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Where To Pick Apples Near Saratoga

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Apple orchards are spread all over upstate New York, especially around Saratoga County. From Empire to McIntosh to Golden Delicious, apple growers in this state work hard to produce an average of 29.5 million bushels every year.

Take the time during the height of picking season to visit one of the local Saratoga County orchards. Many offer u-pick, allowing you to choose your own apples straight from the trees. While you are there, grab some delicious produce, apple cider, cider doughnuts, and other special treats.

Please, as the apple picking season varies from year to year, call ahead and make sure that the orchard still has the apple variety you're looking for.

Not sure which apples to pick? See our simple and easy guide to which apple is right for you.

 
 
 
 
 

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Saratoga Apple Picking

Riverview Orchards Clifton Park, NY
Pick your own apples at Riverview Orchards, located in Clifton Park. In addition to the orchard, the property features a well-stocked country store.
Kovarovic Orchard Ballston Lake NY,
Apple grower and roadside stand.
Bowman Orchards Rexford, NY
Bowman Orchards invites you and your family to pick your own apples at their 98-acre orchard. You can also enjoy strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches, blackberries, and more!
Fo'Castle Farm Country Store Burnt Hills, NY
A country store and bakery serving breakfast and lunch. Sells unique gifts, as well as cider doughnuts, pies, artisan breads, cookies, pumpkins, apples, and other treats. Catering is also available.
Mourningkill Farm & Bake Shop Ballston Spa NY,
Famous for their blackberry, cherry, and deep fudge pies, Mourningkill's pies and tea breads are distributed throughout the Capital Region. Apple and veggie stand open year round!
Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard Rexford, NY
Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard was the first U-pick orchard in the area, having been established in 1971. They offer over 40 varieties of apples throughout the season along with farm-grown vegetables.
Lake Side Cider Mill Farm Ballston Lake, NY
Selling fresh vegetables and apple cider since 1948, Lakeside Cider Mill & Farm is your one-stop place for everything apple! Their Apple Barn is packed with mackintosh, gala, empire and much more!
Charlton Road Orchard Ballston Lake NY,
Apple grower and roadside stand.
Goold Orchards, Inc. Castleton, NY
Goold Orchards features U-pick apples and pumpkins, a farm store with freshly baked treats, and they offer school tours.
Malta Ridge Orchard & Gardens Ballston Spa, NY,
Apple Orchard with home made and local products.
Borden's Orchard Schaghticoke, NY,
Borden's is a seventh generation family-owned orchard and dairy farm, selling products at Hanniford, Shop-N-Save and the Washington County Fair. Borden's grows over 25 different kinds of apples. Try the apple cider and doughnuts, too!
Saratoga Apple, Inc. Schuylerville, NY
Open all year, Saratoga Apple is the place to go to pick your own apples, or get a variety of other farm products. The Darrows have been growing apples for five generations, using low-spray techniques and micronutrient fertilization.
Devoe's Rainbow Orchard Clifton Park, NY
Devoe's is a year-round country store specializing in fresh apples from their 40-acre, 15,000 bushel orchard. They also grow corn, tomatoes, winter squash and much more! Give an apple gift box this fall or enjoy the handmade baked goods.
Knight Orchard of Saratoga Burnt Hills, NY
Family-owned since 1907, Knight Orchards offers apples, pears, fresh-pressed cider, local maple syrup and honey, homemade pies, and tea breads.