Hudson Valley Mom Picks: Best Farms to Visit in the Fall

Hudson Valley Mom Picks: Best Farms to Visit in the Fall {2016}

We asked and YOU answered! Moms across the Hudson Valley have offered their top picks for a great fall farm experience with the family. To make your life easier, we asked readers to vote for their favorites according to what parents are looking for in a farm. The results are tallied and we’re so excited to share with you our readers’ best recommendations.

Thank you all so much for contributing so other parents in your community know where to go!

Quick note: We’re fortunate enough to have a wide variety of unique pick-your-own farms in the Hudson Valley and there are plenty of great ones that didn’t make the list. Get out there and explore a new one this season!

Best Hudson Valley Farms for Fall Family Fun

Mom Picks: Best Hudson Valley Farms to Visit in the Fall

Best selection of…

apples: Samascott Orchards
2nd: Dubois Farms

pumpkins: Kesicke Farm
2nd: Samascott Orchards

kids activities: Kesicke Farm
2nd: (Tie) Hurds Family Farm & Dubois Farms

Fairest pricing…

for apples:  Samascott Orchards
2nd: Fix Bros. Farms

for kids activities:  Kesicke Farm
2nd: Dubois Farms

overall: Dubois Farms
2nd: Samascott Orchards

Best farm to visit for…

organic/no-spray apples: (tie) Westwind Orchards and Fishkill Farms

cider donuts:  (tie) Samascott Orchards and Meadowbrook Farm

petting zoo/animals: Kesicke Farm
2nd: Dubois Farms

toddlers: Dubois Farms
2nd: Hurds Family Farm

hay/tractor ride: Kesicke Farm
2nd: Hahn Farm

corn maze: Samascott Orchards
2nd: (tie) Hahn Farm, Dubois Farms & Kesicke Farm

stroller/wagon friendly: Kesicke Farm
2nd: Samascott Orchards

Best fall festival?

Kesicke Farm
2nd: (tie) Hawthorne Valley & Dubois Farms


and finally,

Overall BEST Fall Farm Experience goes to…




 Reader Responses:

“Our family loves visiting Kesicke Farm each year to experience the magic of fall. The activities are fun and easy to access with little ones. The Vosburgh family is welcoming and continues to grow the magical experiences offered. From pumpkin picking and hay rides to corn mazes and a petting zoo, this is only 1.5 hours from NYC or 5 minutes from Rhinebeck.”

“Kesicke Family Farms provides the best variety of Fall festival activities for the entire family. They are affordable and they put a lot of effort into making sure families enjoy themselves. It is a clean farm, they have an amazing little shop to buy local produce, meats and pantry items. Overall a wonderful way to spend the day!”

Runner-up: Dubois Farms, Highland

“[Dubois Farms} truly is amazing. They have little play houses for the kids to play in plus an amazing corn maze. They also do pony rides plus other animals.”

  • Kesicke Farm

Did your favorite farm make the list?

Tell us where your family loves to go in the comments!





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