At long last, pumpkin picking season is finally here! Luckily, our area has tons of fun, family-friendly pumpkin patches. We’ve rounded up all of the best Long Island pumpkin picking farms for you to visit this fall.
Pinpointing the Best Long Island Pumpkin Picking Farms
White Post Farms
Take a ride down Old Country Road to Melville and stop by White Post Farms. Aside from just pumpkin picking, admission also includes access to their animal farm, aviary, sing-along hayrides, bouncy castles and an entertainment stage that regularly hosts magic shows, dog shows and barnyard games.
Spread out over 420 acres in Water Mill, Hank’s Pumpkintown has a wide array of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, straw bales, mums, daisies and decorations. Hank’s is your one stop-shop for anything you’ll need to spruce up your home for the fall holidays. You can also enjoy corn mazes, unlimited wagon and tractor rides, cow milking and apple picking. For the kids, there’s a 50-foot slide, corn swings, face painting, duck races, maze games, playgrounds and education stations. Their on-site market is a great place to get fresh baked pies, pastries, candy apples, cider, roasted corn and carving kits.
Harbes Family Farm
Mattituck is home to Harbes Family Farm’s largest flagship location. From 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. every day, they offer hayrides, two corn mazes, two pumpkin patches, pony rides, gem mining and their 10-acre adventure park. For the older crowd, there’s also the Harbes Wine Tasting Barn, as well as the Farmstand Market and Bakery.
Gabrielson’s Country Farm
Gabrielson’s Country Farm is located in Jamesport on the North Fork. You can visit their dairy cows, pumpkin field and farm stand all for free. A $10 admission fee includes access to their 11-acre corn maze, bouncy houses, hay rides, kiddie maze, farm animals, old-fashioned church, games and live music on the weekends. Make sure you try some of their delicious roasted corn and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Your taste buds will thank you.
Borella’s Farm Stand
Throughout October, Borella’s Farm Stand hosts their annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturdays and Sundays. Head out to St. James from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. and enjoy their pumpkin patch, corn maze, inflatable rides, face painting, water duck races, candied apples, food and live DJ entertainment. Their farm stand is also ideal for buying fruits, vegetables and 100% natural, vegan-friendly soaps and bath products.
For some old-fashioned family fun, look no further than Benner’s Farm in East Setauket. Besides pumpkin picking, this small farm features haunted Halloween hay rides, kids workshops and a huge oak tree swing. Stop by their petting zoo to feed the ponies, sheep, chickens, rabbits, pigs, and goats. You won’t find a better old-school Long Island pumpkin picking spot than Benner’s.