At Stuart’s Fruit Farm you can pick your own pumpkin right off the vine! This oldest apple orchard in Westchester County also offers tractor-drawn hayrides that take visitors up a hill to beautiful scenic views. The 20-minute ride costs $3 per person. Make sure to stop by the farm stand and bakery.
Stuart’s Fruit Farm
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Now in its third year, Outhouse Orchards offers an old-fashioned corn maze with an interactive twist. Visitors get a map and clipboard with a laminated crossword puzzle. Solve the puzzle by finding the answers to the clues tucked into nooks and crannies throughout the maze. The full adventure takes 35-45 minutes. $7, free under 4.
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Salinger’s makes apple cider donuts every day right on the premises. Nothing beats a warm fresh donut and apple cider. The bakery here also has fresh pies, cakes, tea cakes, scones and even unbaked pies for you to take home and bake. This family-owned operation takes orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas pies.
230 Guinea Road, Brewster
Yes, there are pumpkins to pick, but you can also spend the better part of the day letting kids blow off steam in the Little Village, a mini-sized replica of a New England farm town. There are train rides on weekends, playful goats that roam the farm, scenic views and tasty refreshments.
Lawrence Farms Orchards
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
Click here for a list of other orchards offering pick-your-own pumpkins.