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When you visit Barton Orchards, plan for a full day of fun and excitement for every age.

The Farm

What does it cost to visit the farm? 

Barton Orchards has free admission during the week and has an all-in-one-price on the weekends of $15 per person which includes the petting zoo, playground, fun park, corn maze (in season), pig racing (see schedule), live music (weekends), hayride to the apple fields and dog park. Please note that there are additional costs for arcade games, pick your own apples and vegetables (by the lb), concessions and the Treetop Adventures Aerial Park. Some weekends we host additional events such as the Food Truck Festival and Hot Air Balloon festival that may require an additional fee.

When are your festivals?

Click here for a Calendar of our festivals. During these dates, check-in for Tree Top Adventures will be at a different location: 176 Beekman-Poughquag Road, Poughquag, NY 12570. This is to keep the festival crowd separate from groups trying to climb. Please note that admission to Tree Top Adventures does not include entry to the farm festival.

Why do I have to pay admission to the festival? I just want to pick. 

During the year, especially during the fall harvest season, we have festivals scheduled full of live music, fun family activities, great food, and games. We understand that there are some of our customers that are just here to pick. However, during a festival, it is impossible to discern the two so we cannot make special admission-free accommodations to the visitors. If you just want to pick produce and are not interested in the extra activities, we encourage you to stop by during our non-holiday weekdays. It is much less busy and there is no charge for admission.

When will the vegetable garden be open?

The vegetable garden is usually open in late June or early July. We will have more information available on our Facebook page and our Pick Your Own page as we get closer to this time of year. However, produce is highly dependent on the weather. This may impact the timing and availability of the vegetables we planted.

Can I bring outside food or beverages? 

As a venue open to the public, Barton provides ample amounts of beverages. Some of these include beer, wine, and hot/cold drinks. No public coolers, food, and bottles are allowed onto the property.

Can I bring my own wagon?

Yes, you can bring your own wagon. Barton Orchards does have wagons on hand to use around the orchard, however, we tend to run out quickly. For safety reasons, children are not allowed to ride in the wagons.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, Barton Orchards is now dog friendly. Be advised that dogs must be registered, collared and leashed, except when in our dog park. Owners must clean up after their dogs whether in the parking lot, on the farm, or in the dog park.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes, we have restrooms on site. In fact, Barton Orchards has a building off of the Midway devoted solely to restrooms with flush toilets. For those parents with children still in the diaper stage, we have a diaper changing station.

Is there a charge for parking?

No. There is no charge for parking at Barton Orchards. 

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes, we offer free wi-fi for you to use when you are at the orchard.

What is there to do on the farm with my children?

Barton Orchards offers unlimited hayrides with your admission along with entertainment, a hay maze, playground, shooting gallery, duck races and gem stone mining bags for purchase. Active children, teenagers, and adults definitely enjoy weekends in the Fun Zone or wandering the corn maze. There is plenty of walking trails, animals to feed, and sunshine! You’ll get a good scare at the haunted house – suitable for ages 6 and up.

The farm has rules, and security checking bags and backpacks. Why?

Some events and fall weekends can see a lot of visitors at Barton Orchards. We have rules for your safety, as well as the safety of our staff and liability. The farm spends months planting and tending to provide bountiful crops, amazing events and quality attractions. We ask that you please respect our rules for the safety of everyone.  Our staff thrives on making your visit an enjoyable one!

In addition to our COVID-19 precautions, there are other rules and guidelines that you should be aware of prior to your visit:

— NO outside food or beverage. We have water, food, and beverages available for purchase within the farm.

— Upon entering the farm, our security may ask to check your bags as posted on the website and at the entrance.

— The use of drones, aerial photography, and professional photography is prohibited unless you have written permission from the owner prior to your visit.

— Children under 18 must stay with their parents or guardians at all times.

— Please keep your ticket on you at all times.

— Food and beverage must be consumed in the designated area located in the midway (New York State COVID-19 requirement).

— Any produce that is picked must be purchased. No exceptions.

— Dogs are allowed on the property as long as they are leashed and the owner(s) clean up after them, with the exception of the following areas and activities:

* Any of the buildings (farm market, Tap Room, bakery, etc.)

