Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Update: Note that farm guidelines have changed this season. Call each location ahead of time for safety guidelines, reservations (if need be) and more information.
Nothing is sweeter in autumn than the taste of a crispy apple. We round up the best apple picking NY families love to explore, so you might want to grab an empty basket and plan a few day trips from NYC. It's time to summon the harvest season, one Granny Smith at a time.
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Not only do these sweet farms and orchards offer a nice break from the city, they are chock-full of fun fall activities for kids, including petting zoos and corn mazes. Plus, parents and the 21+ crowd can enjoy cider tastings and distillery options at specific locations.
There's no time to waste: Find something plaid, grab a cozy sweater and snag some produce.