Labor Day weekend heralds the beginning of apple picking season, as cooler weather moves in and the area’s trees fill up with a beautiful palette of the fruit favorite.
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.
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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. Right now, the Macintosh apples are as ripe as ever and a full bag (weighing roughly 25 lbs.) only costs $30. 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.
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Apple Ridge Orchards
Apple Ridge Orchards, which is located in Warwick in the Hudson Valley, opened up for apple picking on September 2nd. To many New York City residents, the orchard is considered the most scenic and rustic pick-your-own apple orchard in the NYC area, and not only because it offers over 20 different kinds of apples. From peaches and pumpkins to 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 corn field you and your loved ones can explore.
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Stuart’s Fruit Farm
Granite Springs plays home to the family-owned Stuart’s Fruit Farm, where pick-your-own apples went up for grabs on September 6th. Unlike other fruit farms in the area, this particular farm and orchard has been operating in Westchester County since 1828, expanding on its early days in cattle farming to a fruit, vegetable and flower farm. The September months at Stuart’s Fruit Farm bring 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.
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Dr. 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. The farm even provides picking poles to rent for those hard to reach fruits, along with wagons for easy gathering. 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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