Farm Activities

Summer Fun
Summer days are luxuriously lazy at Hicks Orchard. The farm is a great place to bring the kids and enjoy an easy summertime morning picking sweet, fat blueberries by the pond. Or you can immerse yourself in the favorite pastime of picking tart cherries for your summer pies. After picking, a picnic in the shade by the pond is a treat. You will be serenaded by bullfrogs and dragonflies as you relax into slow-mode at the farm.  

Of course, the goats will be calling for you to visit with them back in the barnyard. Our friendly farm animals love a scratch on the head or a handful of grain from the machine (a quarter for a handful of feed).

Cool off inside the Apple Barn with a frosty frozen Cider Slushie or a scoop of Battenkill Creamery Ice Cream!  The barn is also filled with snacks and farm treats as well as Hicks Orchard's Famous Cider Donuts.

Summer Fruit Picking begins in July and lasts until mid/late August. We are usually open every day during the summer (we have had to close the blueberry patch for a couple days to let more berries ripen in the past, so please check the front page of this website before you make the trip out.





Fall Fun

Fall Harvest Weekends are full of Activities for the family!
After picking apples in the orchard, be sure to stop by the barnyard for more fun. Most activities are weather permitting

Bouncy Barnyard
Kids can jump around in either a bounce house or bouncy obstacle course right in the barnyard. Open on Fall U-Pick weekends, weather permitting. Fee 

Barnyard Animals!

Visit, feed and talk with our small herd of  Oberhasli goats.  A towering goat walk surrounds the goat pen.
Goats run to the tower above you waiting for a delivery of feed via our technologically advanced goat feeding system (tin can on a pulley).  Don't forget to wash small children's hands at our hand sanitizing stations throughout the barnyard.

Wagon Rides!
Take a scenic trip through the orchard in a wagon pulled by one of our orchard tractors! Kids love it! Open on Fall U-Pick weekends, weather permitting.
Fee  10 AM - 4 PM.

Apple Picking!  Apple picking happens every during the fall harvest season, but each Saturday a new orchard opens with new varieties and plenty of apples to choose from.  

Hard Cider Tasting Room!  Stop in at Slyboro Ciderhouse's tasting room and wet your whistle.  You can sample our award winning line of hard ciders, sparkling ciders and Ice Ciders.  Open daily through the fall.

Standing in the Cider Donut Line! Apple season wouldn't be complete without a dozen of Hicks Orchard's Famous Cider Donuts.  

Apple Wood Fired Pizza  On weekends enjoy a fresh pizza made to order and baked in our outdoor wood fired pizza oven fueled by apple wood from our own trees.  A tasty hot treat for a crisp fall day.  Also available are traditional outdoor grill items, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.





Featured News & Updates

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  • TODAY'S PICKING REPORT

    See you in July for Cherries and Blueberries

  • Spring is here
    Hello to everyone on this beautiful spring day, just wanted to let everyone know we will be opening Hicks in July for Cherry and Blueberry season. I will be posting pictures weekly of our blossoms so everyone can enjoy the beauty of spring with is! Have a wonderful weekend!!  MORE