With Labor Day marking the “unofficial” end of summer and the kids back to school, September begins the onset of fall festivities all across Long Island. And with that…apple picking season!
From Hayrides and corn mazes to homemade pies and apple cider, Long Island is home to a wide array of activities for the whole family. Check out some our favorite orchards to visit here on Long Island. Or if you are in the mood for a little road trip, be sure to visit NY Apple Country to see some of the best places to find apples just north of NYC.
Address:812 Sound Avenue Calverton, NY 11933
Varieties: Gala, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Rome, Macoun, Mutsu and Fuji
Fee: $1.75/lb apples, $.05 for bags, $4 carrying baskets, or bring your own!
Address: 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Phone: (631) 298-0700
Varieties (27): Honeycrisp, Jonagold, McIntosh, Fuji, Cameo, Aztec Rose Fuji, Suncrisp, Enterprise, Maslin Pink Lady, Gala and Shizuoka (golden, large, similar to a Mutsu)
Fee: $14 for 3 and older, includes bag for 6-8 apples.
Address:561 Hulse Landing, Wading River, NY 11792
Hours:Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm, Sat-Sun: 9am – 6pm
Varieties (15): Cortland, McIntosh, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala.
Address:28700 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Varieties (16): Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Jonagold, Razor, Braeburn, Winesap, Cameo, Red Delicious, Empire, Snap Dragon, Ruby Frost.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am – 3pm
Fee: $20 for a peck (one-quarter bushel, 30-40 apples), $35 for half a bushel.
Address:31215 County Road 48, Peconic NY 11958
Address:50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY 11976
Varieties (20): Milk Pail 24, Milk Pail 49, Milk Pail 50, McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Idared, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Gold Rush and Pink Lady.
Hours: Fri-Sun 10:00am – 5:30pm
Fee: $48 for a 20-pound bag for up to 6 people.
Address:240 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY 11976
Varieties: McIntosh, Macoun, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Empire, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Mutsu, Suncrisp, Cortland, SnowSweet.
Hours: Only Open Sat-Sun, & School Holidays (9/10, 9/11, 9/19 & 10/8) 9:30am-6pm
Fee: $25 to Pick a 1 Peck Bag (approx. 10lbs of apples), secong bags $5 each