While the Northeast's commercial-scale apple harvest gears up in the fall, families also can go apple-picking at many of those same orchards in New Jersey and New York. ( Courtesy of Kast Farms, Albion, NY )

This is one of the most fall activities you can do in the Northeast: Go apple picking, complete with hayrides and apple cider. 

Members of the New Providence, N.J.-based Eastern Produce Council are invited to register for the 5th Annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Event 10 a.m. to noon Eastern, Sept. 21, at Melick’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Oldwick, N.J.

Participants are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy the event, according to a news release from the Eastern Produce Council.

For questions, contact the council office at [email protected] or 908-723-0645.

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