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Apple Picking Around Rochester NY

Apples: 22 Places to Pick Your Own

From mid-September to mid-October, you can pick your own apples from Upstate New York farms offering an amazing variety including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Autumn Crisp, Twenty Ounce, CrimsonCrisp, Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonamac, MacIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Ida Red, Granny Smith, and Cameo.

Learn more about apple varieties from the New York Apple Association.

Many of our farms offer a fun argitourism experience, with hay rides, cider & donuts and activities for the kids. Some have started making their own cider, hard cider and apple wines as well, like Old Goat Cidery and Embark Craft Ciderworks.

Pick Your Own Apples Around Rochester, NY

Pick Your Own Apples along the Wayne County Apple Trail

Apples are such a “core” part of Wayne County’s economy that they’ve made it part of their logo! Download the entire apple trail brochure or just the passport to start your journey.

  1. Long Acre Farms Macedon
  2. G & S Orchards Walworth
  3. The Apple Shed Newark
  4. Morgan’s Farm Market Marion
  5. Orbaker’s Fruit Farm Williamson
  6. Lagoner Farms Williamson
  7. Burnap’s Farm Market Sodus
Ripening apples

Monroe County Apple Farms

  1. Green Acre Farms Greece
  2. Burch Farms Hilton
  3. Schutt’s Apple Mill Webster
  4. Whittier Fruit Farm North Chili
  5. Kelly’s Farm Market Hilton
  6. Wickham Farms Penfield
  7. Robb Farms Spencerport
  8. Sodoma Farm Brockport
  9. Green Acre & West Wind Fruit Farms Hilton
  10. Kirby’s Farm Market Brockport
Green Apple Tree

More Rochester-Area Apple Farms

  1. Hurd Orchards Holley
  2. The Apple Farm Victor
  3. Becker Farms Albion
  4. Watt Farms Albion
  5. Ontario Orchards Sterling
Pick Your Own Apples Around Rochester, NY

Apple-Themed Festivals

Hilton Apple Fest Oct 5 & 6, 2019

Apple Tasting Weekend Oct 11-14, 2019 in Lyons (take the Tour Challenge the entire month of October!)

Pick Your Own Apples Around Rochester, NY

Tips for when you pick your own apples

Thank you to for these helpful tips!

  1. Once picked, don’t throw them into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  2. Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. Kept cool, fresh-picked apples will generally keep weeks, but it DOES depend on the variety.
  3. Nutrition and miscellaneous facts: One-half cup of apples is only 42 calories. Apples contain no cholesterol or fat and are also low in calories. T Apples are high in dietary fiber, Vitamin A and niacin. They contain iron and other trace minerals and are a fair source of Vitamin C.
  4. Apples are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of apples has more of the antioxidant power you need to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

Autumn in Rochester

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Pumpkins: 14 Places to Pick Your Own

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Rochester Public Market

The Rochester Public Market is the place to grab the freshest local and wholesale fruit, veggies, seafood, beef, cheese, bread, flowers and spices.

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9 Lighthouses Along Lake Ontario

These lighthouses along Lake Ontario in New York are all within a two-hour drive of Rochester. And where there is a lighthouse there is a sweeping view!

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The Lake Ontario Seaway Trail

The Lake Ontario Seaway Trail is the portion that runs along the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, from Fort Niagara in Youngstown to Fort Ontario in Oswego.

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Where are your favorite spots to pick apples?

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