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Lawrence Farms Orchards

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Newburgh is often thought of as a busy urban area, not many people associate it with lush green apple orchards or sweeping mountain views. But that's exactly what I found when I visited Lawrence Farms Orchards that is, in fact, located right in Newburgh. This farm is one of my most favorites to visit during the fall months, when the leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler. It is a cheap day trip that everyone in your family will enjoy!

It's only 3$ a person to enter the farm ( children 2 and under are free). They also offer free admission to service members, veterans, law enforcement and their families. You will want to start at the farm store where you will decide what you are picking. They will give you containers, a map and send you on your way to explore the orchards and gardens! We usually choose to pick grapes because it's a crop that not many places grow and it's so much fun trying all the varieties and picking our favorites! The farm grows and picks grapes all the way into October! You can also pick apples, pumpkins and they even have you-pick gardens full of veggies and herbs! They update their website and Facebook pages regularly so that you know what is being picked!

The farm has wagons available for use while picking as well as farm staff riding around on golf carts for anyone who needs help. We find the staff to be friendly, extremely helpful and knowledgeable. After picking our fill of fruit we make our way to the children's village and play area. This is my most favorite part of the farm! Small, well maintained play houses mimic a Victorian village set on the banks of a beautiful pond! Each building, decorated and filled with things to pretend play to your heart's content! A small train circles the village, so make sure to get your 1$ per person ready and meet the train at the train station for your scenic ride!
If it's possible to tear yourself away from this amazing play area, the farm also has a small "petting zoo" where you can explore the farm's chicken coops as well as feed the goats and the ducks, who live in the gorgeous pond. You will want to bring change with you for the duck and goat food.
There are plenty of places to sit down and picnic, or you can take advantage of the farm store where you can purchase a meal, apple cider donuts or any of the other local treats that they sell. Our family loves to get a donut, some delicious cider and park ourselves down on the hill outside the store, with amazing views of the mountains and orchards!
This is definitely a place that your family can spend a whole day outside enjoying the beautiful fall weather!

Tips for visiting:
  • Bring cash, they do take credit cards but it is a 5$ minimum and you have to pay for things at different registers so it's easier to have cash.
  • The train is 1$ a person for each ride, there is no sign and they only take cash.
  • The hay maze is 1$ a person, they only take cash.
  • The farm is pretty stroller friendly, even in the orchards.
  • There is plenty of parking.
  • They have public restrooms.
  • You have to pay to enter the farm, even if you are not picking.
  • Pets are not allowed at the farm.
  • We went on a Saturday and it was not very busy, they usually are busy on weekends in the fall so be prepared for that or visit during the off season or on weekdays.
  • They are open daily from 9am-4pm starting Memorial Day till the end of October.

For more information visit Lawrence Farms Orchards online.

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