PEEKSKILL, NY — Not even pumpkin patches can escape coronavirus in 2020. The ongoing pandemic means many of the area’s pumpkin patches have had to adjust hours, regulations and activities.
Fortunately, coronavirus has only changed — not completely closed — your favorite pumpkin patch and its offerings this season. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches in the Hudson Valley.
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
PHONE: 914 245-5111
Farm is open Wednesdays-Mondays through mid-December.
The Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays – Mondays in October. Please check the Harvest Calendar for exact dates this year.
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Through Nov. 1 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 200-acre family-owned farm offers nine different varieties of apples as well as pumpkins. You can select your perfect pumpkin for decorating,carving or just to have for decor. Visit the farm stand to buy a pre picked pumpkin, gourds, Indian corn and corn stalks. On weekends you can take a hayride through the orchards. You can end the visit by enjoying a freshly baked pie or doughnut with a glass of apple cider. It's been a dry summer, so the corn maze isn't fully grown yet. Pandemic rules: The number of visitors at a time will be limited, so it's "first come, first served."
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
With each reservation purchased you will receive entry to the orchard for up to two people only and parking for one car only. Important: we cannot add an extra person to your reservation. If you are bringing a party of more than two people OVER the age of 10 years, you will need to purchase an extra reservation. Children 10 yrs and under can enter free with your purchased ticket.
31 Dykeman Lane, Pawling, NY 12564
Pumpkin picking on weekends 9/26-10/31, Yom Kippur 9/28, Columbus Day 10/12. More dates may be added! Keep checking our website!
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
Pick-Your-Own: Pumpkin reservations are for those who only wish to pick pumpkins and are not available on weekends. Predicted availability.
39 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Please click here to book a reservation.
There is a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds and Halloween decorations that will get you in the fall spirit as soon as you lay eyes on our pumpkin patch (all pumpkins are vine free). Pick your favorite pumpkin and the friendly staff will weigh for you at the check out tent.
124 Route 32, New Paltz
Apple Hill Farm overlooks the picturesque Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains. Picking your own hours of operation this season are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The farm will be open on Yom Kippur (9/28) and Columbus Day (10/12). Pumpkins will be available by the 25th of September until October 31st. Check back for decisions on the farm's popular hayrides and fire truck rides. Visitors can also check out the restored 1859 barn for fresh pressed apple cider and mulled apple cider donuts, as well as wreaths, dried and fresh-cut flowers. The farm stand closes at 6 p.m.
2185 Route 32, Modena
Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday online reservations required.
There are some changes like extra sanitizing and more space within Family Fun Activities, but some things are exactly the same ... 120 acres of fresh air and adventures for the whole family. Pre-purchase your bags and activity wristbands online beforehand if you want to visit on a weekend or holiday. To follow social distancing guidelines, hayrides will only take up to four family groups at a time. Family groups can include up to 6 people. There will be 2 groups per wagon spaced 6 feet apart.
Pumpkins Small $5, Anything in between $14 & XL $20
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
The family who runs Wilklow Orchards has been farming the spot for six generations. They try to be sustainable and ecologically minded because they want the farm to last for another six generations. When you visit the site, you can also shop at their bakery, and don't miss the Farm Bar and food truck. Within their Orchard they have a patch of small pumpkins that are about 2-5 lbs. These pumpkins are $2.00 each and are the perfect size for painting or for children to carve! They are easy to carry and fun for school groups or young children to pick themselves.
We also sell all sizes of pumpkins at our roadstand that are pre picked for you! Whether it is a Jack-o-lantern you're looking for, or a pumpkin for pie, we have it!
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
The check in/out booths are located at 263 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. When you arrive, we’ll give you directions from the booths to the crops. You may drive right to the fields, so you’ll never have to walk very far.
You only pay for what you pick. Pumpkins are priced per piece, based on what you pick. Sugar (baking pumpkins) are $2 each and carving pumpkins are $4-$8 each.
We are open for picking 9am-7pm, every day of the week.
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
The family farm is a family-friendly location with animals, a "Little Village" and hay bale maze. The farm has been doing "pick your own" fruits and vegetables for 30 years.
Check our “Plan Your Trip” page first for crop availability.
Weather conditions sometimes change picking schedules and availability
Admission: $5.00 per person (children under 2 free) Season passes available.
Time: 9am – 4pm Daily
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