Fall on Long Island is my absolute favorite. I mean every season, except winter, on Long Island is my favorite. So we are fully into Fall right now and, if you haven’t started already, it’s time to really jump into all things Fall! Get on your favorite chunky sweater, leggings, and boots and get outside. We know this fall weather on Long Island will be full blown winter before we know it!
The quintessential favorite fall activity on Long Island. With the weather cooling down, there is nothing better then sitting outside and enjoying a glass, or two, of wine. Being on Long Island, we are blessed with so many winery options. From Macari and Palmer on the North Fork to Woelffer Estates on the South Fork, there are tons of options to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. For those not looking to make the trip out east, Del Vino in Northport is an amazing vineyard and you don’t have to deal with all of the traffic!
No need to drive upstate, when you can head out east and stop by an apple orchard. Stop by Harbes’ Farm Stand in Riverhead to fulfill all your apple picking needs. With tons of activities, Harbes is a go to spot for friends, couples, and families. It wouldn’t be fall on Long Island without going apple picking. I personally never eat the apples I pick. Buttt for those of you Betty Crocker’s out there, there really is nothing better than making apple pies or apple crisp with the apples you picked. Please drop some off at my house if you have extra.
Head out to Stakey’s in Aquebogue for some pumpkin picking! Spooky Season would not be complete without pumpkins. Picking pumpkins off the vine then heading home and making jack-o-lanterns, name something more Fall than that. There are plenty of places to go on Long Island to pick pumpkins. Just to name a few – Schmitt’s Family Farms in Melville, Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton, Elwood Pumpkin Farm in Huntington. There are so many options! Bring the kids and bring your friends, get a whole group together and go pick pumpkins!
With the summer heat behind us, spending time outside (aside from the beach) is actually bearable. There are some amazing hikes on Long Island to get outside and enjoy the beauty. You can head to Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park or all the way out east to Montauk State Park. There are so many options to get outside and enjoy nature.
Get your cameras ready and your best outfit picked out – there’s no better picture spot than the sunflower fields! Waterdrinker Family Farm and Manor Farm are two great options to see the sunflowers in bloom.