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Apple Picking 2022 In and Near Rockland

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


Get ready: the season for apple picking in Rockland County is upon us! If you’re ready to pick your own apples, then check out these farms in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange counties, as well as apple picking in northern NJ. Your family will have a blast picking fresh fruit and checking out the various activities offered at each place, such as petting zoos, corn mazes, or sunflower mazes.

Keep in mind: Apple seasons are approximate as of the writing of this article since crops are based on weather conditions. Check the farm’s website or call ahead to confirm availability. And don’t forget proper footwear as fields can be muddy or have uneven ground. 

Apple Picking in Rockland County

Orchards of Concklin

2 S. Mountain Road (off Route 45), Pomona (for GPS use 1010 Route 45, Pomona)

845-354-0369

Pick-your-own apples usually starts mid September, call if you wish to stop by earlier. Not only are you able to come enjoy apple picking, but the orchard also has a farm stand featuring fresh-pressed apple cider and a delicious bakery filled with pies, cookies, and cakes.

Apple Picking in Westchester County

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem

914-485-1210

Pick-your-own apples and pears are available in September and October. And that’s just the start of the fun at this farm and orchard! You can also buy pasture-raised, hormone-free organic meats and local dairy at the farm store, as well as local maple syrup, seasonal flowers, and veggies. It hosts entertaining seasonal events as well, including a Fall Festival every weekend from Labor Day to Halloween and Hardscrabble Cider Live Music and Pizza nights.

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm

1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights

914-245-5111

Here you’ll find a variety of pick-your-own options, including apples in September and pumpkins in October. Just make sure to call before visiting to confirm the availability of fruit. Picking poles are available to rent to help you reach for the higher apples (there is a rental fee). You can take a hay wagon to that week’s picking orchard, which your children will love! Plus, the three (!) markets—the Farm Market, Country Market, and Bakery—are open daily, 10 am-5 pm. You can take home freshly baked pies, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, and other treats. Adults will love visiting the winery and the tasting room, and your kids will have a blast in the corn maze, which is open all season.

Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem

914-277-3188

Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you stroll through these orchards. September and October will be full of apples for picking—and there are pole pickers to borrow for the hard-to-reach spots. Don’t forget to visit the corn maze (maze tickets run about $10 per person; free for children younger than 5 with adult). With the beautiful views surrounding the farm, you’ll love taking the hayride with breathtaking views of the orchards and the surrounding Hudson Valley. And your family will love the farm stand, which sells doughnuts, pies, preserves, honey, flowers, and a variety of farm goods.



Stuart’s Fruit Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs 

914-245-2784

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

Ochs Orchard

4 Ochs Lane (off Route 94), Warwick

845-986-1591

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

Salinger’s Orchard

230 Guinea Road, Brewster

845-277-3521

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

Demarest Farms

244 Werimus Road, Hillsdale

201-666-0472

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. 

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester

908-879-7189

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 safefun, 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. 

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