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8 Orchards to Check Out During Prime Apple Picking Season

Stonehill Orchards // Photo x Step Out Buffalo

Fall is officially 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. What like it’s hard?

Fall is undoubtedly the best season for ‘gramming, and apple picking photos are prime Insta material so be sure to #hashtagstepoutbuffalo once you start picking. Did we miss one? Email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram!

 

 

Becker Farms

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.

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

 

Blackman Homestead Farm

The picturesque Niagara Escarpment backdrop, makes picking at this 165-year-old farm is a must for the whole family. When you’re finished, bring the kids to the apple shed for fresh pressed apple cider, and adults be sure to try the premium craft hard cider — it’s dry, smooth, and sharp!

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

 

Hall’s Apple Farm

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.

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

 

 

Stonehill Orchards // Photo x Step Out Buffalo

Stonehill Orchards // Photo x Step Out Buffalo

Stonehill Orchards // Photo x Step Out Buffalo

 

Mayer Bros.

A visit to the Ol’ Cider Mill store is a yearly requirement. A trip here is about more than just apples. Apple slushies anyone? How about horse drawn wagon rides? If you are ready to get your fall on, head here.

1540 Seneca Creek Rd., West Seneca, NY  /  716-668-5260  /  mayerbrothers.com

 

Murphy Orchards

‘Tis the season to get picking. Step back in time when you visit this orchard. The farm’s structures, orchards, and landscapes remain virtually untouched from 150 years ago, and there’s even an Underground Railroad History Tour onsite.

2402 McClew Road, Burt, NY  /  716-778-7926  /  murphyorchards.com

 

Sanger Farms and Bakery

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.   

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

 

Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill

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!

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

 

Stonehill Orchard

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 BTW make great pies – Google it. The kids will love picking, and you will too!

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

Fall is undoubtedly the best season for ‘gramming, and apple picking photos are prime Insta material so be sure to #hashtagstepoutbuffalo once you start picking. Did we miss one? Email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram!

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