Fall Family Fun: Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & more! | Rye & Rye Brook Moms

There is no shortage of fall fun to be had in and around Westchester, NY! We’ve compiled a list of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other fun fall ideas for you to enjoy with your family! Thank you to our Sponsor, LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER for making this guide possible.

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Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag, NY
(845) 227 -2306
Apple picking has begun
Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, 11a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Mondays
Additional Attractions: Playground, animals, ice cream stand, gem stone mining, mini golf, concessions, farm stand, Tree Top Adventures Thursday – Sunday, but needs to be reserved online. Music on Friday & Saturday evenings, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. No entry fee (except during festival weekends).

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110 in the White Hills section of Shelton, CT
(203) 926-1098
Apple picking begins September 1
Bakery open daily, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PYO open on weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Additional Attractions: Bakery & Distillery

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT
(203) 458-PICK – daily updates
Apple picking begins Labor Day weekend
PYO open daily, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Market, creamery & winery

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
(845) 897-4377
PYO by reservation only, get tickets here
Additional Attractions: Market, live music, wagon rides, cider bar

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Apple picking has begun
By reservation only, on weekends only, get online tickets here, children 3 years and younger are free
Additional Attractions: Farm store, tap room, animals & flower truck

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT
(860) 295-3886 – 24-hour hotline
Apple picking has begun
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Golf, apple barrel, corn maze, farm market and events

March Farm
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT
(203) 266-7721
Apple picking on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Additional Attractions: Market, bakery, playscape, hay rides, animal yard & corn maze

Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
(914) 277-3188
Apple picking has begun
Book a reservation here!
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Corn maze, farm stand & pumpkin picking

Rogers Orchards
2876 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke, Southington, CT
(203) 879-1206
336 Long Bottom Rd, Southington, CT
(860) 229-4240
Apple picking has begun
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at both the Home Farm and Sunnymount locations from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Bakery

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT
(203) 261-3306
Apple picking has begun!
Market open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., animal farm open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Animal Farm, playground & country market

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY
(914) 245-5111
Apple picking begins Saturday, September 3!
Open Wednesday – Monday, CLOSED on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PYO open, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 

Additional Attractions: Corn maze, farm market, winery & bakery.


Know Before You Go

  • Call ahead to check on conditions and the types of apples available for picking.
  • Some orchards require reservations, check to see if this is necessary at the farm you choose, before you go!
  • Dress appropriately for the outdoors and for potentially changing weather conditions. Terrain in orchards is usually grassy and bumpy with hills to climb/come down.
  • If you want to bring your dog, check ahead of time. Some orchards do not allow pets.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!
  • Definitely bring snacks… many of the orchards are a bit of a drive from Stamford.

How To Pick The Best Apples

  • Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.
  • Once they’re picked, apples stop ripening.
  • To picking apples directly from a tree, roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist.
  • Don’t throw apples into your basket or bag after picking. Handle them gently to prevent bruising and spoiling.
  • Don’t wash apples until right before using them to keep from spoiling.
  • Keep apples cool after they’re picked to increase their shelf life.



Blue Jay Orchards 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
Open now!
From 11 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week

Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570

Eden Farms Nursery and Garden Center 947 Stillwater Road, Stamford
Come visit the farm animals this weekend and choose from the best selection of pumpkins and mums!

Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
PYO by reservation only, get tickets here

Harris Hill Farm 106 Ridge Road, New Milford
On weekends during the month of October, head to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch!

Jones Family Farms- Pumpkinseed Hill Farm,120 Beardsley Road, Shelton
Open daily with reservations! Our online reservations ensure we can offer an enjoyable experience for all, reducing the size of crowds and lines.
Selection of pumpkins, squashes and gourds, PLUS farm walking trails, a mini corn maze, and beautiful photo ops. SAVE MONEY! ONLY with reservations, half of your entry costs can be credited towards purchasing carving-sized pumpkins; see details. Children 2 and under are free. Purchase additional hayride tickets here or in person.

Lyman Orchard 105 South Street, Middlefield, CT 06455
Corn Maze, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, and more.
OPEN DAILY Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Outhouse Orchards 139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze, Hayrides Open daily, 9am – 5pm! Make a reservation HERE.

Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses LLC, 437 North Street, Greenwich
Pumpkin Patch is open Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 5:00, Starting September 29th

Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
7 days a week MARKET is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Animal Farm is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (restrictions may apply please visit our Animal Farm page for more information)
Win a Free Pumpkin in OCTOBER! Residents from the tri-state area have been coming to the farm for many years to win a free pumpkin! Before purchase, every customer may guess the weight of each pumpkin before being brought to the scale. If the guess is within 2 oz. either way, the pumpkin is free regardless of size. We give away thousands of free pumpkins each year!

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
The Pumpkin Patch is open from 10AM to 4:30PM Wednesdays – Mondays in October. The Farm is closed on Tuesdays. Please check the Harvest Calendar for exact dates this year.

Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane, Newtown
Opening Sunday, October 1st 10 am – 5 pm



Bishops Orchards
526 New England Road, Guilford, CT
Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $10.00 per person, children 2 and under free. Last admission into the Corn Maze is at 4:30 p.m.

Castle Hill Farm
1 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT
Opening October 1
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $13, Kids 3 and Under are Free! No reservations needed.
Night maze on October 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fair Weather Growers
1146 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT
Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 p.m. – 6 p.m. Last ticket sold at 4:30 pm

Fort Hill Farms
260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT|
Open until October 31
Tickets: Online tickets available here!
Freedom Trail Maze & Flashlight nights

Foster Farm
90 Foster Street, South Windsor, CT
Hours: Daily in October, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corn mazes, farm play yard & animals

Lyman Orchard
Now – November 5
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Hours: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Weekends & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: Admission is $11 for adults, $6 for ages 4 – 12, and free for children under 3 years.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Maze

March Farm
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT
Hours: Open on weekends in the fall, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $5/person (children 3 and under are free)

Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT
Hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
Admission: Weekends & Holidays: $11.00 Per Person (Wagon Ride Included) Weekdays: $8.00 Per Person (Wagon Ride NOT Included) Reservation recommended on weekends and holidays, here (which will also save you money)!
Swamp Adventure Maze

Treat Farm
361 Old Tavern Road, Orange, CT
Hours: Daytime Corn Maze, Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Online reservations required here!

More Halloween Activities

Boo at the Bronx Zoo
Saturdays & Sundays September 30 – October 29
Including Monday, October 9.
Tickets Required!

Bronx Zoo Pumpkin Nights
See the night come alive! Explore 5,000 Carved Pumpkins along a half-mile trail.
September 28 – October 29
Thursday – Sunday 6-10pm

Halloween Spectacular | The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 

Hudson Valley, 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow! Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

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