Which Long Island Apple Orchard Do You Go To? 9 To Try This Fall

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When the leaves start to change and the weather becomes colder, one thing comes to mind: apple picking. A glorious fall tradition that gives you something to look forward to as summer comes to an end. To find a place to apple pick this autumn on LI, look no further. A

Hanks Pumpkintown

The apple orchard will open on Sept. 9 offering a deal of $30 to pick a one-peck bag of apples, maximum four people per bag, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, as well as school holidays (9/25 and 10/9).

The orchard offers a wide variety of apples from Cortland to fuji, and posts weekly updates on its Facebook page stating which kinds will be available for picking.

240 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com

Harbes Family Farm and Orchard

Harbes Orchard will begin apple picking season on Sept. 2 on their fun. Orchard Admission is necessary for entry, and there are three levels ranging in price from $19 – $28 per person Mondays & Fridays, $24-$34 per person Saturday & Sunday, and $24-$34 per person on all holidays.

Each level includes different levels of access to activities on the farm as well as amount of apples you can pick.

5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-369-1111, harbesfamilyfarm.com

Hayden’s Peach Orchard

Stock up to make peach-apple pies: The orchard will be open for fruit picking 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and continually posts updates on their website regarding which days are available for orchard picking.

561 Hulse Landing County Rd. 54, Wading River, 631-929-1115, davis-peach-farm.business.site

Lewin Farms

What’s better than locally grown fresh apples?

From Late August through Late October, customers are encouraged to call ahead to find out about U-Pick date availability for apples.

The U-Pick field are generally open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

812 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com

Milk Pail Farm

Milk Pail Farm is open for apple picking on Sept. 2 through October on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Farm offers more than 20 apple varieties for picking.

Five-pound bags (10 – 11 apples) are $16 cash for one person and 20-pound bags (40-50 apples) are $51 for six people.

1346 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, milk-pail.com

Seven Pons Orchard

The orchard is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for U-Pick apples and berries.

The farmers market also offers freshly baked goods for sale plus Toyland and a corn maze.

More information about U-Pick dates can be found on its Facebook.

65 Seven Ponds Rd., Watermill, 631-726-8015, facebook.com/pages/category/Farmers-Market/Seven-Ponds-Orchard

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

Apple picking will be available throughout September and October, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The farm recommends calling ahead in the morning to confirm whether or not U-Pick will be open and if there are still supplies.

28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com

Windy Acres Farm

The farm sells apple-picking quarter-peck bags at the entrance from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

Kids ages 2 and under enter free.

Updates on pricing and scheduling for U-Pick are posted on their facebook page.

The orchard has miniature trees, perfect for children, as well as a kids play area, corn maze, hayrides, and more.

3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-727-4554, https://www.facebook.com/people/Windy-Acres-Orchard/100057161333097/ 

Woodside Orchards 

These two orchards open for apple picking starting the second week of September until the end of October.

The Aquebogue location is open 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the daily except for Wednesdays, while Jamesport is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Peck bags (10-20 pounds of apples) are sold for $20.

The Aquebogue location features one of the East End’s few hard cideries and offers tastings, cookies, and doughnuts.

729 Main Rd., Aquebogue and 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport, 631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com

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