Apple and Pumpkin Picking Make for Fall Fun in New Jersey

By fran-lichtman October 18, 2018

Now that the weather actually feels like fall many of us are in the mood for pumpkin-spiced anything, cider donuts, apple cider and something fun to do outdoors. Visiting a local farm for apple and pumpkin picking can tick all of those boxes. Here are a few options.

Wightman’s Farms  This popular spot offers hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin and apple picking plus a farm store. Since it is so popular, it can get very crowded on the weekends. The pumpkin slingshot activity ($2 for 3 shots) is something you won’t find at other pumpkin farms!

Melick’s Town Farm  For a slightly more low-key experience, consider a visit to one of Melick’s Town Farm locations. Melick’s in Oldwick  is our favorite as it also offers a playground and is a short distance from Route 78. Also offering wagon rides, pick your own, a cider press and more.

Wyoming Church  If you are looking for the most low-key, easy option to enjoy the season, Wyoming Church has a pumpkin patch set up every day through Oct 31st. Pumpkins are spread out all over the front lawn. Show up and pick your own.


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