With the leaves changing colors and the air getting a little crisper, that can only mean one thing—fall is here and it’s time to pick some pumpkins. No matter where you’re located on Long Island, there are plenty of places where you can pick them straight off the vine. In fact, here are three family-friendly Long Island pumpkin patches for you to check out during the fall season.
The Top Long Island Pumpkin Patches for Everyone
Schmitt Family Farm
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farm has been a Dix Hills institution for decades. Believe it or not, the family has been using the area to farm potatoes since 1853. However, in recent years, Schmitt has become the go-to destination for fall family fun, especially pumpkin picking.
This Long Island pumpkin patch is open every day of the week during the fall. However, their fall festival is only on weekends until October 31, in addition to Columbus Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schmitt also has plenty of other kid-friendly activities, such as:
- Animal train ride
- Duck races
- Game area
Not to mention, they also have a huge farm stand where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, decorations and all kinds of other delicious baked goods. If you don’t believe us, CBS New York even listed Schmitt Family Farm as one of the best places to pick pumpkins in the tri-state area.
Gabrielsen’s Country Farm
If you’re looking for a fun-filled day for the whole family, head out to Gabrielsen’s Country Farm in Jamesport on the North Fork.
In addition to the usual pumpkin picking, you can take a ride on their hay wagon, hop on a train or visit their farm animals, all while enjoying live music from the barn. There will also be plenty of activities that your children will enjoy, like:
- Bouncy houses
- Kiddie corn maze
- Giant pumpkin
- Pedal tractors
All of these amazing amenities are included with the price of admission, which is $9.95 on the weekends and $5 during the week. When you visit, make sure that you try this Long Island pumpkin patch’s signature roasted corn and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm is a family-owned and operated business nestled in the scenic town of Aquebogue. Since 1976, this Long Island pumpkin patch has expanded from one acre to 26-acres, where you can roam and pick over 15 different varieties of pumpkins straight off the vine.
Besides all of the pumpkins, you can also enjoy hay rides, a bouncy castle, corn mazes, face painting and a country store.
Also, if you’re looking for garden mums, flowering cabbage, kale, fresh-cut cornstalks, bright straw bales and much more, this is the place for you. Last but not least, feel free to bring your pet, since Stakey’s always welcomes friendly, leashed pets.
If you’re looking to enjoy some classic fall Long Island fun, stop by one of these fantastic Long Island pumpkin patches.