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The 10 Best Places For Apple Picking In America

'Tis the season. 🍎
09/22/2015 11:25am ET | Updated September 22, 2015

Ah, fall. The air feels crisp, the leaves turn the most Instagrammable shades of red and yellow, and it's cool enough to sport a cozy sweater. What better time to go on a little outdoor adventure?

After you hit the pumpkin patch, try visiting an apple orchard to harvest the season's sweetest (and most versatile) snack. We asked the experts at Foursquare to tell us the best spots for apple picking in America. Scroll through to see where you can get in on the fall fun.

Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, Massachusetts
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Come for the 180 acres, and stay for the caramel-coated apples.
Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, New York
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There's live music every weekend through October, and visitors cite the apple cider donuts as the best they've ever had.
Los Rios Rancho in Yucaipa, California
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Get ready for hayrides and pies at this farm with plenty of walkable trails.
Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, New Jersey
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The adorable Farm Store may be the best part of this easy-to-get-to spot with "well manicured trees."
Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, North Carolina
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Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Arrive early in the day to pick apples, raspberries, peaches and pumpkins at this full-service spot that hosts weekly Fall Harvest Festivals.
Apple Jack Orchards in Delano, Minnesota
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Raspberries are ripe for the picking here, as well as a magnificent breadth of apple varieties.
Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia
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Fried pies and astounding views are the name of the game at this family-run outpost.
Terhune Orchards in Princeton, New Jersey
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Apples aren't the only thing to harvest at this charming weekend escape: You can pick flowers and a variety of gourds, including pumpkins, too.
Apple Dave's Orchards in Warwick, New York
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This heritage-filled spot just changed its name, in honor of "the man who started it all." Check out the separate winery for a variety of yummy tastings.

Once you've harvested the goods, put them to good use:

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