Get picking while the picking’s good. It’s the height of apple picking season in the Hamptons. Take your pick of these apple-picking destinations on the South Fork.
The Milk Pail, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, is celebrating its 32nd year of U-Pick apples and pumpkins. Throughout September and October, more than 20 varieties of apples may be available on the easy-to-reach dwarf apples trees, while the pumpkin patch is a Halloween hunter’s paradise. The orchard is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. milk-pail.com
Seven Ponds Orchard, 65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill, offers apple picking with varieties including Gala, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Fuji, Cortland, Empire and many more. Seven ponds is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Thanksgiving. Hay rides and a corn maze are available for kids. Facebook
Hank’s Pumpkintown, 240 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, is a great place for the whole family and it’s bigger than ever. Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking on weekends and holidays. They also have gourds, Indian corn, mums, straw bales, baked goods and more for sale. Pumpkintown features a corn maze, super sweet corn, roasted corn and family fall fun. hankspumpkintown.com