Apple Picking 2022 In and Near Rockland
These are our favorite orchards and farms that offer apple picking in Rockland, Westchester, Orange and New Jersey
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62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Enjoy apple picking, plus a hayride around the orchard. Stuart’s also has a farm stand to buy apple cider donuts and homemade pies, which are made fresh everyday.
Apple Picking in Orange County
4 Ochs Lane (off Route 94), Warwick
Apples are sold by the bag and pumpkins by the pound. Parking is always free! This farm allows picnics (don’t forget to take trash with you), and it sells drinks but encourages you to bring your own water. When you’re done picking, stop by the store for homemade ice cream (all berry and fruit flavors are made using their own farm produce), or take home some cider from its cider mill and indulge in the homemade cider doughnuts and pies (available weekends, June- December). Plus, there is also a small farm, and you can visit their animals.
Apple Picking in Putnam County
230 Guinea Road, Brewster
At Salinger’s, you can pick 18 different varieties of apples. Their season kicks off on August 25th and runs until October 30th. They also have a bakery where you can get fresh, homemade pies.
Apple Picking in NJ
244 Werimus Road, Hillsdale
This farm has it all—pick your own fruit of all varieties, plus a petting zoo, drive-in movie nights, Halloween lights, and more. When you’re done picking, check out the farm store with a bakery, apple cider, flowers, and fresh produce.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
The farm has more than 50 different apple varieties, which allows apple picking season to start earlier here than most farms—you can already find some varieties available and more will be ready later in the season. Call in advance or visit the “What Can I Pick Today” portion of the farm’s website to confirm which varieties are ripe for your trip. Check out the corn maze (opening late summer), evergreen maze, and sunflower trail (included with cost of PYO). For an additional cost, you can also cut your own sunflowers! Kids will love the pony rides and the tractor-pulled wagon ride, and you’ll want to come back for the farm’s live music events. It also offers U-Pick for myriad other fruits and veggies, such as blackberries, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, and eggplants! And before you leave, indulge in the treats found at the Farm Store with homemade ice cream, fudge, apple cider doughnuts, and other desserts. Check out all the fun events and family activities the farm offers, including visits with its farm animals, by visiting the website. Oh, and if you’re coming from out of town, it offers a free shuttle service between the Gladstone Train Station and Alstede Farms on weekends and holidays (it requires advanced reservation).Here at Rockland Parent, we've got everything you need to have a safe, fun, and festive fall and Halloween season. Whether it is pumpkin or apple picking, getting lost in a corn maze, making Halloween crafts or finding costumes and decorations, we're here to help.