Emily Gosek, 16 months, of Copiague, is enthralled by the apples...

Emily Gosek, 16 months, of Copiague, is enthralled by the apples during an apple picking outing with her mother and brother at Hayden's Farm in Wading River. Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Long Island orchards are full of ripe apples signaling the perfect time to pick a peck or two. Enjoy a crisp fall day by visiting u-pick, local farms offering a variety of apples from Macoun to Mutsu to McIntosh. "We are excited with our apple crop this year," says Edward Harbes IV of Harbes Farm. "We have a lot of fruit on the trees and the quality is looking great."

Here's a list of local u-pick locations:

HANK’S PUMPKINTOWN, 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays through October. Varieties: McIntosh, Macoun, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Empire, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Mutsu, Suncrisp, Cortland, SnowSweet. Fee: About $30 for 10-pound bag, 4-person limit per bag. Local apple cider and hard cider for sale, too.

HARBES ORCHARD, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-683-8388 or 631-482-7641, and 1223 NY-25, Jamesport, 631- 494-4796, harbesorchard.com. Hours: Riverhead 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays through Oct. 31. Jamesport 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends & Columbus Day only Varieties: At Harbes Riverhead: Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Fuji, Cameo, Aztec Rose Fuji, Suncrisp, Enterprise, Maslin Pink Lady, Gala and Shizuka (golden, large, similar to Mutsu). Fee: $17-$28 depending on day and package selected. At Harbes Jamesport: Honeycrisp only. Fee: $8-$19 depending on package selected.

HAYDEN’S ORCHARD, 561 Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River, 631-929-1115. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October. Varieties: Cortland, McIntosh, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Gala. Fee: $2.50 a pound.

LEWIN FARMS, Fresh Pond Avenue, Calverton, 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and holidays from early September through mid-October, weekday hours vary. Varieties: Gala, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Rome, Macoun, Mutsu and Fuji. Fee: $2.50 a pound; $8 minimum per adult and $5 ages 5-12, minimum purchase required; 5 cents for bags, $4 for baskets to carry apples, or bring your own bags and baskets.

SEVEN PONDS ORCHARD, 65 Seven Ponds Rd., Water Mill, 631-726-8015, facebook.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through November. Varieties: Ginger Gold, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Fuji, Granny Smith, SnowSweet and Jonagold. Fee: $14.99 for a 5-pound bag admits two people. Apple cider and roasted corn for sale, too.

THE MILK PAIL, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com. Hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and holidays through October. Varieties: McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Idared, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Gold Rush and Pink Lady. Fee: $50 for a large bag (20 pounds); $28, medium bag (10 pounds); $14, small bag (5 pounds) All cash prices. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider and apple cider doughnuts.

WICKHAM’S FRUIT FARM, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Varieties: Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Jonagold, Razor, Braeburn, Winesap, Cameo, Red Delicious, Empire, Snap Dragon and Ruby Frost. Fee: From $35. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider.

WINDY ACRES FARM, 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-727-4554, facebook.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through October. Varieties: McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Mutsu and Granny Smith. Fee: $10 ages 2 and older includes quarter-peck bag. Farm stand sells local apple cider.

WOODSIDE ORCHARDS, 729 Main Rd. (Route 25), Aquebogue, 631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Last call for u-pick entry is 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed Wednesdays. On weekends, no picking at this location but tasting room is open. Varieties: Mutsu, Ida Red, Gala and Red Delicious. Fee: $20 for 12- to 15-pound bag, only one bag necessary for groups of 6 or smaller. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider, pies, apple breads, candy and caramel apples from September through November. Cider doughnuts and hard cider tastings year-round.

WOODSIDE ORCHARDS, 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport, woodsideorchards.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays from second week of September through October. Last call for u-pick entry is 4:30 p.m. Varieties: Two varieties of the 28 grown available for picking every weekend; check website for current picking variety. Fee: $20 for 12- to 15-pound bag, one bag necessary for groups of 6 or smaller. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed cider, cider doughnuts, pies, apple breads, candy and caramel apples and hard cider tastings. Closes for season in November.