NORTH SALE, N.Y.--Although the air was not crisp over this past unseasonably warm weekend, the apples ready for the picking at North Salem’s local farms were.
Outhouse Orchards and Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, both located on Hardscrabble Road, were buzzing with time-honored seasonal activities. Families from near and far flocked to the farms for a taste of a quintessential fall weekend in the country—and those delicious apple cider doughnuts.
Outhouse Orchards offered bouncy castles, their annual corn maze, pumpkin picking, apple picking and pear picking, hay rides, pony rides and more. At its farm stand, visitors could purchase flowers, preserves, cider doughnuts and more. Dogs are welcome.
Adult-friendly options, such as its Hardscrabble Cider made right at the orchard, and a plethora of food options were available at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard. It also offered activities like bungee trampolines, face painting, pony rides and more. Live music was enjoyed at both locations. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard does not allow dogs.
Outhouse Orchards is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fall activities are listed on the websites of both locations until Nov. 1. For specifics, visit their respective websites: http://www.outhouseorchardsny.com and http://www.harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.