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.
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.
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.
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
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
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