Your 2019 Go-To Guide to Apple Picking In and Around Sussex County

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Apple-picking season has arrived and there are a ton of orchards in and around Sussex County for you to choose from. Here's everything you need to know before visiting a nearby orchard!

Apple Dave's Orchards (previously Applewood Orchards)- Warwick, NY
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm daily now through late October.
  • Price: $1.00 for a peck bag or $2.00 for a half bushel bag. You're only charged for what you picked. A full peck costs $16.00 and a full half bushel is $30. Cash only for apple picking. Accepts credit/debit cards at the country store and distillery.
  • Apple varieties: 10. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-986-1684
  • Address: 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY 10990
  • Bonus: On weekends they have music, hay rides, and puppet shows. They also have a country store and a distillery.

Apple Ridge Orchards- Warwick, NY
  • Hours: 9am to 6pm Thursday through Sunday now through October.
  • Price: $29 for a half bushel bag. Accepts cash or check.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 20
  • Phone number: 845-987-7717
  • Address: 101 Jessup Rd., Warwick, NY 10990
  • Bonus: You can pet and feed their farm animals, walk through the corn field, enjoy a hayride or check out their honey bee observation hives.

Beemerville Orchardย - Sussex, NJ
  • Hours: 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday starting September 14 through October.
  • Price: $25 for a half bushel bag. Cash only.
  • Total # of apple varieties: Not available.
  • Phone number: 973-875-1029
  • Address: 73 Lusscroft Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461
  • Bonus: You can buy local jams, apple butter, cider and honey from their farm stand.

Hillcrest Dairy Farm & Orchard- Branchville, NJ
  • Hours: 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays starting September 7 through October.
  • Price: $1.90/lb. Accepts cash, check or credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 12
  • Phone number: 973-703-5148
  • Address: 2 Davis Rd in Branchville, NJ 07826
  • Bonus: They sell apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, and cheese made from their own dairy cows.

Longmeadow Farm- Hope, NJย 
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays now through October.
  • Price: $1.89/lb. Accepts cash, check or credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 15. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 908-459-5351
  • Address: 561 Blairstown Rd (County Rd. 521) Hope, NJ 07844
  • Bonus: They sell preserves, jams, and jellies and offer hayrides.

Masker Orchards- Warwick, NYย 
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm daily now through October.
  • Price: $29.95 per bag. Accepts cash, check or credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 14. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-986-1058
  • Address: 45 Ball Road Warwick, NY 10990
  • Bonus: They have a snack barn, an Apple Maze and music most week-ends.

Ochs Orchard- Warwick, NYย 
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday now through October.
  • Price: $1.79/lb or a half bushel for $19. Cash only. There's a $5 entry fee for anyone over 3 years of age and $4.00 of that $5.00 will be refunded to you as a credit toward your purchase.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 26. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-986-1591
  • Address: 4 Ochs Lane Warwick, NY 10990
  • Bonus: They sell cider, donuts, ice cream and more in their market.

Pennings Orchard- Warwick, NY
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm daily now through October.
  • Price: $30 for a half bushel bag. Cash only.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 21. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-986-7080
  • Address: 169 State Road 94 S, Warwick, NY 10990
  • Bonus: Shop at their market, enjoy live music, or visit their beer garden.

Pochuck Valley Farms- Glenwood, NJ
  • Hours: 9am to 3:30pm daily now through October.
  • Price: $1.99/lb. Cash only at the building on the orchard. There's a $5 entry fee and $4.00 of that $5.00 will be refunded to you as a credit toward your purchase.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 16
  • Phone number: 973-764-4732
  • Address: 962 Route 517 in Glenwood, NJ 07418
  • Bonus: September 15 they start selling homemade apple cider and fresh apple cider donuts in their market.ย 

Race Farm- Blairstown, NJย 
  • Hours: 9am to 5pm daily now through October.
  • Price: $1.75/lb. Accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 10
  • Phone number: 908-362-8151
  • Address: 87 Belcher Rd Blairstown, NJ 07825
  • Bonus: Free hayrides are available on the weekends and you can pack your own lunch and enjoy their picnic area.

Riamede Farm- Chester, NY
  • Hours: 9am to 4:30pm daily now through October.
  • Price: Not available. Entrance fee on weekends and holidays. Cash only.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 34. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 908-879-5353
  • Address: 122 Oakdale Road Chester, NY 07930
  • Bonus: Free hayrides on the weekends

Soons Orchards- New Hampton, NY
  • Hours: 10am to 4pm on weekends now through mid to late October.
  • Price: $18 for a small bag or $28 for a half bushel. Accepts cash at the U-pick and credit/debit cards in the store.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 55. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-374-5471
  • Address: 23 Soons Circle New Hampton, NY 10958
  • Bonus: They have the "Orchard Hill Cider Mill" Tasting Room where adults can sample wines, beer and hard cider.

Stony Hill Farms- Chester, NJ
  • Hours: 10am to 5pm daily now through mid October.
  • Price: $10 for a half peck and $18 for a peck plus the cost of admission. Admission is $6.99 on weekends and $3.99 on weekdays. Accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: Not available. Check out which varieties are currently available here.
  • Phone number: 908-879-2908
  • Address: 15 North Road Chester, NJ 07930
  • Bonus: They have a fun park with a corn maze, fence maze, rope maze, and more.

Sun High Orchards- Randolph, NJ
  • Hours:ย 9am to 6pm daily starting September 14th through October.
  • Price: $1.99/lb plus $2 admission fee. Accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 9
  • Phone number: 973-584-4734
  • Address: 9 Canfield Avenue Randolph, NJ 07869
  • Bonus: They sell apple cider donuts and homemade ice cream, and offer $1 weekend hayrides for ages 2 and up.

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery- Warwick, NY
  • Hours: 11am to 5pm daily now through October.
  • Price: $30 for a half bushel bag plus a $5/car or $20/bus admission fee on weekends. Accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 50+. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 845-258-4858
  • Address:ย 114 Little York Road, Warwick, New York 10990
  • Bonus: One word: winery

Windy Brow Farms- Fredon Twp, NJ
  • Hours: 9am to 4pm daily now through October. They offer scenic wagon rides to the orchard from late September through late October (depending on availability).
  • Price: a 4 quart bag is $10, an 8 quart bag is $16, and a 16 quart bag is $28. Accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Total # of apple varieties: 45. Check out which varieties are available here.
  • Phone number: 973-579-9657
  • Address: 359 Ridge Road Fredon Township, NJ 07860
  • Bonus: Try their homemade ice cream! They have Taylor Ham ice cream for adventurous eaters and traditional flavors too.

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