While you may not be ready for full-on flannel and pumpkin spice lattes yet, apple picking season is the beginning of fall festivities. Whether with kiddos, with friends or with the person you’ve decided to cling to this cuffing season, pick-your-own apples can help make the transition from summer into fall a little less painful. Besides, have you ever said “no” to an apple cider doughnut? Exactly.
For all the Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious and Fuji lovers, this one’s for you. We created this guide to ensure you know everything you need to know in order to plan your picturesque autumn trip. Here are some of the best places for apple picking near NYC, along with some of the other awesome seasonal experiences they offer, from hayrides to pumpkin picking to live music.