Apple picking is well underway and my favorite local place is the Orchards at Conklin in Pomona
, NY. Located on South Mountain Road, it's easily accessible via The Palisades
Interstate Parkway. If you're local, take a drive up scenic South Mountain Rd to get there. Talk about history, this farm was established in 1712! This weekend, the following apples are available for picking: Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious. Special events this weekend include a slide, Jurassic Adventure, kid's haunted house and bounce. Weather permitting, the orchards are open from 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays only. They also have a specialty grocery store on the grounds which is a must visit when you are there. You will find fresh pies, donuts, cakes and other goodies, fresh apple cider, farm fresh eggs, and a variety of other delicious foods. . There is plenty of parking right among the orchards and you can rent picking poles. We have already been enjoying these fresh delicious apples and you can too!