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Top 3 Apple Picking Spots in NY

by | Oct 6, 2020 | Culture | 0 comments

Autumn is our favorite time of year, and not only because it’s Hemp Harvest season! The leaves are changing color, there’s a cool breeze in the air, it’s time to pick some apples. The perfect ingredient so all our seasonal faves, apples serve as wonderful hallmarks of Autumn festivities. So today we’re straying away from the usual hemp talk and focusing on the most fun activity this time of year has to offer. Check out our top three apple picking spots in New York below.

1. Barton Orchards

Barton Orchards, located in Poughquag, NY, truly does it all. From events like Harvest fair to Boos and Brews, this orchard never seems to have a dull moment all throughout the month of October. It’s pick-your-own apples, Tree Top Adventure and live music events have landed this spot the #1 place to go apple picking this year in NY. That’s not all…

In addition to these Fall festivities, the orchard has an ice cream stand famed for its apple cider doughnut sundae, a dog park, a petting zoo (with llamas & peacocks!), and the Tap Room, which pours local craft beer, cider, and wine.

2. Fishkill Farms

Located in East Fishkill, New York, this 270-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm has been in the same family for over 100 years, and you can taste that generational love in each crisp bite. Offering homegrown organic vegetables,  eco-certified fruits and seasonal pick-your-own operations, this farm provides family-friendly outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy, from peas & strawberries in the spring to apples and pumpkins in the fall! Can someone say yummy?

3. Harbes Family Farm

Take a trip up to Riverhead, New York to enjoy one of the most best apple farms in the region. With over 78 acres and over 27 varieties, you’ll be sure to find the perfect apple to fit your fancy. But what makes this farm especially great for younger (or short!) pickers is their unique trellis system, which grows apples low enough to the ground for anyone to pick. Fall festivities abound at Harbes’ other nearby locations, including multiple corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin picking. Don’t forget to hit the farm store on your way out! Roasted sweet corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and house-made apple cider doughnuts…I’m there!