Guide: Apple Picking on Long Island

Looking to go apple picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations on Long Island. Please check with the location before heading out as dates and times are subject to change.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state guidance for businesses as fall approaches. Guidance applies to corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit/vegetable operations, hayrides and haunted houses. Some of the guidelines include, reduced capacity, face coverings required and social distance maintained between individuals/parties. Please call the facility before visiting for the most updated information.
Jericho Cider Mill
213 Route 106
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 433-3360
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Info: This is a not a you-pick farm, but offers apples in the market. 
Hank’s Pumpkin Town
240 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 726-4667
Hours: Opens Sept. 12; Apple picking available Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Info: Long Islanders can pick a wide range of apples, including Ultimate Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Daybreak Fuji, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Snow Sweet, Jonagold, Autumn Gala, Cameo, SunCrisp, Mutsu and Autumn Rose Fuji.
Other Activities: Wooden playground, maze park, market, gem mining
Harbes Orchard 
5698 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-1111
Hours: Opens Sept. 5 though the month of October.  
Weekends and holidays open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Non-holiday weekdays open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Info: Apple Picking is available at Harbes’ Riverhead location, which has 15-acres of 27 types of apples on dwarf trees, including Honeycrisp, Daybreak Fuji, Gala and Gold Rush.
Other Activities: Hayrides, music, wine tasting, corn maze, pumpkin picking
Lewin Farms
812 Sound Ave.
Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 929-4327
Hours: Open 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Call each day for U-Pick.
Info: Long Islanders can pick their own Gala, Honeycrisp and Macoun apples.
Other Activities: Corn maze
More Information: Learn more about Lewin Farms on The East End with Doug Geed
Richters Orchard
1318 Pulaski Road
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-1980
Hours: Open from August to May. Call for hours.
Info: This is a not a you-pick farm, but offers apples in the market. Long Islanders can select Ginger Gold, Gala, Greening and Honey Crisp apple in their barn. 
Seven Ponds Orchard 
65 7 Ponds Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 726-8015
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Info: People can select Gingergold, McIntosh and Gala apples from the dwarf trees.
Other Activities: corn maze, hayrides, picnic area
The Milk Pail Farm Stand
1346 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 537-2565
Hours: Open from Labor Day weekend through October. Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Info: Long Islanders can pick from their Gala, Jonamac, McIntosh and Milk Paul 24 apples. In the market there are new varieties that are only available at the Milk Pail Fresh Market.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Route 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-6441
Hours: U-pick available Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Info: Dating back to 1661, the farm is one of the largest on the North Fork and offers a wide selection of apples in their You Pick Farm.
Other Activities: wagon rides on select days, farm tours, market featuring pies and apple cider.
Windy Acres Farms
3810 Middle Country Road
Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 727-4554
Hours: Call for hours
Info: There are 30 varieties of apples at Windy Acres Farms, including Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Granny Smith and McIntosh.
Other Activities: corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, candy apples, play areas
Woodside Orchards
729 Main Road Route 25
Aquebogue, NY 11931
(631) 722-5770
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Info: With 28 types of apples to choose from, Long Islanders can pick Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold and other apples.
Other Activities: Market offering apple cider, apple wine and hard cider tastings.
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