Find the best patches, orchards, and farms for pumpkin and apple picking on Long Island. As locals, we’re sharing our top 8 spots!
Long Islanders love the fall season. The minute Labor Day passes, summer beach goers don their flannels, grab their wagons, and head to the East End for all the Long Island pumpkin patches and apple orchards.
But with so many farms to choose from, we want to make sure you get the most out of your experience.
Where should you take the kids pumpkin picking on Long Island? We’ll share which have wooden playgrounds, corn mazes, pony rides, and apple cider donuts.
And which farms have mini golf, tractor rides, farm stands, and after dark haunted houses to round out the season.
Plus, did you know you could go apple picking on a Long Island vineyard? Or snag some fresh or hard cider? You’ll even discover other you-pick options at many of our listed farms.
So let’s jump right in and uncover all the best places to take the family pumpkin and apple picking on Long Island.
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8 Best Places to go Pumpkin and Apple Picking on Long Island
One of the top spots to go pumpkin and apple picking on Long Island with kids, Hank’s has over thirty acres of family fun. During in-season, enjoy pumpkin and apple picking, wooden playgrounds, a corn maze, tractor rides, a jump pad, and more. The apple orchard is open during weekends and holidays.
Stop by their market, too, for bakery goods, soft serve ice cream, kettle corn, hot dogs, fresh apple cider donuts, and apple cider slushies. Hanks is also now making small bath hard apple cider for guests 21+.
- Address: 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY 11976
Harbes is one of the most popular spots for both apple and pumpkin picking on Long Island. With multiple locations, a children’s barnyard, its own vineyard, apple cider donuts, corn mazes and more, it’s easy to see why it’s a go-to amongst Long Island families.
Harbes also hosts special events almost every weekend during September and October. Think Tomato Fest, Peach Harvest, and more. Plus, with the option for an annual membership, visiting multiple times might be worth it.
- Harbes Orchard Address: 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
- Pumpkin Farm Address: 1223 Rte. 25, Jamesport, NY 11947
- Harbes Family Farm, Barnyard, and Vineyard Address: 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY 11952
If you’re looking for more than just pumpkin and apple picking, Lewin is the place for you. The abundant farm stand is open daily, except Tuesdays, and their “u-pick” fields contain berries, tomatoes, peppers, gourds, and more.
Of course you’ll find apples and pumpkins, too, along with a corn maze featuring new designs each year. During the winter, Long Islanders can also cut down their own Christmas trees!
- Address: 812 Sound Ave. Calverton, NY 11933
Playgrounds and inflatables, a corn maze, pony rides, farm animals, mini golf, and free hayrides round out this popular Long Island Pumpkin Patch. Schmitt’s, located more centrally on Long Island, also offers their own Fall Festival throughout September and October.
Additionally, Schmitt’s is known for their after dark haunted house and haunted corn maze. For those too chicken like me, there is a daytime haunted walk-through of the house and corn maze without actors and bright lighting. Both events are not recommended for children.
- Address: 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville NY 11747
Maintained still by third generation family farmers, Stakey’s prides itself in being one of the best Long Island pumpkin patches. After picking, challenge yourself in the corn maze or take a hayride. Stakey’s even has face and hand painting and a bounce house.
After, peruse their country gift shop for fall decor or meander through the flower house for autumn plants, all grown on the farm.
- Address: 270 West Lane, Aquebogue, NY 11931
One of the oldest and largest places for apple picking on Long Island, Wickham’s is an East End staple. Find some of Long Island’s oldest cultivated land that’s part of a preservation program, making it “forever agriculture.” We remember, years ago, getting a ride down to the orchards in the owner’s old station wagon. I still sip coffee from my “we pick em at Wickham’s” mug, too.
Picking options include berries, apples, peaches, and occasionally pumpkins. You’ll also find an old cider press and fresh cider, along with gourmet cheeses and spreads.
- Address: 28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue, NY 11935
Windy Acre Farm is a family run, generations old farm that still supplies local stores with fresh product. Ideal for young children, families can find a a playground, apple cider, cider donuts, and a variety of U-pick options.
Head home with berries, pumpkins, and apples after spending a day frolicking around one of the best places for both apple and pumpkin picking on Long Island.
- Address: 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, NY 11933
Something for the booze lover, Woodside is known for craft cider, apples, and baked goods. What was once a small wholesale apple farm has expanded into a niche-down apple hub with a small, specialized selection of apples, donuts, and ciders.
White picking season runs through the fall, the cider tasting room is open year round.
- 729 Rte. 25, Aquebogue, NY 11931
Where to Stay Near the Long Island Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards
Looking to do more on Long Island after apple or pumpkin picking?
The east end is full of adorable downtowns, antique stores, cheese shops, local farm stands, and more. We love stopping for some fresh produce and pies, to start.
If we didn’t indulge in too many cider donuts, we’ll stop for lunch either in Mattituck or Jamesport. And of course a day out east is not complete without a trip to the wineries.
Where do you enjoy apple and pumpkin picking on Long Island?
Have you visited Long Island’s pumpkin patches, orchards, and farms yet? Which were your favorite? And are there any you’d add to this list? Let us know in the comments.