Apple Season: Where to Pick, Sip and Celebrate
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM 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 are so many ways to get your apple fix in Syracuse this fall.
September is here so trade in your lemonade 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 hard cider? Head out to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards and visit the 1911 Established tasting room. Order a flight of hard ciders, apple wines and even apple-crafted liquors. Stop by Abbott Farms and pick up some of their Four Grand wine or cider, this year they will also be serving up apple cider floats.
Head to an area orchard and take part in the fall tradition of apple picking. Get your fruit fresh from the tree this year and cross an activity off your fall bucket list. To get picking, search the region here.
It's time for apple flavored everything! Sample cider donuts, bite into a candy apple or indulge in apple fritters. Head to any orchard store this fall to find delicious apple baked goods, jams, snacks and more. 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.