10 A-Peel-ing {Apple And Pumpkin Patches} Near Hoboken

Pumpkin Spice Lattes have been released, our favorite pumpkin beers have stocked the shelves, and we have officially whipped out our flannels. That’s right folks, Labor Day has passed, and it’s officially fall! Time to put on that flannel and do what we do best; head to a local apple/pumpkin patch and get the best photo for the ‘gram. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite local spots (in order of driving distance) to get your picking on.


1. Demarest Farms

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Location: Hillsdale, NJ, 40 minutes via car

Demarest Farms not only offers apple, peaches and pumpkin picking, but they have some of the best apple cider donuts made daily, a petting zoo, and even a spooooky haunted hayride event… do you dare?!


2. Abma’s Farm

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Image: @TomaselloWinery Instagram

Location: Wyckoff, NJ, 45 minute via car, or 1 hr. 45 minutes via Main/Bergen County Line to 752 bus

Abma has it all, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, farm-to-table dinner series, a petting zoo, scarecrow making classes, and more. There also happens to be a wine tasting ONSITE! Anyone up for a tasting with Tomasello Winery?


3. Hillview Farms


Location: Gillette, NJ, 45 minutes via car

Hillview offers picking all summer and fall, with apples and pumpkins offered in September and October. They only provide the freshest of fruits, eggs, honey, pies and more!


4. Conklin Farm

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Location: Montville, NJ, 48 minutes via car, or 1.5 hours via Montclair-Boonton Line to 871 bus

Conklin Farm opens for the season on September 22. They only offer you-pick pumpkin picking, but they serve delicious apples, cider, donuts and jam in their barn store. They also offer both regular and haunted hayrides!


5. Dr. Davie’s Farm

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Location: Congers, NY, 1 hr. via car

Apple picking? They have over 4,000 trees and 15 different varieties of apples on 55 acres! Pumpkin picking? Take a scenic hayride to their pumpkin patch. Best part? They have a corn maze! Act like a kid again and see how fast you can make it out.


6. Norz Hill Farm

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Location: Hillsborough Township, NJ, 1 hr. via car

Located up in the hills, Norz Hill is a perfect location to escape the city hustle and bustle. Breathe in that fresh air, which also may smell a little bit like their on-site cows, take a walk through their corn maze, and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve at home.


7. Sun High Orchards

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Location: Randolph, NJ, 1 hr. via car

Sun High offers both apple and pumpkin picking. After you’re done getting your perfect ‘gram photo, head to their store to try the delicious homemade ice cream or chocolate milk. You can also play with their friendly farm animals and snack on apple cider donuts.


8. Alstede Farms

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Location: Chester, NJ, 1 hr. 5 minutes via car

Alstede Farms offers year-round picking including berries, pumpkins and apples. They also offer wine tastings from Tomasello Winery, so if you live a little closer to this location, you’re in luck! They also have a delicious on-site restaurant called The Hen House.


9. Heaven Hills Farm

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Location: Vernon Township, NJ, 1 hr. 20 minutes via car

It’s time for The Great Pumpkin Festival! Starting September 15, Heaven Hills is the spot for fall weekend activities. Every weekend during the season, you’ll enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, pig races, carnival rides, wine tastings and more!


10. Pennings Orchard


Location: Warwick, NY, 1 hr. 20 minutes via car

Pennings is the quintessential apple picking spot. It’s a bit further than some on our list, but it deserves the trek, because of its proximity to Warwick Winery & Distillery, one of our favorite spots in the area. Apples, bourbon & wine? Sign us up.

Written by Lindsay Steidl

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere, Connecticut, where cell service wasn’t a thing (for real, “No Service” was a constant notice on her phone). But her love for pizza and all things marketing & social media brought her to the big city, and eventually to Hoboken. Lindsay is on a constant search for the best slice of Buffalo Chicken pizza and the best Bacon, Egg & Cheese on a croissant…Any suggestions?! When she is not eating or drinking, you can find her biking up the Hudson River Walkway or traveling the world. She also swears that death glare isn’t directed at you, she just has a case of RBF. She actually really likes people!