Summon the harvest season one Granny Smith at a time. We found the best places for apple picking NY families need to explore, so grab a basket and map out the fall activities for kids your brood can't miss.
Locations like Hurds Family Farm and Apple Dave's Orchard are not only great places to score a bushel of fruit; they also offer fun activities such hayrides for the whole fam, petting zoos for kids, corn mazes and more.
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It is never easy for youngsters to admit that summer is in the rearview mirror, but day trips from NYC to nearby farms and orchards will certainly put them in a fall state of mind. We're willing to bet they'll have a new favorite season with each sip of cider and nibble of cinnamon doughnuts.
Once you have a gander at our favorite locales for apple picking in NY and the surrounding area, grab a beanie, don some fashionable flannel and prepare for extra helpings of homemade apple pie!