Technically a “love apple” is an old-fashioned term for wild tomato, but rest assured that this charming farm in the Hudson Valley actually stocks the kind that grows on trees. In addition to their apple orchards with views of the Catskill Mountains, Love Apple also grows berries, peaches, and plums, all of which are available for U-pick during their peak seasons. Don’t miss the market here, which is essentially the size of a small grocery store and showcases nearly two dozen local farming partners (we recommend grabbing apple turnovers for the road). On your way out, swing by and say hi to the menagerie of animals at the petting zoo, including Little Bit the pony.
By public transport: 2 hours and 15 minutes. From Penn Station, take Amtrak to Hudson. From there, take a taxi eight miles to the farm.
By car: 2 hours and 30 minutes