Capital Region Apple Picking

Orchards for pick-your-own apples in the Capital Region. Last updated October 14, 2013.

Altamont Orchards

6654 Dunnsville Road Altamont, NY 12009
phone: (518) 861-6515 | website: http://www.altamontorchards.com

Check the orchard's Facebook page for available varieties.

Hours: Weekends 10 am-4 pm
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Bellinger's Orchard

685 Argersinger Road Fultonville, NY
phone: (518) 922-8558 | website: http://www.bellingersorchard.com

Check their Facebook page for updates on available apple varieties.

Other activities: pumpkin patch, children's hay maze, hayrides
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Best Berry Farm

1078 Best Road East Greenbush, NY 12061
phone: (518) 286-0607

Closed for the apple season, according to message at the phone number.

Bowman Orchards

157 Sugar Hill Road Rexford, NY
phone: (518) 371-2042 | website: http://www.bowmanorchards.com

Bowman's website has a good list of the many varieties they grow, along with when they're usually available. They're one of two local orchards in fall 2013 to have the new SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples.
Hours: 9 am-5 pm every day
Price: $1.29 a pound
Other activities: Hayrides, kids' play area
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Fo'Castle Orchard

227 Blue Barn Rd. Burnt Hills, NY
phone: (518) 399-4144 | website: http://www.focastlefarm.com

Hours: 10 am-5 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Available at the farm store, just down the road.

Golden Harvest Farms

3074 US Rte 9 Valatie, NY 12184
phone: (518) 758-7683 | website: http://www.goldenharvestfarms.com

Hours: 8 am-6 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Golden Harvest also includes Harvest Spirits, a micro distillery that makes spirits from leftover apples and pears. The distillery is open every weekend from noon - 5 pm.

Goold Orchards

1297 Brookview Station Road Castleton, NY 12033
phone: (518) 732-7317 | website: http://www.goold.com/

Hours: 9 am-5 pm every day

Goold also has the Brookview Station Winery.

Hicks Orchard

18 Hicks Road Granville, NY
phone: (518) 642-1788 | website: http://www.hicksorchard.com

Hours: 9 am-6 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

The orchard's Facebook page includes updates on varieties available.

Also at Hicks: the Slyboro Cider House.

Indian Ladder Farms

342 Altamont Rd Altamont, NY
phone: (518) 765-2956 | website: http://www.indianladderfarms.com

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Check the orchard's website for updates on varieties available.

Kristy's Barn

2385 Brookview Rd Schodack, NY 12033
phone: (518) 477-6250 | website: http://www.kristysbarn.com/

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm (back by 6:30 pm) during the week, 9-6 on Saturday, 9-5 on Sunday
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Kristy's says it's a low-spray/no-spray farm, "which means we spray our crops ONLY when we absolutely NEED to, & when we do, we spray minimally."

Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard & Farm

267 Sugar Hill Road Rexford, NY
phone: (518) 371-5785 | website: http://www.lindseyscountrystore.com/the-orchard.html

The orchard's website has a good list of apple varieties and what's available.

Hours: 9 am-6 pm
Do they have cider donuts? Yes


Love Apple Farm

1421 Route 9H Ghent, NY 12075
phone: (518) 828-5048 | website: http://www.loveapplefarm.com/

Hours: 8 am-6 pm every day during picking season
Types of apples: 30
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Malta Ridge Orchard

107 Van Aernem Rd Ballston Spa, NY 12020
| website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malta-Ridge-Orchard-Gardens/203429386408786

Hours: 10 am-5 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Pavlus Orchard

270 Hickory Hill Road Fort Plain, NY
phone: (518) 993-2643

Hours: 10 am-6 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes, on weekends only

Riverview Orchards

660 Riverview Rd. Rexford, NY
phone: (518) 371-2174 | website: http://www.rivervieworchards.com

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. every day
Price: $17 per half bushel
Types of apples: Mac and Johnamac, more varieties coming later
Other activities: Hayrides, donut robot, beehives, animals
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Rogers Family Orchards

260 County Hwy 131 Johnstown, NY
phone: (518) 762-8736

Hours: 9 am-6 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Samascott Orchards

5 Sunset Ave. Kinderhook, NY 12106
phone: (518) 758-7224 | website: http://www.samascott.com/

Hours: 8 am-6 pm every day during picking season
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Samascott also has a big farm market nearby on Route 9.

Saratoga Apple

1174 Rt 29 Schuylerville, NY
phone: (518) 695-3131 | website: http://www.saratogaapple.com

Hours: 9 am to 7 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Sharon Orchards

583 Chestnut Street Sharon Springs, NY 13459
phone: (518) 284-2510

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm every day
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

Terrace Mountain Orchard

212 Appleblossom Lane Schoharie, NY 12157
phone: (518) 295-7755 | website: http://www.terracemountainorchard.com/

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm every day during the season
Do they have cider donuts? Yes

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