Day trips from NYC: Apple picking in the Catskills

posted on: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On the checklist for my birthday this year was to go hiking amongst the fall foliage, go apple picking or do both in the same day. Guess what! We kind of managed to do that! Turns out some dear friends, their baby and baby's grandma were going apple picking last Sunday and invited us along. Thanks guys! Hiking was really only involved because the orchard was on the side of a hill and we pretty much traversed the entire dang place. This is what happens when you go on the last weekend of the season and red delicious are about the only ones left.

Although they do make for a pretty photograph, right?


Anyway, it was pretty awesome. The leaves were gorgeous (check!). The drive through country roads smelled amazing (check!). And we got to spend some serious quality time with some good friends (check!). Hanging out with these particular friends at my birthday is a serious tradition since big papa and I share a birthdate. Although he's older. Take that, dude! No key lime pie this year but wowwww, apples taste amazing straight off the tree. Next year, we'll find the mutsus.

This guy spent years working in a produce department so juggling apples is sort of his specialty.

Literally, we were almost gone and I yelled "Are you flipping kidding me?!" and busted out the camera. Hello picturesque!

And now, how the hell am I going to eat an entire peck of apples before they go bad? I'm thinking a batch of crock pot apple butter might be in order but I'm open to suggestions!


  1. wow gorgeous photos!! what an amazing place... new york is a place i have yet to visit =).. maybe use apples for morning smoothies =)
    do you want to follow each other? following you now on bloglovin =)

    1. Well, you know what they say, the west coast is the best coast, right?! NY is pretty awesome though, no joke.

  2. Looks like you had a beautiful time but this reminds me that I haven't gone apple picking this year! Have you ever tried a corn maze? They are my second favorite fall activity even though I always get hopelessly lost. :)

    1. A corn maze sounds super fun!! Totally on my bucket list for next year.


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