August 29, 2023 Healthy Living

38 Pick-your-own apple orchards you could visit in New York this fall

Apples – practically synonymous with New York state – are ready for picking starting in September. We’ve put together this quick-hit list for one of our favorite fall activities: pick-your-own (PYO) apples!

Break out the fall attire and gather your family because apple picking is one of the best ways to get outside for fresh air, take a break from your computers and phone screens, spend time with friends/family, and support local farmers. Plus, you know what they say about an apple a day…

All of the locations listed below are within counties that CDPHP serves. If we didn’t list a county, that’s because there wasn’t a PYO location that we could find in that area. In addition to PYO apples, many orchards offer additional fall family fun like pumpkin patches, family activities, shops with local goodies, and more. Some of these autumn extras are listed with each orchard. We recommend using this list to add a little adventure to your day by taking a drive to an orchard you’ve never been to before!

Pick-Your-Own Tips

  • Some locations may ask to make a reservation beforehand – so double check their website first.
  • Dress in comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. This goes for shoes, too.
  • Be aware of farm rules (PYO minimum, no pets, etc.).

Did we miss an orchard where you can pick your own? Let us know your favorite spots! Happy fall!

Albany County

Altamont Orchards

Market, bakery, fresh apple cider, gift packages

6654 Dunnsville Road, Altamont, NY 12009 (picking is at 4110 Becker Road location)

Indian Ladder Farms

Market, farm animals, yoga, education programs

342 Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009

Broome County

Lone Maple Farm

Market, fresh cider

2001 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton, NY 13903

Apple Hills

Café, gift shop, corn maze and other activities

131 Brooks Road, Binghamton, NY 13905

Chenango County

Chapman’s Orchard

Assortment of apples

1245 County Road 4, Oxford, NY 13830

Clinton County

Chazy Orchards

“Largest McIntosh Orchard in the World,” farm market

9486 Route 9, Chazy, NY 12921

Banker Orchards

Baked goods, crafts, petting zoo, pumpkins

1037 State Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Rulfs Orchard

Bakery, store, petting zoo, kid’s area, corn maze

531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972

Columbia County

Philip Orchards

Assortment of apples

270 NY Route 9-H, Claverack, NY, 12513

Love Apple Farm

Market and gift shop, bakery, café, petting zoo and playground

Ghent, NY

Dutchess County

Fishkill Farms

Store and grill, cider, ecological farming

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Barton Orchards

Family activities, dog park, ice cream and bakery treats, special events

63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570

Cedar Heights Orchards

Assortment of apples

8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Franklin County

Prairie’s Orchard

Hay wagon rides, pumpkin patch, baked goods

111 County Route 24, Malone, NY 12953

Fulton County

Roger’s Family Orchard

Fresh-pressed apple cider, baked goods, farm animals

260 County Highway 131, Johnstown, NY 12095

Greene County

Boehm Farm

Baked goods and other local products, pumpkin patch

233 County Route 26, Climax, NY 12042

Lewis County

Denmark Gardens Apple Orchard

Playground, cider

10080 Old State Road, Denmark, NY 13619

Tug Hill

Light food and wine, merchandise

4051 Yancey Road, Lowville, NY 13367

Madison County

Critz Farms

Gift shop, cider mill, corn maze, café, farm animals, games, nature trails

3232 Rippleton Road State Route 13 South, Cazenovia, NY 13035

Montgomery County

Sand Flats Orchard

Cider donuts, corn maze, hayrides, mums and fall décor, local products, weekend breakfast

371 Martin Road, Fonda, NY 12068

Bellinger’s Orchard

Farm store, cider donuts, hayrides, corn maze

685 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072

Orange County

Soons Orchards

Bakery, farm market, apple cider donuts

23 Soons Circle, New Hampton, NY 10958

Ochs Orchard

Farm market, ice cream, farm animals

4 Ochs Lane, Warwick, NY 10993

Otsego County

Middlefield Orchard

Family activities, jams and jellies

2274 State Highway 166, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Rensselaer County

Kristy’s Barn

Hayrides, farm animals, apple cider, cider donuts

2385 Brookview Road, Schodack, NY 12033

Windy Hill Orchard & Farm Market

Farm store, family activities on select days

1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, NY 12033

St. Lawrence County

Applewood Orchards

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, playground, market with baked goods and treats

176 Johnson Road, Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680

Saratoga County

Bowman Orchards

Farm store, animals, hay rides

147 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, NY 12148

Riverview Orchards

Farm store, bakery

660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY 12148

Devoe’s Rainbow Orchards

Bakery, gift boxes, ice cream

1569 Route 9, Halfmoon, NY 12065

Saratoga Apple

Baked goods, food trucks on weekends

1174 Route 29, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Schoharie County

Terrace Mountain Orchard

Donuts and baked goods

158 Apple Blossom Lane, Schoharie, NY 12157

Ulster County

Apple Hill Farm

Hayrides and fire truck rides, pumpkin patch

124 Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561

Stone Ridge Orchard

Farmstand, baked goods, wood-fired pizza

3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Washington County

Hick’s Orchard

Donuts, farm animals, farm store

18 Hicks Road, Granville, NY 12832

Billy Bob’s Orchard

Assortment of apples

720 County Route 2, Putnam Station, NY 12861

McWhorter’s Orchard

Locally-made products

5635 Route 40, Argyle, NY 12809

Apple Hill Orchard

Assortment of apples

County Route 21, Whitehall, NY 12887

CDPHP is not endorsing these locations. Hours of operation will vary by location, so please contact the orchard for specific details.

Alexa Kerins
About the Author

Alexa is a senior communications consultant at CDPHP who plans, writes, and edits communications for a variety of projects. She is an eternal optimist who likes good food, fun exercise classes, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. You can often find her obsessing over her mini golden doodle and uttering cheesy quotes like “you’re the bee’s knees” and “team work makes the dream work."

One Response to “38 Pick-your-own apple orchards you could visit in New York this fall”

  1. Susan DiSarro

    Very nice job! I just glance right now but very impressed! Susan

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