One of the best things about fall in Upstate New York is the abundance of family activities! From u-pick apples and hayrides to cider donuts, and corn mazes, kids can run and play for hours while Mom and Dad enjoy a glass of fresh apple cider. Whether you’re scheduling an Autumn playdate or want to get the kids out of the house for a few hours, the Apple Tasting Tour makes it easy to enjoy!
From the West, Driving East
Long Acre Farms is fall family fun personified with acres of activities. The Back 40 includes a mini corn maze, jumping pillow, tire mountain, rope spider web, tunnel tubes, rope ladder, and so much more! They also have two full size corn mazes, one specifically designed for smaller kids, a corn cannon, wagon rides around the farm, and train rides around the corn field. If that wasn’t enough, you can extend your visit with fresh apple cider donuts, candy apples, cider slushies, and specialty pumpkin fudge and ice cream. Adults can enjoy a glass of wine from the on-site winery JD Wine Cellars while the kids play.
Head out into the orchards at Morgan’s Farm Market for u-pick apples. With 11 varieties available on the tree and 10 more available in the store, everyone will be able to try an old favorite or something totally new. Don’t forget to grab one of their fresh friedcakes, in maple glaze, cinnamon sugar, and plain!
Spend some time on the farm at The Apple Shed. Along with u-pick apples, they also have orchard hayrides and farm animals. Visit with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and a bunny! Kids will also love sliding down the corn slide while Mom and Dad can enjoy a glass of hard cider from the Old Goat Cidery.
From the East, Driving West
Fresh apples are ready for you at Wager’s Country Apple. Head inside to see their mouth-watering selection of baked goods. Before you leave, be sure to browse around their antique offerings- you never know what hidden gem is waiting to be found!
At The Apple Farm Stand at Stone Goose Farms more than apples await you! With a country store offering a variety of local goods, you can grab specialty salsas, condiments, dressings, sauces and more. They also offer freshly pressed cider, Apple Cider Floats and Apple Cider Donut Sundaes- yum!
If fresh fruit is what you’re looking for, Youngman Orchards Farm Market is the place to get it. With self-serve produce stands during the week and a market during the weekend, they boast a wide offering of apples, sweet cherries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines and plums. Seasonally, they also grow pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn.