What are some good apple picking spots near New York City?


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Apple Dave's Orchards and Winery, Greig Farm and Barton Orchards are three places to pick apples near New York City, as of 2015. Apple-picking season starts in early September with some farms opening their doors after Labor Day Weekend and closing them again in late October before cold weather sets in.

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Apple Dave's Orchard and Winery, located in the Hudson Valley area, is 45 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Visitors can pick from 11 varieties of apples. There are no admissions or entertainment fees, and other attractions include a pumpkin patch, herb and rose gardens, wagon rides, and puppet shows. Dave's Orchard also runs a country store that sells fresh jellies, pastries and fresh-pressed apple cider.

Greig Farm is open year round to visitors, though the picking seasons for apples and other fruit varies. Visitors can buy fresh produce daily from the farm store or the Saturday farmer's market. Other attractions include feeding the farm's pygmy goats and koi fish.

Barton orchards grows 25 varieties of apples including old staples such as Fuji and MacIntosh apples and newer varieties like Ginger Gold. This 122-acre farm also features a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides and live music events. The farm is open weekdays throughout the year and encourages visitors to bring their own wagons to fill with fresh produce.

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