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Fall. 'Tis the season for people to unleash an unbelievable number of apple-picking photos on social media. If you want to upload your own envy-inducing photos to Instagram, here are a bunch of orchards and farms that aren't too far from the city. (Click on each farm's name for details on location, etc.) If you're still looking for more, check out our, ahem, picks from last autumn.

Riamede Farm

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Riamede Farm has over 34 varieties of apples, and there's also pumpkin picking and hayrides on offer. This New Jersey orchard is just outside the charming historic town of Chester. Before you head to the orchard, grab a breakfast of home fries and eggs at Marilyn's Cafe on Main Street.

Outhouse Orchards

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See if you can find your way out of the corn maze at this northern Westchester farm. If you make it, pick your own bag and fill it with apples from the family-owned orchard. Like Riamede, pumpkin picking and hayrides are waiting for you after your apple adventures.

Lawrence Farms

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If you have kids in tow, they will love the little play village at this Newburgh orchard. Make sure to pay a visit to the animals at the farm and jump on the hayride. For those who are there to get down to produce-picking, you can snag peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, and tomatoes in addition to the standard apples and pumpkins.

Silverman's Farms

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Silverman's Farms (via Yelp)

You can pick apples and pumpkins at this family-friendly Connecticut farm that was founded back in the 1920s. Afterwards, you can visit the buffalo, alpacas, goats and other animals at their animal farm. Or if you're lazy like me, you might just visit the farm market, where you can pick up a homemade lemon crunch pie and wash it down with apple cider.

Dr. Davies Farm

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This Rockland orchard has over 4,000 trees on 35 acres. After you've picked your apples, you might not know what do with your loot. Never fear—Dr. Davies has recipes for applesauce and cider on their website. They also have a farm stand where you can pick up fresh-pressed cider along with fresh fruits and veggies.

Alison Lowenstein, Gothamist Getaways contributing editor, is the author of NYC guidebooks and the Brooklyn expert at About.com. She has covered travel for National Geographic Traveler, Newsday, NY Daily News, Travelandleisure.com, etc. When she isn't planning trips, she enjoys jogging around the streets of NYC. Despite her athletic pursuits, her favorite food is the donut. You can find her on Twitter at @cityweekendsnyc.