This 270-acre apple orchard has been in the Morgenthau family for over 100 years and has a deep commitment to eco-friendly practices. Apple picking (and other pick-your-own items like pears, blackberries, and flowers) at Fishkill is by reservation-only so be sure to book ahead. Afterwards, celebrate your bounty with a cider tasting that includes a reserved picnic table and flight of four estate grown and wild fermented ciders. If doing your own picking just isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it: their organically grown vegetables and eco-certified fruit are all available in their farm store.
By public transport: 1 hour and 45 minutes. From Grand Central Station, take the Hudson Line towards Poughkeepsie. Exit at the Beacon Station and take a cab 12 miles to the farms.
By car: 1 hour and 30 minutes