Fall in WNY is the perfect time to take the family apple picking! Some apple picking places in WNY open as early as the last week in August. Others wait until September, but peak time is mid-September through the end of October. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a number of great apple picking place in WNY that are within short driving distance for most of our readers. We’ve compiled a list of apple picking places in WNY that are family friendly! Many of these places offer additional fall themed activities to enjoy aside from apple picking so you can make a day of your apple picking adventure.
Before you visit any of these places, please contact them directly to ensure you have up to date costs, business hours and more, as these things may change from time to time without notice to Fun 4 Kids!
Apple picking places in WNY
(In no particular order)
- Blackman Homestead Farms, Lockport, NY
Blackman Homestead Farms is a great place to visit. You can spend a few hours visiting because they also have barnyard animals, a straw climbing area for the kids, fresh pressed cider and a little store.
- Becker Farms, Gasport, NY
Becker Farms is a community favorite! During the season they offer activities each weekend and again, you can make a day out of visiting them.
- Murphy Orchards in Burt, NY
- Watts Farm in Albion, NY
Watts Farm has special apple brunches throughout the season! Check their website for dates and registration details.
- Peter Bakers Farm in Ransomville, NY.
No website available. Please call ahead for hours and apple picking schedule. 2100 Youngstown-Lockport Rd. Ransomville NY, 14131 Phone (716) 791-3440
- LynOaken Farms in Lyndonville, NY
While we’ve never personally visited, their site says that visitors can enjoy wagon rides and fresh cider donuts on the weekend during picking season.
- Smith’s Orchard, Pendleton, NY
- Hurd Orchards, Holley, NY
- Stonehill Orchards, North Collins, NY
Apple Picking Places in or Around Rochester, NY
Whittier Fruit Farm, Rochester, NY – They have 32 different varieties of apples and they offer tractor and wagon rides to their Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays in October. You can also pick pumpkins from their market.
Did we miss one of your favorite stops? Tell us where to go for the best apple picking in WNY.