbs, and get 4 people (anyone 5 or over) in the Orchard, and the Small bags hold 10-12 Lbs and allow two people in. There are food trucks on the farm from Friday-Sunday where you can get pizza and fries as well as live music every Friday and Saturdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland NY, 12528, 845-691-2339