Autumn approaches! The fruit ripens, it’s time to harvest, the leaves will be displaying their blazing colors soon. It’s a perfect time for wandering in Warren County, to pick apples or pick up freshly squeezed cider, to take on the challenge of a corn maze or traipse among acres of sunflowers, or just to enjoy nature's most glorious days of the year. Here are some ideas for you and your family to help you plan your fall fun at our farms.

Apgar's Cider Press
352 Harmony Brass Castle Road
Phillipsburg (Harmony Township)
(908) 859-2988

Homemade apple cider, apples, pumpkins, jams, jellies, and mums are available. Open daily 10am-5pm, September to December 16.

Best’s Fruit Farm
1 Russling Road
Hackettstown (Independence Twp.)
(908) 852-3777

Farm stand open all year with fresh fruits, homemade apple cider and lots of produce. Apples is their main crop. Christmas trees and grave blankets in the winter.

Brook Hollow Farm
52 Frog Pond Road
Columbia (Knowlton Twp.)
(908) 496-4577

Pick-your-own apples beginning in September; Apples available at the farm stand while supplies last.

Clucas Farms West
3166 Belvidere Rd
Phillipsburg (Harmony Twp.)

More than 10,000 hardy mums grown on premises, decorative cabbage & kale, hundreds of pumpkins & gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, fall planters and Halloween & fall décor. 

Country Fresh Farms
70 W. Asbury Anderson Road
Hampton (Washington Twp.)
(908) 537-9009

Farm stand with locally grown fruits and vegetables, local eggs, fruit pies, fresh locally made mozzarella, local honey, jams and jellies, and pickles.  In addition, hanging baskets, annuals, and perennials; quality hay and straw; gift shop full of primitive decor, handpicked straight from The Amish Country and more other great gifts and surprises! Bring your kids to play in the play yard and to meet the farm animals!

Corrado's Farm
671 Mt. Bethel Road
Hackettstown (Independence Twp.)
973-942-4448 or 908-637-4644

A haunted house and hayrides for all ages to enjoy.  Also, a corn maze and zombie paintball. Open from the September 28 until the beginning of November.  Get the latest updates on Facebook.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions
100 Elizabeth St.
(877) 872-4674

Offering a variety of autumn-themed excursions, including The Corn Maze Train; The Great Pumpkin Train with free pumpkins for children; The Warren County Winery Train; and the Pohatcong Historic House Tour & Wine Tasting (Oct. 19). 

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown (Mansfield Twp.)
(908) 852-9122

Family owned and operated farm and farm market features hundreds of acres of fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpkin picking, berry picking, apple picking, farm education, group tours, private tours, birthday parties, corporate events, and fun for the whole family. The market carries fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh baked pies and other delicious baked goods, dairy products, syrups, local honey, our own jellies, jam, sauce and salsa, gluten free products, and a fantastic selection of local products from local vendors – neighbors and friends in our community. Selections include Arctic Meats, Byrne Dairy, Greene’s Beans Coffee, beautiful local gift boxes and baskets, John Deere toys, and seasonably New Jersey Audubon products! Donaldson Farms also offers seasonal family fun with attractions including a corn maze, sunflower tours, farm animals, pick-your-own fields, hayrides, pony rides, and more! Check Facebook for updates. Fall activities start September 28 with PYO apples and pumpkins. Also, there will be a Crafters & Artisan Fair October 5. Shop and enjoy the fall activities with family and friends.

Donaldson's Greenhouse & Nursery
178 Airport Road
Hackettstown (Mansfield Twp.)
908) 852-7314

Donaldson’s Greenhouse & Nursery is located on a portion of the Donaldson family farm, in existence for more than 100 years! Open all year around. They are a full service greenhouse and nursery, with top quality plant material like annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, soils and mulches, pottery and garden related items. Everything from outdoor ponds and water gardens, to statuary and quality gardening tools are available. Classes and workshops are offered for your planting and decorating needs.

Dutch Valley Tree Farm
166 Changewater Road
Washington, NJ 07882
908) 689-0793

Fall mums for sale while the 1924 barn, situated among 42 acres of Christmas trees, is available for weddings and parties.

Godlewsky Farms
215 Alphano Road
Great Meadows (Independence Twp.)
(908) 637-4927

Fresh vegetables are available and 100+ varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs, patio pots and hanging baskets. In addition, they have mums, cabbage, kale, corn stalks, Indian corn, hay bales and much more. Family-owned for three generations.

Hensler Farms
369 County Road 519
Belvidere (White Twp.)
(908) 475-0021

Farm market featuring apples, sweet cider and delicious pies, the many colors of winter squash and pumpkins, cornstalks, straw bales, fall flowers and tons of mums, as well as gifts and home décor, jars of jellies, jams and canned goods, organic raw-milk cheese. Open to the end of October.

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Road (Rt. 521)
(908) 459-5351

Their 15 varieties of pick-your-own apples are the main attraction, but they also have pick-your-own pumpkins for Halloween, a corn maze, sunflowers and a berry patch with raspberries as well as jams, jellies, and honey. There are also hayrides for the kids or those just young at heart, and the annual Harvest Festival October 5.

Mackey's Orchard
284 County Road 519
Belvidere (White Twp.)
(908) 475-1507

Now in its eighth generation, Mackey's grows apples, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, apricots, cherries and raspberries, plus thousands of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs and vegetables. The bakery features fruit pies and gourmet pastries, while Mackey's Ice Cream Barn is home to 42 flavors of homemade hard ice cream. Pick your own apples and cherries, and have fun on a hayride.

