New York City may be known as the “concrete jungle,” but America’s largest city doesn’t go without the fall staples of pumpkin patches and corn mazes.
In fact, the Big Apple and its surroundings have a plethora of patches and mazes that will provide plenty of fall fun for city dwellers. So, for those who are in the market for the perfect pumpkin for Halloween, or would like to test their skills in a maze, here are the best pumpkin patches and corn mazes the New York City region has to offer.
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
Now until Oct. 31
6 Bagatelle Rd., Dix Hill, NY 11746
Getting to this farm will take a bit of time, but once you arrive, one will find a fall oasis within suburban Long Island. Schmitt Family Farm is a charming patch of farmland that offers a pumpkin patch, and smaller attractions for the little ones in your clan, such as a bounce house and firetruck slide. For the older crowd, Schmitt Family Farms offers a haunted maze that may have one staying up for a week.
Queens County Farm Museum
Now until Oct. 27
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, NY 11004-1129
Many may not know this, but in the heart of Florida Park, Queens sits a farm museum that will offer a ton of fall activities for city dwellers. The Queens County Farm Museum will offer visitors an insight into farming in Queens, and one of the main attractions for fall is The Amazing Maize Maze, a three-acre corn maze that will challenge anyone’s navigational skills.
Now until Oct. 28
1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Heading back to Long Island, this farm will put on a show for Big Apple residents looking for some fall fun. Brightwaters Farms will host their annual Fall Harvest Festival, which will feature a pumpkin picking, playgrounds, cartoon characters and more! This festival will have it all, and for fall lovers, it would be a shame to miss out on the Fall Harvest Festival.
Borellas Farm Stand
Now until Oct. 31
485 Edgewood Ave., Saint James, NY 11780
The final stop on this pumpkin patch/corn maze trip through Metro New York City lands in Saint James. Here stands Borellas Farm Stand, which will put on an annual Fall Harvest Festival that will provide hours of fall fun for Big Apple and Long Island, residents. With a nice-sized pumpkin patch, a hayride, and more, Borellas Farm Stand is more than a stand, it’s a fall paradise in the middle of suburbia.