Hudson Valley Farm Bicentennial Celebration Offers Family Friendly, Festive Fall Activities

Top Quote It’s apple-picking season in the Hudson Valley, and Prospect Hill Orchards is excited to announce their bicentennial celebration with fun activities for all ages—September 23 and 24 from 10am-4pm at Prospect Hill Orchards located at 73 Clark’s Lane in Milton. Admission is free. End Quote
  • Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (1888PressRelease) September 20, 2017 - During the Bicentennial Celebration, guests can view special historical displays, antique tractor, and early American crafts, in addition to enjoying traditional fall favorites: apple picking, farmstand goods, pumpkin picking, and more. And this year, Prospect Hill Orchard has seen a bumper crop of apples, which means a larger yield than usual.

    Prospect Hill Orchards has been owned and maintained by the Clarke family for seven generations. “There’s nothing quite like the beauty of autumn in the Hudson Valley, and our family has had the privilege of experiencing fall at the farm for 200 years,” says Judy Clarke, the family’s matriarch. “We thought the Bicentennial Celebration would be a great way to say ‘Thank you’ to the generations of families who’ve visited over time.”

    The Bicentennial Celebration kicks off a series of free, family-friendly events this fall at Prospect Hill Orchards. KIDS’ DAYS (September 30 and October 1) are for the younger set, with face painting, crafts, scarecrow building, cider pressing, and more. The Johnny Appleseed Cider Fest offers old-fashioned cider pressing, hayrides, and scarecrow building, October 14 and 15.

    For details about the Bicentennial Celebration or to learn more about Prospect Hill Orchards and other upcoming events, please visit

    About Prospect Hill Orchards:
    For seven generations, the Clarke's family has supplied Hudson Valley families with high-quality, locally grown fruit. Prospect Hill Orchards apple-picking and events are just an hour and a half from New York City. Enjoy more than a dozen varieties of apples, plus pears, pumpkins, and family-friendly activities this fall.

    In addition to Prospect Hill Orchards, the Clarke family owns and operates Clarke’s Family Farm, located in Modena. Clarke’s Family Farm is committed to sustainable practices and visitors can enjoy apple cider doughnuts, hayrides, a corn maze, organic farm-fresh produce, and country store goods like local jams and honeys. Clarke’s Family Farm is open weekends in September and October for pick-your-own organic and low-spray apples, squash, pumpkins, and more.
    Prospect Hill Orchards
    73 Clarks Lane
    Milton, NY 12547

    Clarkes Family Farm
    2086 US-44
    New Paltz, NY 12561

    Upcoming Events at Prospect Hill Orchards:
    September 23 & 24, 2017; 10am–4pm
    Prospect Hill Orchards
    -Historical Displays
    -Early American Crafts
    -Antique Tractors
    -Fall farm activities and foods
    No charge!

    September 30 & October 1, 2017; 10am-4pm
    Activities for young children:
    -Face painting
    -Craft projects
    -Build a scarecrow
    -Cider pressing
    -Corn maze
    No charge!

    October 14 & 15, 2017; 10 am-4pm
    -Old-fashioned hands on cider pressing
    -Build your own scarecrow!
    No charge!

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