East Fishkill, New York
This farm and orchard has been owned by the same family for almost 100 years, and prides itself on its ecological farming practices. Coinciding with apple-picking season, Fishkill hosts a Fall Harvest Festival on weekends through the end of October. In addition to live music, hayrides, and an abundance of freshly baked donuts, the farm’s grill cooks up burgers, hot dogs, and Jamaican jerk chicken (to be enjoyed alongside a cider bar).
By public transport: 1 hour, 40 minutes. From Grand Central Station, take Metro North’s Hudson line to Beacon, then take a taxi for the remaining 12 miles.
By car: 1 hour, 20 minutes