Hayrides, corn mazes and much more make for family fun and special memories
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2022) – Pumpkin picking in Orange County, N.Y. is so much more than choosing the ideal orange gourd to carve into a Jack O’Lantern. Wandering the pumpkin patch is just as much a part of the fall family experience.
“Your perfect Halloween pumpkin is waiting for you here in Orange County, N.Y.!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “While you’re here, enjoy the crisp air, the spectacular fall colors, and all the family fun you can find at our farms and orchards. Take a tractor-pulled hayride, get lost in a corn maze and return home with a carload of goodies including pies, fresh apple cider and cider doughnuts.”
Here are some of the farms and orchards where you will find pumpkins:
Apple Ridge Orchards, 101 Jessup Road, Warwick: Wander the pumpkin patch where the rustic farm and fun displays make for great family photos. Travel around the apple orchard and pumpkin patch in a tractor-pulled hayride. Pet and feed the farm’s friendly barnyard animals. The farm stand offers apple cider doughnuts and other delicious farm treats! Guests can also inside the honeybee observation hive and purchase 100% raw honey produced by the hardest-working bees in New York State! READ MORE
Dogwood Acres Family Farm, 749 NY-17M, Middletown: Choose your favorite pumpkin at Fall Fest, which runs through Oct. 30. Also enjoy a hayride, try a hay maze, play games, meet farm animals, jump in a bounce house and more. Watch a free movie every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. READ MORE
Lawrence Farms Orchards, 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh: Pumpkins are just one the fruits and vegetables you can harvest here, including other types of gourds. Check the website for a list of which crops are ready to pick. The miniature New England-style play village will delight children and the concession stand offers pies, cookies, chicken tenders, hot dogs and apple cider doughnuts. Birthday packages are available. READ MORE
Manza Family Farm, 730 Rt. 211, Montgomery: The Fall Festival at the Manza Family Farm offers so much more than the 15 acres of pumpkins where you pick your own. Enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride on weekends and holidays during October and challenge yourself in the straw maze. You’ll also meet the farm animals. Be sure to stop by the farm and refreshment stands. READ MORE
Pierson’s Farm, 1448 Rt. 211 West Middletown: Pick your own pumpkin, challenge yourself to two corn mazes, visit the petting zoo, and enter a rubber duck race – all at a Hudson Valley historical landmark settled in 1790. On weekends, take barrel train ride and a hayride to feed the cows. The many fall activities include a kids’ playground with a mini slide; a swing set, tube-glider swings and more. The farm stand offers grass-fed beef by the pound along with fresh chicken, pork and eggs. READ MORE
Wright Family Farm, 329 Kings Highway, Warwick: Choose the perfect pumpkin from a barnyard pumpkin patch, try the corn maze, and enjoy the views from two bridges. The barnyard fun includes pony rides, friendly farm animals, pedal carts, a cow-train ride, tube slide, hamster wheel, pumpkin bowling and more! READ MORE
About Orange County Tourism & Film
Orange County Tourism & Film, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download at https://orangetourism.org/travel-guide/.
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