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“Yes, it sounds fun, but don't do it! ”
Review of Barton Orchards

Barton Orchards
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Poughquag
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I live in the area, so I do have the ability to come here more often than city people. That being said, I know what it's like during the weekdays in their peak season.
It's $25 for 4 people and a 3 year old, who can't actually partake in anything aside from the wooden play area. Which, by the way is an absolute insane asylum of seemingly parentless children running amuck and constant fighting and shoving going on. It's total. chaos. Not the farms fault, but be prepared.

I have two small kids under 6 and this was a trip a friend wanted to take to visit on the weekend.
What you pay $5 per person for, is $0 Monday through Friday. You can't have your 3 or 4 year old partake in most of the things aside from seeing the animals which are always there.

If you want to wait an actual 35 minutes on line to buy cider donuts, this is the place for you.
They were already boxed up, by the way not being boxed right there and that's why it took so long.

Hay ride seems cool but you have 84,000 other people waiting for it, so there's that.
You can't get through the never ending lines of people waiting food or a beer outside the store because this place is so congested for what size it is. They have plenty of space to set up stands on the open field. It makes no sense. They are also super understaffed as far as helping customers go but you better believe that the security is there to make sure you're not stealing anything on your way out. Really just after the $.

It's so overpriced, it's insane. The "activities" they claim you get, you essentially get for free during the week. Yes, it's nice to hear live music and have the corn maze to do, but as I said, if you have small kids this is definitely something you don't need to waste money on.
You have to fight through people just to see the pumpkins in the front near the entrance.

I understand a lot of city people head this way for a fun day, but charging an admission for the things that are there which they call "activities" is just a gross way to make money. There's a wristband fee of $15 for some stuff for older kids that I can't even fathom paying $15 for.
They need more stands selling things, and to not have them all in one place so you have to fight through a small area with a sea of humans just to pass by. Really makes it a hassle instead of
a fun day out.
Make yourself and you family happy and just take a weekday off and come here.
Not everything is open, but you get what you want, which is the orchard and the apple/pumpkin picking. The store, too.

Don't give them more money than you have to, as they're getting pretty greedy by the looks of it!

The photo is just one of MANY lines you have to wait on just to get in. Then all of those people are in there! :|

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's a good activity for all ages. There's other fun activities made for the children. The grass was very long on the fields. Not what I expected or wanted. It should have been cut. Besides that, there's a lot of fruit this farm offers as well as its homemade food. You have to walk to a ways to the fruit though.

Thank 204review
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I was excited to try a new place for apple picking. As a first-timer I found it confusing. After we paid $5 each for the basic admission, there were no instructions. We wandered for awhile trying to figure out how to get bags for apple picking. Another visitor explained where the booth was. Stood on line for several minutes and Spent $16 on a small bag just to realize there were no apples to pick.
We were there on the Oct. 8th. I understand we didn't get there until the afternoon but I expected more staff to be around or better signage.

The kids enjoyed seeing the various animals and had fun in the free hay maze, which had been demolished by the time we got there. Parents/kids definitely ignored the rules. Lots of places to take photos.

With so many places to pick apples in the area, I will likely not return.

1  Thank Traveler3040
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Took the day off from work to drive up to Barton's Orchard to do some apple picking. Have been to the orchard several times over the year. Was surprised to find that they do not have the apple picking poles needed to reach the apples in the tree. Maybe the have them on the weekends but they did not have them on Friday Oct 8th, Most of all the trees were picked out already on the lower branches. Even if you walked to the back of the rows they were picked out. So unless you are 7 feet tall it took a while to pick a peck of apples. But all the while the top branches of the trees were loaded with nice big apples. The only thing on the lower branch when you could find them were small apples.
One family was walking back with a empty bag as they could not reach any of the apples. How frustrating since at that point you already paid at least $16 for a empty bag.
Hope the bring the poles back out again. Otherwise next year I will think twice about driving over 2 hrs to go there.

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go Apple Picking and more. There's so much to do here and one low price of $15 each covers all. (Apple Picking is extra). There is a bouncy castle, pirate ship to climb on, petting zoo and a hay maze for the little ones. A hay ride brings you to the apple picking section and back to the activities. A big corn maze for adults and children as well as a haunted house. (may be too scary for the little ones) Plenty of food, baked goods, beer and wine as well. And pumpkin picking for October. We spent a good 4 hours here so bring some comfortable shoes because you'll do a lot of walking.

Thank WandaW0man
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