1. Twin Star Orchards
2hrs and 30mins by car
There are many types of apples, but the best version of everyone’s favorite autumnal snack is clearly the fermented kind. At Twin Star Orchards, you can enjoy the best of the fruit and the alcoholic beverage in one-go. Just two hours away from the city, the picturesque orchard offers apple picking as well as free tastings of the attraction’s award winning ciders that are carried under the Brooklyn Cider House label. Sample variations from Still Bone Dry to Half Sour before picking up a few bottles to take home. Feeling peckish? Dig into some wood-fired Neapolitan pizza or burgers at Twin Star’s on-site eatery while overlooking the pond.