As the sun sets on summer and autumn approaches on Long Island, area residents flock to the East End to celebrate the change of seasons with a perennial favorite family activity: apple picking. Here’s where to go apple picking in the Hamptons and on the North Fork this month.
The Pumpkintown apple orchard is back for the fall season. Pick a wide variety of apples, and have fun in a trio of corn mazes, among other family friendly activities. Find weekly updates on the Hank’s Facebook page, including which apples types are available for picking. 9:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
240 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com
Harbes Family Farm and Orchard
The annual apple picking experience is open Friday–Monday (and holidays) 10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays (Fri and Mon), 9 a.m.–6 p.m. weekends (Sat and Sun). Enjoy the Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, pony rides, live music and more. Masks and social distancing required (except children 2 and under, and those with special needs).
5698 Sound Avenue, 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 Road 54, Wading River. 631-929-1115, davis-peach-farm.business.site
Enjoy locally grown fresh apples from September through October. Customers can call to find out about U-Pick date availability. Guests must maintain social distancing and anyone with symptoms will not be allowed to enter the fields.
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton. 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com
Milk Pail Farm
The Milk Pail Farm will be open Saturday of Labor Day weekend through October offering more than 20 apple varieties for picking from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Five-pound bags are $14 cash for one person and 20-pound bags are $49 for six people.
1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com
Seven Ponds 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 Road, Water Mill. 631-726-8015, facebook.com/pages/category/Farmers-Market/Seven-Ponds-Orchard
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
Apple picking will be available throughout 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. Masks and social distancing are required in the fields.
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com
Windy Acres Farm
The farm sells $8 apple-picking quarter-peck bags at the entrance from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Kids ages 2 and under enter free. The orchard has miniature trees, perfect for children, as well as a kids play area, corn maze, hayrides, and more.
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton. 631-727-4554, facebook.com/WindyAcresFarm
Woodside Orchards is open for apple picking mid-September through Columbus Day weekend. The Aquebogue location is open 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week, while Jamesport orchard is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in September. Peck bags are sold for $20. Outdoor seating compliant with COVID-19 restrictions for hard cider tastings. Cookies, and doughnuts are available. Masks are required.
729 Main Road, Aquebogue and 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport. 631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com