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Where to Go Apple Picking in New York

Where to Go Apple Picking in New York

Here's a list of all of the orchards and farms in the New York metro area offering apple picking this fall.

Apple picking is a quintessential New York activity in the fall, and this year it's more important than ever to find fun activities you can do with your family while staying outside and maintaining social distance. Here are the apple orchards in the New York area offering apple picking, their modified hours and reservation policies, and everything else you'll want to know about safely going apple picking in New York this fall.

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Apple Picking in Rockland County

Orchards of Concklin
Pick-your-own apples projected to start Sept. 20.
2 S. Mountain Road (off Route 45), Pomona (For GPS use 1010 Route 45, Pomona)
What you need to know: Picking poles available; $5 refundable deposit and $2 rental fee. Farm store with baked goods, apple cider, and doughnuts. Pick-your-own group tours are available by appointment. No parking fee. Retail Store is fully open and curbside pickup is still available. Nursery and Garden Center open daily, 9am-5pm.

Apple Picking in Westchester County

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available by reservation.
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
What you need to know: Apple picking begins Sept. 5 and will be on weekends only, through October. Time slots must be reserved online from 9am-4pm (includes 1 hour of picking, entry of up to 4 people, parking for one car, and a ½ bushel apple picking bag). All guests have a time limit of 2 hours on the farm; guests may not stay longer than that.

Fresh pies, doughnuts, produce, and local honey, local dairy products, flowers, mums, gourds, pumpkins, pumpkin cheesecake, beef, and maple syrup for sale, as well as New York state wines and spirits and the farm’s own hard cider. Farm store is open daily, 9am-5pm. Beginning Sept. 1, the store will be open Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm, and Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
Pick-your-own apples available; please call or email before visiting to confirm.
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
What you need to know: Farm capacity is reduced to 50 percent; all visitors older than 2 must wear a face mask at all times on the farm; social distancing must be practiced; hand washing and sanitizing stations are located on the farm; pets and outside food/picnicking are prohibited. Tractor rides to and from orchards are not available this year, and the farm will supply picking containers.

Apple picking, through mid-October, is available daily, 10am-4:30pm. The orchard grows a variety of apples, including gala, McIntosh, golden delicious, red delicious, empire, and fuji. Farm markets, with apple cider, baked goods, pre-picked produce, and gifts, are open daily, 10am-5pm.

Outhouse Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available by reservation.
39 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
What you need to know: Visit for COVID safety details and to make an apple picking reservation.

Apple picking begins Sept. 5, daily, 9am-5pm, while supplies last. Farm stand with doughnuts, pies, preserves, honey, flowers, and a variety of farm goods.

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Apple Picking in Ulster County

Clarke's Family Farm
Pick-your-own apples available.

2086 Route 44/55, Modena
What you need to know: Open weekends Sept. 12 through Oct. 17 plus Columbus Day, 10am-5pm. 

Dressel Farms
Pick-your-own apples available.
271 State Route 208, New Paltz
What you need to know: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4:30pm through Sunday, Nov. 1. Masks are highly recommended at all times and required at points of sale, in the roadstand, in line, and anytime you’re around other customers. No hayride this year. Capacity cap. U-Pick orchard was damaged by a hail storm in June. Many of them have blemishes, but do not impact the flavor of the fruit.

Hurds Family Farm
Pick-your-own apples available
2187 State Route 32, Modena
What you should know: Apple picking is available Monday-Tuesday by reservation only; Wednesday-Thursday, 12-5pm (starting Sept. 2, purchase apple bags upon arrival); and Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm (apple bags must be purchased in advance online)—all through October. Guests are required to wear masks when within 12 feet of other guests, talking to team members, and under covered spaces. Capacity is limited at farm activities, and all activities will be sanitized twice each day (depending on number of visitors).

Huge pick-your-own apple and pumpkin orchard just minutes from the NYS thruway, and 1½ hours from NYC. Many activities to keep kids engaged including a hayride, wild apple obstacle course, bounce pillow, corn maze, petting zoo, giant slide, playground, and so much more. Farm-to-table cafe with fresh made cider doughnuts. Local and homemade farm-to-table goodies in a historic barn market.

