This 47-acre historic site is the oldest continually-farmed land in NYC. In addition to pumpkin picking on weekends in the fall, tots can visit the animals in the petting zoo, scope out farm equipment or get lost (and found) in the Amazing Maize Maze. There's also a haunted house and fall festivals throughout the season.
Fall is in the air, and that means sweater weather, apple picking, corn mazes and of course heading to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect candidate for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. Taking the kids pumpkin picking in NYC is a tradition that’s much more than just the selection of an autumnal gourd, however. These farms with pumpkin patches within an easy drive from the city offer plenty of seasonal activities and treats — think hay rides, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie and even petting zoos — that can turn your outing into a fun family day trip. So get out there and embrace the autumn spirit, and prep for all the fun Halloween activities on tap this month with a visit to one of these pumpkin picking destinations near NYC.
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