It's September and that means it's apple picking season! My family and I love to go apple picking every year and it truly does mark the beginning of the fall season for us.
We love going to orchards and buying all the festive apple goodies like hot apple cider, apple cider donuts and of course my favorite, carmel apples! And the kids love the hunt to find all the best apples that the orchard has... running from tree to tree and always spotting one on the highest branches.
Warwick, NY has the best orchards around. Many are as close as an hour to an hour and a half north of Manhattan (depending if you are leaving from uptown vs. downtown Manhattan). So you can definitely make it a day trip. Warwick is also home to Applefest and if you've never been, then you are missing out. It's a day where they shut down all the streets in downtown Warwick and host a huge celebration of shops, face painting, amazing food and drink... not to mention tons of quintessential apple delicacies.
Check out the list of Warwick's most popular orchards: