If you couldn’t tell already, autumn has finally arrived here on Long Island. In addition to the lower temperatures and bright foliage, the changing of the seasons also ushers in plenty of new fall activities for the whole family. If you’re looking to kill some time and have fun between now and winter, check out these activities, events and experiences in our area.
The Top Fall Activities on Long Island
For as long as we can remember, apple and pumpkin picking have been Long Island’s preeminent fall activities. Besides, with many fantastic farms on the North Fork, there are no shortage of incredible places to visit.
- Lewin Farms in Calverton
- Milk Pail in Water Mill
- White Post Farms in Melville
- Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck
Just remember, when you visit, make your way through a corn maze, climb aboard a hay ride or try some roasted corn—it’s a delicacy after all!
Visit a Market
If you’re looking to explore some local produce, crafts or other handmade goods, take a stroll through a farmer’s market in one of many nearby towns and villages. Besides, what better way to spend a fall afternoon than perusing local exports and doing a little grocery shopping along the way?
Luckily, there are several farmer’s markets in local towns like Amityville, Deer Park, Garden City and Rockville Centre. Learn all about them in one of our previous blogs on Long Island farmer’s markets.
Face your Fears
Fall activities pretty much revolve around Halloween during the month of October. In our area, there are few better Halloween activities than visiting a spooky haunted house. If you can possibly work up the courage, notoriously creepy locations like Blood Manor and Bayville Scream Park are worth the visit—but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Not many people are aware that Long Island is perfect for year-round fishing, especially during the fall months. It doesn’t even matter if you’re salt or freshwater fishing.
From Hempstead State Park to Wantagh Park and Twin Lakes, there are tons of great places to reel out and catch a few bites. Just don’t forget to check the local fishing report!
During the next few months, Long Island will be full of fun and exciting fall activities like these for the whole family. Be sure to check them out while you still can!