It’s that time of year again! Apple season is one of the most anticipated and exciting time of the year for fall lovers, and the perfect weekend getaway if you want to escape the city. The Sagamore is just a quick train ride or drive from some of New York’s best apple orchards. Below are some in the local area, not more than an hour away from the Upper West Side where you can do your entire apple picking this fall!
Apple Ridge Orchards (Warwick): With over 20 different varieties of apples grown on site, Apple Ridge is one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular apple picking spots. Open for picking Thursday-Sunday they offer much more than just apples making the trip up from The Sagamore worth the time. Take a hayride around the orchard or stop at the petting zoo and feed some of the local farm animals. Guests can also enjoy a seasonal corn maze that is open to explore only in the fall. To learn more about this orchard, driving and public transportation visit their website.
Wilkin’s Fruit Farm (Yorktown heights): Apple harvest season begins on September 3rd at Wilkin’s Farm which is 45 minutes north of the Upper West Side. A hay wagon takes guests out to the orchards where you can choose from delicious Gala apples, Empire apples and mix with 11 other apple varieties. Their website has a nifty schedule for the best time to visit for each variety. There are also plenty of markets onsite for homemade baked good, hot apple cider, homemade fudge and fresh apple cider donuts.
Stuart’s Fruit Farm (Granite Springs): Stuart’s is less than an hour from The Sagamore and has 5 different apple varieties to choose from for the month of September for some of the best apple picking! October brings over ten other varieties. They focus on growing the best quality apples when the timing is right. You can see all the apples they have to offer here.
Here are some other local orchards not too far from The Sagamore where you can pick your own apples this fall!