It's Apple Picking Time!

Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway, take a scenic drive to an orchard, pick a few bags of apples, enjoy warm cider doughnuts, fresh pressed apple cider, freshly baked pies, purchase some local honey or homemade jams!

Unplan Orchard and Farms

My favorite time of the year is fall because that means apple picking time is here!  I love everything about the experience of picking apples, the smell of the orchard, the views of the fields and the crunch of leaves under my feet.

Apple Station-Apple Picking

No visit to the orchard is complete without a visit to the farm store for a little retail therapy. I cannot resist buying a jug of fresh apple cider, homemade jams, or local honey.  The stores have so much variety, you could even purchase a few gifts for the holidays. I love purchasing gifts from my travels, especially homemade ones. Filling a beautiful basket up with homemade jams, honey, baking mixes and cookbooks, always makes a special gift for any occasion.

Cayuga County is lucky to have so many options when it comes to apples orchards and u-pick harvest. Visit one or visit them all…each has its own charm. 

Apple Picking Apple Station

Owens Orchards located on route 5 and 20 between Auburn and Elbridge is a great place to spend a sunny fall afternoon. Wagon rides into the apple orchard are available and in late fall you can even pick pumpkins and squash.

The Apple Station Winery in Cayuga not only offers u-pick apples they are also a winery. Apples can also be purchased in the store, along with sweet cider, apple cider donuts, NYS cheeses, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey and fall produce.

Grisamore Farms in Locke offers U-pick and a farm store.  The farm store has operated since 1975 and is in a 19th century dairy barn. They have a large selection of locally made products for sale along with a large variety of kitchen gadgets.

After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, visit one of our local restaurants and enjoy a great meal or visit one of the many museums, local wineries or brew houses in the area.

You can travel confidently to Cayuga County knowing that businesses and attractions are doing everything they can to provide a safe, welcoming, and fun experience.

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