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Where to Go Apple Picking on Long Island

It’s apple picking time. These Long Island apple orchards are ready for you.

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Apple season is in full swing. Take the kids and head out to these Long Island farms that offer u-pick apples. Whether you bring home a bag of apples or a bushel, you’re sure to have a fun-filled day.

Call the farms or visit their websites to confirm u-pick hours which can change due to weather and availability.

Harbes Orchard 

5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead

(631) 369-1111

Plan a day of family fun at the 78-acre Harbes Orchard. Take a ride on the Apple Express tractor to the scenic orchard which features 27 different apple varieties and a trellis growing system that makes the apples easy to pick. Round out your visit with a pony ride, a stroll through the corn maze, or simply enjoy a yummy treat while listening to live music. U-pick is open on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the website for activity and pricing information.

Lewin Farms

812 Sound Avenue, Calverton

(631) 929-4327 

Lewin Farms was Long Island’s first u-pick farm and draws visitors throughout the year for its many crops. This time of year, its u-pick apple orchards are the main attraction. The orchards are located on Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton/Baiting Hollow and are generally open from 9 a.m. – 4 :30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Milk Pail

50 Horsemill Lane, Watermill

(631) 537-2565 

The Milk Pail U-Pick Orchard is a beautiful place to bring the family. Little ones will love how easy it is to pick fruit off the dwarf apple trees. There are several apple varieties to choose from. For an extra adventure, take a farm wagon tour which is both fun and educational. And be sure to stop by The Milk Pail Fresh Market for fruits, vegetables and flowers that have been grown on-site or on the family farm down the road. U-pick is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during September and October.

Windy Acres Farm 

3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton
(631) 727-4554

Stock up on all the apples you need for your apple pies, apple crisp and other apple recipes at Windy Acres Farm. The family run Windy Acres Farm has u-pick on weekends from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the following crops are currently available: Macintosh, Pioneer Mac, Autumn Crisp, Empire, Gala and Ruby Mac.