Marshall's Farm Market
PO Box 22 114 Route 46
Delaware (Knowlton Twp.)
(908) 475-1989

Founded in 1920, the farm market sells fruit, vegetables, and specialty foods, plus gifts, outdoor furniture, meats, cheeses, pumpkins, and more. Hay rides and the Halloween Hollow display offered for the fall; stop by to enjoy a cup of apple cider on a cool autumn day.

Orchard View Lavender Farm
101 Karrsville Road
Port Murray (Mansfield Twp.)

Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket or sit in the gazebo and enjoy the peace and tranquility among hundreds of English, French and Spanish lavenders. The shop offers a variety of natural, handmade lavender products including bath and body, household, culinary, teas, sachets, wreaths, unique gifts, home and garden decor and of course, lavender bundles both fresh (when in season and while supplies last) and dry as well as lavender buds. Also honey from their hives and fresh eggs from the City Girl Flock. The farm is the idyllic setting for artists and photographers to capture the beauty of the lavender field and its beautiful surroundings. Throughout the season, they offer yoga classes, dinners, paint classes and more. Check them out on their website or Facebook! 

Race Farm
87 Belcher Road
(908) 362-8151

The pick-your-own farm runs through Oct. 31 and features peaches, tomatoes, peppers, beans, candy onions, garlic and more. Free hayrides on fall weekends – pack a picnic and relax in their beautiful picnic area. Meanwhile, the Farm Stand and Garden Center at 224 Route 94, Blairstown, has vegetables and fruit, as well as seasonal greenhouses full of perennials, annuals, fruit and vegetable plants for every gardening need, plus homemade baked goods, soups, hummus, cider donuts, ice cream, honey, pastas, jams, jellies, local grass fed beef, poultry and dairy products.

Stoneyfield Orchards 
5 Orchard Street
Belvidere (White Twp.)
(908) 475-5209

Pick your own or have them pick it for you, with fresh goods from the farm store year-round, plus eggs, cheeses, jellies and maple syrup, as well as Vermont cheese, preserves, relishes, salad dressings and more. Kid-friendly, with cows and other farm animals for the children to see. Apples are available through the winter until April. Cider is pressed all winter long and is available through June.

The Farm in Harmony
231 Brainards Road
(908) 283-0721

Their 7-acre corn Maze is open through November 11, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm. Specials: Every Wednesday is Camo Kids Days, children ages 4-12 wearing camo clothes get into the maze for free. Thursday is Date Night, visit the farm (open to 7pm) where you and your date get $2 off each admission, then head to nearby Rock Creek Tavern for dinner. Show them your wristband and receive 10% off your food bill for two. Friday Nights are Family Night at the Farm, with special family admission prices. Take a break from the hectic pace of school, work, after school activities, and spend time together as a family. Remember, all Veterans/Military are always admitted FREE, with ID. The farm also offers a variety of classes and community programs like a women’s business owner group and Knot My Style Girls Boot Camp.

Tranquillity Farms
47 Decker Pond Road
Andover (Allamuchy Twp.)
(908) 979-0303

Fall Fest starts September 28 with corn mazes, cow train, hay rides, unlimited bounce pillow and more, with food available including hotdogs and pulled pork as you relax at their picnic tables. Roadside Market; pick-your-own pumpkins; flowers and fall ornamentals available at this diverse, third-generation family farm. 

Tree-Licious Orchards
135 Karrville Road
Port Murray (Mansfield Twp.)
(908) 689-2906 or 908-852-7191

The 130-acre orchard produces many varieties of fruit, both heritage varieties and new hybrids.  Pick-your-own apples (heirloom & hard to find varieties), peaches, pears and lots more; their Just Made Bakery at 1875 Route 57 in Hackettstown that carries pies and quiches; and the farm hosts bridal showers, weddings and corporate outings, as well as Farm-to-Table Dinners and a CSA. Stop by for their Fall Festival September 28 and Apple Festival October 13.

VonThun Farms
438 NJ-57
(732) 329-8656

Celebrate the fall harvest season with family fun for all ages! Get lost in a corn maze or visit to look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples or browse the Farm Market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. Farm Market, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are open weekdays (closed Mondays). Fall Fest begin September 21 with Entry to the Apple Orchard, Hayrides, 5+ acre Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Pumpkin Checkers, Rubber Duck Races, Pedal Karts, Straw Jump, Horseshoes, John Deere Trike & Tractor Course, Barnyard Bouncers, Junior Pedal Karts, Straw Maze, Inflatable Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole, Spookley Corn Maze, Barnyard Basketball, Photo Ops, Bee Barn, Connect Four, Pumpkin TicTacToe, Steer Roping, Sand Diggers, & Lil’ Rocking Horses. 

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Road
Port Murray (Mansfield Twp.)
(908) 852-5390

Home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. Bring a picnic lunch, play with your children on the swings, visit their farm animals, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the garden paths or just relax and enjoy the beauty of the day. The farm features a multitude of herbs and perennials, display gardens and a gift shop filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths, statuary, books, essential oils, hard-to-find potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages. There also is a full schedule of special workshops and other events.

Wild Ridge Plants
170 Mountain Road
Alpha, NJ
(908) 319-7230

A family business growing beautiful native plants in the Highlands of New Jersey – used as edible, medicinal, and ornamental species – propagated from local, wild seeds, and grown using sustainable methods. They offer native plants, landscape and restoration consulting and fieldwork, and inspiring presentations, publications, and hikes about native plants and the ecology of our region. Visit them on Facebook to learn about special events.