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Sep 23, 2009 08:31 AM

Pick your own Apples?

Hi all, I apologize if this has already been asked, but I didn't see anything when I searched. We are looking for a place for apple picking this weekend, about an hour or two from NYC. Westchester/Rockland/Putnam county is preferred, but we could do NJ, etc if there is a better place. No preference on apple type, just a nice place to go.

Thanks very much!

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  1. I have been to Keepsake Orchards in Hopewell Junction, NY many times and always had good experiences---good crop, reasonable prices, plentiful & varied supply, hot donuts made on site, all the autumnal trimmings available for sale, barn, haystacks, etc.

    1. wilkens farm in Yorktown (just off the taconic) is a "scene" for apple picking. Lots of NYC'ers go there for better or worse :) -- huge parking area--They have the whole truck ride to the trees, fresh donuts thing going too. We go there regularly.

      1. We just went to Outhouse Orchards this weekend in North Salem up by Katonah. Tons of apples and pears to pick from and I heard that they will have fresh cider this weekend. Also, the donuts are amazing.
        They also have local vendors set up and hay rides.

        1. If you want to go a little further than Outhouse (which is lots of fun but often VERY busy)you could also consider Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel, CT. Hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. Walking to the apples. Delicious cider and OUTSTANDING cider donuts (it's an annual family tradition for us).

          1. We go to Barton Orchards almost every year, great variety of Apples. Have to say, Wilkens is very crowded. Starts Fruit farm in Granite Springs is not bad too if you dont want to go all the way near Fishkill