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 10.
Route 299 W., and 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
What you need to know: Apple picking begins around Labor Day through November, daily, 9am-5pm. Fresh peanut butter, fresh cider, hard cider seasonal produce, and baked goods are available at the farm stand, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday-Sunday, 9am-7pm.

Minard Farms
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 12; Call to confirm.
250 Hurds Road, Gardiner
What you need to know: Safety procedures will be posted on the website prior to the farm opening.

Apple is available through the first weekend in November, Saturday-Sunday. 10am-6pm. Amusement areas open at 11:30am. Farm market with apple cider, doughnuts, homemade pies, jams, and jellies. Hayrides, bouncy tables, a hay maze, apple cannon, pony hop, barnyard football and baseball, bouncy pillow, apple cannon, train rides, fresh ice cream, and more.

Prospect Hill Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start. Sept. 12.
73 Clark's Lane, Milton
What you need to know: All visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing while at the farm.

Apples are available starting Sept. 12 through October, Saturday-Sunday and Columbus Day, 9am-4pm. U-pick pears, Asian pears, and pumpkins are also available. Low-hanging branches for small children.

Tantillo’s Farm Market
Exact dates for apple picking season were unavailable at time of press; check Facebook for updates.
730 State Route 208, Gardiner

Farm stand and bakery with seasonal produce, pies, cakes, jams, jellies, doughnuts, muffins, and breads, plus a soft-serve ice cream shop with homemade fruit toppings.

Wrights Farm
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5
699 State Highway 208, Gardiner
What you need to know: $12 per person ages 12 and older for a 1-peck size bag to fill; $6 ages 5-9 for a ½-peck bag to fill; children 4 and younger are free.

Apple picking available Sept. 5-Nov. 8, daily, 9am-4:30pm. Dogs are allowed. Picnic areas and a fruit stand on-site with baked goods and flowers. Farm store is open daily, 8am-6pm.

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Apple Picking in Orange County

Apple Dave's Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5.
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
What you need to know: There are no admission, parking, or entertainment fees, and no reservations needed.

Apple picking Labor Day through late October, daily, 9am-5pm. The orchards grow a variety of apples, including McIntosh, honeycrisp, empire, and cortland. Farm store and distillery on-site. Distillery open Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, year-round. Free live music performances on the weekends and free parking.

Apple Ridge Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5.
101 Jessup Road, Warwick
What you need to know: Face masks or coverings are required. Pets are not allowed this year. The $2 general admission fee for those ages 2 and older includes parking and entrance to the orchard.

Pick your own apples starting Sept. 5, Thursday-Sunday and holidays from 9am-6pm. School groups by reservations only (call or visit the website). Dwarf apple trees make picking easy for kids. Hay wagon rides, farm animals for petting, glass observation honey beehive, cornfields to explore, and farm store with fresh-pressed cider, homemade cider doughnuts, jellies, sauces, honey, and more.

Lawrence Farms Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to begin mid-September, specific details were not available at press; Call to confirm.
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
What you need to know: Admission is $5 per person (children 2 and younger are free); face coverings required; social distancing recommended; no outside bags permitted on farm; farm has ZERO sampling policy; pets are not allowed.

Apple picking starts in mid-September and carries on through October, plus pick-your-own grapes, peppers, cabbage, and other vegetables. Kids can check out the quaint “Little Village,” pet farm animals, and go through the hay bale maze. Country store with cider, ice cream, and homemade donuts. Open 9am-4pm daily.

Masker Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5.
45 Ball Road, Warwick
What you need to know: Guests are permitted to drive through the orchard to any of the 10,000 trees to enjoy a safe day of apple picking. Many Family Fun Area activities are closed this year to prevent crowding

Apple picking Sept. 5 through early November, daily, 9am-5pm. Bags provided; $29.95 per bag. Free admission and parking. Country store with honey, preserves, and country gifts on-site. Picnic areas available.

