Where to Go Apple Picking in New York, According to Our Hudson Valley Correspondent

Every month, Melina Hammer, Food52's very own Hudson Valley correspondent, is serving up all the bounty that upstate New York has to offer.

Did you know? New York State’s official state fruit—and, who knew, state muffin—is the apple. Appropriately, apple picking heralds in the fall in the Hudson Valley. From August through October, the crisp, sweet air is just right for orchard day trips.