Hey friends, it’s been awhile. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that these past few weeks have been hard for us and, as I’m writing this, we’re scurrying to get everything ready for the movers to pack up our house. But, before the real hectic-ness (is that a word?) of the month really kicks in, I thought I’d take you along on our newest fall tradition–apple picking.
There really isn’t anything more fall-ish than visiting an apple orchard. Especially in northern New York when the temperatures start dipping lower as soon as the calendar says September. I knew that I wanted to take advantage of our last fall here at Drum so I scouted around and found Behling Orchards, located in Mexico, New York. Mexico is about a half hour drive from Fort Drum which makes it the perfect spot to cross apple picking off the bucket list.
Established in 1947, Behling Orchards is home to nearly 80 varieties of apples (including one variety unique to the orchard) and is open to the public every day during the fall season. We loved exploring their barn store where you can buy already-picked apples & pumpkins or try some of their delicious baked goods, including apple pies and apple fritters (both of which we recommend wholeheartedly).
Although the barn and play yard were quite busy when we stopped by Behlings, we felt like we had the orchard all to ourselves. Which was great since our toddler loves to roam.
Erin just turned two last month and she had an absolute blast picking (and sampling) the apples. Even for the end of September, some of the trees were a little sparse at Erin’s level but it was nothing a little lift from dada couldn’t help!
And, of course, she had to share her treats! Boy, do we love doing life with our sweet little!
Apple picking turned out to be such a fun outing for our little family and definitely something I want to make a yearly tradition!
Check out our apple picking adventures and a little coffee chat!
How about you? Have you and your family crossed apple picking off your bucket list?