Welcoming Fall in Warwick, New York

Pennings Farm Market in Warwick, New York

Welcoming Fall in Warwick, New York

Not too far from where I live, lies the town of Warwick, New York. While I’ve visited a few times in my life, I’ve been longing to welcome in fall from there for quite some time. It’s absolutely beautiful and offers a lot for one to do, even if only for a day trip.

Luckily, one of my best friends, Alicia, lives relatively close to the little New York town, so we decided to spend a day there soaking up as much of the season as we could. We even took her son, Jack, along for part of the day’s activities.

A farm in Warwick, New York

If you happen to find yourself in upstate New York or New York City, I would highly suggest a day trip to Orange County to experience the town of Warwick for yourself. Here’s how you can spend your day:

First, head to Pennings Orchard and Farm Market. The earlier you head here the better, as crowds tend to build up as the day goes on. Getting here early means you’ll be able to take advantage of all the farm has to offer, without waiting on line.

Pennings Farm Market in Warwick, New York

This farm is truly one of a kind and has so much to offer for kids and adults alike. Not only is there a train for kids to climb on, along with chickens and goats to feed, but there’s also a beer garden for adults.

Feeding the chickens at Pennings.

Inside the building itself, you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fudge, pies, ice cream, and apple cider donuts – my personal favorite. There is also the opportunity to pick out your own pumpkin and go apple picking.

We decided on apple picking, which was fun for all three of us, and since it was early, there were plenty of apples and not too many people. For $25, you get a large bag to fill with apples, which was a good deal once we realized how many apples we could actually fit in the bag.

Jack loves apple picking!

Apple picking at Pennings Farm.

After you’ve had your fill of apple picking and wandering around the farm, head to Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery. It’s the perfect spot to spend the early afternoon wine tasting. I’d suggest bringing a blanket, purchasing a bottle of wine, and enjoying the weather and beautiful surroundings. Just make sure you also get there early enough to beat the crowds. Alicia and I did not, so unfortunately, we missed out on wine tasting on our day out.

When you’re done tasting, you can head into the town of Warwick to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and bars on the main strip. There are also plenty of cute shops to browse through, from boutiques to book stores.

The town center of Warwick.

Antique store in Warwick.

Alicia and I decided to end our day with some shopping and then sangria at Grappa, an Italian restaurant in town that had outdoor dining. After exploring, it was exactly what we needed, and it was the perfect way to welcome in my favorite season.

 Alicia and I enjoying an outdoor lunch.

If you still have room in your stomach, I have to suggest a stop at Bellvale Farms Creamery for some of the best ice cream around, and it boasts some of the best views in the area. Alicia and I were too full to head to the creamery, but if it’s your first visit to Warwick, you can’t pass up the opportunity to visit.

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Comments (15)

  1. Carol Schenk

    This is a wonderful article on Warwick, you captured every part of why Warwick is so much fun. Your pictures are gorgeous , and putting in personal touches about Alicia and my amazing grandson made it even better. Following you on your adventures is so much fun for me !

  2. Danielle

    Great post! I love going to Warwick for the annual Apple Fest, but it’s always so crowded! You’ve given some great ideas here 🙂

  3. D.J. - The World of Deej

    Pretty cool little town. Not long ago, I had a glass of apple wine from a winery in New York. I wonder if it was the same one…

  4. Raul (@ilivetotravel)

    Looks like a quaint town! I really have not seen anything of NY except NYC. I really have to explore the state more!

  5. Leah

    Nothing screams fall more than pumpkin patches and apple orchards. What a great day it looks like you had–perfect welcome to fall.

  6. the lazy travelers

    the weather in france is so perfectly autumnal, but they’re totally lacking in the pumpkin patches & apple picking department! send me some apple cider donuts, and stat!

  7. Traveling Ted

    I am always happy to welcome fall. Robert Frost would have been proud that sangria was the After Apple Picking drink of choice.

  8. lola dimarco

    looks like a fab day! cute little town!

  9. Francesca (@WorkMomTravels)

    Pennings has my name written all over it! Trains, goats, and a beer garden?! I”m there!

  10. @mrsoaroundworld

    I am now back from California and cannot stretch summer any more.. Bring on Fall! Lovely photos!

  11. Pola (@jettingaround)

    I usually get post-summer blues, until I realize that I love fall fashion and visiting orchards, pumpkin patches etc. What a great way to kick off the season, Erin! Lovely town, total Americana. 🙂

  12. Marinela

    That sounds like such a lovely day! My favorite part is the apple picking 🙂 Don’t you just love the fall?! I have lived in the southern hemisphere for the past 3 years, and fall just isn’t the same!!! I went CRAZY over the fall this year: http://wanderstrudel.blogspot.com/2013/10/just-another-fall-afternoon-in-park.html

  13. Joseff

    I’ve been in Warwick, New York once with my husband’s family and I like the place because for me, it was somehow far from Manhattan where I am in love it. Also, for me, if I want to enjoy myslef with the bright lights and parties all night, I would definitely go for Manhattan. But if I want peace and relaxation, Warwick would be one of the best places to go to.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, Warwick is just the place for some relaxation. Such a cute little town with bed and breakfasts. I love it there. 🙂

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