We've rounded up a list of nearby apple orchards that local moms in Westchester County, NY recommend. For each upstate NY farm we have highlighted their opening day for apple picking and specifics around reservations, attractions, events and more. Enjoy!
Westchester County Apple Picking
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY (Westchester County)
Harvest Moon is a local favorite. It is a family owned and operated farm market and U-Pick fruit and apple orchard in Westchester County. Typically it is open seasonally April-December. During the Fall they do pick-your-own apples and pears and throw a Fall Festival every weekend from Labor Day to Halloween.
This year you can enjoy live country music, hay rides, sweet and hard cider and the Farm Store (open for the sale of local produce, farm fresh eggs, pastured meats, local farm products such as honey, maple syrup, and jams/jellies, baked goods, ice cream, and donuts). The pumpkin patch will be open, brimming with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Also available is a BBQ lunch, including their own farm fresh beef burgers.
Apple picking begins Saturday, September 11th and runs through the end of October. Open Monday through Sunday 9am to 5pm. Reservations available online, weekends only. Farm Store Hours are Monday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Purchase groceries and takeout orders from their kitchen.
139 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, NY (Westchester County)
Outhouse Orchards is a seasonal orchard open only in the fall for apples, pears, peaches and pumpkin picking through the months of September and October. There is also a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds and Halloween decorations available. Don't miss the Corn Maze and Hayrides! Enjoy tasty donuts, pies, live music and more this fall at the orchard.
The 2021 Picking Season will begin Labor Day Weekend. Peaches, pears, & apples will be available to pick at that time. Reservations begin the second weekend of September.
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY (Westchester County)
Stuart's Fruit Farm is a nearby, family-operated farm operating since 1828. Seasonally they offer a varied selection of flowers and vegetable plants in the spring, apple and peach picking as well as a pumpkin patch in the fall, and Christmas trees in the winter. Stuart’s has a very “home-like” feel.
This year apple picking begins September 6th and runs daily from 10am – 5pm through November. There are a variety of over 20 apples. In addition there is a pumpkin patch and hayrides (available on weekends from 11am – 5pm). Cash or checks only.
1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY (Westchester County)
Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm has been around for over 100 years and is a "no frills farm.” They sell a wide variety of apples, pumpkins and peaches, all available to “Pick-Your-Own” during harvest season. They have three farm markets that sell everything from their own pressed apple cider to freshly baked pies, famous apple cider donuts and gift items. They also have a winery!
Harvest season starts in August with Peaches and beginning of September with Apples. Pick-your-own Pumpkins start in October, and Choose-n-Cut Christmas Trees just after Thanksgiving.
This year apple picking and the corn maze open Saturday, September 4th. Pumpkin picking begins October 1st. The farm is open Wednesdays through Mondays starting late August through mid-December (closed Tuesdays). Pick-Your-Own: 10am - 4:30pm, Markets: 10am - 5pm, Corn Maze Hours: Wednesdays-Mondays 10am - 5pm beginning September 4th.
Hudson Valley Apple Picking Outside Westchester County
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag, NY (Dutchess County)
If you are looking for all the bells and whistles then take a trip to Barton Orchards! The 175-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm located in Poughquag, New York, has been in the Barton family for over 40 years. They have a pick your own farm with food, zipline aerial adventure course, petting zoo, special events, ice cream, tap room, playground, farm stand and more.
Apple and other fruit and vegetable picking is open for the season! This year you can enjoy a fall festival, running each weekend through November 6th, featuring food and live entertainment.
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY (Dutchess County)
Fishkill Farms is an apple orchard and diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the town of East Fishkill, New York. They grow apples, peaches, berries, cherries, and other fruits, all of which are available in season for pick-your-own. Visitors can get produce at the farm store.
This year picking is by reservation only. Apple picking reservations for the first half of the fall harvest season–September 7th through October 15th have been posted. Pumpkin picking reservations will be added in early September as PYO pumpkins will not begin until mid-September. Pumpkin reservations are only required if you do not have an apple picking reservation. Otherwise, you may add on pumpkins when you arrive.
Fall Harvest Festivals are back — every weekend in September and October starting Saturday, September 11th for live music, wagon rides, fall PYO, hard cider sipping and more.
161 State Route 94 South, Warwick, NY (Orange County)
Pennings Farm operates on 50 acres of pristine farmland in the historic Hudson Valley town of Warwick, NY. For more than 30 years Pennings has offered locally grown produce and more. What stands out at Pennings is the fantastic food and refreshments including very casual, outdoor, farm-to-table style food and drinks. They are delicious! Check out the Cafe, Pub, Beer Garden, Ice Cream Stand and Garden Center. Don't miss the Pennings Farm Cidery tap room and production facility located on the hillside directly behind the farm market.
Located on more than 50 acres of farmland, The Cidery Orchard at Pennings Farm in Orange County, New York offers more than 20 varieties of apples available for picking. Apple picking season is September and October and has been known to ease into November depending on weather and the season’s crop. Make sure to visit the Pennings Farm Cidery tap room and production facility located on the hillside directly behind the farm market.
This year apple picking begins at Pennings Orchard for Non-Reservation Drive-In August 28. The The Cidery Orchard at Pennings Farm picking begins on September 18th. Reservations are required.
114 Little York Rd. Warwick, NY (Orange County)
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery is located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley. Their manicured grounds, gardens, and orchards span over 120 acres. They offer an outdoor restaurant, marketplace and apple picking in the fall. There's live music, hard cider and more at this beautiful spot.
This year, apple season runs from Saturday, August 29th – Sunday, November 8th. The orchard is open 11am-5pm, 7 days a week. Meander through the trees, pick different apple varieties, drink Doc’s Cider, sangria or sip wine, and discover the history behind each apple. Enjoy gourmet farm-to-table cuisine (brick oven pizzas, locally grown salads, and more), live outdoor music festivals and the tap room and more!
For more ideas check out our Outdoor Fun page, constantly being updated with the latest and greatest things to do with kids in Westchester. You can also visit our Indoor Fun page and Community Calendar for additional ideas.