Escape the New York City and Go Apple Picking on Long Island, New York!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Escape the New York City and Go Apple Picking on Long Island, New York!
- Best Time to Go Apple Picking on Long Island
- Where to Go Apple Picking on Long Island, New York
- Lewin Farm for U-Pick Apple Orchard
- Harbes Family Farm and Apple Orchard
- Milk Pail Apple Picking
- Woodside Orchards
- Apple Picking in Long Island in Review
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It’s that time of year again where we hop into all things fall and lucky for New York, there are tons of fall activities to be had! One of my favorite things to do once September rolls in is to go apple picking! So for any of you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC, consider taking a day trip to the farms on Long Island to go apple picking!
Best Time to Go Apple Picking on Long Island
Apple Picking season usually starts the first week of September, YAY! Depending on the year/weather, apple picking on Long Island can go into the end of October. Before going, I suggest giving the farm a call to make sure there are still apples to pick!
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Where to Go Apple Picking on Long Island, New York
The best places to go apple picking on Long Island are mainly on the North Fork in Suffolk County! Below, I’m sharing some of the best places to go Apple picking on Long Island (many of which are local favorites)!
Lewin Farm for U-Pick Apple Orchard
If you stay up-to-date with my Long Island, New York posts, you’ll notice Lewin Farm is one of my favorite farms to visit for Apple picking and even pumpkin picking on Long Island!
This Apple Orchard is fairly large along with a variety of different apples to choose from! Believe it or not, Lewin Farm is actually the first place I visited on Long Island to go apple picking! Tip: Head to the back for the best apples!
Lewin Farm is great for everyone, however, their farm is more so for just going to U-pick and leaving. You will not find additional attractions for kids except a corn maze.
Lewin farm recommends you call before coming, as the field might be closed. The U-pick is also cash only.
There is an ATM at the farm stand and you will need to drive here first for further directions on where the apple orchard is. The farm is also requiring face coverings.
While at the farm stand, I’d also suggest checking out their delicious baked goods, roasted corn, and fresh produce.
After you finish apple picking, head to the Long Island Vineyards! Closeby to Lewins is Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard! It is a cute/chill and lively vineyard that usually has live music on the weekends.
They also have rescued horses on the property!
Lewin Farm Phone Number: (631)-929-4327 – Farm stand closed on Tuesdays. The hours are from 9 AM- 5 PM.
Lewin Farm Address: 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton NY 11933
Harbes Family Farm and Apple Orchard
If you are looking to do a day trip out on Long Island, Harbes Family Farm and Apple Orchard is for you! Not only do they have apple picking, but tons of extra activities going on.
Harbes farm is also one of the most popular farms on Long Island for apple picking and pumpkin picking.
Get ready to go apple picking with 27 different varieties of apples on their 78-acre orchard in Riverhead, Long Island. Some apples you can pick include Gold Rush, Ruby Frost, Honeycrisp, Daybreak Fiji, and Gala.
There is an admission to enter their farm. Pricing ranges from $16-$26 per person depending on the time of the season, weekend, and holiday visits.
They are recommending to try and visit on a non-holiday weekend since they are running on reduced capacity and to make sure you bring your face covering.
You will also be able to find pumpkin picking on the vine, a corn maze, and more!
Again, I’d suggest calling to make sure the fields are open for picking. The farms U-pick started Sept.19th and is expected to finish November 1st. Additional Harbes Apple Pricing.
Harbes Orchard Address: 5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 9 AM-6 PM
Non-Holiday Weekdays: 10 AM-5 PM
Milk Pail Apple Picking
If you are around the Hamptons and want to go Apple picking on Long Island, check out Milk Pail Farm. They have a variety of at least 6 different apples growing throughout the season and over 12 different types of pumpkin/squash.
This family farm started back in the 1640s where they were originally selling milk from their cattle. Present-day, the owners are 11th and 12th generation keeping the farm going!
You can pay cash or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) and admission gets you a 5 lb bag for $14 or a 20 lb bag for $49 USD.
They are open on Friday- Sunday 10 AM-5:30 PM and the last apple bags will be sold at 5 PM.
Additionally, they are also requiring face coverings and plan to have apple picking until the end of October. If you want to make sure there are still apples to pick, call ahead!
Address: 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY
Phone Number: 631-537-2565
Woodside Orchards is another great spot to go apple picking on Long Island. They offer two locations on Long Island’s North Fork: Jamesport and Aqurbogue.
Apple picking starts mid-September and is expected to go through Columbus Day!
In general, both orchards only have apple picking on the weekend and offer two different types of apples to pick which vary throughout the growing season.
You can also enjoy apple cider donuts and cookies at their outside picnic area with seasonal hard cider on tap!
U-pick bags are available on-site and are sold by Peck bags for $20. According to Woodside, this should hold up to 10-12 apples.
I would most definitely call before going to make sure you can go apple picking and face masks are required.
The Aquebogue location is open 11:30 AM to 5 PM. during the week (except Wednesday). Address: 729 Route 25 (Main road) Aquebogue, NY, 11931
The Jamesport location is open from 10 AM. to 4:30 PM. on the weekends. Address: 116 Manor Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
Apple Picking in Long Island in Review
This covers some of the best places to go apple picking on Long Island! If you are traveling from NYC or further, remember to call the apple orchards first! Nothing would be worse than driving hours to find out you can’t apple pick!
Have other favorite places to go apple picking? Let me know in the comments below!
Also make sure to check out these additional Long Island, New York things to do!
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