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Your Guide to Pumpkin + Apple Picking in North Jersey

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and by that we mean FALL, officially arriving September 22nd. Pumpkin season is 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, 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 for the full list of farms.

Disclaimer: Please check the official websites for each farm before going, as some may open later in the season than others.

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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 Road, Wyckoff

Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Petting zoo, hayrides, apple cider, and apple cider doughnuts, 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 Road, Freehold

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins

Other attractions: Country store with pies, bread, pastries, and apple cider, and hayrides

Bonacorsi Family Farm | 1137 Croton Road, Flemington and 662 Pittstown Road, Frenchtown

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Pick your own: Apples

Brookhollow’s Barnyard | 301 Rockaway Valley Road, Boonton

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, petting farm

Conklin Farm U-Pick | 65 River Road, Montville

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, and a haunted hayride, snack stand 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 Avenue, 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 Road, 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 + pony rides, farm market selling fruits, vegetables, baked pies, and gifts

Eastmont Orchards | 181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins

Other attractions: Homemade jam

Etsch Farm | 556 Buckelew Avenue, Monroe Township

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, apple cider doughnuts, apple cider slushies, and apple cider

Fairfield Farms | 177 Big Piece Road, Fairfield

      Distance from Hoboken: 45 minutes

      Pick your own: Pumpkins

      Other attractions: Rolling tube ride, hayrides, pumpkin launch, and corn maze

Farms View Roadstand | 945 Black Oak Ridge Road, 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 Road, 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 Road, Chester

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Photo op displays, hayrides, kids playground, hot cider, corn maze, and apple cider doughnuts

Happy Day Farm | 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan Township

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 Road, Gillette

Distance from Hoboken: 50 mins

Pick your own: Apples and pumpkins

Other attractions: Eggs, apple cider, homemade honey, and pies

Lentini Farms | 251 High st Route 94 South, 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 Road, 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 and pumpkins

Other attractions: Tractor wagon rides, farm animals, 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 South Branch Road, 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 Road, Long Valley

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins

Pick your own: Pumpkins

Other attractions: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animals, pony rides, train rides, monster truck rides, apple cider doughnuts, freshly baked pies, apple cider, pumpkin rolls, and local ice cream

Park’s Farm | 525 Route 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 Road, Milford

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins

Pick your own: Apples

Other attractions: Apple cider, preserves, and fruit spreads

Pochuck Valley Farms | 962 Route 517, Glenwood

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins

Pick your own: Apples

Other attractions: Wagon rides, apple cider, bakery with apple cider doughnuts, pies, bread, cakes, and muffins

Race Farm LLC | 87 Belcher Road, Blairstown

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 30 mins

Pick your own: Apples

Other attractions: Hayrides, market with 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 Road, 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

       Other attractions: Farm market

Schaefer Farm | 1051 County Road 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 Avenue, 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 Road, 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 Route 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 Avenue, Randolph

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour 15 mins

Pick your own: Apples

Other attractions: Petting zoo and homemade ice cream

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, a winery, farm market with apple cider doughnuts

VonThun’s County Farm Market |519 Ridge Road, 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

VonThun Farms |438 NJ-57, Washington

Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins, + blackberries

Other attractions: Corn maze, horseback riding lessons, pumpkin patch, and farm market

Warwick Valley Winery | 114 Little York Road, Warwick

         Distance from Hoboken: 1 hour and 30 minutes

         Pick your own: Apples

         Other attractions: Wine, hard cider, and live music

Wightmans Farm | 1111 Mt Kemble Avenue, 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

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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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