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Taste NY Self-Drive Agritours

Taste NY is the official eat-local, drink-local program for New York State. Taste NY highlights the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages grown, produced, or processed in New York State. The program creates opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues, with over 70 Taste NY retail locations throughout the state. It has helped farms and companies reach more customers, increase online sales, and in some cases, expand the processing capacity of their businesses. Taste NY supports farmers by working closely with the NYS Grown & Certified program. Learn more about Taste NY at taste.ny.gov and follow Taste NY on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB strives to drive year-round tourism to the region while fostering a vibrant business community. Its membership spans six counties in New York, offering programs and services to assist area businesses including the operation of the Taste NY Vending Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, located on the I-87 Northway between exits 17 and 18.  For updates, connect with the Chamber on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County works to enable residents to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Programs and services range from 4-H to agriculture to family and consumer sciences.  Learn more about CCE of Washington County by visiting http://washington.cce.cornell.edu or follow @CCEWashingtonCounty on Facebook and Instagram

U-PICK APPLES (Taste NY Self-Drive Agritour #3)

Explore the agricultural diversity of the Adirondack region with this self‑drive agritourism series. We hope you enjoyed the sweetness of maple during our March tour and delicious June Dairy Month. We now invite you to pick a bushel of fresh NY apples and enjoy all the flavors of fall! The four locations included on this route represent the numerous u-pick orchards you can find in the region. This series is sponsored by Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, operated by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce. While you're at the farms, check out our Instagram @AdirondacksWelcomeCenter to use our fun new Taste NY effect. Look for the icon with 3 stars.

Clinton County

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972

Contact: (518) 643-8636

Plan your visit: Rulfs Orchard is a family owned & operated orchard, bakery, cafe, and roadside farm stand in Peru, NY on the Adirondack Coast, since 1952. Open year-round offering wonderful local products & more! Farm Store, Fresh Cider Donuts, Apple Cider, Petting Zoo, Playground, Corn Maze, and Special Events (on select dates).

Open Daily, 6am-6pm.

Essex County

Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Contact: (518) 585-2821

Plan your visit: Join us this fall to pick apples by the bag from the Pell family orchard planted in 1911. Your pruning, picking, and apple munching will help keep this orchard thriving for another century. Pick your own 1/2 bushel bags are available for $1.00 August-October. A garden staff member will be available to help point out the best, ripest apples!

Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s 6-acre corn maze, located on the shores of Lake Champlain! This year, the maze is designed in the silhouette of a cartridge pouch badge of the 26th Regiment of Foot, along with the British flag as a nod to the 2021 programming theme: 1774, a peaceful era of garrison life at Fort Ticonderoga under British rule. The corn maze is divided into two phases, with an average journey taking one hour. As you make your way through the maze, hunt for all the history-themed stamps along the way, and sign the wall of fame at the end!

Admission to Fort Ticonderoga required ($24/adult, $12/child, Free Admission for members)

Open Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm

Corn Maze Open: Sat-Sun, Sept 4 - Oct 17, 10am-5pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Warren County

Hicks Orchard
18 Hicks Road, Granville, NY 12832
Contact: (518) 642-1788

Plan your visit: New York's Oldest U-pick Orchard. We grow food to build community. A family tradition since 1905. Farm store, Slyboro Cider House (hard cider), Fresh Cider Donuts, Apple Cider, Petting Zoo, Pop-Up Dining Events/Food Trucks, and Live Music (on select dates).

Open daily, 9am-6pm

Saratoga County

Saratoga Apple
1174 Route 29, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Contact: (518) 695-3131

Plan your visit: Saratoga Apple is family owned and operated.  The Darrows have been growing apples for 5 generations.  We grow our apples with great care, using low-spray techniques and micronutrient fertilization, including sea minerals and rock dusts. Orchard Taproom (hard cider), Fresh Cider Donuts, Apple Cider, Pop-Up Dining Events/Food Trucks, and Live Music (on select dates).

Open daily, 9am-6pm.

JUNE DAIRY MONTH (Taste NY Self-Drive Agritour #2)

Explore the agricultural diversity of the southern Adirondack region with this self‑drive agritourism series. We hope you enjoyed the sweetness of maple during our March tour. We invite you to enjoy locally produced milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream this Junein celebration of Dairy Month! The four locations included on this route represent the wide variety of dairy producers in the region. This series is sponsored by Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, operated by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce. While you're at the farms, check out our Instagram @AdirondacksWelcomeCenter to use our fun new Taste NY effect. Look for the icon with 3 stars.

Warren County

Nettle Meadow & The Kemp Sanctuary
484 S Johnsburg Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885 (farm & sanctuary)
1256 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 (farm store & tasting room)
Contact: (518) 623-2085

Plan your visit: Nettle Meadow has two locations worth visiting ‑ the farm in Warrensburg and farm store and tasting room in Lake Luzerne! Schedule a tour of the farm or pop into the tasting room to pick up some of their award winning cheeses and other locally made products. 

