We made it through the summer!
Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, we are filling our calendar with fall activities! at the top of the list of course, is Apple picking! A favorite Long Island fall family activity! We are lucky to have so many options for apple picking, from large farms with playgrounds, live music, events, playgrounds and much more, to orchards and stands where you can bypass the work and pick the best apples from large crates!
Although this year, there are new rules and safety precautions in place due to COVID, we sure can’t wait to get out to the orchards! Here are some of our favorite on Long Island!
Jericho Cider Mill, Jericho (NO U-pick)
Make sure you grab some famous Apple cider donuts and cider!
213 Rt 106
Jericho, NY 11753
Hours: 7 days a week 10am-6pm
Harbes Family Farm Orchard, Riverbed (U-pick available)
5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
9-6pm weekends and holidays
Note: Orchard is separate from Farm, Face masks must be worn at all times, and must follow social distancing rules. Children under 2 are FREE, but do not receive an apple bag.
Last admission to orchard is 4:40pm on weekdays and 5:40pm on weekends/holidays.
Lewin Farms, Calverton (U-pick available)
812 Fresh Pond Avenue/Sound Avenue, Calverton NY
Hours: Daily 9-4:30 (Please call daily for u-pick)
Note: Face coverings must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be followed NO PETS. There are hand sanitizing and soap and water stations for hand washing. CASH ONLY in the field.
Hicks Nurseries, Westbury ( NO U-pick)
100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, NY
Grab some NYS grown apples from Hicks, and take some socially distanced photos with OTTO, and see the all new animated children’s story “Otto’s fantastic pet parade” (open daily). Fall food festival favorites also available (TO GO ONLY- NO EATING THERE).
1346 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
Hours: Fri-Sun 10am-5:30pm
Note: Masks must be properly worn at all times, 6 feet social distancing, directions indicated through orchard, no eating on the property, one party per party at checkout, no pets, no refunds, returns or exchanges (no exceptions).
1318 Pulaski Rd., Northport
Seven Ponds is known for the smaller “dwarf” trees, making them more accessible for children!
65 7 Ponds Rd., Watermill
Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
Windy Acres, Calverton
3810 Middle Country Rd.
Note: Masks required, social distancing rules must be followed.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue
28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue
(631) 734-6441 (please call ahead)
Hours: Saturday ONLY 10am-3pm
Farmstead open Mon-Saturday
Note: Maks and social distancing required