Apple picking season is back! The blossoms have become fruit, and the scent drifting across the orchards seem to be making their way slowly across the countryside and into the urban centers. Fortunately, with your New York car rentals, you are not limited to the city center when you visit the Big Apple.
It’s not often that people think of countryside when they think of New York, but it’s time to break that mold. There are a few countryside orchards you want to check out to pick your way through the Big Apple. While all of these will require a bit of a jaunt in your New York car rentals, you’ll quickly see that it’s well worth it.
Masker Orchards is in a 200-acre orchard in Warwick, NY – about 45 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge. On the way out, you’ll get a bit of a scenic drive, but you also may encounter a fair amount of traffic. Masker’s is busy, after all.
One of the most popular apple picking hot spots in the state, Masker’s still offers plenty of spaces to park your New York car rentals. The earlier you can head out to Masker’s, the better. Gates open at 9 a.m. so arrive close to that time if you want to avoid chaos. You’re also better off to go on a weekday if you don’t want to handle a large crowd. If you wait until the afternoon to arrive, you’ll discover hefty lines for the orchards and pony rides. Make sure to pack your New York car rentals with a lunch for the family!
Masker’s isn’t expensive, either. For only $26 you’ll get almost 20 lbs. of apples, and you’re more than welcome to munch on apples straight from the trees as you pick your way through the orchard. Both parking and admission are free of charge.
Located in Gardiner, NY, this orchard is a bit of a further journey at 70 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge. To make up for the further distance, Wright’s Farm is also considerably vaster than Masker’s with around 453 acres of land. Because of the expansive size you definitely won’t have to deal with a huge crowd while you’re picking apples.
Parking for your New York car rentals is free of charge, but admission is $5 for children aged 4 to 9 and $10 for adults. Admission includes a bag for each person, with smaller bags for the kiddies. Adult apple bags hold approximately 20 apples – still more than enough to make a few pies!
You won’t want to miss the country store at Wright’s. With delightful pumpkin fudge, fresh-pressed cider, and options like jalapeno peach jam, you won’t be able to resist grabbing a few goodies to test later. There’s a range of jams, jellies, fudges, fruits, and vegetables that you’ll be able to stock your car with alongside your apples.
Applewood Orchards & Winery
Applewood Orchards & Winery has a wide variety of autumn harvesting to choose from. With 10 different kinds of apples, as well as pumpkins, and herb and rose gardens there’s something for any kind of autumnal cooking or baking. For $28, you’ll get a half-bushel of apples – that’s more than plenty to make some popovers, pies, and chutneys! Admission and parking is free, so you’re only paying for what you take home.
Applewood is located in Warwick, and has something for every one to enjoy. With hayrides and puppet shows for the kids, and even petting farms from time to time, the kids won’t mind a day away from the big city excitement. Parents and adults can enjoy the winery at Applewood for a taste of the delicious grapes that the orchard has to offer.
Don’t miss out on a delicious apple picking experience in the Big Apple this fall. Reserve your New York car rentals from Action today.