The Milk Pail

1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 631-537-2565

The orchard at The Milk Pail, an apple

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Type: Farm stand, Apple picking, Pumpkin picking Description:

PUMPKINS Based on size. Average $15-$25 each; gourds and mini-pumpkins are $1-plus each.

APPLE VARIETIES McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Idared, Fuji, Braeburn, Cameo, Granny Smith, Gold Rush and Pink Lady

Situated on Mecox Bay, visitors can enjoy a view of the bay and ocean as they hunt for the perfect apples. "You can come here, enjoy the day with family and leave with a bag of apples," co-owner Jennifer Halsey says of the farm that has been in business for 44 years. Take a break from apple picking to peruse U-pick pumpkins and gourds, or get baked goods and cider at the farm stand.
 
Picking is off Mecox Road, the first road east of the stand on Montauk Highway. Dogs not allowed in the orchard. No bathrooms. In business 43 years, this orchard has a view of Mecox Bay and the ocean. Its semi-dwarf trees are clearly marked.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Wed.-Mon. (opens 10 a.m. on Sundays)

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The Milk Pail 1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

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