* Corn Maze

* Vegetable Garden

* Tree Top Adventures

* Haunted House

Disclaimer: Under Section 2E of Chapter 128 of the General Laws, the owner, operator, or any employees of this farm, shall not be liable for injury or death of persons, or damage to property, resulting out of the conduct of this “pick-your-own” harvesting activity in the absence of willful, wanton, or reckless conduct.

How do I get to Barton Orchards?

Barton Orchards is best reached via car (we are located just outside town of Beekman, next to Dalton Farms Community). You can find directions here. The closest Metro-North Train station is Pawling – a 15 minute drive away and the Poughkeepsie station is around 40 minutes. Pawling has local taxi services. 

Can I bring a group to Barton Orchards? 

We often see large groups of families, friends, and community groups looking to have a fun day at the farm. If you are arriving by bus, especially during one of our festivals, we require advance notice. Please call (845-227-2306) or email We need to make sure that parking is available for buses, payment is made in advance, and certain ticket rates may apply.

If you are looking to book a climb for your group (10+ people) at Tree Top Adventures, please contact (845-227-2306) so we can give you a special discount!

Tree Top

What is the address for Tree Top Adventures?

During non-peak season (Before September & month of November) days of the year, we ask that our customers check-in at the farm. The farm is located at 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570. Climbers check-in at the farm market located in the midway. Otherwise, during the peak season festivals (September & October) we ask that climbers report directly to 176 Beekman-Poughquag Road, Poughquag, NY 12570 to check-in.

Please click here to view our 2021 event schedule!

What if I am late because of traffic?

We understand that some circumstances are outside your control. However, we hope that you plan for traffic and potential unforeseen delays so that you arrive 30 minutes before your climb to check-in. If you are late for your climb, we will do our best to accommodate you, but it will depend on how late you arrive and may shorten your climbing time.

Why are there height and weight requirements?

Climbers need to be able to reach 6ft flat on their feet because you need to be able to reach the cables above and periodically switch clamps. A minimum weight of 60 lbs (maximum 275) is required so you have the right momentum on the zip lines. If you climb and do not meet these requirements you will not be able to complete the course on your own.

I need to cancel my climb. Can I get a refund?

If the climb(s) is canceled 48 hours or more in advance, you will get a full refund. This also applies if Barton Orchards cancels the climb due to inclement weather and unsafe climbing conditions. If the cancellation is made 24-48 hours beforehand, we will issue a partial refund of 50%. Any later or if you miss your climb, no refund will be issued. Please understand that our climbing spots are limited.

Can I visit the farm before and/or after my climb for free?

Yes, as long as there is no festival or special event taking place (click here for schedule). However, if there is one, you will need to purchase a separate ticket for that event.

Apple Core

Where is the Apple Core located?

The Apple Core is Barton Orchards’ year-round farm market and is located at 462 Noxon Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. It is NOT located at the farm.

Do you take special orders? 

Yes we do! Just make sure you call (845) 471-2879 to place your order and arrange a pick-up time. Just make sure you call a few days ahead of time so we can make the proper arrangement. Especially, if the order is large or very intricate.

Do you deliver?

We currently do not, but we do take orders for curbside pick-up. Just give us a call at (845) 471-2879 with your order and we will arrange a time for you pick it up.

COVID Policies

What new measures have you taken to protect against COVID-19?

We have been cleaning, etc.

What social distancing measures are required when I visit the farm?

Everyone who visits the farm is required to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other people not in your immediate party. Hand sanitizer stations and gloves have been provided throughout the property to help you maintain good hygiene during your visit.

What am I allowed to do while at the farm?

Currently, our ice cream stand, farm market and dog park are open to the public daily from 11am to 6pm. We invite you to stop by the farm to shop our farm market, grab ice cream or take out from one of our concessions and visit the dog park with your well-behaved dog. On the way in and out you are welcome to stop by and see the animals and grab some fresh air to enjoy the farm. Please note that the playgrounds, fields and other activities are not open at this time and we ask everyone’s cooperation and respect in limiting their time here and following all social distancing protocols so that we can continue to provide these services to our community during this time.