The Adirondack Coast is one of the highest producing apple areas in the United States – second only to Washington State. In fact, we’re home to the World’s largest McIntosh Orchards with more than 30,000 trees!
Many of these orchards are open throughout the year with seasonal fun for the whole family. The summer brings fresh produce, u-pick berries and cascading flowers, while the fall offers pumpkins patches, wagon rides, u-pick apples and corn mazes! Grab a fresh apple cider doughnut (a local favorite) and explore all that our orchards have to offer.
Banker Orchards offers a variety of freshly grown apples, delicious baked goods including apple and pumpkin pie, as well as homegrown pumpkins. Enjoy their petting zoo on site with pigs, goats, llamas, miniature donkeys, and horses. Birthday parties and meetings can be scheduled in their Party Barn.
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Chazy Orchards is the historic home of the “Largest McIntosh Apple Orchard in the World.” Originally planted in the 1920’s, Chazy Orchards annually produces nearly 300,000 bushels of McIntosh apples, in addition to Honeycrisp, Cortland, and a new variety known as SweeTango™. Pick-your-own apples and enjoy all the orchard has to offer.
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Forrence Orchards harvests several apple varieties on its 1200 acres, most are sold in large quantities to other businesses. McIntosh, Cortland and Honeycrisp are the primary varieties. Apples are shipped along the East Coast as far south as Florida and to the United Kingdom.
Northern Orchard is a grower, packer and wholesale shipper of premium quality apples located in the town of Peru on New York's beautiful Adirondack Coast. Their farm produces many different varieties of apples including McIntosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Red Delicious, Gala, Macoun, Cameo, Fortune, Paula Reds, Zestar, and Gingergold, berries and vegetables for visitors to enjoy.
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Rulfs Orchard has made its way from selling apples out of a wagon on the front lawn to growing over 15 varieties of produce, having 7 greenhouses, a large farm stand, and a bakery with freshly made doughnuts and pies. Open year round, Rulfs also offers U-pick apples, strawberries and blueberries, as well as a pumpkin patch and corn maze during the fall season and home of an annual Strawberry Festival every June.
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