Fall is here (almost), making it the best time to go apple picking in NJ. Most NJ apple picking farms offer more than just apples—think hayrides, cider tastings, and lots of donuts (yum)—so your family can celebrate the delicious fall fruit too. Of course, we love apple picking in New Jersey because everyone can do it (yes, even littles), and it’s a core memory maker. If you plan to go, click on the farm’s website for their picking schedules (which vary with each farm). Want more fall fun? Check out NJMOM’s Family-Friendly Farms to Visit This Fall for ones near you. (featured photo credit: @insta.megz)
Johnson Locust Hall Farm
This season, we’re all about the apples. Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is proud to announce that this year has our best apple crop yet. With over 5,000 apple trees and nine varieties available throughout September and October, you will surely find the “apple of your eye.” Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm provides multiple size bags for picking to be sure you go home with enough apples for snacking, baking, and for your neighbors. Purchase the bag and fill it up. Access to the Apple Orchard is included with the purchase of a “Fall Park N’ Pick” ticket available by reservation on our website. The “Fall Park N’ Pick” admission ticket also includes the pumpkin patch, sunflower fields, a 5-acre family fun corn maze, and a scenic hayride tour. Enjoy additional festival activities on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, such as live music, Farmhouse Grill, food trucks, shopping in their Fall Harvest Market, and a wine tasting at Tomasello Winery’s tasting room outlet. Located minutes from 206, 295 Exit 52A, Exit 7 on NJ Turnpike.
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041
Von Thun Farms
Planning to pick delicious Jersey Fresh apples this fall? Visit Von Thun’s—they grow ten apple varieties, and their orchard is open daily for picking starting in mid-September. Sweet, tart, firm—they grow it
all. While you are at the farm, you can also pick-your-own pumpkins, visit their farm animals, and shop
their farm market for lots of fall farm favorites such as their jams and jellies, cider, pies, and, of course –
their own homemade apple cider donuts. Weekends September 16 through Halloween are their Fall
Festival Weekends which include hayrides, their 6-acre, interactive “Reba McEntire’s Country Music” corn
maze, more than 20+ all-ages activities and attractions, corn cannons and apple blasters, food trucks, face
painting, and more.
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Here is the best apple picking in NJ this fall:
Bergen County – Apple Picking in NJ
One of the places to pick apples in NJ, this farm fills up fast because of its popularity, so be sure to make your reservations and buy your tickets ahead of time. Apple picking season starts September 2, 2023.
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Burlington County – Apple Picking in NJ
Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm
Get in the fall spirit at Russo’s with PYO opportunities available starting September 15, and pick Red Delicious and Gold Rush apples in their bursting apple orchards. These apples are perfect for eating and baking (can’t you just smell the pie?). Winesap apples will be available later in the season. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their fun corn maze, and they also offer pumpkin picking.
529 Medford Lakes Rd., Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Johnson’s Corner Farm
Get your baskets ready and hop aboard a hayride to the apple trees for picking starting September 9. You can also take a pumpkin picking hayride and go during one of the Fall Festival Weekends, where you can enjoy the Discovery Barnyard, a corn maze, Sunflower Stroll (when available), an animal farm, and more.
Hayride times must be reserved
133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ 08055
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm will celebrate its Fall season with “Park & Pick,” where you can visit the apple orchard, sunflower photo trails, pumpkin patch, and the 5-acre family corn maze. The fall season begins on September 8 and ends on October 29.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
Strawberry Hill Farm
Get your baskets ready to pick fresh McIntosh and Gala apples, great for eating and making apple sauce, and be sure to look on their Facebook for the latest updates.
3 Waln Rd., Chesterfield Twp, NJ 08515
Cape May County – Apple Picking in NJ
Stiles Farm and Nursery
Pick from varieties like Nova Easygrow, Summer Mac, Redfree, Gala, and more throughout the season. Apple picking is available now through October.
172 South Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Gloucester County – Apple Picking in NJ
Mood’s Farm Market
Get your flannels on and head out to the farm to pick a variety of different apples, including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and more. Their Apple Festival will take place on September 9 with a donut eating contest, live music, kid’s activities, and apple hayrides. Apples are available from now until November.
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Take a fun hayride out to the orchards for apple picking in NJ straight from the tree. Apple picking is available now—check their Facebook page for updates.
