Where to Pick Apples

Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings have to stop. The top fun-for-all activity in September is apple picking. Yes, you can easily get apples in the food store but here in the Northeast pick-your-own is the perfect activity for the whole family to get outside, get moving and have fun! And when kids pick apples, they tend to eat them too! So be prepared, they are bound to polish off these nutritious beauties in no time.

Visit the orchards below for nearby apple picking. Many area farms and orchards allow you to buy a bag to fill up with your favorite varieties, from Red Delicious to Macintosh. Some locations also sell other autumn goodies like farm fresh fruits, vegetables and apple cider. And some offer freshly made donuts and apple pie.
Heading Out To Pick-Your-Own
Some farms have pick-your-own on weekends only so always call ahead to ask about activities, picking hours, crop availability, variety and prices to make sure your family has the best experience possible!

Westchester County, N.Y.
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Country store
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-485-1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com

Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-277-3188. outhouseorchardsny.com

Stuart’s Farm
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
914-245-2784. stuartsfarm.com

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
Hayrides to and from the orchard
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
914-245-5111. wilkensfarm.com

Dutchess County, N.Y.
Barton Orchards
Corn Maze, haunted house and more…
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
845-227-2306. bartonorchards.com

Cedar Heights Orchard
Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
845-876-3231. rhinebeckapples.com

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
845-897-4377. fishkillfarms.com

Fraleigh’s Rose Hill Farm
19 Rose Hill Farm, off Rte. 9, Red Hook
845-758-4215. pickrosehillfarm.com

Greig Farm
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234. greigfarm.com

Lawrence Farms Orchard
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
845-562-4268. lawrencefarmsorchards.com

Mead Orchards
15 Scism Road, off Rte. 9, Tivoli
845-756-5641. meadorchards.com

Meadowbrook Farms
29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
845-297-3002. meadowbrookfarmmarket.com

Terhune Orchards
761 North Ave., Salt Point
845-266-5382. terhuneorchardsny.com

Fairfield County, Conn.
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
203-748-0119. bluejayorchardsct.com

Silverman’s Farm
Hayrides, animal farm
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
203-261-3306. silvermansfarm.com

Long Island, N.Y.
Davis Peach Farm
Farm animals
Hulse Landing Road, Wading River
631-929-1115. davispeachfarm.com

Fort Salonga Farm
30 Meadow Glen Road, Northport
631-269-9666. fortsalongafarm.com

The Milk Pail
1346 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
631-537-2565. milk-pail.com

Seven Ponds Orchards
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill

Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue
631-734-6441. wickhamsfruitfarm.com

Orange County, N.Y.
Applewood Orchard & Winery
Wagon rides, puppet shows, farm animals
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
845-986-1684. applewoodorchards.com

Masker Orchards
Music and horse-drawn wagon rides
45 Ball Road, off Rte. 17A, Warwick
845-986-1058. maskers.com

Ochs Orchard
Farm animals, baked goods and ice cream
4 Ochs Lane, off Rte. 94, Warwick
845-986-1591. ochsorchard.net

Pennings Orchard
Hayrides, farm animals
169 State Rte. 94 South, Warwick
845-986-7080. penningsorchard.com

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery
114 Little York Road, Warwick
845-258-4858. wvwinery.com

Rockland County, N.Y.
Dr. Davies Farm
306 Rte. 304, Congers
845-268-7020. drdaviesfarm.com

The Orchards of Concklin
Rte. 45 and S. Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-0369. theorchardsofconcklin.com

Ulster County, N.Y.
Apple Hill Farm
124 Rte. 32 South, New Paltz
845-255-1605. applehillfarm.com

Apple Valley Farms
155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz

Dressel Farms
Pick-your-own weekends only, hayrides
271 Rte. 208, New Paltz
845-255-0693. dresselfarms.com

Hurd’s Family Farm
Hayrides and farm animals
2187 Rte. 32, Modena
845-883-7825. hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
845-255-0999. jlorchards.com

Minard Farms
250 Hurds Road, Clintondale
866-632-7753. minardfarms.com

Mr. Apples Low-Spray Orchard
Rte. 213 West, High Falls (near Rosendale)
845-687-0005. mrapples.com

Prospect Hill Orchards
40 Clarkes Lane, Milton
845-795-2383. prospecthillorchards.com

Tantillo’s Farm Market
730 Rte. 208, Gardiner
845-256-9109. tantillosfarm.com

Weed Orchards
Hayrides, farm animals, cafe and bakery
43 Mt. Zion Road, Marlboro
845-236-2684. weedorchards.com

Wilklow Orchards
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
845-691-2339. wilkloworchards.com

Did you know New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States? In case you are wondering, Washington is number one. Still, New York state produces on average 29.5 million bushels annually through the efforts of some 694 commercial apple-growers.