Apple Picking Within Easy Driving Distance of Hudson County, NJ
Apple Picking Within Easy Driving Distance of Hudson County!

Apple picking is a favorite autumn tradition for many Hudson County, New Jersey families. The trip to the farm, the fun in finding that perfect apple, and of course, the bags of delicious apples that you can take home, all add to this wonderful experience.

New Jersey has a lot of great places to go for your family's annual apple picking outing and many New Jersey farms are within easy driving distance of Hudson County.

Here are a few options recommended by

Demarest Farms

244 Werimus Rd., Hillsdale

Open: Mid-April - Thanksgiving, daily, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm (5:00 pm on holidays)

Roadside Market: Full line of fresh picked fruits & vegetables, many are homegrown. Peaches, tomatoes, corn, apples, pumpkins

Pick Your Own: Apples, pumpkins, peaches Apple Varieties: Over 21 varieties including: Galas; McIntosh; Empire; Red & Golden Delicious; Rome; Winesap; others

Also Available: Baked goods; deli; salad bar; prepared goods; gift & gourmet items; garden center; cider; cider donuts; full line of fall items

Riamede Farm

122 Oakdale Rd., Chester

Open: September - early November, Daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Driveway closes at 4:30. Salesroom remains open until all are finished picking.

Roadside Market: Apples, Pumpkins, Seasonal fresh vegetables

Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins

Apple Varieties: 34 varieties of apples; heirlooms, traditionals & moderns; all your favorites

Also Available: Cider, Donuts, Fall wreaths, Gourds, Honey, Indian Corn, Jams and Jellies.

Free Hayrides on weekends; school and group trips available; half century old tree orchards with 19th century ambiance; cut-your-own pumpkins off the vine for early birds; roam 66 acres of fields, woodlands, and orchards; enjoy the fall colors.

Stony Hill Gardens

8 State Rt. 24, Chester

Open: Year Round, Daily, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, and Strawberries

Also Available: Plants, Orchids, Poinsettias, Annuals, hanging Baskets, Bulb plants, Perennials, Cut Flowers, Mums, Cabbage and Kale Ornamental

Corn maze open September-November 13. See website for times.

Sun High Orchard

19 Canfield Ave., Randolph

Open: Daily, May - December, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples: all varieties, pumpkins, vegetables, sweet corn, tomatoes, raspberries, peaches

Pick Your Own: Pumpkins, apples, cut your own flowers in the summer

Apple Varieties: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap

Also Available: Apple cider, donuts, bakery, pies, soup, salads, jams, honey, cut flowers, bedding plants, perennials, gifts & craft items, mums, hay rides, picnic tables, fall decorations, petting zoo, farm animals

Turn of the century General Store, 200-year old authentic working bee-hive oven

Ripple Hill Farm

181 Mountain Rd., Basking Ridge

Open: September- October, Sundays only, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples, peaches, tomatoes, pumpkins

Pick Your Own: Apples, tomatoes, pumpkins

Apple Varieties: McIntosh, McCouns, Gala, Jonalicious, Mitsu, Laura Red, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Winesap, & Granny Smith

Melick's Town Farm

170 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick

Open: Farm market: daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, April - December, PYO: September - mid-November, call or visit web site for harvest dates & hours

Roadside Market: Apples, blueberries, cherries, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, winter squash, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, snap beans, yellow squash, tomatoes, zucchini

Pick Your Own: Strawberries, apples, pumpkins, flowers

Apple Varieties: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap, Mutsu, Rome

Also Available: Cider, cider donuts,Indian corn, jams, jellies, Halloween decorations, hay, gourds, flowers, corn stalks, herbs, cut flowers, annuals, perennials and Shrubs; Christmas trees, wreaths, weekend hayrides mid-September - October; School tours available

Melick's Town Farms

472 Rt. 513, Califon

Open: July - October, Daily, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples, peaches, nectarines, melons, pears, plums, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, flowers

Pick Your Own: Apples, peaches,pumpkins Apple Varieties: Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap, Rome, Mutsu

Also Available: Hay, honey, cider, cider donuts, pies,jams/jellies, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, Halloween decorations, Horse-drawn wagon rides, and Grass Maze mid-September-October

Crest Farm

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon

Open: July - December, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Roadside Market: Peaches, apples, berries, large variety of vegetables and herbs

Pick Your Own: Peaches, apples, berries Apple Varieties: Ginger Gold, Sansa, 3 types of Gala, 3 types of McIntosh, Macoun, 3 types Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Baldwin, Granny Smith, Pink Lady Cripps Pink, Honeycrisp, Cameo.

Also Available: Christmas trees, wood crafts, preserves.

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