Apples, Cider, and Hayrides OH MY! | Greenwich Moms

We have compiled a list of convenient places to go apple picking – all within 1 hour’s drive from Greenwich!
Know Before You Go
Call ahead to check on conditions and the types of apples available for picking.
Dress appropriately for the outdoors and for potentially changing weather conditions. Terrain in orchards is usually grassy and bumpy with hills to climb/come down.
If you want to bring your dog, check ahead of time. Some orchards do not allow pets.
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Definitely bring snacks… many of the orchards are a bit of a drive!
How To Pick The Best Apples
Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.
Once they’re picked, apples stop ripening.
To picking apples directly from a tree, roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist.
Don’t throw apples into your basket or bag after picking. Handle them gently to prevent bruising and spoiling.
Don’t wash apples until right before using them to keep from spoiling.
Keep apples cool after they’re picked to increase their shelf life.
Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110 in Shelton, CT
Open Weekends Only from 10am-5pm for Pick-Your-Own (Cash or Check Only)
Cider, pies, donuts, honey, and more can be found in the Farm Store!
Belinsky Farm
124 Moose Hill Road in Oxford, CT
Open on Weekends 9am-5pm (call for weekday hours)
Small and beautiful *Also known for their Christmas Trees!
Bishops Orchard
1355 Boston Post Road in Guilford, Ct
Open 10am-5pm daily
Farm, retail market, tourist attraction, and winery!
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtree Road in Bethel, CT
Open 9am-6pm daily
140 acres of farmland offering apple picking, a pumpkin patch, and wagon rides!
Jones Family Farm
120 Beardsley Road in Shelton, CT
Open 10am-5:30pm
400 acres of Pick-Your-Own fruit and pumpkins with hayrides and a farm winery!
Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road in Easton, CT
Open 9am-5pm daily
5-acre animal farm, Pick-Your-Own and fresh-baked pies, donuts and more at the farm market!
Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane in Poughquag, NY
Open 9am-5pm daily
Features Pick-Your-Own, petting zoo, playgrounds, corn maze, picnic areas… and live entertainment on weekends!
Dr. Davies Farm
306 Route 304 in Congers, NY
Open 10am-4pm daily
Built in the early 1800’s- enjoy a trailer ride, pumpkin patch and fresh produce at the farm market!
Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road in Hopewell JCT, NY
Open 9am-6pm daily
60 acres dedicated to just apples! Families can enjoy donuts, cider, hayrides and live music!
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road in North Salem, NY
Open 9am-4pm daily
Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, games, face painting, a bounce house, BBQ or cider and donuts!
The Orchards in Concklin
2 South Mountain Road in Pomona, NY
Open 8am-6pm daily
Pick-Your-Own apples and visit the famous on-site bakery!
Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Road in North Salem, NY
Open 9am-5pm daily
Pick 6 different varieties of apples and pumpkins and enjoy a hayride to admire the fall foliage!
Stuart’s Fruit Farm
62 Granite Springs Road in Granite, NY
Open 9am-6pm daily
Family operated since 1828, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins!
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road in Yorktown Heights, NY
Open 10am-4:30pm daily
Kick off your visit with a hayride followed by apple picking and shopping for freshly baked goods and sweets!

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