Are you looking for fun Fall activities on Long Island? If so, you’re in luck! There’s so much to see and do on our beautiful island once the cool Fall weather sets in. Now that it has finally starting to feel like Autumn has arrived, it’s time to get out there and enjoy all that the season has to offer before the weather turns once again to even colder temps.
Apple Picking at Local Farms
Long Island is home to an array of wonderful orchards that offer the perfect opportunity for a family or romantic apple picking excursion. Grab the kids, friends, or your honey and set aside some time this weekend to pick apples just when they’re at the height of ripeness. Some of the many local farms at which you will most certainly enjoy picking ripe, red apples include Lewin Farms in Calverton, Harbes Orchard in Riverhead, and Seven Ponds Orchard in Water Mill. In addition to apple picking, many local farms also offer lots of fun with corn mazes, hay rides, cider presses and more. Bake up some beautiful pies after your excursion and enjoy the warm and delicious smells and flavors of freshly baked apples. Yum!
Pick Some Pumpkins with the Family
When it comes to Fall fruits and vegetables, don’t let apples get all of the attention. Visit one of the island’s pumpkin patches and take home some delightful pumpkins to eat, carve, paint, or whatever else you can do with this seasonal delight. Make sure to bake up some fresh pumpkin bread, pie, or pudding to enjoy with the family or give away as gifts. Some of the best spots to visit for pumpkin picking include Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm located in Aquebogue, Albert H.Schmitt Family Farms in Melville, or Benner’s Farm in East Setauket.
Enjoy Kid-Friendly Halloween Events
Nothing says Fall better than good old fashioned fun at a local, kid-friendly Halloween extravaganza. The Long Island Children’s Museum will be hosting a kid’s party in late October that promises to be full of fun for the entire family. Also the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City will be hosting a “Haunted Hangars Family Overnight” event that offers spooky fun for everyone! Or you can check out the “RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns” event at Old Westbury Gardens, which is a 1/3 mile walking trail filled with over 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns in the gardens of one of Long Island’s most treasured historic sites.
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