Apples are in season right now, and pick-your-own farms are a great family activity - so grab a bag and head out to the orchard. And there are plenty of farms to choose from - and endless varieties of apples. Take a look at our list of farms, and find a place near you! Just don't forget to call ahead to confirm opening times and crop availability.
North Jersey Farms
Apple picking open in September. Riamede's orchard is a peaceful, quiet olde-time apple orchard with a "cut your own" pumpkins off the vine. You may just roam out into the orchard as you wish. Or you may hop on one of our hay wagons that circles the orchard continuously. (The hayride is free.) 122 Oakdale Rd, Chester, 908-879-5353.
Bergen County's Only Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins. Haywagon Rides, Farm Animals, and more! 244 Wiermimus Rd, Hillsdale 07642, 201.666.0472
Scenic hayrides to the corn maze. Vvisit and feed the animals at the petting zoo. Get your cameras ready for memorable photos of “How Tall This Fall” and the many other face cut outs scattered around the farm. Younger children will have fun working their way through the hay maze and playing with toy tractors in the corn box. Also: pumpkin picking. 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, 201-529-2595
Hayrides for your family enjoyment through the orchards and farmland behind the market delight young and old alike beginning the weekend after Labor Day through October. Pick your own pumpkin. Puzzle maze through a living corn field. Crawl maze and Giant Hay Maze, a very challenging Rope Maze, Pipe Maze and Kiddie Hay Maze. Pumpkin Sling Shot. 1111 Mt Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-425-0840
Fun Maze Sept 28-Oct 27. Pony Rides on Sat and Sun in October. Pumpkin Weekend Oct 5 & 6th: Free mini-pumpkins for kids. Taste of Fall Oct 12-14: Stop in for aa FREE tase of one the many fall butters and salsas. Costume Contest: Oct 26. 524 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ. 908-232-4076
Alstede Farms - Kids Fun Farm Activities Include: Pony Rides, Moon Bounce, Wagon Train Rides, Scenic Farm Hayrides and Corn Kingdom. FREE! Available Everyday: Friendly Farm Animals, Climb the Giant Hay Pyramid! Pick your own apples. 84 County Route 513 S, Chester 908-879-7189
Brookhollow Farm - Pumpkin picking. Make your way to Brookhollow Farm a special Halloween Experience! Hayrides to the Barnyard Petting Farm. 301 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton, 973 335-3393.
Califon Orchards Califon Farm Market & Orchard - Pick your own apples and pumpkins. 472 County Road 513, Califon. 908 832-2905
Hayrides and corn maze available weekends late September through October 31. Put on your comfortable walking shoes and venture into our Corn Maze! Pumpkin Picking Group Tours from late Sep-Oct including pumpkin picking (everyone takes home a pumpkin), an educational lesson on pumpkins, an interactive tractor hayride tour of the farm, time with our farm animals and an apple and some fresh apple cider to enjoy for a snack! (908) 852-9122. Sept - Oct. 358 Allen Road Hackettstown.
Hamilton Farms - Take a ride to the U pick pumpkin field. Grab an apple and take a “ride” on our wooden train. All new wooden ship and school bus. Hayrides, Farm Animals, and much more. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-4, Sunday til 3pm. Hamilton Farms Greenhouses & Farm Market 130 Old Denville Rd • Boonton Twp, 973-334-6528.
Johnson's Corner Farm - Hayrides, corn maze, apple and pumpkin picking, moon bounce and more. 133 Church Rd., Medford. 609-654-8643
Lentini Farm - Corn maze through 13-foot high corn! Also: Hayrides, Pumpkin picking, Trebuchet, farm animals and more! Friday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM. 251 Route 94 South, Newton. 973-579-2424
Richfield Farms - Daily, we offer pick your own pumpkin, a haunted house, build your own scarecrow, a hay bale maze and paint your own pumpkin. On weekends, we also include pony rides, free face painting and popular characters to meet and great! It's true fun for the whole family. 973.777.7535. 1139 Van Houten Ave, Clifton.Apple Picking starts after Labor Day. Sat & Sun 10:00-4:30. Weekdays: 3-4:30.
Synder's Farm - Pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn maze, our potato sack slide, food, music and so much more. We add something new each year and there is something for the entire family, from kids, teens, parents, to grandparents to enjoy. 586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset NJ 08873. 732.496.0441
Fulper Family Farmstead - Join our 5th generation at the farm for an exciting day of themed activities! From our Harvest Festival in Fall to our Easter Bash in Spring and Dairy Breakfast in “June Dairy Month,” we have fun activities for people of all ages! 281 Rocktown Lambertville Road, Lambertville NJ 08530. 609.651.5991
South Jersey Farms
Conte Farm - Take a wagon ride into the fields to pick the finest produce of the season. School trips available. 291 Flyatt Road, Tabernacle. 609-268-1010
Coomb’s Barnyard - Potato and pumpkin farm. Fall Festival days and barrel train rides. 20 Route 77, Elmer. 856-358-5169.
CornerCopia - Enjoy wagon rides, pumpkin picking and huge corn Maze ideal for children of all ages. Great farm stand and garden center. 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor. 609-426-8884
Duffield’s Farm - A Pick your own farm offers apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides and seasonal corn maze. Large farm market. Saturday’s are special event days with moon bounce, face painting and other fall events. 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell. 856.589.7244
Johnson’s Corner Farm - Fall Festival Weekends include Live Music, Cornstalk Maze, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Picking Hayrides, and our Food Tent, which serves up tasty selections from the grill. After you pick your apples or pumpkins, visit the animals. Offers large farm market, kitchen and bakery. 133 Church Road, Medford. 609-654-8643.
Linvilla - A 300 acre farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA. 610-876-7116
Mood’s Farm - Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hayrides. Homemade cider and cider donuts daily. 901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, 856-478-2500.
Russo’s Farm - Russo's Orchard Lane Farm, which is a family owned and operated 250-acre fruit, vegetable, and greenhouse tomato farm. Pick your own and educational tours available. 310 Extonville Road, Chesterfield. 609-259-3684.
Springdale Farms - Pumpkin Picking Hayrides and Corn Maze and farm market. Pumpkin Palooza on September 28th and 29th. Check out flash light Fridays where you can explore the maze in the dark. 1631 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill. 856-424-8674.
Terhune Farm - Apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider, pies, farm animals, pick your own, field trips, farm market, gift baskets and more can be found at the Mount Family's 200 acre fruit- and vegetable farm. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, 609-924-2310.