It’s apple picking season, not to mention my favorite food season, CIDER DONUT season! Here are some of the best local spots with some info on picking your own, for more info on great fall family activities, click here for the Mamatoga Calendar. Saratoga Apple 1174 Route 29, Schuylerville (518) 695-3131 Open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October. They will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends. They will also present live music for your enjoyment. Midday Saturdays you'll hear country fiddlers thru October 17th.
Fo Castle Orchard: 227 Blue Barn Rd., Burnt Hills (518) 399-4144
Knight Orchard of Saratoga 325 Goode St. Burnt Hills (518) 399-5174 Now open for Pick your own apples 8:30-5:30, Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cash, checks, and major credit cards welcome. Get updates on their facebook page here.
Lakeside Cider Mill Farms 336 Schauber Rd Ballston Lake (518) 399-8359 Instead of Pick Your Own, Lakeside Cider Mill Farms has their Apple Barn where apples arrive daily. You can find all of your favorites: Macintosh, Macoun, Gala, Empire, Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Cortlands, Red Delicious and many, many more! Click here to find them on facebook.
Altamont Orchards: 6654 Dunnsville Road Altamont (518) 861-6515 Pick Your Own is Located on RT 146 , 1 mile East of the Altamont Fair Grounds. Picking is on weekends and holidays only. Find them on facebook here.
Indian Ladder Farms: 342 Altamont-Voorheesville Rd Altamont (518) 765-2956 Pick your own is available from 9am – 5pm, call their Pick-Your-Own Hotline at (866) 640-PICK or click here for a schedule on what varieties will be available. You must start picking at least one hour before closing. They will also have Pick Your Own Pumpkins starting in October. Find them on facebook here.
Riverview Orchards 660 Riverview Rd, Rexford (518) 371-2174