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6 Off-The-Beaten Path Harvest Adventures You Need to Explore Today

October 26, 2020

There is still plenty of time to fit in all your favorite fall activities before the season comes to a close. Long Island is home to over 100 farms and farm stands that are perfect for planning the ultimate seasonal adventure. With hidden gems in every pocket of our destination, plan your trip today with these local favorites that include everything from pony rides to pumpkin picking, homemade pies, corn stalks, mums and more. Don’t forget to tag #discoverlongisland in your adventures so we can follow along.

Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank

The Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank is a free farm adventure worth exploring with over 270-acres of interactive (and virtual) farm experiences.  From u-pick pumpkin patches, a corn maze and wagon-ride to a nature explore classroom with arts area, free play zone, interactive backyard farm and a butterfly house plus lots of animals for feeding fun- this free farm experience is a day out you and your family will remember.

Fink’s Country Farm, Wading River

Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Fink’s Country Farm in Wading River is wholesome down-home fun for the whole family. With hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkins, kiddy train rides, combine slides and much more, Fink’s is the perfect stop to check all of your seasonal boxes.

Dees’ Nursery, Oceanside

The Dees’ family has grown into one of the largest garden centers on Long Island, serving the community since 1958. Head to their fall festival complete with farm animals, pony rides, pumpkin painting, gem & fossil mining, a spooky walk and farm fresh roasted corn.

White Post Farms, Melville

White Post Farms in Melville is a true fall utopia.  Its name dates back to 1971 from the popularity of its local farm stand. Today you will find a working crop farm which has grown everything from potatoes to flowers, a petting zoo featuring exotic animals and farm classics, a large selection of playgrounds and giant sandbox, a market where you can purchase fresh produce and delicious homecooked cakes and breads.

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm, Melville

Schmitt’s Family Farm serves up the ultimate family fun experience to continue your fall family traditions.  Located in Melville, Schmitt’s offers u-pick pumpkins, ride and slides, a walk-through haunted mansion, and explore Gladiators in the 7-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pony rides and Long Island’s largest straw pyramid.

Jericho Cider Mills, Jericho

A regional trademark for 200 years, the Jericho Cider Mill has been serving up sweet cider and homemade baked goods since the early 1800s. Today you can taste authentic recipes and purchase an array of apples, baked goods and of course the original cider recipe.

For a full listing of Long Island farms, farm stands and fisheries please visit, www.chooseli.org. Be sure to check out our trip planning tools to help map out your next adventure.

 

 

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