Long Island

11 Great Apple Picking Spots Near You


One of the most iconic autumn activities is apple picking, and if you live in the tri-state area you are in luck!

There are plenty of places to go to and take part in the beloved fall tradition right here in the tri-state area.

From apple picking to cider donuts to hayrides, check out these local locations for some autumn fun.


Harbes Orchard -- 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
Hours: Open Monday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

Apple picking is a star attraction at the 78 acre Harbes Orchard, part of the Harbes Family Farm. The orchard features 27 different varieties of apples. However, the Harbes Family Farm also features a number of other beloved fall activities, including pumpkin picking and cider donuts.

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Lewin Farms: 812 Sound Ave., Calverton, NY
Picking hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except when otherwise noted due to limited quantities or weather conditions)
Call 631-929-4327 to confirm the daily schedule

Lewin Farms is a family-owned farm in its fourth generation. It is the first pick-your-own farm in Long Island.

Apple picking runs to October and sometimes later depending on the season. Apple varieties include honeycrisp and macoun ready.

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Schmitt's Family Farm: 26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schmitt's Family Farm offers a number of favorite season activities, including vegetable/fruit picking and hayrides.

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Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm: 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
Hours: Pick-Your-Own 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm located in Yorktown Heights, New York, offers wide variety of activities including apple picking, pumpkin picking, peach picking, a corn maze and more.

View the harvest calendar for more specific dates.

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Stuart's Farm: 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY
Hours: Pick-Your-Own 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

This family-operated farm has been in Westchester County since 1828 and features a number of activities, including apple picking which kicked off Sept. 6 and runs daily through November.

Macintosh, Gala, Red Delicious and Fujis are among the dozens of apple varieties offered.

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Alstede Farms: 84 Route 513, Chester, NJ
Hours: Pick-Your-Own is open everyday through the month of November

Alstede Farms offers apple picking and other family-oriented fall activities, including pumpkin people and corn mazes.

However, as a matter of health, Alstede Farms is currently requiring all Pick-Your-Own tickets to be purchased on their website before their visit. 

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Demarest Farms: 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ
Hours: Weekends in September and October from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (reservations required online)

Apple picking kicked off Sept. 3 this year at Demarest Farms . Reservations must be made in advance due to COVID-19.

Demarest Farms also offers pumpkin picking, Movie Nights and a Halloween Light Show, as well as other activities. All tickets must be bought in advance.

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Phillips Farms: Milford, NJ
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays only 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with last check-in at 5:30 p.m.)

This family-owned farm offers apple and peach picking.

Call in advance to find out exactly was fruit is available for picking and in what field.

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Blue Jay Orchards: 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT
Hours: Pick-Your-Own Apples 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There are over 20 varieties of apples to pick at Blue Jay Orchards. Additionally, there is a pumpkin patch, a farmer's market and a bakery as well.

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Silverman's Farms: 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT

Aside from apple picking, Silverman's farms offers scenic tractor rides, an animal farm and a country market.

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Rogers Orchards: Southington, CT
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apple picking season at Rogers Orchards, located in Southington, has begun and will continue until mid-October.

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