Local Getaway: Apple Picking

A two-hour train ride and a beautiful bike ride took us to Fishkill Farms for a day of apple picking! Well, to be fair, our group did actually very little picking. Who wants an apple when you could have an apple cider doughnut? Or pumpkin ice cream? Top it off with a beer and a nap in the grass and call it a day. Warning: If you plan on going on a gorgeous day that also happens to be a holiday, expect hoards of families with young children. This killed our (foolish) image of us plucking fresh fruit in a lush, bucolic setting with nothing but the sounds of rustling leaves in the crisp fall air. Instead there were bouncy castles and SUVs. But whatever, we got out of the city and it was a fabulous day nonetheless. Bonus: This could be a great location for a future photo shoot!

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