One of the most family-friendly farms in the region, Harbes offers 78 acres of apple picking with over 27 varieties. But what makes this farm especially great for younger (or of shorter height) pickers is their unique trellis system, which grows apples low enough to the ground for easier reaching. There is also a wealth of other fall activities here and at Harbes’ other nearby locations, including multiple corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin picking. And their farm store in nearby Mattituck is not to be missed: roasted Gourmet Super Sweet Corn, homemade berry jams, and signature Apple Cider Donuts are just some of the tasty delights.
By public transport: 2 hours and 20 minutes. From Penn Station take the Ronkonkoma Branch towards Ronkonkoma and exit at Mattituck Station. From there, take a taxi four miles to the orchard.
By car: 2 hours and 15 minutes