Lake Luzerne Store Hours: 
Thursday ‑ Monday: 10am ‑ 4pm

Warrensburg Farm Hours:
Self guided tours offered every day 10‑4. Map and information about the animals provided. Masks required.

Washington County

Bunker Hill Creamery

167 Bunker Hill Road, Cossayuna, NY 12823
Contact: (518) 260-0323

Plan your visit: This roadside farm stand is self‑serve and open 8am‑8pm daily offering Bunker Hill cream top milk, flowers, produce, cuts of meat, and other seasonal items. There is a cash drop box (no change available) and customers can also pay via Venmo @Erin‑Richards‑40

Battenkill Valley Creamery
691 County Route 30, Salem, NY 12865
Contact: (518) 854-9400

Plan your visit: Visit this 5th generation dairy farm for delicious, small‑batch ice cream, milk, cream, and a variety of local products from other nearby farms. 

The creamery store is self‑serve daily from 6am‑11:30am. The store and ice cream parlor are open 11:30am‑8pm. Cash/Check Only.

Essex County

Sugar House Creamery
18 Sugar House Way, Upper Jay, NY 12987
Contact: (518) 300-0626


Plan your visit: The farm store is stocked with Sugar House Creamery's farmstead cheese, raw milk, veal & beef alongside other products from local farms and makers including meats, eggs, vegetables, and bread.Website Preorders Available:Pick up at the farm on Sundays 10am-1pmFarmstore Hours:
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-6pm

Saratoga County

King Brothers Dairy
311 King Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Contact: (518) 695-MILK

Plan your visit: Drink like a King! King Brothers Dairy’s new ice cream parlor and farm store offers 40+ ice cream flavors, milk, cream, and side variety of New York products from other farmers and producers. Cash/Credit Cards Accepted.

Store Hours:
Sunday: 12pm ‑ 8pm
Monday: closed
Tuesday ‑ Saturday: 9am ‑ 8pm


MARCH MAPLE MONTH (Taste NY Self-Drive Agritour #1)

The first tour in the series was all about MAPLE! We celebrated Maple Month in March by visiting producers in Washington, Warren, Hamilton, and Essex Counties. There are around 2,000 maple producers in New York State - from large scale operations to backyard businesses. The four businesses included on this route represented the wide variety of maple businesses that you will find across the state and around our region. 

Washington County

Rathbun's Maple Sugar House
1208 Hatch Hill Road, Whitehall, NY 12887 
Contact: (518) 642-1799

Plan your visit: Open Saturday & Sunday, 7am-1pm for breakfast. Visit the Maple Sugar House gift shop behind the restaurant (masks required). Their gift shop offers a wide variety of maple products as well as pottery, books, and Rathbun's swag. View maple syrup production from the gift shop area!

Warren County

Toad Hill Maple Farm
137 Charles Olds Road, Athol, NY 12810 
Contact: (518) 623-4744

Plan your visit: Offering curbside pick up at the sugar house! Place orders online or by phone to schedule a pick up time. While on property, you will find photo fun photo opportunities like their big Adirondack chair and a covered bridge. Please call ahead before visiting the farm.

Hamilton County

McComb's Oak Hill Farm
227 Elm Lake Road, Speculator, NY 12164 
Contact: (518) 548-6105

Plan your visit: Call a few days in advance to schedule your private tour of the farm and sugarhouse. Snowshoes available for visitors. You will have the opportunity to purchase their homespun maple cotton candy, syrup of various grades, maple sugar candy, and gift boxes of their syrup paired with New Hope Mills pancake mix. Reservations required.  

Essex County

Black Rooster Maple
10819 NY-73 Scenic, Keene, NY 12942 
Contact: (518) 576-9792


Plan your visit: There is no need to call ahead because this self-serve maple cabin in Keene is open 24/7! Black Rooster Maple offers various sizes of pure maple syrup,  whiskey barrel aged maple syrup, maple cream, freshly ground maple flavored coffee, and gifts from other NewYork State producers like Precise Gluten Free Foods pancake mix. This is a quick and convenient stop on your way home from a day of skiing at Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid Olympic Center, or snowshoeing at Ausable Chasm.  Cash/Credit Card Accepted.

TASTE NY SELF-DRIVE AGRITOURS - PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES

Follow along the routes while on the road or at home with these fun coloring pages designed by Advokate, LLC.


  

HOW TO FIND OUR "GUIDES" AND "AR EFFECTS" ON INSTAGRAM

Visit @AdirondacksWelcomeCenter on Instagram from your mobile device. These icons will not appear if viewing Instagram on your computer. Click the book icon to find all of our published guides. Click the 3 stars icon to try out the Taste NY AR Effect which will allow you to take a selfie on a virtual farm road in the ADK! This fun effect was designed by Sidekick Creative.

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