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Apple Picking in Greater Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes
Pick your own apples in Rochester and the surrounding counties!
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. Below are places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around Rochester.
Types of Apples
Curious about the wide varieties of apples and what they're used for and taste like? Check out this neat page from New York Apple Country that provides photos and information. And, just to make you feel even better about taking your family out for a day picking apples, here is an article from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on the health benefits of a trip to the apple orchard.
Where can your family pick apples in western New York?
For more information on local places your family can pick apples, below are locations of area farm markets. If you know of a U-pick apple location that I have not included, please email me! When I was putting together this page, I talked with many apple growers who would love to offer pick-your-own apples, but can't. Know why? It's our litigious society; the high insurance cost makes it not worthwhile for them. Isn't that a shame? One last thing: If a grower does not have a web site listing hours, PLEASE call first to make sure they are open! (This is experience talking!)
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Wayne County Apple Tasting Trail
Wayne county has a wonderful Apple Tasting Trail. Throughout October, travel to the 14 different farms and markets in the gorgeous countryside, get your passport stamped, and win prizes! Extra-special events are planned for their annual Tasting Weekend, in 2014 is October 11-13 (including Columbus Day). Clickhere for more information and a map!
KidsOutAndAbout.com Featured Pick-Your-Own Apple Farms in greater Rochester, NY
The following farms have elected to be featured on this page:
|Brown's Berry Patch, Albion, NY
|Grab a wagon, take a walk down the lane, and pick your apples, raspberries, and pumpkins! Fall Harvest Festivals every weekend mid-September through October.|
|G and S Orchards, Walworth, NY
|Just 15 short minutes east of Rochester G and S Orchards is your source for you-pick and picked apples, berries and pumpkins. Enjoy the beautiful undulating country side and experience the great outdoors with your family.|
|Lagoner Farms, Williamson, NY
|Great family fun! Be sure to bring your cameras! Ride the wagons through the farm to the apple orchards. Pull a wagon to the u-pick pumpkin patch. Enjoy other fun activities and grab a family-friendly lunch at the new Market Cafe. Lagoner Farms: "Where you find the good things in life!" (Click for Pumpkintown coupon!)|
|Morgan's Farm Market, Marion, NY
|Pick your own apples from mid-September through the end of October! Visit our farm market in beautiful Marion, NY, just 20 miles east of Rochester.|
Also: click here for our master guide to fall family fun in the Rochester area, including corn mazes, farm fun, and Halloween.
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