Throughout October, many farms let you scour the fields for your ideal pumpkin, and pick it right off the vine. Some offer more than just a pumpkin patch, with fall festivals featuring live music, natural and delicious food, hayrides, spooky haunted houses and more. Picking your own pumpkin is the perfect fall activity that the whole family will enjoy!
Before making the trip, call ahead to check crop availability, activities and times of operation.
Westchester County, N.Y.
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Country store, educational visits, farm shares, hayrides, fresh donuts
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem 914-485-1210.
1271 Hilltop Hanover St., Yorktown Heights 914-962-2368.
139 Hardscrabble Road, Croton Falls 914-277-3188.
Stuart’s Fruit Farm
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs 914-245-2784.
Wilken’s Fruit & Fir Farm
1313 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights 914-245-5111.
Dutchess County, N.Y.
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag 845-227-2306.
Pumpkin Patch open weekends in Oct. 823 West Dover Road, Pawling 845-832-6068.
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook 845-758-1234.
9 Fishkill Farms Road, Hopewell Junction 845-897-4377.
Corn maze, pony rides, hay rides.
1697 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point 845-266-5042.
Fraleigh’s Rose Hill Farms
19 Rose Hill Farm, off Rte. 9, Red Hook 845-758-4215.
63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls 845-452-6883.
Fairfeld County, Conn.
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel 203-748-0119.
Jones Family Farm
Hayrides, farm animals, corn maze. 606 Walnut Tree Road, Shelton 203-929-8425.
Hayrides, farm animals
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton 203-261-3306.
Hayrides, farm animals
51 John Read Road, Redding 203-938-9403.
Putnam County, NY
230 Guinea Road, Brewster 845-277-3521.
Orange County, N.Y.
Apple Ridge Orchards
101 Jessup Road, Warwick
Hodgson’s Farm & Garden Center
2290 Albany Post Road, Walden 845-778-1432.
Lawrence Farms Orchard
39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh 845-562-4268.
45 Ball Road, off Rte. 17A, Warwick 845-986-1058.
4 Ochs Lane, off Rte. 94, Warwick 845-986-1591.
Hayrides, corn maze, haunted barn
1448 Rte. 211 West, Middletown 845-386-1882.
Rockland County, N.Y.
Dr. Davies Farm
306 Rte. 304, Congers
101 Ackertown Road, Chestnut Ridge 845-356-1988
The Orchards of Concklin
Corn maze, haunted house
Rte. 45 and South Mountain Road, Pomona 845-354-0369.
Ulster County, N.Y.
Apple Hill Farm
Hay rides and fire truck rides
124 Rte. 32 S, New Paltz 845-255-1605.
Pick your own on weekends only, hayrides 271 Rte. 208, New Paltz
69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz 845-255-0999.
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland 845-691-2339.
Sarah Niss is hard at work looking for the perfect pumpkin.