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5 Reasons to Come to Long Beach NY this Fall

September 24th, 2018 Local Tips
5 Reasons to Come to Long Beach NY this Fall

If you think that summer is the only time to enjoy what nature has to offer, think again! Fall is the harvest season and a special occasion to be outside. Long Island, NY, has not only beaches, but also spectacular farms that come to life during the autumn months.

Annual Fall Festival

October 13-14, 10am to 5pm at Kennedy Plaza
For the 22nd year, Long Beach will bring back the ultimate fall celebration. This family-friendly event will include a pumpkin bounce house, petting zoo, haunted house, carousel, hay wagon and fire engine rides. A costume parade for children will take place on October 13 at noon. In the meantime, adults can enjoy the tastings at the food and wine tent.

Historical Society: Murder Mystery Play

October 26-28, Long Beach Historical Society
Get in the Halloween mood by taking part in an exciting and suspenseful event crafted by Long Beach Historical Society. For only $30, you’ll have the chance to become a detective and compete with other participants to solve the crime.

Pick your Own Apples

Collecting ripe fruit in local orchards is one of the best parts of fall. Long Island, NY, has a great selection of farms, many little over an hour’s drive from The Allegria. Gather the family and take a roadtrip to one of these locations:
Lewin Farms: 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
Milk Pail Orchard: 1346 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
Seven Ponds Orchard: 65 7 Ponds Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976, USA

Visit Pumpkin Patches

Fall isn’t fall without a few Jack-o’-lanterns adorning your doorstep. Selecting your own pumpkins is a favorite seasonal activity and there are plenty of pumpkin farms near Long Beach, NY. Here are our top picks:
Brightwaters Farms: 1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore NY 11706
Friendly Farms: 832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY
Schmitt’s Family Farm: 26 Pinelawn Rd, Melville, NY 11747

Corn Mazes

When the perfect autumn weather arrives, make a day of it and spend the day drinking cider, hopping on hay rides and finding your way through corn mazes. These are our favorite spots on Long Island:
Fairview Farm: 19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Hank’s Pumpkintown: 240 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, NY 11976
Harbes Orchard Riverhead: 5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY

With so much to do this season, why not book a mini-holiday in Long Beach? The views from the Allegria Hotel’s oceanfront rooms are stunning in every season. Come and see for yourself!