I have long been a fan of a NJ based apple orchard called Melicks Farm in Oldwick, NJ. You might think it’s because of their apple cider donuts or perhaps their large array of oversized pumpkins. You’d be partially right of course as both of those things are awesome. But my very favorite part is the views. It’s a large space and you can pick apples, even if it’s busy, without being on top of others, and because it’s on a hill, looking out at the countryside is divine for this city girl! Hayrides, a farmers market and more. Grab a car seat & zipcar, this seasonal pick is highly recommended!

Melicks Cider Mill and Orchard

The Scoop, Per their site: "Most weekends in September and October, we also have free wagon rides into the orchards in Oldwick, and horse drawn wagon rides at the Califon Orchards.You'll be dropped off to make your selections and take your family photos, and then the wagons will return to pick up you and your apples and return to the check out stand. Please feel free to call ahead to check our exact schedule. If you come later in the fall, you will also want to select the perfect pumpkins from our fields and displays. We do have Pick Your Own Pumpkins from the field in (their other property) in Califon, NJ. We also have a nice selection of fall decorations, mums, Indian Corn, hay bales, and corn shucks for your home decorating."

Melicks Cider Mill & Orchard 19 King St. Oldwick, NJ08858  908 439-2318