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Apple Picking Orchards in New York

Updated on November 12, 2011

Fall means the apple orchards are in full swing, and there's nothing better than a day out picking with your family. The traditional farm visit is a highlight of many families' year, bringing in the holiday season with great food and a celebration of the year's labors coming to fruition. Bring a picnic, a few baskets, and some willing arms to not only stock up on fruit at a great price, but to have a good time doing it! Below are some of the most popular apple picking orchards in New York.

Masker Orchards

One of the best orchards in the state, Masker Orchards is home to well over 10,000 trees on 200 acres. The original 'You Pick' Orchard, Maskers is a family tradition for many. Snacking on apples is encouraged, and kids will love the pony and wagon rides, or even the spooky haunted house! The orchard is also host to live music during the weekends, and has a country store on site for more delicious goodies!

Location: Warwick, NY

Season: Sept. 3rd - Early November

Price: $24.95 per bag of apple


The Orchards of Concklin

Dating back to 1712, this orchard has year round attractions for those in the know. Not only are there apples, but there are also many other fruits throughout the season as well! Come also for the bakery, which uses recipes hundreds of years old. The apple cider donuts are a must. The Orchards of Concklin also feature a haunted house and the Jurassic Adventure for young ones, along with a pumpkin patch and giant corn maze!

Location: Pomona, NY

Season: Saturdays and Sundays

Price: $1.25 per pound


Outhouse Orchards

With a name like that, you may wonder about the food served up at Outhouse Orchards, but fear not! Those delicious pies and jellies are made with nothing but fresh ingredients and love. Outhouse Orchards shines in Autumn and Winter. In the Fall they offer apple picking, hay rides, a corn maze, and plenty of barnyard friends to pet! Come back in the Winter for wonderful food and a beautiful Christmas tree. There's always something to see!

Location: North Salem, NY

Season: Apple picking on weekends and holidays in the Fall

Price: $25 per half bushel


Dr. Davies Farm

Right outside of the big city itself, Dr. Davies Farm is within easy distance for the urbanite needing some time in the country. 4,000 trees on 35 acres means there's plenty for everyone! Trailer rides are available for those looking for some relaxation.

Location: Congers, NY

Season: Labor Day - Mid-November

Price: $31 per half bushel


Remember, these are the last few months to get outside before things start to freeze over. I can't imagine a better way to get out with your family than picking apples and partaking in Fall celebrations!


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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      I just LOVE New York apples! They are so plentiful this time of year. The Cornell Apple Orchards in Ithaca near the University also sells wonderful apples. Mmmm... apple pie! Nice, useful hub reminds me of the joys of living in central New York - I miss it this time of year.

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      Gofygure 5 years ago from Kutztown, PA

      Cornell Apple Orchards, hm? I may have to check them out and add them to the list! My family and I primarily did you-picks in the summer months, but I have really come to appreciate the fall harvests since I moved to the East Coast. And the leaves out here are amazing!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      As far as I know doesn't have U-pick orchards, but they do sell great apples during the apple season. This is a beautiful time of year in the North east, isn't it? Enjoy it!

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