Five Things to Do This Fall in Long Island

Summer is unofficially over, schools are back in session, the days are getting shorter, the air is cooler and the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

This was my first year ever trying it and I’m in love 🙂

This week I’m sharing 5 things to do on Long Island during the fall.

1. Super obvious but go pumpkin picking!

Pumpkin Picking at White Post Farms


There’s so many farms through out Long Island that have pumpkins available usually until mid-late October. Here’s a few places throughout the Island – Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm, White Post Farms, and Brightwaters Farms & Nursery

2. Go on a hayride



Many of the same farms that offer pumpkin picking have hayrides. Try a haunted hayride in October!

3. Visit a winery

Long Island Wineries


Wineries are not just for the summer. They can be just as fun a beautiful in the fall. A lot cooler too,which means enjoying the time spent sitting outside trying all new wines and not sweating. Long Island Wine Country is the official website for our wineries and has a list of the many different wineries Long Island has to offer.

4. Visit a farm stand

Briermere Farm Stand


One of my favorites is Briermere Farms. There’s so much local produce available here on Long Island. Everything is made from scratch with ingredients straight from the farms.

5. Similar to pumpkin picking but go apple picking

Apple Picking


Many don’t know that Long Island has many apple farms. The east end is full of apple orchards. The apples are perfect to make all those apple pies and apple crisp desserts for holiday get togethers. Some of the farms that offer pumpkin picking offer apple picking as well but here’s a few more – Woodside Orchards, Lewin Farms, & Milk Pail.

What are some things your towns are known for in the fall?


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  1. Heather wrote:

    All of your fall to-do’s sound like mine! I LOVE the season (especially since I moved up north), but I have to say I’m just not readyyyy. Maybe it’s because I know winter is quickly to follow! I’m sure I’ll change my mind once I order my first Pumpkin Spice Latte. <3 Happy Friday! xo

    Posted 9.5.14 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      I usually hold onto summer for as long as possible but this year I’m ready! I think it’s b/c our summer was pretty cool here. The pumpkin spice latte will definitely get you ready for fall!

      Posted 9.5.14 Reply
  2. Whitney wrote:

    I wasn’t quite ready for fall yet, but reading all the fun things there are to do in the fall makes me look forward to it a little more. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    Posted 9.5.14 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      I’m so ready for the fall this year! Glad I could help you look forward to it more!

      Posted 9.6.14 Reply
  3. You have me craving fall…or what little we have of it in SoCal! 🙂

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my dog on my post from Monday 🙂

    Posted 9.10.14 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      The fall is such a fun season! I wish everyone could experience it the way we do here in NY.

      Posted 9.10.14 Reply
  4. Tina B wrote:

    Stakey’s, Briermere and Lewin.. You are singing the songs of my people!!
    I’m a fellow LI’er and I do try to test a new farmstand each year. I love living here year-round, but Fall is the best season for us without a doubt!

    Posted 9.20.14 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Fall is one of the best seasons here. If our fall weather lasted into the winter months it would be absolutely perfect here!

      Posted 9.22.14 Reply
      • Tina B wrote:

        Since we had a pretty mild summer, I’m hoping against hope for a semi-mild winter. I don’t think we’ll be so lucky though 🙁

        Posted 9.22.14 Reply
        • Krystal wrote:

          I don’t think we will be lucky either. I want to skip right over winter and keep fall.

          Posted 9.26.14 Reply

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