Take a breather from the busy city life with your family and discover a natural world.
Earlier sunsets. Woolier clothes. This is the season, friends. Fall is finally amongst us, and with it, all of the best autumn-ly traditions! One of our favorites, here at TEM, without a doubt, is apple and maize picking. A perfect opportunity for the little ones to discover that fruits and vegetables are not grown in the back room of supermarkets, while running around and getting exhausted for a good night sleep. Children can also enjoy pony, tractor and hay rides among yellow, red and golden leaves, while adults take advantage of the clean, open air and magical views. During the weekend you can enjoy the hot homemade food; on weekdays picnic tables and large tented areas are available for you to bring your own. Also, friendly farm animals, including horses, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats and rabbits will welcome your children’s petting strokes. Don’t miss out on this unique experience! (Farm trips are also the best opportunity to take one of those holiday season card photos, so bring the camera and colorful sweaters that will contrast with the golden fields!)
Alstede Farms – Chester
Address: 84 County Route 513
How to get there: Approx. 1 hour by car from midtown Manhattan. Also accessible via New Jersey Transit.
Price: Depending on the activities, from $14.99 for adults, and from $12.99 – $22 (unlimited activities) for children. MidWeek Quick Pick Special on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
TIP: Wear warm and comfortable clothes. Alstede Farms has a deal with local transportation; up to five people can get a ride from the train station to the farm for $10.