Hudson Valley Apple Picking Guide: Pick Your Own Orchards, Hudson Valley Apple Trail, Apple Recipes, Cocktails, and Baked Goods

Your guide to apple picking in the Hudson Valley; plus apple pie recipes, apple cocktails, apple orchards, Hudson Valley Apple Trail map, and more


New York’s Hudson Valley region is well-known for its farmers’ markets and orchards — and come fall, you can bet just about everyone will be indulging in the region’s most popular sport: apple picking! So roll up those sleeves, grab a basket, and consult our guide to apple picking in the Hudson Valley.

hudson valley farms and orchards

Hudson Valley Farms and Orchards

A directory of (most of) the Valley’s pick-your-own farms and apple orchards
(Got more? Leave your favorites in the comments box below the article)


hudson valley apple trail

Hudson Valley Apple Trail (click to download map)

How ’bout them apples? Follow the map to seven of Ulster County’s coolest apple farms
Map courtesy of Hurds Family Farm in Modena, NY


apple pie

Baking with Apples (Recipes) (September 2012)

Jazz up your apples with delicious new recipes from the Culinary Institute of America
By Tori Huntsinger


apple liquor

Fall Drinks: Apple Cocktails, Liquor, and Spirits (September 2012)

This collection of Valley-made hard cider, vodka, and brandy lets you have your apples and drink them too. Raise a glass to these autumn cocktails
By Tori Huntsinger
apple butter

Apple Products for Every Hudson Valley Home (September 2012)

Soak up the season with apple-inspired candles, soaps, and more
By Tori Huntsinger


warwick applefest

Hudson Valley Apple Festivals and Events (October 2012)

Our Web calendar is chock-full of fall fests, and you know what that means: Apple cider, candied apples, and apple pie!
See what’s happening in your neck of the woods


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Where to go and what to do: Seven historic hotels and fall getaways that make it easy to celebrate the season
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25 More Things Every Hudson Valleyite Must Do (August 2010)

Twenty-five can’t-miss Valley pursuits (like apple picking!) to spice up your late summer/early fall weekends
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Their Shared Fate (January 2009)

A documentary examines the bond between local apple farmers and migrant workers
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An Apple a Day (September 2008)

We tell you all about picking apples and how to make the most of the Valley’s best-loved fruit
By Elizabeth Stein


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