As the weather turns, us city folk flee to the “country” for apple picking, pumpkin patches and colorful leaf sighting. Grab your favorite flannel shirt and head to these spot all within an hour of the city for some fall fun!
- Liberty Science Center Fall Fest- Jersey City, NJ: Everything you love about autumn – the mazes, the pumpkins, the apple cider – close by in Jersey City! Tired of regular old corn mazes? See if you can find your way out of their outdoor Spider Maze, a 4,000-sq-ft webby labyrinth that’s unlike any maze you’ve explored before! The 8-foot-tall haystack is the perfect climbing challenge for your big kids, while the hay maze is a blast for the little kids in your group. Everyone will enjoy meeting some furry friends at the weekend petting zoo! They also have an indoor pumpkin patch. Free with admission-or enter our instagram contest for free tickets! Check out-https://lsc.org for more info.
- Wightman Farms-Morristown, NJ- We love this time of year and we want you to love it too! Wightmans farm offer hayride, a pumpkin slingshot, pick your own apples, a hay maze and more! They make the best Apple Cider and Apple Cider donuts. For more info, check out https://wightmanfarms.com.
- White Post Farms-Melville, Long Island: White Post Farms is one of the best places on Long Island for picking pumpkins. Your admission to The Fall Festival includes: Six Great Shows, (The Great Stage Show, Tricks For Treats Exotic Bird Show, Mutts Gone Nuts, Nick’s Kids Show, The Magic of Jim McClenahan, Anastasini Variety Show), Sing-A-Long Hayrides, Unlimited Use of Our Bounce ‘N Slides, Our Famous Animal Farm, Singin’ Chicken Show, Animal Farm Jamboree Show, Use of our Playground Areas, Use of our Picnic Tables, Play-In-The-Hay, Entry to our Ronnie’s Birdie Landing . There is so much to do there, you can spend the whole day! Check out more info here: http://www.whitepostfarms.com/
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard North Salem, New York: Apple picking season at this family-owned-and-operated orchard kicks off on August 31, and it hosts a fall festival every weekend through October. Pick up a Harvest Moon bag for $30, and see how fast you can fill it to its 25 pound capacity (for reference, you use about 2 pounds in the average apple pie!). The festival’s hayrides, live music, games, farm animals, and apple cannons — aka giant, custom-made and mounted potato guns that you load with apples and shoot at targets — cost an additional $5–$10 each. More info here : http://www.harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com/
- Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm was founded in 1916. They have apple and peach picking, pumpkin patch, farm store and even a winery on site. They have hay rides and live music- all the fall fun you would ever need. Visit this historic farm and get you fall fix! More info here: http://wilkensfarm.com