Apple Picking in Upstate New York

By Katie Stearns

The arrival of fall brings all sorts of new sensations. The changing colors, the tightening of scarves, perhaps the addition of an extra coffee or hot chocolate throughout the chilly day. But for us, nothing says fall quite like apple picking does.

Apple picking in Upstate New York is the perfect excuse to duck out of the city for a weekend and the opportune moment to breathe in the autumn air. If you’ve decided to take a weekend away for this very reason, we’ve got an idea to make your getaway even sweeter, and here’s a hint: The fun doesn’t stop at the apple orchard. Simply book one of our unique rentals in Upstate New York, and make a weekend out of it!

Your day will be filled with picking apples, enjoying the fall weather, and dreaming up how to use those apples in the kitchen. Once you get to your rental, you can actually turn your culinary apple dreams into reality in your own private kitchen, set up a bonfire to guide your late-night conversations, or sit out on the porch to admire the night sky.

If the task of booking your unique accommodation seems daunting, fear not. Keep reading to find some of our favorite fall getaways in Upstate New York, along with a nearby apple orchard waiting for your visit.

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Glamping site: Countryside Yurt in Waterville, Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

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Glamping site: Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Saratoga Apple Inc.

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Glamping site: Beautiful Cabin Overlooking Stunning Lake in New York

Where to go apple picking: Billy Bob’s Orchard

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Glamping site: Rustic Lodge Rooms for Couple’s Retreat Getaways, New York

Where to go apple picking: Champlain Orchards, Inc. So this one's not quite in New York, but it's close!

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Glamping site: Fully Furnished Glamping Tents in the Adirondacks, New York

Where to go apple picking: Rogers Family Orchard

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Glamping site: Deluxe Cabin with Impressive Waterfront Deck on Trout Lake in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Fobares Fruits

If you're looking for a bit more fall inspiration, don't forget to check out our ideas for fall break, 15 best fall getaways, and best budget vacations for fall.