September 23 marks the first day of fall and the unofficial start of all activities that come along with the popular season.

One of the biggest fall perks is the opportunity to go apple picking (and later, pumpkin picking as well) with family and friends surrounded by fall foliage.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the places in the Capital Region that allow you to pick your own apples. To find other farms in your area, check out this apple finder that looks up locations based on your zip code!

Do you have a favorite apple picking spot? Let us know!

Altamont Orchards
6654 Dunnsville Rd Altamont, NY 12009
(518) 861-6515

Bowman Orchards 
157 Sugar Hill Road Rexford, NY 12148
(518) 371-2042

Golden Harvest Farms 
3074 US Route 9, Valatie NY 12184
(518)-758-7683

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont-Voorheesville Rd Altamont, NY 12009
(518) 765-2956

Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard
267 Sugarhill Rd. Rexford, NY 12148-1414
(518) 371-5785

Goold Orchards
1297 Brookview Station Rd Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 732-7317

Samascott Orchards 
5 Sunset Avenue Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518) 758-7224