When you think of New York City, we bet apple picking doesn’t come to mind. But it should. With so many pick-your-own orchards in the area brimming with ripe apples, now is a great time to start planning a family trip or fun outing to get your hands on this delicious treat. Here are the best places to go for apple picking near New York City.
- Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Located in North Salem in Westchester County, the Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard lets visitors access their grove for an enjoyable day of apple picking on a real working farm that also includes vegetables, flowers, other kinds of fruit and even livestock. While you’re there, you’ll also want to take advantage of the fall festival that takes place on the farm each weekend through September and October for pony rides, face painting, bouncy houses and a variety of other activities.
- Apple Ridge Orchards
To many New York City residents, Apple Ridge Orchards, located in Warwick in the Hudson Valley, is considered the most scenic and rustic pick-your-own apple orchard in the NYC area. Besides offering more than 20 different kinds of apples, you can also get the juiciest peaches, the best pumpkins, even beehives and more, Apple Ridge Orchards has plenty of opportunities for gathering your favorite foods in one location. But we should also mention that the orchard offers hayrides, an animal feeding and petting area, and even a cornfield you and your loved ones can explore.
- Stuart’s Fruit Farm
Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Westchester County has been around since 1828. Expanding on its early days in cattle farming to a fruit, vegetable and flower farm, the fall brings vine-ripe apples of the Macintosh, Jonamac, Cortland, Macoun and Gala variety. And in October comes the big apple bonanza, when more than a dozen other varieties become ready at this apple picking paradise.
- Davies Farm
If you want a closer destination for apple picking this season, Dr. Davies Farm is situated about 40 minutes outside of New York City in Congers, NY. Open every day from 10 to 4 during good weather, Dr. Davies Farm offers 15 distinct varieties of apples across its 55-acre location. Like other farms, they also offer hayrides as an added bonus, so be sure to give them a visit if you’re bringing along the little ones.
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