Ochs Orchard
Pick-your-own apples to start after Labor Day.
4 Ochs Lane (off Route 94), Warwick
What you need to know: Guests are encouraged to find a spot and pick all the fruit available there to limit moving around. Don’t touch fruit you don’t intend to pick; face masks are required at all times; if fields are deemed too full, you may need to wait in your car for the orchard to empty out a little. Golf cart transportation is not available; keep groups together; large bags and coolers are not permitted; pets are not allowed.

Early apples may be available (check Facebook daily for updates), but apple picking season will begin after Labor Day. U-pick pumpkins, tomatoes, and other vegetables through October. Hours vary day to day, so please call day-of to check hours. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, preserves, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and honey. Pies and donuts available on weekends. Homemade ice cream for sale. Small petting zoo. Store open daily, 9am-5:30pm, with contact-free pickup available.

Pennings Farm Market
Pick-your-own apples at Pennings Orchard available; Pick-your-own apples at The Cidery Orchard (4 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick) to start Sept. 21; reservations for Cidery picking now available.
169 Route 94 S., Warwick
What you need to know: Guests and staff must wear masks at all times; social distancing must be observed; picnicking and pets are not allowed; the playground and barnyard are closed this season.

Apple picking Labor Day weekend through the second week of November, 9am-5pm daily. Pumpkins on sale from second week of September through October. Ice cream stand, pub, and café with full menu. For apple picking info, call 845-986-7080.

Soons Orchard & Farm Market
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5
23 Soons Circle, New Hampton
What you need to know: Apple picking begins Sept. 5 through mid-October, Saturday-Sunday and Monday holidays, 10am-4pm. Pumpkin picking late September through early October. Dwarf trees ideal for kids. Store with pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-pressed apple cider and donuts, fudge, and baked goods open daily, 9am-6pm. Tasting room with hard cider and wine, open Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm.

Apple Picking in Dutchess County

Barton Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available
63 Apple Tree Lane (off Beekman Road), Poughquag
What you should know: You must purchase what you pick, and sampling is not allowed. Dogs are not allowed in the garden.

U-pick apples through October, daily, 11am-5pm. Pumpkin picking from late September through October. Weekends feature festivals, petting zoo, a corn maze, mini golf, gem stone mining, food and music, and live entertainment. Farm market and tap room on-site.

Cedar Heights Orchard
Pick-your-own apples to begin Labor Day Weekend; check Facebook for updates.8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
What you need to know: All pickers are asked to wear face masks, observe social distancing, and stay home if feeling unwell.

Apple picking September through October, or when the apples run out, daily 9am to dusk.

Fishkill Farms
Pick-your-own apples available; Reservations can be made online
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
What you need to know: Socially distant picking is available by reservation only. Masks must be worn at all times on the farm. Pets are not allowed.

Apple picking Labor Day through November, Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. One-third of apples are grown certified organically. Farm market on-site open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-6pm. Weekends through October enjoy live music and wagon rides, and on select weekends there will be a food truck and children’s face painting.

Green Horizons Organic Farm
Pick-your-own apples unavailable this year due to hurricane
6 South Dingle Road, Pawling

Greig Farm
Pick-your-own apples available; Call to confirm availability
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
What you need to know: If you are feeling at all unwell, please stay home. If possible, please use a credit card (or Apple Pay), as the farm would like to minimize the amount of physical cash exchanged at the booth. Guests must wear masks during check in, check out, and when near other pickers. Your car will be given a designated picking area. Please stay within that picking area. If designated picking areas don’t spread people out enough, the farm may have to enforce a capacity limit and use a reservation system.

Apple picking in late August through October, pumpkins from late September to early November, daily, 8am-8pm. Farm Market & Kitchen open daily, 9am-7pm. Pygmy goats to feed on site. The farm also has three loop trails (4 miles in total) to walk from the goat pen, along the irrigation pond, through the hillside apple orchard, and down into the berry patch.

