Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking Outside of New York City

Photo by BradFranklin.net

One of our favorite family activities is picking fruit! It is fun for any age and we all enjoy the rewards of our work. As strawberry and blueberry picking comes to an end, we look forward to the apple and pumpkin picking in fall. Silverman’s Farm in Easton, Connecticut is one of our old haunts. They have tractor rides, apple picking, and an animal farm. We let each of our children hold their own basket and fill it with as many apples as they can find. Silverman’s also has a pumpkin patch, so it’s a perfect spot for pre-Halloween fun!

Another option is White Post Farms, located on Long Island. If you want to make a day trip, White Post has bouncy castles, an indoor and outdoor farm for iffy weather days, a playground, games, and karaoke. Charlotte and Lily adore their mini train which circles all around the indoor farm. It’s not your traditional apple picking experience, but it sure is a crowd pleaser.

The fun continues when we get home and bake apple pie and cakes — here’s a link to a favorite apple pie recipe.

 

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