Lewin Farms/ Baiting Hollow Nurseries

Fresh Pond Avenue Calverton, NY 631-929-4327

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Type: Farm stand, Apple picking, Pumpkin picking, Christmas tree cutting, Fruit picking, U-Pick venues, Corn maze/Hay rides Special features: Food Description:

Apples Apple pickers will find 13, including Empire, Golden DeliciousMutsu and Granny Smith for $1.25 per pound. The orchard's dwarf trees are marked, so you'll have to ask staffers if you're looking for a certain variety

VARIETIES Includes Cortland, Empire, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp, Rome, Macoun and Fuji.

Lewin's U-pick options also include peaches, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. While U-pick pumpkins don't start until October, visitors can content themselves with roasted corn or a baked potato, and take a spin through the corn maze.

COST $1.25 a pound

ALSO HAS Farmstand (closed Tuesday), roasted corn, U-pick apples and a corn maze ($6 adults, $5 ages 3-12). Open 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. weekends only and Columbus day for Oct. and Nov. Call for availability during week.

Corn maze  $5. Don't go looking for a lot of clues to maneuver through this 4-acre, unthemed maze. "I just use numbered checkpoints so you know you're going in the general right direction," says creator Erick Lewin. Expect to spend at least 25-30 minutes in the maze.

Pumpkins 59 cents for regular pumpkins, and 69 cents a pound specialty pumpkins and gourds. $25 per armload/$30 per farm-supplied bag (60-plus pounds, $1 for the bag)

Christmas trees selection includes Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Norway Spruce and others. Hand saw provided with $5 deposit or bring your own, power saws allowed. Netting and rope to tie down tree provided. Tractor ride around farm and restroom. Hours are from 9-4 p.m. from the day after Thanksgiving to late December, arrive by 3:30 p.m.  to cut your Christmas tree. (Closed Tuesday, weather permitting) Also available, Living Christmas trees to plant later. $30-$50 per tree, all types and sizes

Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays, call for availability.)

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