Mead Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available
15 Scism Road off Route 9, Tivoli
What you need to know: Guests must wear masks, are asked to wash or sanitize their hands before picking (stations are set up throughout the fields), and must maintain social distancing.

Pick-your-own apples Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Call ahead to confirm availability. Farm stand on-site.

Apple Picking in Columbia County

Samascott Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start in early September; call to confirm availability.
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
What you need to know: Each person will receive one free picking container with paid entry; additional containers are available for purchase. Face masks required. Everyone must wash hands before picking. No pets are allowed.

Apple picking in early September through October; call to confirm season end date. Entry fees: $5; $2.50 seniors; free for kids ages 9 and younger. Pick-your-own raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, beans and grapes through September; pumpkins and winter squash through October. Farm stand with fruits, vegetables, and preserves. Open Wednesday-Monday, 8am-5pm (last entry is at 4pm).

Apple Picking in Saratoga County

Bowman Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
What you need to know: All groups in the orchard must have a Bowman Orchards pre-paid picking bag. All guests are encouraged to wear masks. Eating in the fields, including sampling of produce while picking, is prohibited.

Pick-your-own apples September through October (weather dependent), Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. U-pick pumpkins in season. On-site bakery and farm store. Pony rides, hayrides, and food booth on weekends.

Riverview Orchards
Pick-your-own apples and store to open Sept. 5.
660 Riverview Road, Rexford
What you need to know: Pick-your-own apples through mid-October (weather dependent), 9am-6pm daily. Store with fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, and crafts. Also on premises: donut robot, observation beehive, animal observation, and hayrides on weekends. Available for birthday parties and school trips.

Saratoga Apple
Limited area for apple picking will open the first weekend of September; Call to confirm availability.
1174 Route 29, Schuylerville
What you need to know: Pick-your-own apples September through Columbus Day, 9am-6pm daily. Roadside store with fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, jams, and jellies. Wagon rides on weekends. Tasting room for local and artisan hard ciders and beer. Live entertainment on weekends including music and a farmer's market.

Apple Picking in Albany County

Indian Ladder Farms
Pick your own apples to start Sept. 5
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956 or 866-640-7425 (apple picking hotline)
What you need to know: If you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you are exhibiting symptoms, please stay home. Masks must be worn when you are unable to keep 6 feet of physical distance from others. Please maintain social distancing between your group and others. Hands must be washed before and after your visit to the Pick-Your-Own.

Apple and pumpkin picking through October (weather dependent): Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm. Farm market and cider house. Café open for lunch. Group tours available.

Apple Picking in Oswego County

Ontario Orchards Farm
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 17
15273 Center Road, Sterling
What you need to know: Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins Sept.17-Oct. 8, weekends 9am-5pm. Farmers market (located 7 miles away) with baked goods, cider, caramel apples, fresh produce, jams, jellies, preserves, and plants.

Apple Picking on Long Island

Hayden's Orchard
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5
561 Hulse Landing Road (near Wildwood State Park), Wading River
What you need to know: Pick-your-own nectarines through late September, peaches through end of September, and apples through late October. Call for availability. Open 8am-5pm daily.

Lewin Farms
Pick-your-own apples available; Call to confirm availability.
812 Sound Ave., Calverton
What you need to know: Any visibly sick people and those showing symptoms will be restricted from entering. Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be maintained. Pets are not allowed in the u-pick fields.

Apple picking late August through October, Wednesday-Monday, 9am-5pm. Pumpkin picking late September through October. Cash only­–there is an ATM at the farm stand. Bring your own bag. U-pick is not open daily so call ahead to confirm.

Milk Pail Fresh Market
Pick-your-own apples to begin Sept. 5.
Market: 1346 Montauk Highway, Watermill
U-Pick: 50 Horsemill Lane, Watermill
What you need to know: Social distancing must be maintained and masks are required. Guests must pick only in the areas assigned. If anyone is displaying symptoms, they will be asked to leave. Families must stay together; one person per party at checkout; and guests should sanitize pfted.

