At the first hint of autumn, thoughts start to turn leaf-peeping, hot apple cider, and the bounty of a fall harvest. Like the best fruits of summer — strawberries, cherries and blueberries — apples taste even better when you pick them yourself. These farms and orchards where you can go apple picking near NYC let you pick apples straight from the trees. There’s nothing better than taking a bite out of a freshly-picked apple (unless you take some home to make apple pie, of course).
Apple picking is fun for the whole family, and makes for a great family day trip from NYC. These farms and orchards are all within a couple hours of the city, and many include other activities besides apple picking. From hayrides and corn mazes to farm tours and petting zoos — not to mention farmstands with fresh-baked goods and other treats — enjoy a full day of fall fun at these apple-picking spots.