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RANKINGS: These Are Highest Rated NJ Apple Picking Places On Yelp

Demarest Farms is one of the most popular apple picking spots in Bergen County.
Demarest Farms is one of the most popular apple picking spots in Bergen County. Photo Credit: Demarest Farms

Macintosh. Honey Crisp. Gala. Rome.

How do you like them apples?

These are the highest-rated apple picking spots in New Jersey and Orange County, N.Y., according to Yelp.

Alstede Farms, Cheste r, 3 stars on Yelp : Pick-your-own is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekday admission is $7 and weekends/holidays is $9. Entry free includes access to wagon rides, mazes and more. Visit the farm's "What Can I Pick Today?" page to see what else is in season.

Demarest Farms, Hillsdale, 3 stars on Yelp : Season starts Monday, Sept. 2. Weekdays are open to the public from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $7 ages 2 and up, which includes free parking, entry, hayride, two petting zoos, adventure playground, corn box and more. Spend an extra $12 for a bag to hold your apples. Cider doughnuts are a must .

Demarest Farms' cinnamon sugar doughnut that reporter Cecilia Levine couldn't resist eating before photographing.

Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown , 3.5 stars on Yelp Early September through late November, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices are by the pound. Be sure to take your best shot on the corn canon in October for $5 and say hi to the farm animals.

Sun High Orchards, Randolph, 3.5 stars on Yelp : Fruit pies, self-serve firewood and the famed bottled milk are available at Sun High. Hayrides are $1 per person -- don't forget your camera! Call for pricing.

Wightman Farms, Morristown, 3.5 stars on Yelp : Every person over the age of 3 years old requires a membership card to enter the fields and orchard. A membership card is $7 and is good from strawberry season through the last weekend of apple picking. Then you pay for what you pick and enjoy your local harvest.

Melick Orchards, Califon, 4 stars on Yelp : With dozens of apples to choose from, you and your family will be dropped off at the orchard boasting more than 20,000 trees. PYO available through the second week of November. No entry fee -- pay for what you pick 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.

Melick's Town Farm will drop you at the orchard of your choice.

Hard cider tasting at Melick's.

Och's Orchard, Warwick, N.Y. , 4 stars on Yelp : Veggies and berries are also available for picking. Call (845)986-1591 before you come.

Berries and veggies picked from Och's Orchard.

Riamede Farms, Chester, 4 stars on Yelp : Pick for yourself or others with Farmers Against Hunger. You can help distribute surplus fruits and vegetables for those in need. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gala, Ginger Gold, Zestar, Mollie Delicious, Rhode Island Greening, and Macintosh are ready.

Stony Hill Farms, Chester, 4 stars on Yelp : Pick your own apples, strawberries and pumpkins from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices range between $10 and $18. Check out the 10-acre corn maze, go gemstone mining and the barnyard board game.

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