An apple a day keeps the doctor away, giving you ample time to rifle through his office for hidden lollipops. Savor the sweet flavors of nature's candy with today's Groupon to Wright’s Farm in Gardiner. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get a day of apple picking for two (up to a $20 value).
- For $16, you get a day of apple picking for four (up to a $40 value).
Children ages 4–9 receive a discounted admission of $5, so this Groupon is a better value for patrons ages 10 and older. Wright’s Farm is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. everyday including holidays.
Voted one of the top five apple picking spots in New York, the 453-acre Wright’s Farm invites friends and families to spend a leisurely day hiking, picnicking, and picking apples in its vibrant orchard. Pickers begin the day at the farm, where they receive bags and a copy of Johnny Appleseed’s inspirational autobiography, before heading to the fruit-laden fields to pick from a dozen varieties of apples⎯which rotate as the season progresses⎯including macintosh, golden delicious, and fuji. Patrons drive their own cars to the orchard, where sprawling, verdant trees create shade for picnics, sing-alongs, and games.
After getting their fill of fruit foraging, kids and adults can brave the twists and turns of the farm’s corn mazes to test their navigational skills, and weekend hayrides give tourists a taste of what travel was once like for the area’s landed horse gentry. The farm produces 100,000 bushels of apples annually, both for picking and for baking, and guests can tote home ready-made pies, jams, and preserves from the on-site shop or create their own at home courtesy of complimentary recipes.