As we head into fall in the time of coronavirus, we have learned by now that our kids need to get out. Luckily there are plenty of fun family adventures that are part of living in this beautiful state. For really, there is nothing like New York in the fall.
Apple picking is definitely one of those early fall days out that we all look forward to every season. And yes, with COVID-19 outdoor activities this year will be different and have guidelines. The good news is we have a roundup of the farms that will be open.
Things to keep in mind :
• Some are open only on weekends
• Most if not all are masks requires past the age of two
• Bring your own bag
• Some farms are reservation only
• Some farms will close once they reach 50 % capacity
• Most stores seem to be open on the farms but at half capacity with social distancing enforced
• Many extras such as hayrides and annual festivals are canceled.
We strongly encourage you to look up the website or call the farm you plan to visit as many farms have to change their hours and how they run their farms according to health guidelines. The farms have worked hard to accommodate visitors and are happy to be open for apple picking for fall 2020!
Westchester County, N.Y.
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Dutchess County, N.Y.
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
19 Rose Hill Farm, off Rte. 9, Red Hook
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
15 Scism Road, off Rte. 9, Tivoli
29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
Fairfield County, Conn.
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
Long Island, N.Y.
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
U-Pick yearly membership required, purchase on arrival at the farm, $20/family
28700 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue
Orange County, N.Y.
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
45 Ball Road, off Rte. 17A, Warwick
4 Ochs Lane, off Rte. 94, Warwick
169 State Rte. 94 South, Warwick
114 Little York Road, Warwick
Rockland County, N.Y.
Rte. 45 and S. Mountain Road, Pomona
Ulster County, N.Y.
124 Rte. 32 South, New Paltz
271 Rte. 208, New Paltz
2187 Rte. 32, Modena
69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
199 North Road, Milton
40 Clarkes Lane, Milton
Hayrides, farm animals, cafe and bakery
43 Mt. Zion Road, Marlboro
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland