Our 6 Favorite Places to Pick Apples & Pumpkins Around NYC

Growing up in Louisiana, I thought pumpkin picking meant driving to a plant nursery, walking through piles of orange gourds, then pointing out which one my dad would heave into our van. And apples? Those just came from the grocery store.

It wasn’t until I moved to Pennsylvania at 22—where my roommate dragged me to a local farm to fill bags with green and red fruit, wander through a twisty corn maze, and pick pumpkins off a vine—that I felt like I had truly experienced fall.