Where to Go Apple Picking?

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The weather’s so gorgeous, but you almost wish it were a little cooler? There’s nothing like tossing a scarf around your neck and heading out into the brisk air to pick some apples. Here, courtesy of NYAppleCountry.com and the Westchester.gov web site, are some places to go picking:

Where to Go Apple Picking in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Ulster and Dutchess counties, after the jump.


Westchester County

Outhouse Orchards
Hardscrabble Road
North Salem. 914-277-3188
Apples Picking through Halloween, Pumpkins sale at end of Sept. hayrides, pony rides.

Stuart’s Fruit Farm

Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
914-245-2784.
Apples, pumpkins, farm stand

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1313 White Hill Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
914-245-5111
Apple Picking through end of October, pumpkin picking end of Sept. hayrides to and from the orchard.

Rockland County

Dr. Davies Farm
Route 304,Congers.
845-268-7020
Apple picking through October, pumpkin sale in October, hayrides

The Orchards of Concklin
Route 45 and South Mountain Road, Pomona.
845-354-0369
Apple picking through October, pears in September, pumpkin picking in October.

Putnam County

Salingers Orchards Inc.
230 Guinea Road, Brewster.
845-277-3521
Apple Grower, Farm Market, Cider, Gift Boxes


Dutchess County

Barton Orchards

63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag.
845-227-2306
Hayrides, petting zoo

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


Greig Farm

227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234
Hayrides, crafts, baked goods, berries, pumpkins, apples, corn maze.

Hahn Farm
Salt Point Turnpike (Route 113 and Country Road 41), Salt Point.
845-266-5042

Keepsake Farms
9 Fishkill Farms Road, Hopewell Junction.
845-897-2266.
Apple picking through October, pumpkin sale in October, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo.

Mead Orchards
25 Scism Rod (off Rte 9), Red Hook.
845-756-5641
Apple picking through October, pumpkin sale.

Meadowbrook Farms
29 Old Myers Corners, Wappingers Falls.
845-297-3002
Apple picking through October, pumpkin sale in October.

Oriole Orchards
134 Feller-Newmark Road, Red Hookm. 845-758-9355
Apple picking through Nov 1, pumpkin sale OctoberRose Hill Farms
Fraleigh Lane (off Rte 9). Red Hook. 845-758-4215
Apple picking through October.

Terhune Orchards
North Avenue, Salt Point.
845-266-5382
Apple picking through October, pumpkins, peaches, cider, fresh baked goods for sale.

Orange County

Applewood Orchard & Winery
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick.
845-986-1684
Apple picking through October, farm store, winery, hay rides, music

Lawrence Farms Orchard
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh.
845-562-4268
Apples through Oct, pumpkins.

Masker Fruit Farm
Ball Road (off Rte 17A), Warwick.
(845) 986-1058
(Music, Pony rides, wagon rides, animals)

Ochs Orchard
Reservoir Road (off Rte 94), Warwick.
845-986-1591.
(Apple picking through end of October, pumpkin picking October)

Pennings Orchard

161 South Route 94, Warwick.
845-986-1059
Petting zoo, farmers amrket, ice cream parlor, scare-crow making, face painting, pony rides.

Piersons Farm
1448 Route 211 West, Middletown.
845-386-1882.

Soons Orchard
23 Soons Circle, New Hampton.
845-374-5471
Pumpkins, Cider Mill

Warwick Valley Orchards
114 Little York Road, Warwick.
845-258-4858
Apple picking through October, pears through mid-September.

Ulster County

Apple Hill Farm
141 Route 325, New Paltz.
845-255-0917

Dressel Farms
271 Route 208, New Paltz.
845-255-0693

Hepworth Farms
Rte 9W, Milton.
845-795-2142

Jenkins and Lueken Orchard
Rte 299, New Paltz.
845-255-0999.

Mr. Apples Low-Spray Orchard
Rte 213 W (near Rte 32), High Falls.
845-687-0005

Prospect Hill Orchard
40 Clarks Lane, Milton.
845-795-2382
Hayrides, corn maze.

Tantillo’s Farm Market
Rte 208, Gardiner.
845-256-9109
Roadside market, ice cream parlor, wagon rides

Troncillito Farms
275 Lattingtown Road, Marlboro.
845-236-3124

Twin Star Farms
155 North Ohioville Road, New Paltz.
845-255-7077

Wilklow Orchards
Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
845-691-2339.
Hay jump, petting farm, picnics.

Wright Farm

Route 208, Gardiner.
845-255-5300.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

5 Comments

  1. Are any of these local farms organic? I find plenty of organic apples in the grocery store, but have a terrible time finding them either at my local farmers market or a pick-your-own farm.

  2. I’ve heard that too, from people who spray. However, I’ve been speaking with organic orchardists upstate and in CT and they tell me that with proper soil management it’s not too difficult, especially with heirloom and/or disease resistant varieties. They recommended starting with good compost and keeping the trees healthy so they will be naturally disease-resistant. I’m still learning about pests and ways to deal with them organically. I just ordered several apple trees for our school to augment our children’s garden, so I’ll soon find out all about taking care of them.

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