Best Places To Pick Apples (and pumpkins) on Long Island

With summer drawing to a quick close and autumn creeping in, right now is an excellent time to put an apple picking excursion on your Long Island day-trip calendar!

Enjoy a visit to an apple orchard near Huntington, New York for a day of unplugged mindfulness.

Experience the blazing autumn foliage and the vibrant fall colors of oranges and reds before the weather gets too cold. Head over to destinations to pick apples and other fruits and potentially enjoy pumpkin patches and cornfield mazes!

Before you leave, be certain to procure some maple syrup, jams and jellies to take home with you. They'll remind you of this amazing day during breakfasts well into the winter months.

Here are Several Destinations to Pick Apples (and pumpkins) Near Huntington, NY!

Hank’s Farmstead and Pumpkintown

  

Hank's Farmstand in Southampton, NY is open all summer season. Come pick your own berries and shop a large variety of fresh local produce.

Hank's Pumpkintown in Watermill, NY is open mid-September thru October. Come experience our famous roasted sweet corn, the maze park, wagon rides, pumpkin picking, apple picking, bakery & much more.

The Apple Orchard will Open Saturday, September 11, 2021! ​ Our apple orchard is an autumn event your entire family will enjoy!

NO STROLLERS OR WAGONS in the Apple Orchard

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well or have recently been exposed to COVID-19
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance
  • Clean your hand before apple picking

Hank’s Farmstead and Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Hwy, Watermill, NY
631-726-4667
WEBSITE: hankspumpkintown.com

  

Harbes Family Farm

  

Harbes Farms has lots of family-friendly fun for the Autumn season! You’ll discover apple picking, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and entertaining hayrides.

In addition, all Harbes locations offer delicious Fall foods such as fresh hot and cold apple cider, candy, and caramel apples, and Harbes signature apple cider donuts. Join us on the North Fork of Long Island for the best Autumn you’ve ever had!

The star attraction at the 78 acre Harbes Orchard is the breathtakingly beautiful apple orchard, ideal for family-friendly picking. Featuring 27 different varieties, the orchard uses an innovative trellis system to grow apples that are within reach of even the smallest of hands. We also offer an assortment of fun activities and delicious fall treats.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Face masks must be worn at all times while on the farm.
  • Please observe social distancing.
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • No pets allowed.

Harbes Family Farm
5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
631-369-1111
WEBSITE: harbesfamilyfarm.com

  

Lewin Farms

  

Lewin farms is a family farm now in the fourth generation. We were the first pick your own farm on Long Island and are continuing that long tradition with a wide variety of u-pick fields throughout the spring summer and fall.

We also continue into the winter with our cut your own Christmas trees at our baiting hollow nursery.

Over the years our crop offerings have become more and more numerous and diversified to cater to the wants of our customers. We hope you and your family plan a trip out to visit our families farm in the near future.

Here at Lewin Farms, we have a long tradition of offering a wide variety of crops we grow here for picking yourself. You can't possibly get any more fresh or local than that! Picking your own locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to not only get the greatest tasting freshest produce at a low price but also to not lose touch with where your food comes from.

Picking your own food is a great outing or weekly routine for any family trying to live a healthy lifestyle while supporting local business and preserving open space. It can also be very educational for children. We invite you to come see for yourself...

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11972
631-929-4327
WEBSITE: lewinfarm.com

  

The Milk Pail Farm Stand

  

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day on our u-pick farm in the Hamptons at 50 Horsemill Lane, Watermill. Pick your own apples from our trees and pumpkins from the vine.

We grow over twenty apple varieties throughout the months of September and October. Our dwarf apples trees are the perfect height for all ages.

Select your own great Halloween pumpkins from our patch filled with all sizes, shapes and colors. We grow pumpkins from Minis to 150 pounds plus! We have over 60 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds all grown on site.

We also serve coffee, hot cider and other treats from our Fresh Market.

We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday ( Starting Saturday of Labor Day Weekend ) from 10am to 5:30pm throughout September and October. Check the top of this page for important announcements, closures, extensions and apple varieties available for picking.

The Milk Pail Farm Stand
50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY
631-537-2565
WEBSITE: milk-pail.com

  

Woodside Orchards

  

Woodside Orchards was started as a small wholesale apple farm located off Manor Lane in Jamesport NY in 1982 by Robert H. Gammon.

The business started as a small family run apple orchard that offered fresh fruit and baked goods. Robert and his wife Doris would sell the apples at local farmers markets and on the weekends at “The Apple Shed”, the farm stand on their property in Jamesport.

U-pick bags can be purchased on site. You may not bring your own basket. Once you buy the bag you go to the U-pick gate and fill your bag with apples! We charge based on volume not weight so you don’t have to worry about coming back in after you’ve picked your apples.

They are peck (1/4 bushel) sized bags that hold 10-12 pounds of apples. You must have at least one U-pick bag per party in order to enter the Orchard. Each bag costs $20. Entrance into the Orchard is only allowed during the U-pick season of September-October. U-Pick closes a half hour before regular business hours.

Rules

For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that you please don’t run, throw apples, or climb trees while in the Orchard. Our trees are semi dwarf so you don’t have to worry about reaching the apples. We also ask that you please stay within the fenced off areas, this is where the ripest apples for that week can be found. Because we charge by volume and not weight, we do not allow outside baskets or bags for u-pick. If u-pick rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave no matter how full your bag is.

Pets are allowed at the orchard in our picnic areas as long as they are well behaved, on a leash and cleaned up after. We do not let pets into the U-Pick grounds.

Woodside Orchards
729 Main Rd, Aquebogue, NY AND 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY
631-722-5770
WEBSITE: woodsideorchards.com

  

  

Featured image courtesy of Harbes Family Farm.

  

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