Your 2018 Go-to Guide for Apple Picking

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Apple-picking is one of the most popular fall activities and there are a ton of orchards in and around Sussex County. Don't worry about combing through websites because we've done the research for you. Below you'll find pricing, hours, and contact info for 16 New Jersey and New York apple orchards! We've even put together a list of apple recipes for you to make after you're done at the orchard. You can all 40 recipes here.

Apple Dave's Orchards (previously Applewood Orchards) - Warwick, NYHours: 9am to 5pm daily starting Labor Day Weekend until late October.Price: They charge .50 for a half peck bag or $1.00 for a half bushel bag. Once you leave, they check the bag and you're only charged for what you picked. A full 1/2 peck bag costs $8.00 and a full 1/2 bushel bag is $30.Total # of applevarieties: 11Phonenumber: 845-986-1684Address: 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY 10990Bonus: On weekends they have music, hay rides, and puppet shows.Apple Ridge Orchards- Warwick, NYHours: 9am to 6pm Thursday through Sunday starting September 1.Price: $29 for a 1/2 bushel bagTotal # of applevarieties: 20Phonenumber: 845-987-7717Address: 101 Jessup Rd., Warwick, NY 10990Bonus: You can pet and feed their farm animals, enjoy a hayride or check out their honey bee observation hives.Beemerville Orchard- Sussex, NJHours: 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday starting mid-September until November.Price: This year's price hasn't been set yet but last year it was $24 per bag. Cash only.Total # of applevarieties: 30Phonenumber: 973-875-1029Address: 73 Lusscroft Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461Bonus: You can buy local jams, apple butter, cider and honey from their farm stand.Hillcrest Dairy Farm & Orchard- Branchville, NJHours: 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and SundaysPrice: $1.80/lb.Total # of applevarieties: 9Phonenumber: 973-703-5148Address: 2 Davis Rd in Branchville, NJ 07826Bonus: They offer free hayrides and free admission to their corn maze for apple pickers

Longmeadow Farm - Hope, NJ Hours: 9am to 5pm on weekends in September and OctoberPrice: $1.89/lbTotal # of applevarieties: 15Phonenumber: 908-459-5351Address: 561 Blairstown Rd (County Rd. 521) Hope, NJ 07844Bonus: They sell fresh cut flowers and have a huge selection of preserves, jams, and jelliesMasker Orchards - Warwick, NY Hours: 9am to 5pm daily starting September 1Price: $29.95 per bagTotal # of applevarieties: 14Phonenumber: 845-986-1058Address: 45 Ball Road Warwick, NY 10990Bonus: Pony rides every weekend throughout the seasonOchs Orchard - Warwick, NY Hours: 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday from now through October.Price: $1.79/lb. Cash only.Total # of applevarieties: 9Phonenumber: 845-986-1591Address: 4 Ochs Lane Warwick, NY 10990Bonus: They sell cider, donuts, ice cream and have a small petting zoo.

Pennings Orchard - Warwick, NYHours: 9am to 5pm daily now through OctoberPrice: A 1/2 bushel bag is $30. Cash only.Total # of applevarieties: 21Phonenumber: 845-986-7080Address: 169 State Road 94 S, Warwick, NY 10990Bonus: Enjoy pony rides, face painting, and live musicPochuck Valley Farms- Glenwood, NJHours: 9am to 4pm starting September 3 until November.Price: $30 for a 1/2 bushel. Cash only at the building on the orchard.Total # of applevarieties: 16Phonenumber: 973-764-4732Address: 962 Route 517 in Glenwood, NJ 07418Bonus: September 15 they start selling homemade apple cider and fresh apple cider donuts in their market. Race Farm - Blairstown, NJ Hours: 9am to 5pm daily starting mid-September and through October.Price: $1.60/lb. Cash only.Total # of applevarieties: 10Phonenumber: 908-362-8151Address: 87 Belcher Rd Blairstown, NJ 07825Bonus: Grab breakfast or lunch at their cafe or pack your own and enjoy their picnic area.

Riamede Farm - Chester, NYHours: 9am to 4:30pm daily starting August 30.Price: Not availableTotal # of applevarieties: 34Phonenumber: 908-879-5353Address: 122 Oakdale Road Chester, NY 07930Bonus: Free hayrides on the weekendsSoons Orchards- New Hampton, NYHours: 10am to 4pm on weekends and holiday Fridays/Mondays starting September 1 through mid to late October.Price: $17 or $26 depending on the bag size. Pay cash at the U-pick or credit/debit in the store.Total # of applevarieties: 55Phonenumber: 845-374-5471Address: 23 Soons Circle New Hampton, NY 10958Bonus: They have the "Orchard Hill Cider Mill" Tasting Room where adults can sample wines, beer and hard cider.Stony Hill Farms - Chester, NJHours: Daily from 10am to 5pm starting September 1 through OctoberPrice: $10 for a 1/2 peck and $18 for a full peck plus the cost of admission ($6.99 on weekends and $3.99 on weekdays)Total # of applevarieties: 19Phonenumber: 908-879-2908Address: 15 North Road Chester, NJ 07930Bonus: They have a fun park with a corn maze, fence maze, rope maze, and more.

Sun High Orchards- Randolph, NJHours: 9am to 6pm daily starting September 15th through OctoberPrice: They charge per pound.Total # of applevarieties: 9Phonenumber: 973-584-4734Address: 9 Canfield AvenueRandolph, NJ 07869Bonus: They sell apple cider donuts and homemade ice cream, and offer weekend hayrides for $1 per person ages 2 years and up.Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery - Warwick, NYHours: 11am to 5pm daily starting September 1 until November 4.Price: $30 for a 1/2 bushel bag plus a $5/car or $20/bus admission fee on weekendsTotal # of applevarieties: 60Phonenumber: 845-258-4858Address: 114 Little York Road, Warwick, New York 10990Bonus: One word: wineryWindy Brow Farms - Fredon Twp, NJHours: 9am to 4pm (walking only) beginning weekends in September. Mid-September to mid-October they offer scenic wagon rides to the orchard from 10am to 4pm.Price: $10, $16, or $27 depending on the bag sizeTotal # of applevarieties: 12Phonenumber: 973-579-9657Address: 359 Ridge Road Fredon Township, NJ 07860Bonus: Try their homemade ice cream! They have Taylor Ham ice cream for adventurous eaters and traditional flavors too.

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40 Must-Try Apple Recipes
40 Must-Try Apple Recipes
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