130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY 10560
Outhouse Orchards is a family-operated apple farm that happens to be open all year. But a visit to the orchard in the autumn is very special. Aside from perfect apple picking (they have a great selection), they also have an animal farm, a bouncy pumpkin, a duck pond, a playground and hayrides. They also feature vendors with home made pumpkin cheesecake (out of this world!), turkey legs, pie, funnel cake BBQ, pizza, curly fries, ice cream and donuts.
62 Granite Springs Road
Granite Springs, NY 10527
Stuart’s Farm in Granite Springs is another good choice for family apple-picking outings. They have smaller trees so the kids can pick the apples themselves, or you can take a hayride around the orchard, pick a few pumpkins or have a picnic. If there’s any corn left in their store, be sure to get some.
451 Sport Hill Rd
Easton, CT 06612
Founded in 1920, Silverman’s Farm has a hayride that takes you up the hill to an orchard where you can find a wide variety of apples, a gourmet food market and a petting zoo.
1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
If you’re not interested in long lines and crowds, Wightman’s Farms is a good choice. You and your kids can pick apples and pumpkins, ride hay rides and run around a corn field puzzle maze. Kids have a ball here.
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