Apple and pumpkin picking Labor Day Weekend through late October. U-Pick hours are Friday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm. The Country Store offers cider, doughnuts, muffins, pies, cookies, and more. Store open Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm. Call for details about the U-Pick varieties available.

Wickham’s Fruit Farms
Pick-your-own apples available; call to confirm availability
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue
What you need to know: Masks are required, and guests must maintain social distancing. Pets and personal bags are not allowed in the orchard.

Apple picking through September into mid-October, Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm. Closed Sunday. Also offers U-pick blackberries and pumpkins (call for availability).

Apple Picking in New Jersey

Apple Picking in Bergen County

Demarest Farms
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
What you need to know: All pick-your-own activities require advanced, online reservations this year. Face coverings are required.

Pick-your-own apples beginning Sept. 5. Farm store with bakery, apple cider, salad bar, and fresh produce open daily, 9am-5pm. Weekend hayrides available. Also offering a petting zoo.

Apple Picking in Morris County

Alstede Farms
Pick-your-own apples available
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Search “Alstede Farms” on your GPS
What you need to know: Apple picking in September and October, 9am-6pm daily (last admission at 5pm). Seasonal U-pick vegetables, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more (call for availability). Corn maze, sunflower maze, hay pyramid, hayrides, farm animals on site, tract wagon rides, corn kingdom, moon bounce, and pony rides. Farm Store with homemade ice cream and homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, preserves, homemade fudge, and apple cider doughnuts, and desserts. Local New Jersey meat, cheese, milk, and eggs are also available.

Hillview Farms
Pick-your-own apples aiming to begin mid-September
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
What you need to know: Pick-your-own apples in September and October, 9am-5pm daily. Call for availability. Store open until 6pm. Also offers hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, farmers market with homemade pies, fruits and vegetables, honey, doughnuts, and apple cider.

Sun High Orchards
Start date has not been determined yet. Check Facebook, website, and call closer to Sept. 12.
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph
What you need to know: Aiming for Sept. 12 through October, 9am-6pm daily. Call for available varieties. Farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and baked goods, and homemade ice cream. Weekend hayrides available in the fall.

Wightman’s Farms
Pick-your-own apples available on weekends
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave. (Route 202), Morristown
What you need to know: Tickets are required for entry. Fruit is not included in the price of the ticket. No advanced reservations; tickets are sold at the orchard entry gate. Pick-your-own is not open Monday-Friday. Masks must be worn and a social distance of six feet.

Pick-your-own season open now through October. Weekends, 9am-5pm. On premises store and bakery with homemade cider and pies, corn maze, and pumpkin slingshot. Weekend hayrides available in the fall.

Apple Picking in Sussex County

Pochuck Valley Farm
Pick-your-own apples available
962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Road), Glenwood
What you need to know: Apples, peaches, pears, plums, and pumpkin picking in September through November, 8am-4pm daily. Farmers market with deli, homemade donuts, pies, local meat, jams, cider, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Gift shop on premises. Class and group trips available on weekdays.

Windy Brow Farms
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 5
359 Ridge Road (Route 519), Fredon Township
What you need to know: Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks must be worn at all times.

Orchard hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Store on premise with apple pies and apple cider donuts, jams, jellies, homemade ice cream, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Apple Picking in Warren County

Mackey’s Orchard
Pick-your-own apples available
284 County Road 519, Belvidere
What you need to know: Masks required.

Apple picking (approximately 100 varieties) from Aug. 28, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Cider and cider doughnuts offered beginning Labor Day weekend. Farmers market, bakery, ice cream barn, and playground on-site.

Longmeadow Farm
Pick-your-own apples available
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521), Hope
What you need to know: Masks required for entry.

Apples (15 varieties), sweet corn, and other seasonal vegetables available for picking from late August through the end of October, Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Hayrides available during pumpkin picking in October. Store on site with fruit butters, jams, jellies, and honey. Eggplant, tomatoes, super sweet corn, and okra are also available.