280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Hunterdon County – Apple Picking in NJ
Melick’s Town Farm
During October, the farm is filled with festive decorations and fall fun. Kids love exploring the corn maze, and of course, pick your own apples available from September through the first week in November. Also, check out their location in Oldwick, where you can pick apples starting September 9 and visit the historic cider mill.
472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830
Mercer County – Apple Picking in NJ
Make some memories at this family-favorite farm picking delicious apples, then stop by their farmer’s market for locally sourced goodies. Call ahead for picking availability.
91 Crabapple Hill Rd., Milford, NJ 08848
Fall and apples go together at Terhune Orchards in September and October. Littles will love picking here since the apple trees are kept short, so they’re easy to pick. Once you’re done picking, head around the corner for fun with the barnyard animals.
330 Cold Soil Road (picking fields are on Van Kirk Road), Princeton, NJ 08540
Middlesex County – Apple Picking in NJ
Giamarese Farm & Orchards
With a season starting in late August and running through Columbus Day, you can pick various apples from Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, and much more.
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
VonThun’s Country Farm Market
Get in the spirit of fall with apple picking in NJ and a family fun Fall Festival including the apple orchard, hayrides, a 6+ acre corn maze (kids 5 and up), farm animals, pumpkin picking, pedal karts, and so much more. Call ahead for up-to-date information—apple picking is from mid-September through October.
505 Ridge Rd., Dayton, NJ 08810
Monmouth County – Apple Picking in NJ
The whole family can pick apples like Gala, Jonamac, MacIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious, and more at this farm. Apples are available from late August through October.
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
You can pick crowd-pleasing Honeycrisp apples and other varieties at this Central Jersey apple picking farm, which the same family has run since 1923.
181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Morris County – Apple Picking in NJ
Visit the farm for apple picking and join the weekend festivals featuring animals, cider tastes at their onsite mill, an epic corn maze, and plenty of fall fun. Apples are available now through November.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
There are blueberries, peaches, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins, depending on the season, but apples are available from September through October.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933
Open to the public since 1974 with apple trees that are over half a century old and 64 acres of farmland, Riamede Farm provides a peaceful old-time apple picking experience with over 40 different varieties of apples, starting in late August.
122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Stony Hill Farms
Pick your own apples and pumpkins in the fall, and make sure to get your tickets ahead of time to reserve your spot. Apple picking runs from early September through mid-October.
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930
Family-owned and open for almost 90 years, growing the freshest fruits and vegetables, Wightman Farms offers pick-your-own apples in varieties like Paula Red and Ginger Gold. Apples are available starting in late August.
1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Sussex County – Apple Picking in NJ
Pochuck Valley Farm
With 16 different varieties of apples, from Cortland and Granny Smith to Pink Lady and Golden Delicious, this farm is home to over 2,000 trees. Apples will be available from now through September.
962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Rd.), Glenwood, NJ 07418
Warren County – Apple Picking in NJ
Home to a 45-acre orchard atop a mountain, take a hayride up to pick Gala and Honeycrisp apples with a breathtaking view of the Delaware Water Gap. There will be apple cider and donuts, and be sure to visit their farmstand for farm-fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, and ice cream (hello peach, soft-serve). Check their Facebook for picking updates.
284 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Take a fun hayride to pick from Gala, MacIntosh, Ginger Gold, and more apple varieties starting Labor Day weekend. They’ll also have pumpkins available for picking, plus jams, jellies, and honey available for purchase. Look out for information about their Annual Harvest Festival for a day filled with food, crafters, music, kids’ activities, and, of course, apple picking in NJ.
561 Blairstown Rd (County Rd. 521), Blairstown, NJ 07825
Like their South Brunswick location, VonThun Farms offers apple picking and a fun Fall Festival for the whole family, including apple picking, hayrides, a corn maze (kids 5 and up), farm animals, pumpkin picking, and so much more. Apple picking will be from mid-September through October.
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Somerset County – Apple Picking in NJ
Ripple Hill Farm
Pick from a variety of different apples at this family-run farm (FYI, it’s cash only) and “see how much better they taste straight from the tree.” The apple picking will be available on Sundays from September 17 through October 22.
181 Mountain Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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