Apple Season: Where to Pick, Sip and Celebrate
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:00 PM by Mary Kate Harrigan
When it’s fall in Syracuse that can only mean one thing: Apples. From apple picking and snacking on cider donuts to sipping on ciders and even apple based liquor, there’s so many ways to get your apple fix in Syracuse this fall.
September is here so trade in your lemonades for cider and your light lagers for (harder) ciders. Pick up your favorite version from a local orchard and let your taste buds take over. Looking for the harder stuff? Head out to Critz Farms for a taste of their farm fresh hard ciders or even their specialty beers. Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards is home to the tasting room for 1911 Established. Featuring hard ciders, apple wines and even apple-crafted liquors, there’s a lot brewing around here to sip on. Stop by Abbott Farms during one of their weekend Fall Fests and pick up some of their Four Grand wine or cider while the little ones enjoy the hay pyramid and wagon rides. Try them all for a hard cider tasting or grab some to go, ‘tis the season to enjoy adult apple juice.
There’s so many orchards to pick from in our region and we want you to try them all. Hit the orchards with a pal this fall and get picking away. Whether you enjoy long walks around the trees or are just looking for a great photo op, apple picking is a fall bucket list must. To get picking, search the region here.
Really want to hop on the fall food train? Then do your orchard stroll with a cider donut in hand or take home a delicious apple pie from any of the orchard stores. There are so many ways to incorporate New York's favorite seasonal fruit into your meals.
Want to celebrate apples in one of the leading apple-producing regions of Upstate New York? Then the LaFayette Apple Festival is for you. Eat at the festival food court, have the kids play games or go on rides. Compete in a pie contest or a scarecrow contest, there's a lot of fall fun to be had.