It’s Fall! One of the best ways to celebrate the season is to head out with the whole family for some apple picking! Whether you are looking for the best apples, hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or a baked apple treat, there is a place for you! So bring a picnic lunch and your plaids and drive no more than 2 hours up North over the weekend this Fall….
Check out the best places for apples, cider and pumpkins - we’ve done the research so you don’t have to!
Apple Picking -
The Orchards of Concklin - Less than an hour away from Manhattan, you can check out one of the oldest orchards where beyond apple picking, you’ll find a haunted blow up house or a giant slide.
Sleepy Hills Orchard - Macs, Gala, Empire, Macoun - so many choices, what will you pick?
Fishkill Farms - Hayrides for the kids and hard cider for the adults, plenty of fun to be had all around!
Cider Mills -
Averill Farm Cider Mill - Come for the apple cider and donuts, stay for the delicious wood-fire pizza all through October
Melick’s Town Farm Cider Mill - Watch how a cider press works and then take a fun hayride around the farm!
Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill - Chow down on a warm cider donut while enjoying beautiful park views and going on a corn maze adventure!
Pumpkin Patches -
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard - Apple Cannons, Bouncy Castles and Live Music, all just a train ride away from the city
Demarest Farms - Pick out your favourite pumpkin after you go on a tractor pulled hay wagon rides and pet and feed friendly farm animals and it’s only 30 mins away from Manhattan!
Schmitt Family Farms - Head over to Fall Festival with Animal train rides, duck races and lots of pumpkins of course