Rhode Island Apple Picking
Phantom Farms - Cumberland, RI
This 60-year-old Rhode Island farm grows more than 15 varieties of apples, including Macouns, and you can pick your own fruit during festival weekends in September.
Rhode Island Orchard Locations - statewide
Here is a list of Rhode Island orchards, including many which offer pick-your-own apples, from RI Fruit Growers.
Vermont Apple Picking
Adams Apple Orchard - Williston, Vermont
During harvest season, you can choose from several varieties of apples including Cortland, McIntosh and Empire to pick yourself at this Vermont orchard and farm market.
Champlain Orchards - Shoreham, Vermont
This family-owned farm grows McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Gingergold, Honeycrisp, Gala and dozens of other apple varieties and also presses its own sweet cider. You'll have views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack and Green Mountains as you pick your own juicy apples.
Vermont Orchards - statewide
From All About Apples, here is a map and directory of orchards throughout Vermont.
Neighboring New York Apple Picking
Apple Hill Farm - New Paltz, New York
Homegrown apples are yours for the picking, and you'll also find hayrides, fresh-pressed cider and mulled apple cider donuts at this Ulster County farm.
Applewood Orchards & Winery - Warwick, New York
Applewood is in the heart of Macintosh Country, and they offer gardens, a farm store, old-fashioned pressed cider by the glass, wine tasting and, of course, pick-your-own apples.
Greig Farm - Red Hook, New York
Located not far from where I grew up in New York's Hudson Valley, Greig Farm has always been one of my favorite places to go apple picking. Don't miss the chance to visit the Hudson Valley Farmer's Market on Saturdays and to feed the pygmy goats while you're there.
Masker Orchards - Warwick, New York
A drive-through apple orchard? Masker claims to be the only apple orchard that lets you drive right up to the tree, which would make it a wonderful spot to take older relatives or small children. Masker Orchards is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013 with special weekend activities including pony rides, a haunted house, baby animals, wagon rides and more.
Pick Apples on Long Island - Long Island
About.com's Long Island Guide Linda Tagliaferro has a round-up of places to pick apples on Long Island this fall.
Prospect Hill Orchards - Milton, New York
Pick your own apples and picnic by the pond at this scenic orchard that grows more than a dozen apple varieties.
Weed Orchards and Farm Market - Marlboro, New York
The sign that reads, "Weed Farm U-Pick" may make you laugh, but when you arrive at Weed Orchards and Farm Market in Marlboro, New York, you'll soon be marveling at the lushness of this beautifully manicured farm, located just about 70 miles north of New York City. There might not be any weeds to pick, but you will find acres of ripe, red apples and other produce.
Wilklow Orchards - Highland, New York
This Ulster County orchard is open for apple picking daily in season, and on weekends, you can savor fresh apple cider donuts or head out on a hayride.
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