an apple a day

Last weekend I went apple picking for the first time! Being from the South, I've been berry picking a couple times-- fresh summer blueberries and strawberries are absolutely the best. But fall has now officially begun and I honestly couldn't think of a better way to kick it off than driving to upstate New York, picking apples while sipping wine and spiced cider. I just love Fall!

My friends and I decided on Applewood Orchards and Winery as our apple destination. It was only an hour and a half north of Manhattan but felt like a lifetime away from the bustle of the city. Sometimes it's just nice to get away from the noise of everything and just immerse yourself completely in nature. I would really recommend this orchard as it's HUGE! I don't think we even explored a fraction of the grounds yet managed to pick plenty of apples.

Another plus is that there is a winery on the grounds as well. For $6 you can sample 5 different wines/hard ciders. They were all delicious but the pumpkin spiced cider was my favorite. It tasted just like (tipsy) pumpkin pie in a bottle!

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Applewood Orchards and Winery
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick NY 
(845) 986.1684