Pumpkin Patches Near NYC: Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides An Hour or Less From New York City
It seems like all the stores have put up their spooky displays and decorations, so we can't deny it any longer: The Halloween season is nigh! And what's All Hallows' Eve without the perfect pumpkin? You could grab one from your local farmers' market, grocery store or one of the few pumpkin patches right here in New York City. But for a more authentic experience, head to the country to a pick-your-own-pumpkin place. Many of these spots offer additional activities for families, like hayrides, bouncy houses, corn mazes and apple picking so you can turn your hunt into a fun seasonal day trip.
Like our recent roundup of nearby pick-your-own-apple orchards, these 10 pumpkin patches are all about an hour (or less) from midtown Manhattan by car. We even found a few that you can reach via public transportation. One important note: It's imperative that you call ahead to confirm hours, pricing, availability and attractions, otherwise you might find the crop gone or the place closed.