Best Spots to Go Pumpkin Picking in New York
Ahh, pumpkin picking. A personal favorite of mine from childhood. Nothing gets you more in the mood of the fall season than picking out a pumpkin to take home. There’s so much you can do with a pumpkin, and picking one out makes for a super fun day. Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin décor are all reasons to take a trip down to your local farm. In this blog, I’m going to break down the best places to go pumpkin picking in the state of New York.
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The first stop we’re taking on our pumpkin picking tour is White Post Farms in Melville, Long Island. As someone who went there on a kindergarten field trip, I can tell you first hand that kids love this place. The pumpkin picking experience here goes even further than simply picking out a pumpkin. This farm offers fun activities such as hayrides, singing, and pumpkin painting. Oh, and not to mention some spectacular animal performances!
The next stop on our excursion is Apple Hill Farm in New Paltz, NY. The best part about this place is the food and the atmosphere. There’s nothing like picking up some warm apple cider on your pumpkin picking quest. To store your tasty seasonal beverage, check out this aluminum liquid pouch. This pouch features a corner screw spout that can easily be drunken from, and offers a bottom gusset stand-up feature to set your drink down whenever your hands are full of pumpkins. Just keep in mind that this farm is only open from Friday through Sunday this season. On a side note, this is a great place to go apple picking with friends and family too!
I know what you’re thinking. How could a populated place like queens have a farm? I’m here to tell you not only does one exist, but a great one to go pumpkin picking! The Queens County Farm Museum is October 3rd through October 25th on Saturdays and Sundays and has high reviews online. This place has a rich history, dating back to the late 1600s. In addition to pumpkin picking on a historic landmark, this farm also offers tasty in-season treats such as pie, donuts, and apple cider. If you’re in a nearby area, don’t miss out on a convenient and satisfying experience at the farm. To hold your desserts, consider using our bakery print bags. These bags are food safe, easy to carry, and can stand up on its own when set down.
Our last pumpkin patch stop is at Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, located in Yorktown Heights, NY. Aside from the stellar ratings the farm has received online, the most notable aspect of this patch is its days of availability. Open from Wednesday through Monday, this farm allows for those available during the week to avoid a more crowded weekend attendance. The farm is extremely spacious, consisting of about 180 acres of land. With over 100 years of history, the farm has been run by generations of one family who still live on the farm today!
While pumpkin picking is a relatively safe activity to do during COVID-19, it’s still important to stay safe. Be sure to wear a mask and try to stay apart from other pumpkin pickers. Nevertheless, enjoy the autumn season and the cozy feelings it brings. To complement your trip, our glossy orange sherbet bag is a festive storage holder that will conveniently fit in your pocket during all of the day's adventures. Now that you have a good insight on where to go to this year’s fall festivities, we have other tourist recommendations too. If you like this blog, feel free to check out our other blog on the top 10 places to visit on Long Island.