Guide: Where to go apple picking in New Jersey

Looking to go apple picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations in New Jersey. Please check with the location before heading out as dates and times are subject to change.
*Note: Locations may have adjusted hours and COVID-19 safety requirements and guidelines.
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
(908) 879-7189
Hours: Pick Your Own - daily - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Types of apples: Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Fuji, Sansa, Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Ida Red, Crimson Crisp, Gold Rush
Other activities: Pony rides, wagon train ride, bounce house, corn kingdom, and picnic area
Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road
(732) 462-0756
Hours: Sunday/Monday; Wednesday-Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, Jonamac, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Empire, Rome Beauty, Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, Fuji
Other activities: Hayrides
Beemerville Orchard
73 Lusscroft Road
(973) 875-1029
Hours: Apple U Pick starts Sept. 9
Types of apples: Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Candy Crisp, Jersey Mac, Granny Smith
Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
(201) 666-0472
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Hours: Sept. 3-30; Days vary; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; reservations are required
Types of apples: Cameo, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Liberty, MacIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious
Other activities: Petting zoo, adventure playground
Delicious Orchards
Route 34 South
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 462-1989
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; this is a market - not You Pick
Eastmont Orchards
181 County Road 537 East
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 542-5404
Hours: From Sept. 17-Oct. 31; Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Giamarese Farm
155 Fresh Ponds Road
East Brunswick
(732) 821-9494
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Types of apples: Autumn Gala, Blushing Golden, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, Royal Gala, Stayman Winesap, Suncrisp
Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Road
(732) 977-3607
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Hours: Fall Festival starts Sept. 10 - reservations are required
Other Activities: Corn maze, hayride, pumpkin bowling, corn box, pig races, duck races, pedal carts, giant checker board, button making, playground
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road
(609) 654-8643
Hours: Fall Harvest runs from Sept. 10-Oct. 31; wagon rides to the orchards from weekdays - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends - 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Types of apples: Daybreak Fuji, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Fuji, Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, Cameo
Other activities: Corn maze, family festivals, hayrides, bakery and farmhouse
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521)
(908) 459-5351
Hours: Weekends starting Sept. 3-Oct. 30; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, MacIntosh, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Macoun, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Rome, Jonagold, Stayman Winesap
Other activities: Hayrides
Melick’s Town Farm
472 County Road, 513
(908) 832-2905
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (last entry at 5 p.m.); Honey Crisp Festival is Sept. 3 & 4
Types of apples: Golden Delicious, Rome, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Molly’s Delicious, Pink Lady, Empire, Gala, Fuji and more. There are more than 20,000 apples trees on the farm.
Other Activities: Wagon rides, marketplace
Pochuck Valley Farms
962 McAfee Glenwood Road
(973) 764-4732
Hours: Weekdays - 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekends - 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Types of apples: Cortland, Golden Delicious, Maccoun, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, Rome, Black Twig, Red Delicious, Stayman Winesap
Race Farm
87 Belcher Road
(908) 362-8151
Hours: Friday-Sunday - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Oct. 31)
Other activities: Hayrides, picnic area
Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Road
(908) 879-7762
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Baldwin, King David, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Rome Beauty, Sansa, Paragon, Ruby
Other activities: Hayrides
Ripple Hill Farm
181 Mountain Road
Basking Ridge
(908) 991-6532
Hours: Sundays - 12 p.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 16
Types of apples: Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Candy Crisp, Jersey Mac, Granny Smith
Russo’s Orchard Lane Farm
310 Extonville Road
(609) 259-3684
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Other activities: Hayrides, corn maze, playground
Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave.
(973) 584-4734
Hours: TBD
Other activities: Farm animals, farmers market, hayride
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
(609) 924-2310
Hours: Apple You Pick starts Sept. 3; Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Types of apples: Fuji, Empire, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Cameo, Gala, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold
Other Activities: Petting zoo, farm games, wagon rides
VonThun Farms
519 Ridge Road
South Brunswick
(732) 329-8656
Hours: Daily - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Cortland, Golden Delicious, Maccoun, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, Rome, Black Twig, Red Delicious, Stayman Winesap
Other activities: Farm market, corn maze
Wightman’s Farms
1111 Mount Kemble Ave.
(973) 425-9819
Hours: Weekends - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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