• Your Guide to Pumpkin and Apple Picking in North Jersey

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and by that we mean FALL {almost fall, we know, know – September 22nd}. Pumpkin season is already approaching and it’s almost time to break out the chunky sweaters and venture out for some hot apple cider doughnuts. To get you prepped for fall activity planning, we’ve got a round up of spots in North Jersey to go apple and pumpkin picking, all within 1.5 hours of Hoboken + Jersey City. Read on the for the full list:

    A. Casola Farms {178 NJ-34, Holmdel}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, house of horrors, haunted hayrides, petting zoo, corn mazes, cowboy shows, and wine tastings at Fox Hollow Vineyards

    Abmas Farm Market {700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff}

    Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Petting zoo, hayrides, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts
    Tomasello winery offers wine tastings

    Alstede Farms {1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Pony rides, moon bounce, wagon train rides, corn kingdom, corn maze, farm animals, bunny run and live bluegrass music

    Battleview Orchards {91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Country store with pies, breads, pastries, and apple cider

    Bonacorsi Family Farm {960 Croton Rd, Pittstown}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Apples

    Brookhollow’s Barnyard {301 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn cannon, hayrides, train rides, petting farm,and zombie hayrides

    Conklin Farm U-Pick {65 River Rd, Montville}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, and a haunted house
    They also have a snack shake with hot cider, candy apples and apple cider doughnuts

    Demarest Farms {244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale}

    Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animals, baked goods and apple cider doughnuts

    DePiero’s Farm Stand and Greenhouses {156 Summit Ave, Montvale}

    Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, hay maze, face painting, haunted hayrides, apple cider doughnuts and apple cider

    Donaldson Farm {358 Allen Rd, Hackettstown}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, duck races, farm animals and pony rides. They also have a farm market selling fruits, vegetables, baked pies, and gifts.

    Eastmont Orchards {169 County Rd 537, Colts Neck}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Homemade jam

    Etsch Farm {556 Buckelew Ave, Monroe Township}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, apple cider doughnuts, and apple cider

    Farms View Roadstand {945 Black Oak Ridge Rd, Wayne}

    Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, farm animals, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts

    Giamarese Farm {155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunswick}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, a corn maze, pony rides, and food vendors

    Hacklebarney Farms Cider Mill {104 State Park Rd, Chester}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hot cider, corn maze, apple cider doughnuts, and hayrides

    Heaven Hill Farm  {451 NJ-94, Vernon Township}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Wine tastings, homemade ice cream, and homemade pies

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    Hillview Farm {223 Meyersville Rd, Gillette}

    Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Eggs, apple cider, and pies

    Lentini Farms {251 High st RT.94 S, Fredon Township}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn maze, live music, haunted hayrides, a petting zoo, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts

    Long Meadow Farm {561 Hope Blairstown Rd, Hope}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, homemade jams, jellies, and preserves

    Mackey’s Orchard {284 County Road 519, Belvidere}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Apple cider doughnuts, full bakery, and 42 flavors of homemade ice cream

    Melick’s Town Farm {170 Oldwick Road, Whitehouse Station}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Tractor wagon rides and a farm market with seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants, jams, baked goods, fall decorations and a variety of country store favorites.

    Norz Hill Farm Market {120 S Branch Rd, Hillsborough Township}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animals, pony rides, fall crafts, apple cider, and baked goods

    Ort Farms {25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animals, pony rides, train rides, and monster truck rides
    They also offer apple cider doughnuts, freshly baked pies, apple cider, pumpkin rolls, and local ice cream.

    Park’s Farm {525 Rte 24, Chester}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides

    Phillip’s Farm {91 Crab Apple Hill Rd, Milford}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Apple cider, preserves, and fruit spreads

    Pochuck Valley Farms {962 County Rd 517, Glenwood}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Wagon rides, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts
    They also have a full bakery and deli offering pies, breads, cakes, and muffins.

    Race Farm LLC {87 Belcher Rd, Blairstown}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Hayrides
    The harvest kitchen serves homemade soup, hummus, cold-pressed juices, ice cream, and apple cider doughnuts.

    Red Wagon Farm Market {437 NJ-33, Manalapan Township}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, pony rides, and a corn maze

    Riamede Farm {122 Oakdale Rd, Chester}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides

    Ripple Hill Farm {181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins

    Schaefer Farm {1051 County Rd 523, Flemington}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 Mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, apple cider, pies, and Farm’s Fright Fest

    Secor Farms {85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts

    Snyders Farm {586 S Middlebush Rd, Somerset}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, music, pumpkin moon bounce, and pony rides

    Stony Hill Gardens {8 Rte 24, Chester}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Pumpkins and apples
    Other attractions: Corn mazes, gemstone mining, rope maze, noah’s ark playground, and baked goods

    Sun High Orchards {19 Canfield Ave, Randolph}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins
    Pick your own: Apples
    Other attractions: Petting zoo, hayrides, and homemade ice cream

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    Terhune Orchards {330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Live music, pony rides, the Adventure Barn, tractor-drawn wagon rides, a hay bale maze, pumpkin painting, farm animals, and a winery on site.
    They also serve food including BBQ chicken, pork sandwiches, homemade salads, and apple cider doughnuts. Their farm store carries produce, baked goods, jams, honey, and donuts.

    VonThun Farms {519 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, inflatable obstacle course, apple cider doughnuts, apple cider and pies

    Wightmans Farm {1111 Mt Kemble Ave, Morristown}

    Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour
    Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins
    Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin slingshot, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, and honey

     

    Do you have a favorite apple picking farm or pick your own pumpkin patch? Share below in the comments! And tag us in your oh-so-cute harvest pics on Insta @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!

     

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    Written by:

    Cait lived in Weehawken for three years before moving to Jersey City a year ago. Coming from a family of restaurateurs and chefs, Cait loves everything food-related. Her passion lies in connecting and learning about people through food, whether it’s cooking, eating at a local hole-in-the-wall, or serving a meal at a homeless shelter. During the day, Cait is an inventory planner at Macys. At night, you can find her at a new art opening, immersive theater, improv comedy show, or a live music venue.


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