The Best Places To Go Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley Outside of NYC

It’s that time of year again for everyone’s favorite fall activity! September kicks off apple picking season where the first apples are starting to make their appearance on local orchard trees and are ready to be picked! Here are some close by orchards that are easy to get to from The Sagamore that our residents can visit to get their fall fill of apple picking this year.


Maskers Orchards: Located in Warwick is just a quick train ride out of NYC to the Hudson Valley where you can pick your own apples this fall! Take the NJ Transit bus out of Port Authority to Warwick and the Orchard is just a few minutes up the road from the bus stop! This family fun orchard has been open for over 100 years and features 200 acres of apple trees to pick from. With some of the best views of the Hudson Valley, you can pick from 14 different apple varieties, take a wagon ride through the orchard or visiting the animal farm.  September is prime for picking the best Macintosh, Cortland and Granny Smith apples so if those are your favorite, make sure to head over this month!


Jenkens-Lueken Orchards: A little over an hour outside the city, Jenken Orchard is located in New Paltz and is easily accessible through Port Authority. The bus takes you into the center of the Hudson Valley Village where you can take a quick 5 minute cab ride for some of the best apple picking around! This orchard has plenty to offer with their homemade hot apple cider from their very own cider mill, cider donuts and of course apples!  They are home to over 10 different kinds of apples and you can take your pick from brining back to your Sagamore apartment a half or full bushel.


Dubois Farm: Dubois farm is one of the biggest orchards in the Hudson Valley willing awards left and right for their great service and fun fall events! Another orchard that is easily accessible from the Sagamore by taking the trailways bus out of Port Authority, they are open now and their apple-picking season lasts through October. Starting September 23rd they will host their fall festival every weekend. Visit their website to learn more about the upcoming events a Dubois!


Masker Orchards
45 Ball Road
Warwick, NY 10990

(845) 986-1058


Jenkens-Lueken Orchards

69 Yankee Folly Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 255-0999


Dubois Farm

209 Perkinsville Road

Highland, NY 12528

(845) 795-4037

NYC’s Biggest and Best Italian Festival is Here!

While it may be hard to just hop n a flight to an Italian Villa and dine on some of the best cuisine in the world, our Sagamore residents can easily hop on the subway and take a short trip downtown and visit the next best thing– Little Italy! Little Italy is hosting an 11 Italian Food Festival Extravaganza serving the best Italian food the city has to offer.

No more than 30 minutes (well, no guarantees with the MTA) and you can be surrounded by the savory aromas of tomato sauced fried dough and much more! From September 14 through the 22nd, The Feast of San Gennaro will be taking place.

Many local restaurants and shops will open their doors and set up booths outdoors so you can have a taste of every major eatery in Little Italy! Alleva is one of America’s oldest cheese ships and they will have a tent set up right on the NYC streets serving their best cheese! You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of co owner Tony Danza! There will also be plenty of pasta dishes, desserts, pizza and more!

Besides the great food there will be plenty of fun events taking place everyday! Parades, live music, opera night and you can even take part in a Cannoli eating competition where participants are required to eat as many Cannoli’s as humanly possible in a six minute time frame!. There will also be a meatball-eating contest so make sure if you are looking to join in you arrive on an empty stomach!

Check out the event’s website to learn more about this NYC cultural event!

NYC San Gennaro Festival