Picking apples is one of the saving graces of fall that make you really appreciate living in the Northeast, where a short ride from our cramped city lands you in beautiful foliage bursting with local agricultural bounty. As A Child Grows in Brooklyn reminds us, you don’t have to go too far outside Brooklyn to pick your own produce: apple and pumpkin picking and hayrides can be found in Queens (which also has a corn maze) Randall’s Island, New Jersey (Garden State, son) and Long Island. The site put together a great big list on where you can go to pick apples and other produce this fall, including prices, some reviews and how to get there. Check it out here!
Here is one of their picks, for example:
1 Randall’s Island
New York, NY 10035
What to do: On October 6th and 7th, RI Golf and Sports Center will be hosting a Fall Festival complete with a pumpkin patch, pony rides from 1-4 pm, hay rides, haunted mini golf, unlimited batting cages, unlimited miniature golf, cornhole, a beer garden, ping pong and more. Each child will go home with a pumpkin. Admission price for the weekend is $15 per person. Food concessions are additional. Free parking. Free Shuttle service from 3rd Ave. for all (see shuttle schedule)
How to get there: By car it should take 45 minutes. By rail: Take the 4, 5, or 6 Lexington Ave. trains to 125th St., then transfer on the NW corner of 125th St. and Lexington Ave. for the M35 bus to Randall’s Island. For MTA bus travel info, call (718) 330-1234.
See the full list!