Apple Picking in New Jersey

Pick your Own Apples: A Great NJ Family Activity

Apple Picking in NJ

The apple picking season in New Jersey runs from early August to October 31st, with peak picking times from September 1 to October 15th.

Note: This information is provided by the apple farms as a free service to our viewers. As weather conditions dictate the apple growing seasons and picking times, it is suggested that you call the farms to confirm the picking schedule and special events or for additional information on their activities.

Northern NJ Apple Picking Farms

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
In addition to apple picking, they offer Fall Family Fun Days Features scenic hay wagon rides to pumpkin patch
Two corn mazes. Both mazes feature corn stalks that are over 10 feet tall with pathways carved through the immense plants. The adult maze is many acres in size and contains lots of turns and intersections. The children's maze is only one acre is size and is much easier to transverse through.

Bonacorsi Family Farm
1137 Croton Road
Flemington, NJ
They offer over 60 varieties of apples. Please visit their website to confirm fall apple picking dates.

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
In addition to apple picking, they offer pre picked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, rest rooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road
Gillette, NJ
(908) 647-0957
A family owned and operated 53-acre farm. They offer a tractor ride to and from the apple orchard. Tractor starts around 10:00 and ends between 4:00-5:00.

Mackey's Orchards
284 Route 519
Belvidere, NJ
Varieties include MacIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Cortland, and dozens more.. Central NJ Apple Picking Farms

Melick's Orchards
472 Route 513
Califon, NJ
Pick your own Fuji, Honey Crisp and Gala apples as well as Asian pears every day 9-5

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Road
Chester, N.J. 07930
They have over 34 varieties of apples ranging from traditional classics to heirloom specialties to modern favorites.

Ripple Hill Farm
181 Mountain Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ
(908) 647-1300
Facbook Page
Starting in early September, they are open to the public on Sundays from 12-4pm for pick-your-own apples as well as a farm stand with fresh, picked-that-morning produce. They offer varieties of apples including Macintosh and Gala, while Granny Smith and Stayman Winesaps are available later in the season. Please check their Face book page to confirm dates & times.

Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens
15 North Road 8 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
In addition to apple picking, they offer a Maze Fun Park and lots of activities for kids, families, and groups.

Sun High Orchard
19 Canfield Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
In addition to apple picking they offer a "Kiddie Corn Pit Play Area" -a giant corn filled sand box for ages 1-6, and other children's activities including a Rope Maze, a Tile Maze, a Pipe Maze, and a Kiddie Hay Maze.

Tree-Licious Orchards
135 Karrville Road
Port Murray, NJ

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve
14 Allerton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Apple picking runs from August through November. They offer a variety of apples including Ginger Gold, three types of Gala, McIntosh, Macoun, Pink Lady, Cameo, Honey crisp, Granny Smith and more.

Wrightman's Farms
1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 425-9819
They offer a seasonal Membership fee for $15.00. It provides access to their orchard for up to 5 people for the season! The cost of the fruit you pick per pound is reduced and membership also gives you some other discounts on farm related purchases. They are open for picking on Fridays from Noon - 5:00PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM to 5PM.

Central NJ Apple Picking Farms

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Pick your own family farm with a country store and excellent bake goods.

Eastmont Orchards
169 County Rd E.
Route 537, 1 mile E of Route 34
Colts Neck, NJ
Apple Varieties: Arkansas Black, Braeburn, Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Rome, Stayman/Winesap.

Giamarese Farm
55 Fresh Pond Road
East Brunswick, NJ
In addition to apple picking, they offer free hay rides on weekends in October, education farm tours (September & October), and a corn maze.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fall Family Fun Weekends Enjoy a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, the Barn of Legends and Lore, and our barnyard of farm animals. Don't worry about lunch, there's lots of food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more! Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of our best local talent, (between noon and 4pm). No admission. Parking is at the farm.

VonThun Farms
519 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
In addition to apple picking, they offer many activities for kids (may vary each weekend) including our 5+ acre interactive corn maze, straw maze, pony rides, petting zoo, pedal courses, face painting, inflatable moon jump, rubber duck racing, sand art, and candy art.

Southern NJ Apple Picking Farms

Hill Creek Farms
1631 Route 45
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
They grow three varieties on dwarfing rootstock including; Cameo, Jonagold, and The Autumn Rose Fuji apples. In addition to apple picking they offer a snack and refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, and school tours.

Mood's Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77)
Mullica Hill, NJ
They also have an Apple Festival on Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:00am - 4:00pm. The festival kicks off with the interactive story of Johnny Appleseed at 10:00. The Donut Eating Contests will follow at 10:30. The winner receives a cash prize and a bag of donuts. There is one adult contest and two kids contests.

Strawberry Hill Farm
Corner of Waln & Ellisdale Road
Chesterfield, NJ 08620
Golden Delicious, Gala, Empire, and Macintosh apples available


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