The 10 Best Apple Picking Spots in New York!

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Autumn is in the air, which means apple picking season is here! To truly experience the wonders of this beautiful time of year, get outdoors and head to the orchard. Savor the fall with pick-your-own apple experiences at these wonderful New York orchards! 

1. Apple Ridge Orchards, Warwick, NY

With over 20 varieties of pick-your-own apples, this rustic orchard in Warwick aims to please. Take a hay ride around the farm to see the corn field and the animals. Pick apples to your heart’s content, then reward your efforts with fresh apple cider and sweet donuts.

2. Barton Orchards, Poughquag, NY

This popular apple-picking destination is a hit with families and friends from near and far. Pick your own apples, fruits, and flowers, and while you’re at it, check out the on-site taproom and the mouthwatering cider donuts.

3. Masker Orchards, Warwick, NY

For over a century, this 200-acre apple orchard has been growing big, juicy apples for New Yorkers’ enjoyment. In addition to apple picking, the Hudson Valley farm has wagon rides, pony rides, and baby farm animals.

4. Applejacks Orchard, Peru, NY

Applejacks Orchard has 18 types of apples for picking with no competition from wholesale buyers. This u-pick-only farm in upstate New York also offers a hay maze, petting zoo, and farm store.

5. Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, NY

Overlooking the stunning Helderberg Escarpment, this large, accommodating apple orchard offers 23 kinds of apples for picking, as well as a farm market with cider doughnuts, a picnic area, and nature trails.

6. Bowman Orchards, Rexford, NY

With 98 acres of trees, Bowman Orchards has plenty to be picked each fall. The orchard is home to a variety of farm animals and offers fun festivities each weekend to celebrate apple-picking season.

7. Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction, NY

Started over a century ago by family friends of the Roosevelts, Fishkill Farms is a small-scale apple orchard focused in sustainable growing principles like diversity, ecology, locality, and community.

8. Milk Pail Farm & Orchard, Water Mill, NY

This Hamptons apple farm is home to some delicious varieties of apples, including McIntosh and red delicious. The orchard is also home to dwarf apple trees, making ideal for young kids.

9. Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill, Lockport, NY

Pick your own apples or just show up for the homemade cider from the cider mill—whatever you decide, this 20-acre apple farm near Buffalo is home to an ample supply.

10. Stuart’s Fruit Farm, Granite Springs, NY

Stuart’s spans 200 acres and is the oldest apple orchard in Westchester. The barn sells delicious apple baked goods, and the orchards contain 19 varieties of apples. Hay rides are offered on the weekends.

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