The first thought that comes to many people’s mind when they hear “New York” is the bustling metropolitan city of banks, office buildings, and Wall Street. But aside from New York City, the state itself has a lengthy history as one of the original thirteen colonies and has always been a highly-populated state with many exports. New York state continues to be a top contributor of crops, a major supplier of maple syrup, and the third leading producer of dairy goods in the entire country. Still thinking of skyscrapers? New York is home to nearly 70 Harvest Hosts locations scattered throughout the 54,000 miles that make up this beautiful state. We’ve put together a list of some of the most unique Harvest Hosts that will make anyone think twice about this diverse state.
1) The O at 112
The O at 112 is a seasonal BBQ restaurant that serves up a variety of dishes and local craft beers. Some of their specialties include quarter pound hot dogs, brisket, ribs, and bottomless chips. While they don’t craft any beers at their location, they do showcase many local varieties and host fun events like Oktoberfest and seafood boils. The O at 112 has two pet-friendly, reservable spaces for RVs under forty-four feet in length. This may be one of the easiest Harvest Hosts to patronize with all of their delicious meal options.
2) Elfs Farm Winery and Cider House
Elfs Farm Winery and Cider House has a lot more to offer than just your typical winery. In addition to wines and ciders made on-site with their own fruits, they also feature a hearty farm-to-table restaurant. All of the ingredients used in their dishes are sourced from local farms and businesses, including the cheese curds for their poutine. 80% of their menu is gluten free and they are beginning to incorporate BBQ options on their menu. Did we mention they have a wicked Sunday brunch that includes a build-you-own bloody mary bar? This Harvest Hosts location has two reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
3) Bowman Orchards
This beautiful farm is situated on 98 acres of pure seasonal bliss. During their on-season, visitors can pick their own strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches, blackberries, and more. On top of picking your own produce, you can pay a visit to any of their farm animals, tour their shop full of goodies, or allow your children to play in the designated “Kids Corner”. During some of their festivals, visitors can expect hay rides, pony rides, pedal karts, and an apple cannon. All visitors are welcomed, and encouraged, to bring their pet to Bowman Orchards, as long as you abide by the rules on their website. There are two reservable spaces for RVs of any size for Harvest Hosts members to stay the night.
4) The Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art
This unique gallery is housed in a restored 19th-century barn. They feature quilts, paintings, digital art, felted wool images, egg tempera, and more interesting works. In addition to the art exhibits, visitors can tour their koi pond and fairy gardens. Visitors can also treat themselves to their self-serve “Cow-fe” cafe, located in what used to be a dairy barn. There is also a gift shop filled with crafts, art cards, jams, maple syrup, and more. The Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art strives to allow everyone to enjoy what they have to offer, so the entire property is handicap accessible and ADA compliant. This Harvest Hosts has only one reservable, pet-friendly space, so be sure to call ahead first!
5) Love Apple Farm
This working eighth-acre farm has been operating since 1969 and continues to serve the same community today. Anyone visiting Love Apple Farm during the U-Pick season can take home some of their cherries, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries, and nearly twenty varieties of apples. Visitors of any age can enjoy the petting zoo that has llamas, donkeys, and a pony. There is also a cafe on site that serves breakfast and lunch fares. Before hitting the road, stop by their store to restock your RV’s fridge, and swing by the bakery for a sweet treat like pies or donuts. This Harvest Hosts location has one pet-friendly, reservable space for RVs under twenty-nine feet in length.
6) The Barracks Golf Course
You don’t want to miss this unique Harvest Hosts stop! Visitors can play through a beautiful, 18-hole golf course that is situated on the former Plattsburgh Air Force base. Converted in 1962, The Barracks Golf Course was designed to enhance the natural beauty of the area. There is an on-site clubhouse and restaurant that serves delicious local cuisines. Harvest Hosts members can call to reserve their one reservable, pet-friendly space for RVs up to twenty-nine feet in length.
Who knew New York had so much to offer? With its wide variety of farms, wineries, breweries, and golf courses available through Harvest Hosts, you’ll never be bored in this awesome state. Consider a summer, late spring, or early fall trim for the rest experience.
Did you add any of these stops to your list to visit? Do you have another favorite New York Harvest Hosts location? Tell us about it below!
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