Here on Long Island, there’s no activity that’s more quintessentially fall than pumpkin picking. Therefore, sometime this month, you need to gather up the family and prepare yourselves for a day of pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and so much more. So, if you’re looking for the best one to visit, here are a couple of our favorite Long Island pumpkin patches.
Ollie’s List of the Best Long Island Pumpkin Patches
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
This fall season, head to the quaint town Aquebogue on the east end and visit the famous Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm. This family-owned and operated Long Island pumpkin patch opened in 1976, but has since grown to encompass 26 scenic acres.
The Pumpkin Patch
At Stakey’s, you can pick up to 18 varieties of pumpkins straight off the vine. Not to mention, they also grow garden mums, cabbage, kale, cornstalks, straw bales and so much more. They’re also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends!
During your day at the farm, guests can enjoy tons of thrills and activities. From corn mazes and hayrides to bounce houses and face painting, they truly have it all. So, what are you waiting for? Gather up your friends and family and plan a trip today.
Gabrielson’s Country Farm
We’d be remiss to comprise a list of the top Long Island pumpkin patches without including one of the local favorites, Gabrielson’s Country Farm. That’s because this Jamesport-based North Fork farm is hosting their annual Fall Festival from now through the end of October.
Rides and Attractions
Although they charge for general admission, you don’t need to pay anything to visit their dairy cows, pumpkin field or farm stand. However, for a small fee, you can enjoy all kinds of exciting fall attractions, such as:
- Train rides
- Kiddie mazes
- Farm animals
- Live music
- Pedal tractors
Just make sure that, during your visit, you get a chance to try their world-famous roasted corn. No trip to Gabrielson’s is complete without it!
Last but not least, Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill is the last location to round out our list of the top Long Island pumpkin patches. Besides, with three interactive corn mazes and over 12 acres of activities, where else would you want to visit?
At this farm, from mini gourds to prize winners, they grow pumpkins of all sizes and, best of all, you can pick them straight off the vine. Additionally, Hank’s is also home to an awesome apple orchard, but it’s only open on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays.
Long Island pumpkin patches like these are what truly makes fall in our area so special, so visit one before the season ends!