Revel in the fall foliage and orchards of Dutchess County and pick apples till the cows come home! The bus will make stops in the quaint town of Rhinebeck for lunch on your own. Then we’ll stop at the friendly petting zoo and get lost in the corn maze at local favorite, Kesicke Farm. Next, we’ll travel to historic Rose Hill Farm for apple picking. NEW for 2019, they have added a cider tasting room. We’ll then proceed to the idyllic Greig Farm for pygmy goat feeding, the indoor farmer’s market and café (and more apple picking if you wish.) Tour includes guide, farm entrance fees, corn maze and transportation.
Pick up (9am) and return (7:30pm) at Bryant Park on NW corner of 6th Ave. / 42nd St. $79/pp.
Rhinebeck: This historic little town nestled in the New York Hudson Valley region reveals majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River, and more. The Village boasts tree lined streets that beckon you to meander for hours through very unique specialty shoppes. You will find both contemporary & classic, European & domestic men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry & crafts, spa & beauty services, holistic practitioners, home furnishings, books, stationery, gifts, tabletop, kitchen gadgets, hiking & equestrian gear. With its fine dining, casual bistros, and a thriving locavore movement, Rhinebeck has been touted as one of America’s best Gourmet towns.
Kesicke Farm: Kesicke Farm, is a family run and decades old operation and a favorite in the community – no matter the season. They offer a wide variety of products and experiences. In the Fall, shop their farm stand for farm fresh produce including sweet corn, local meats, and seasonal fruits. We’ll also have time to enjoy their corn maze, farm animal petting zoo and delicious apple cider donuts.
Rose Hill Farm: Located in Red Hook, NY, Rose Hill Farm is a historic family owned pick your own fruit orchard established in 1798. They grow cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and apples on over 100 acres of picturesque farmland. They embrace holistic, bio-intensive growing practices that focus on plant and soil health and are compliant with organic guidelines. Enjoy a picnic lunch with Catskill mountain views, do some serious apple picking and then pop into their brand new hard cider tasting room for a treat!
Greig Farm: Greig Farm is a historic family owned and operated farm in Red Hook NY, which has been around for more than 60 years. They host the Hudson Valley Farmers Market where visitors can enjoy the ambiance of a century old dairy barn while perusing local vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, fish, flowers and more from local Hudson Valley Farms! Greig Farm isn’t just known for its delicious fruit. visitors can feed the pygmy goats and the Koi fish in the pond.
SCHEDULE – Tour runs from 9am – 7:30pm
PICK UP – Bryant Park on NW corner of 6th Ave. / 42nd St.
REFUNDS – Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.
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|Date||October 19, October 26|
Listed as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places, the Hudson Valley is as scenic and hospitable as it is cultural and delicious. Just a couple hours from New York City, this picturesque and colorful region is filled with sweeping rivers, small towns, local farms and incredible culinary and craft beverage scenes. Come back on your own and spend a day, weekend, or week exploring all there is to do in Dutchess County! Check out some of the area’s special annual events below and plan your return trip to join in the fun.
Top 10 Dutchess County Events:
- Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
- Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
- Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
- Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
- Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
- Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
- Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
- Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
- New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.
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What is the refund policy? Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to email@example.com. Otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.
What should I bring? Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers pending weather. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages, though there will be many opportunities to purchase these things along the way. We encourage you to go green and bring reusable totes and shopping bags if you plan to do any shopping or produce picking!
What is included / what might be an extra fee? Tour price includes guide, farm entrance fees, corn maze and transportation. Food, drinks, shopping, apples picked will be an extra fee.
What’s allowed on board? No pets allowed on board. Feel free to bring books, ipads, etc. for the journey, but please be mindful of other passengers and wear headphones if you are using audio. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but all trash must be taken home with you before leaving the bus.
Are there Wifi and USB ports on the bus? Yes.
Are there bathrooms on the bus? Yes.
NYC Pick up, Rhinebeck, Kesicke Farm, Rose Hill Farm, Greig Farm, NYC Drop off
NYC PICKUP ADDRESS: Bryant Park on NW corner of 6th Ave. / 42nd St.