The best part about fall is that there are so many fun outdoor activities every weekend! Pumpkin picking, haunted houses, apple picking and fall festivals make great day trips for all ages. We put together our list of our favorite fall activities on Long Island this year:
The Dees’ Nursery
69 Atlantic Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays in October
Features: On weekends in October the nursery runs a “Fall Festival” with a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and a pumpkin patch. They also feature a haunted walk, which may be too scary for younger children.
Darkness Rising – Haunted House
10 Brooklyn Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
Dates: Through October
Features: This haunted house was voted one of Long Island’s best haunted houses.
The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Dates: October 5-7; 12-14; 19-21; 26-28
Features: Over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island’s historic mansions. RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns features the work dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that’s suitable for visitors of all ages. Advanced tickets are required.
F & W Schmitt Farms Family Farm & Haunted Mansion/Maze
26 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631 271-3276
Dates: October 5th – November 3th
Features: Daytime and nighttime fun – Pumpkin picking, farm animals, pony rides, Long Island’s largest straw pyramid and a corn maze. At night, they feature a haunted maze and mansion.
Long Island Fall Festival
164 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Dates: October 5th – 8th
Features: The Long Island Fall Festival features a carnival, over 200 vendors, 2 international food courts and live music.
Woodside Nursery and Garden
134 East Woodside Avenue
North Patchogue, NY 11772
Dates: September 29th – October 30th
Features: The Woodside Nursery and Garden has a pumpkin patch, a haunted tunnel, face painting and scarecrow making.
What better way to kick-off fall than with a contest! We’re giving away a fall theme basket with tons of seasonal goodies and a set of Tiffany glasses!
All you have to do to enter is visit our social media page and join one of our social networks — it’s that simple!
Visit our Social Media Networking page!
- Join one of our Social Media Networks by clicking the link for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google.
- With each Social Media participation, you will receive one entry to the contest. If you join 2 networks, you receive two chances to win!
We encourage you to post the contest on your Facebook wall or to share with your Linked In connections or Twitter Followers.
Mackoul and Associates, Inc. will announce the winner on our blog on October 24th. Stay tuned and good luck!!