Apple picking season is here! The apple is a versatile fruit that brings us pies, sauce and healthy snacks. Although we can buy them year round, there is something satisfying about picking your own. It is also a blast to take the kids and have a fun family adventure!
The cooler weather is coming in fast and although we might associate apple picking with fall, the best time is mid-September. There are a few places right here on long island that have great apple picking. Here are some of the best places to go according to Yelp.
Harbes Family Farm
With 4 stars based on 43 reviews Harbes is located at 5698 Sound Ave in Riverhead, their apple picking is only open on the weekends. They have a multitude of activities which make it great for kids. In addition to apple picking, they have pumpkin picking, a corn maze, a moonlight maze, a café with homemade treats and more!
Woodside received 4 stars based on 15 reviews and has two locations in Jamesport and Aquebogue, the Aquebogue location is open 7 days a week while the Jamesport is only open weekends and certain holidays. Woodside also offers a corn maze, pumpkin picking and a local winery.
The Milk Pail
The Milk Pail received 3.5 stars based on 22 reviews and is located at 50 Horsemill Lane in Watermill. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday The Milk Pail offers both apple picking and pumpkin picking with a wide variety of types for both.
Lewn Farms received 3.5 stars based on 34 reviews and is located at 812 Sound Avenue in Wading River. Depending on the season, Lewin Farms offers a wide variety of ‘pick your own’ fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, apples (of course), eggplant, peppers and more! The ‘pick your own’ options for September and October include apples, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and pumpkins.