The Fall happens to be my favorite season. One of the many reasons is hot apple cider and cozy warm apple pie. With that in mind my friends and I were craving all things apple, so we decided to go apple picking on the weekend. It is apple picking season after all. We decided to travel upstate to Poughkeepsie by Metro-North Rail Road to nearby Fishkill Farms, an Eco-harvest organic orchard.
First of all the trip to Poughkeepsie was scenic with Fall colors and didn’t feel like the two hours that it took from Grand Central Station. It was really relaxing, even though I like sleeping late on Saturdays and the trains were really crowded, everyone wanted to be outdoors on this crisp Saturday.
After arriving at Poughkeepsie Station our friend Jheanel joined us and drove us to the orchard it was only a twenty minutes away. We mistakenly drove to the Orchard store and grill. It was packed! Lines were out the door and people were having a great time with music playing.
So we left the shop area and drove to the orchards, down a little-unpaved road.The charge was five dollars a car besides the bag for how much apples you want to pick. I got a medium bag for twenty dollars. I was going to make sure that bag was completely full, I had plans for those apples. We got a map of the orchard to let us know where and when the apples were ready to be picked. The air smelled so strong of the perfume of apples, it was stirring my stomach and making me hungry.We walked and walked and walked. The rows of trees were endless. It would’ve been a great space for hide and seek for me as a child. The trees were heavy with apples, so heavy in fact that apples were littering the grass.
I’m not sure if my feet were tired first or if my fingers were numb or my bag was full but we were done with picking. Look at my haul!
After making sure we couldn’t stuff the bags any further, we went on a hayride. Lots of children were already on and we decided why not since we’re just big kids anyway. And Robin, who was in charge of the hayride made it fun.
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Check,I got that crossed off my Fall bucket list, apple picking at Fishkill Farms! I had an amazing time with amazing people, got a break from the city, saw the spectacular colors on the mountains and winding roads and slept almost the whole way home on the Metro North. I want to do this again next year for sure!
Have you ever gone apple picking? Where did you go and what did you do with your haul once you got home? I’d love to hear all about your adventure in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…