Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Yorktown Heights

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This Westchester farm, celebrating its 106th harvest this year, is only about an hour’s drive from New York City, making it one of the more accessible options in the area. It’s also notable for the wide range of fruits, vegetables, and plants that they grow: in the fall, there are over a dozen varieties of apples to pick, while closer to Christmas, visitors can choose-and-cut Douglas and Fraser Fir trees. There is also a charming market, which has an impressive array of baked goods including fresh pies, their famed Apple Cider Donuts, and—most intriguing—strudel sticks, as well as the farm’s own wine from White Hill Vineyard.
By public transport: 1 hour and 30 minutes. From Grand Central Station, take the Hudson Line towards Poughkeepsie. Exit at Peekskill Station and then take a taxi seven miles to the farm.
By car: 1 hour and 5 minutes

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