Apple Picking in Connecticut

Apple Picking in Fairfield County

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 12
278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110), Shelton
What you need to know: Customers will be charged per bag on the way into orchard. PYO will remain cash or check only. Customers must use the 1 peck bags provided. Farm will not be weighing the fruit on the way out so that once customers pick the fruit it will not be handled by employees.

Apple picking: 10am-5:30pm weekends in September and October. Cash or check only. Dwarf apple trees for easy picking. Cider press on location. Farm store with apple cider and donuts, maple candy, local honey, pumpkin cheesecake, fruit butter, jams and jellies. Farm store is open daily until Christmas Eve. The store accepts credit/debit cards, though cards are not accepted for pick-your-own produce.

Silvermans Farm
Pick-your-own apples available
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
What you need to know: Apple picking mid-August through mid-October, daily, 9:30am-4:30pm. Peaches available through mid-September and pumpkins available mid-September to October. Animal petting park, farm market, greenhouse, and tractor rides through October.

Apple Picking in Hartford County

Easy Pickin’s Orchard
Orchard open Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, for other pick-your-own
46 Bailey Road, Enfield
860-763-3276 (FARM)
What you need to know: Pick-your-own apples late August through the end of October; vegetables and raspberries also available. Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm (closed Tuesday mornings); Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm; 4-6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Vegetable and flower gardens available for picking and cutting. Cash or check only.

Rogers Orchards
Pick-your-own apples to start Labor Day weekend
336 Long Bottom Road, Southington
2876 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington
What you need to know: Pricing is by the pound. Open Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Apple cider donuts, pies, and local products available at on-site farm store; open daily, August through mid-May.

Apple Picking in Litchfield County

Averill Farm
Pick-your-own apples to start Sept. 2.
250 Calhoun St., Washington Depot
What you need to know: Masks required and guests must maintain distance from other pickers. Pets are not allowed in orchard.

Pick-your-own apples through Thanksgiving on a scenic family farm; pick-your-own pears through early October. Open 9:30am-5:30pm daily until daylight savings–then the farm closes at 4:30pm. Pre-picked fruit, apple cider, hard cider, donuts, jams, jellies, honey, and flowers available on the farm through November.

March Farm
Currently not offering any pick-your-own opportunities
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem
What you need to know: Farm market with homegrown fruits and vegetables open Monday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Bakery with cider donuts and other baked goods and specialty items. Picnic areas, animal yard, hayrides, corn maze, and farm hiking trails.

Apple Picking in New Haven County

Drazen Orchards
Pick-your-own apples available
251 Wallingford Road, Cheshire
What you need to know: Open 9am-6pm daily through October, last PYO 5:30. Pick-your-own pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums also available. Farm stand with pre-picked fruit, locally grown vegetables, local honey, pies, and cider.

Apple Picking in New London County

Scott’s Yankee Farmer, LLC
Pick-your-own apples to start Labor Day weekend
436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme
What you should know: $5 admission fee is good for up to 5 people. Each additional person is $1. Customers are required to wear masks. Reservations required on weekends, can be made on the website. No sampling or eating in the orchard.

Apple and pumpkin picking through Halloween. Open Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; farm stand open daily, 8am-6pm. Wagon rides available on the weekends from late September to late October on the weekends. 2-acre corn maze on-premises. Apple doughnuts and cider available in late September.

Apple Picking in Tolland County

Wright’s Orchard and Dried Flower Farm
Pick-your-own apples available
271 S. River Road, Tolland
What you need to know: No large groups accepted at this time. Apple picking through October. Pumpkins available for purchase. Farm store with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, cider donuts, and pies. Open Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday, 1-5:30pm.

Apple Picking in Windham County

Woodstock Orchards, LLC
Pick-your-own apples available
494 Route 169, Woodstock
What you need to know: Apples sold by the bag. Farm offers a 1/2 bushel and peck size bags for you to pick into. Apple picking through mid-October, 9am-6pm daily. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, honey, honey pollen, maple syrup, specialty hot sauces, jams and jellies, and Vermont cheese. Bakery on-site.


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