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7 Orchards to Check Out During Prime Apple Picking Season

City Guide, Family Friendly, Things to Do

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Written by Morgan Culhane

Published on September 3, 2021
Stonehill Orchards // Photo x Step Out Buffalo


Fall is here! How about them apples? That means it’s time to start planning your apple orchard adventures all over Western New York! Have a favorite variety? Many of these orchards have handy dandy picking guides, so you can plan your apple picking calendar accordingly. As far as the best places to go, Step Out Buffalo has it covered.

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1. LynOaken Farms

10609 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina, NY  /  585-798-1060  /  lynoakenfarms.com

This u-pick spot in Medina is open for the 2021 season starting September 3rd

2. Becker Farms

3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY  /  716-772-2211  /  beckerfarms.com

*Open for 2021 season September 4th-October 31st

Reward yourself after a day of picking with a glass of wine, pint of cider, or flight of beers. And don’t forget to stop by the bakery for a bite of heavenly goodness — those cinnamon sugar donuts are everything.

3. Blackman Homestead Farm

4472 Thrall Rd., Lockport, NY   /  716-434-7116  /  blackmanhomesteadfarm.com 

*Open for 2021 season 7 days a week

The picturesque Niagara Escarpment backdrop makes picking at this 165-year-old farm a must for the whole family. 

4. Hall’s Apple Farm

6100 Ruhlman Rd., Lockport, NY  /  716-434-0838 / Facebook

*Open for 2021 season Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm

After filling your picking basket, head over to bakery and stock up on fresh, fruity pies. Did someone say apple pie? More like apple of our eye. Try it, and thank us later.

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5. Sanger Farms and Bakery

852 Youngstown Lockport Rd., Youngstown, NY  /  716-745-7297  /  sangerfarm.com

*Open for 2021 season Wednesday-Sunday 9am-7pm

Choose to tour the orchards by foot or explore by old-fashioned hayride. Sanger Farms carries all everyone’s favorite varieties including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Gala, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Crispin, Cortland, and Ambrosia.   

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6. Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill

4960 Mapleton Rd., Lockport, NY  /  716-625-4316  /  smithsorchard.com

*Open for 2021 season by Mid-September

Love them apples at Smith’s– they are kicking the picking season off with Macintosh, and progressing to Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin, and Ida Red. Spoiler alert– they now have yummy cider donuts to go with their cider slushies!

Stonehill Orchard // Photo x Step Out Buffalo

7. Stonehill Orchard

2356 Shirley Rd., North Collins, NY  /  716-337-2380 / Facebook

*Opens for 2021 season August 23rd

Rows of beautiful apple trees grace this orchard, and there are tons of varieties to pick from. Stonehill is a wonderful place to stop for a day of family fun and reasonable prices. They even have concord grapes for the picking, which by the way make great pies – Google it. The kids will love picking, and you will too!

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This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/morganculhane/" target="_self">Morgan Culhane</a>

Written by Morgan Culhane

Morgan is a storyteller with a passion for exploring Buffalo's food and beverage scene. She enjoys drinking craft beer so much that she started a business dedicated to promoting this industry. As the co-founder of Content on Draft, she develops social media marketing strategies for craft beverage companies in Buffalo and beyond… and she loves it!

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