Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More

apple2When I first discovered apple picking a couple years ago, I promised myself I would make it a yearly tradition during the crisp fall months. Usually lasting from late August to late October, the apple picking harvest is a family friendly fun activity to embark on during this season. So this season, I decided to contact the Orange County Tourism Board for some suggestions on where to go.

With hundreds of apple orchards around, its always hard to choose which to go to, but this year, my girlfriends and I decided on Applewood Orchards & Winery– a small, but beautiful farm in Warwick New York, just about an hour and a half north of New York City. apple1

Equipped with fresh donuts, wine tastings and picnic tables, this family farm is the perfect place for a fun-filled day trip. So early Sunday morning, we rented a car, hopped on the road and were in Warwick in no time (it certainly helps that we had a comedian in the car).

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As we poked around the property, we could see rows and rows of trees with bright red apples hanging from their branches.

apples3Always one for a picture opp, we had no shame in hopping on the back of the tractor and hitching a ride to the top of the hill where we’d start our apple picking adventure.

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But when we got to our final destination, we spent so much time taking pictures and making a silly music video to Nelly’s “Apple Bottom Jeans”, we forgot to take the apples with us (though we did snag a few bites of some of our pickings). apple5apple4

After peeking around the rows of apple trees, we made our way back down the hill and to the common area where cinnamon sugar donuts, hot cider, live music and one of the most beautiful views awaited us.

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There, we decided to buy into the wine tasting. For just $6, we tried five wines and ciders of our choosing (definitely not a price you’d pay in the City) and raised our glasses to a fun & fabulous girls day out! And though we were a bit late in the season for proper pickin’, it was definitely one adventure I wouldn’t miss for the world. Happy Fall!

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