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 than taking a crisp bite out of a freshly picked apple. As one of the most popular fall day trips from NYC, an apple-picking excursion is an absolute must for NY families hoping to kickstart harvest season. Here, we've rounded up the best apple-picking day trips that are well within reach and just a scenic drive away. So grab an empty basket, hit the road, and summon the autumnal spirit 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, but they are also 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 select locations.
There's no time to waste: Find something plaid, grab a cozy sweater, and snag some produce.