The Bronx may be a part of the 5 boroughs, but we’re also the only borough connected to the mainland. This means when fall comes around and it’s time to find a fun farm to visit- we’ve got an abundance to choose from that are just an easy ride north. We’re sharing our personal favorites for apple and pumpkin picking. Note: We’ve updated this list and took off some places that have become overpriced or too crowded for our liking.
Where: Marlboro, NY
What: Orchard and now a winery complete with apples, pumpkins, vegetables, and even pick your own flowers!
How far: Around an hour and 2o minutes
Learn more: www.weedorchards.com
Lawrence Farm Orchards
Where: Newburgh, NY
What: Pick your own pumpkins, apples, vegetables, grapes, peaches, and more. Also a horse drawn carriage on the weekends, hay bale maze, and a play village for kids that is always a hit!
How far: Around an hour and 20 minutes
Learn more: www.lawrencefarmorchards.com
Stuart’s Fruit Farm
Where: Granite Springs NY
What: A simple family owned farm, here you will find something for every season- flowers, veggies, fruits, pumpkins, and even Christmas Trees. There are also hayrides.
How Far: About an hour
Learn more: www.stuartsfarm.com
Where: Poughquag, NY
- Pick Your Own
- Farm animals to see, pet and pose with
- Wooden Ships Playground
- Gem Stone Mining
- Duck Races & Shooting Gallery
- Seating Areas, Party Rooms for groups
- Farm Market, Bakery (apple cider donuts!) and Granny’s Kitchen
- No outside food or beverages permitted
How far: Around an hour
Learn more: www.bartonorchards.com
Honorable mentions: Conklin Orchards in Rockland County, and Wilken’s in Yorktown.