The Best Hayrides Near New York City to Visit This Fall 2021

Fall is in the air and what better way to enjoy the season than traditional hayrides or a farm wagonride. Explore the farm by taking a scenic route, feed farm animals, and get to taste delicious apple treats. Scroll through to see where you and your family can take a hayride near New York City. We’ve even included the travel distance from Midtown so you know how long the journey will be.

For more fall activities, take a look at our apple-picking post: The Best Apple Picking Orchards for Families Near New York City in 2021

Under One Hour

Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Queens, NY 11004
(40 min from Midtown)
Queens County Farm boasts its famous hayride, which opens in October and November. There are plenty of hayrides open at the farm’s Children’s Halloween Festival, Wildlife Weekends and the Annual Queen’s County Fair. Aside from hayrides, your little ones will enjoy weaving through the farm’s corn maze and picking Halloween pumpkins. If they get hungry, you can grab some delicious donuts, apple pie and crisp apple cider at the farm’s snack bar. Gate admission is free. Check the website for opening times and dates.

Hillview Farms

223 Meyersville Road, Gillette, NJ
(50 min from Midtown)
Make the trip to Hillview Farms for a traditional hayride from now until the end of October. Spend the day with the family on the farm picking from a variety of apples, taking a ride on their hay wagon, and seeing animals roaming around the farm. Hayrides start in October. Open 9 am – 6 pm (field closed to the public at 5 pm), daily.

One Hour to One Hour and a Half

Dr. Davies Farm

306 NY-304, Congers, NY 10920
(1 hr & 10 min from Midtown)
The hayride at Dr. Davies Farm has been a family favorite for over two decades. Bring your family along for some amazing fall fun as you learn about the farm’s tradition and history while looking around on the hayride and picking pumpkins. Another reason to choose Dr. Davies? Dogs are welcome. Due to Covid-19, the hayrides will be operating at limited capacity. Open 10 am – 4 pm, daily. Cash only; ATM available.

Riamede Farm

122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930
(1 hr & 20 min from Midtown)

Purchase your Farm Pass which includes all sorts of fun such as admission to apple orchard, pumpkin field, and other produce fields (when areas are open for picking), and a fun farm wagon ride which is available on weekends and when as long as it is safe to ride.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560
(1 hr & 20 min from Midtown)
Be part of the excitement at Harvest Moon for their biggest time of the year. This family-owned and operated apple orchard has a variety of delicious apples (picking is on weekends and reservations must be made) and activities for everyone. on weekends go for a hayride and enjoy the scenic route around the farm, listen to live music. Be sure to check out their farm store with stone fruits and vegetables. Open 10m am – 5:00 pm, daily (through the end of October).

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(1 hr & 20 min from Midtown)
Alstede Farms invites your family to go for a scenic weekend hayride. Take a ride on the Harvest Moon hayride that will take you to their corn maze and pumpkin patch. Open from 6-10 pm with the last admission at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $17.99 per person and include hay wagon rides, corn maze by flashlight, pumpkin picking (price for pumpkin additional), live entertainment, warm campfire, and their own fresh-pressed hot and cold apple cider.  Harvest Moon Hayride hours: 6 -10 pm. Purchasing tickets online is recommended.

Apple Ridge Orchards

101 Jessup Road, Warwick, NY 10990
(1 hr & 30 min from Midtown)
Kick off the fall season by visiting the most scenic and rustic pick-your-own farm. Just 60 miles from New York City, you can pick from a variety of 20 different apples throughout the Hudson and Warwick Valley. Have a fun and educational experience as you spend time at the orchards! Make sure to take a trip on a hayride, pet and feed the farm animals, explore the corn maze, visit the honey bee observation hives and taste their sweet and delicious apple treats on the farm. Open to the public from 9 am – 6 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays. Open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Sunday for school group reservations only. Admission and parking are free. $32 for half a bushel of apples. Apple Ridge Orchards strongly encourages calling before heading to the farm (845- 987-7717) for up-to-date information.

Masker Orchards

45 Ball Road,Warwick, NY 10990
(1 hr & 30 min from Midtown)
Masker Orchards is a go-to for a family-friendly farm in the Hudson Valley region (you can even bring the dog). Drive right to the trees with your family and then get lost in the massive orchard. For the kids, there are barnyard baby animals, pony rides, and wagon rides. The country store has great cider as well as an assortment of apple jams, butters, pies and other goodies. There is also, a haunted house, live music, a country store, and more! Open 9 am-5 pm, activities are on weekends only.

Barton Orchards

63 Apple Tree Ln.,Poughquag, NY 12570
(845) 227-2306
(1 hr & 30 min from Midtown)
Barton Orchards is always full of cheerful live music, a “fun park” with rides and attractions, and pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. For adults, the farm has an on-site taproom with craft beer, cider, and wine. Barton Orchards offers hayrides on festival weekends during the fall season, starting from Saturday, September 11th. The farm is open 11am-6pm Sundays through Thursdays and 11am-8pm Fridays and Saturdays.

Over an Hour and a Half

Harbes Family Farm

715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
(2 hrs from Midtown)
The star attraction at the 78-acre Harbes Family Farm is the breathtakingly beautiful apple orchard. On weekends and holidays they offer pig races, and fun hayride tours, and hosted interactive activities. Plus, Harbes Barnyard Adventure (a paid admission area of Harbes Family Farm) has eight acres of family-friendly attractions where you can discover farm animals and chicken and bee observatories as well as enjoy the Gnome Hedge Maze and so much more!

Bishop’s Orchards

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437
(2 hrs from Midtown)
Bishop’s Orchards takes pride in growing the highest quality fruits to enjoy year after year from their family to yours. At their pick-your-own locations, bags are free and you pay for what you pick by the pound. On the weekends a tractor-trailer ride takes you into the orchard. Wagon rides are set to start at the end of September and like most activities only on weekends. Kids of all ages will love the farm animals, corn maze, haystack climbing, farmer’s market goodies, and farm fun!

Hank’s PumpkinTown

240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
(2 hrs from Midtown)
Hank’s PumpkinTown in Water Mill, NY is well-known to families for its amazing apple picking and over 30 acres of fall family fun! Wander over to the wooden playground, maze park, face painting, and gem mining. Have a blast mining for fossils, gems, and even (fool’s) gold! For some extra fun, head to the maze park ($18 admission on holidays and weekends, $12 admissions on non-holiday weekdays) and you’ll have unlimited access to check out the giant corn maze, jump on the 70’ jump pad, enjoy hayrides, tractor and family corn trains, duck races, a pedal cart race track and much more! The Market has yummy, freshly baked pies, cookies, cupcakes, candy apples, and ever-popular cider donuts. Farm opens September 16th and will be open 7 days a week for the season.