Go Apple Picking in Albany
Discover where to go apple picking in the Capital Region!
Most of the Albany area apple orchards listed here offer U-pick options. It's always best to call ahead and confirm before going, especially if you're looking for a particular type of apple. Depending on each orchard's specific rules, and how the season has been, different apples will be available at different times.
How do you know which type of apple is right for you? It depends on if you'll be using them for baking, applesauce, cider, or just snacking on. Also, do you prefer sweet, tart, or a combination? See our basic chart of apple seasons and flavors to gauge what apple variety you should go for.
In addition to apple picking, most orchards offer a variety of other treats: apple cider, cider doughnuts, in-season produce, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, gift shops, and more. Discover these local orchards in Albany and surrounding areas and have fun apple picking this fall!
Where to Go Apple Picking Near Albany
Indian Ladder Farms
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms and the Yellow Rock Cafe & Bakery, with cider donuts available daily! Seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins. Seasonal special events, children's farm birthdays. And, check out our barn wedding/event venue.
We invite you to enjoy nature's beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year. Most are available for your family to enjoy picking. We also have strawberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches & more
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.
Hicks Orchard is the oldest U-pick orchard in New York State, having been established in 1905. In addition to apples, Hicks also offers cherries and blueberries. The property features an apple barn, a farm winery, a corn maze, and other activities.
Samascott Orchards & Garden Market
Pick-Your-Own Produce! Drive right into Samascott Orchards to find Pumpkins, Apples, Grapes, Peppers, Greens, Berries, Squash, Tomatoes & More (seasonally). Come grab a harvest map - find what's open for picking, prices, rules & where to find what!
Terrace Mountain Orchard LLC
Terrace Mountain Orchard features a 50-acre apple orchard for you to explore, plus a fully stocked Apple Barn and free wagon rides.
Sharon Springs, NY
Sharon Orchards features U-pick apples, fresh fruit sales, fresh sweet cider and doughnuts, and other farm products.
Pick your own apples, berries, and pumpkins at Kristy's Barn in Schodack, or choose from a variety of freshly grown and baked goods. Kristy's Barn only sprays cops when it is absolutely necessary. Plan a fall visit for even more fun like hayrides!
Saratoga Apple, Inc.
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.
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.
Altamont Orchards, Inc.
A family operated U-pick farm for over 40 years in the Capital Region. They also have a farm market with cider doughnuts, pies, breads, pastries, plants, and in season produce.
Best Berry Farm
East Greenbush, NY
This family-owned farm was established in 1979, with a farm stand in addition to U-pick apples and berries when in season, and more.
Goold Orchards, Inc.
Goold Orchards features U-pick apples and pumpkins, a farm store with freshly baked treats, and they offer school tours.
Choose from more than a dozen varieties of apples and plenty of other fruits & vegetables at Bellinger's Orchard. While you're there, enjoy a hayride, and a corn maze!
Sand Flats Orchard
Sand Flats Orchard offers U-pick and picked apples, cider, mums, pumpkins, squash, cider doughnuts, pies, fudge, and more. Take a tractor ride, go through a corn maze, meet farm animals, and more.
Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard
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.
Billy Bob's Orchard
Putnam Station, NY
Pick your own fresh apples at Billy Bob's Orchard, or pick up a bag of apples that have been pre-picked for you. The orchard also offers pumpkin picking later in the fall season.
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