Apple Picking

10 Best Apple Picking near Westchester 2022

Are you looking to go apple picking this weekend? Looking for a fun, family-friendly apple orchard near Westchester County? Lucky for us, there are a lot of places to go to for apple picking in Westchester County and nearby Connecticut. Below you will find apple orchards in Westchester County, Fairfield County, and some apple orchards further north. All the apple orchards listed below are within an hour and 15-minute drive from Westchester County. Here are our favorite apple orchards for apple picking near Westchester County. Apple picking places are weather dependent, don’t forget to always call ahead or check their website before going to the apple orchard.

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Apple Picking at Beardsley Cider Mill

Apple Picking in Westchester County

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm 

Wilken Fruit and Fir Farm are open for apple picking Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesdays) from 10 am to 4:30pm. Wilken Fruit and Fir farm is conveniently located right in Westchester County so you don’t have to drive far to go apple picking.

Aside from apples, you can also go Pumpkin Picking at Wilken Fruit and Fir Farm, and in December, stop in to cut your own Christmas Tree. That’s right, a Christmas Tree farm right in Westchester County!  On your way out, stop by the Bakery for their famous apple cider donuts. Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm is a 30 minutes drive from Scarsdale, NY. Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm is located at 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY

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Apple Picking at Outhouse Orchards

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is open for apple picking on the weekends. Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is located in Northern Westchester County. In order to keep capacity low, you need to make online reservations for apple picking. There is an admission fee to go apple picking at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard.

Aside from apples, you can also pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. After apple and pumpkin picking, enjoy live music, a glass of hard cider, BBQ lunch, burgers and apple cider donuts. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon. Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is a 35 minutes drive from Scarsdale, NY. Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is located at 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY. 

Stuart’s Fruit Farm

Stuart’s Fruit Farm is open for apple picking every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Stuart’s Fruit Farm is an apple orchard located in Northern Westchester County. There are a variety of over 20 apples to pick from. You should call ahead to check availability and type of apple. Stop by the bakery on your way out for apple cider donuts and pies. There is also a farm stand at Stuart’s Fruit Farm for farm fresh fruits and vegetables. Stuart’s Fruit Farm is a 37 minutes drive from Scarsdale, NY. Stuart’s Fruit Farm is located at 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY.

Outhouse Orchards

Outhouse Orchards is open daily for apple picking. Outhouse Orchards is an apple orchard located in Northern Westchester County. Aside from apples, you can also go pumpkin picking at their pumpkin patch. In order to minimize crowding on the weekends, Outhouse Orchards has implemented an online reservation system. There is a reservation fee and you have a 3-hour window to go apple picking. After apple picking, head over to the corn maze for some fun (admissions fee). Outhouse Orchards is a 36 minute drive from Scarsdale, NY. Outhouse Orchard is located at 139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY.

Barton Orchards

Barton Orchards is open daily for apple picking. Located just outside Westchester County, Barton Orchards is approximately 45-minute drive from Westchester County and an hour’s drive from Fairfield County. Aside from apple picking, there are also pumpkin and vegetable picking (check the calendar or call to find out what is in season).

If you are looking to spend the afternoon, there are lots to do at Barton Orchards- a playground, petting zoo, gemstone mining, and mini-golf. Adults will appreciate the tap room for local craft beer or hard cider. On Friday and Saturday evenings, there is usually live music with indoor and outdoor seating, beer and cider on tap, and concessions.

Barton Orchards is also a dog-friendly orchard with a one-acre dog park. Well-behaved dogs are permitted at the orchards with a leash. If you go during one of their festival weekends, you can catch the Hay Ride and Corn Maze. Make sure to check their calendar or call before you go. Barton Orchards is a 45 minutes drive from Westchester County (New York). Barton Orchards is located at 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY.

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Apple Picking in Fairfield County (Connecticut)

Silverman’s Farm

Silverman’s Farm is open every day for apple picking from 9am to 5pm. Silverman’s Farm is located in the town of Easton in Fairfield County, CT. Aside from apple picking, you can also visit the Animal Farm. There are a variety of animals at Silverman’s farm, including barnyard animals and more unusual animals like buffalo, llamas, alpacas, emus, and long-horn cattle. Picnic tables are available.

There is an admission fee to visit the Animal Farm. After apple picking, stop by the country market to pick up apple cider donuts and pies. Silverman’s Farm is a 53 minutes drive from Westchester County (New York). Silverman’s Farm is at 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT.

Blue Jay Orchards

Blue Jay Orchards is open for apple picking Tuesday to Friday from 11am-4:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4:30pm. Aside from apple picking, you can also pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. On your way out, stop by the bakery for fresh pies and their famous apple cider donuts. Blue Jay Orchards is an apple orchard in Fairfield County. Blue Jay Orchards is a 45 minutes drive from Westchester County (New York). Blue Jay Orchards is located at 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT.

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Apple Cider Donuts from Beardsley Cider Mill

Beardsley’s Cider Mill

Beardsley’s Cider Mill is open for apple picking on the weekends from 10am to 5pm. Beardsley’s Cider Mill is a small apple orchard in Fairfield County. Don’t expect kids’ activities and corn mazes, Beardsley’s Cider Mill is an apple orchard with a country store. Don’t forget to pick up some apple cider donuts and apple cake from their country store. Beardsley’s Cider Mill is an hour and 15-minute drive from Westchester County (New York). Beardsley’s Cider Mill is located at 278 Leavenworth Road, Shelton, CT

Apple Picking in Connecticut

Bishop’s Orchards

Bishop’s Orchards is open every day for apple picking and raspberry picking from 10 am to 5 pm and open every day for Pumpkin picking 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends. After apple picking, get lost in their corn maze and enjoy a cone from the Ice Cream stand. On your way out, don’t forget to pick up their famous pies and baked goods from their Farm Market. Bishop’s Orchards is also home to the Little Red Barn, which is open Friday to Sunday for live music, food, and drinks on the outside patio. Aside from apple picking, Bishop’s Orchard is also a winery. You can stop in for tastings of their award-winning fruit wines and hard ciders. Bishop’s Orchard is located in the town of Guilford in New Haven County. Bishop’s Orchard is 1 hour and 15-minute drive from Greenwich, CT, and 1 hour and 30-minute drive from Westchester County (New York). Bishop’s Orchards is at 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT.

Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards is open every day for apple picking from 9 am to 4:30 pm. After apple picking, take a stroll in their corn maze! There is an admission fee to enter the Lyman Orchards corn maze.

Lyman Orchards is also home to Lyman Golf (book your tee time in advance). Before you head home, get your weekly food shopping done at the Apple Barrel Farm Market. Don’t expect a small country store, the Apple Barrel Farm market rivals large grocery stores in the area. Lyman Orchards is an hour and 30-minute drive from Westchester County. Lyman Orchards is located at 105 South Street, Middlefield, CT. 

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