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Pick pumpkins at these Long Island patches and farms

Matthew and Donna Haakonson from Sayville and their

Matthew and Donna Haakonson from Sayville and their daughters Elena, 13, and Sarah, 10, make it a family tradition getting pumpkins from the vine at Stakey's Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Credit: Randee Daddona

After a hot summer, fall fun awaits Long Island families. Greet the season with hayrides, corn mazes, and most importantly, perfect pumpkins picked at these patches.

ALBERT H. SCHMITT FAMILY FARMS, 6 Bagatelle Rd., Dix Hills, 631-549-3276, schmittsfamilyfarms.com. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. Fun every weekend through Oct. 31 plus Columbus Day with U-pick pumpkins, roasted corn, pies, candy apples, hot cider, apples, Holy Schmitt’s horseradish, hayrides, animal train rides, duck races, trikes and games play area; fall decor, plants, cornstalks, mums, ornamental kale and cabbage.

ANDREWS FAMILY FARM AND GREENHOUSES, 1038 Sound Ave., Wading River, 631-929-0038, andrewsfamilyfarm.com. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through late Oct. U-pick pumpkins through Oct. and specialty gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, pies, vegetables, fall plants, apples, mums and Montauk daisies; roasted corn on weekends.

BB & GG FARM & NURSERY (WILLIAM BORELLA), 625 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-862-9182. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends until Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides (fees), roasted corn, gourds, ornamental plants.

BORELLA’S FARM STAND, 485 Edgewood Ave., across from Whisper Vineyards, St. James, 631-862-7330, borellasfarmstand.com. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Halloween. Farmstand: Mums, flowering kale, Autumn decor, corn stalks, hay bales, Halloween lawn art. Fall Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only and Columbus Day (fee). U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, roasted corn, corn maze, live music and inflatable bounce houses.

BRIGHTWATERS FARMS & NURSERY, 1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore, brightwatersfarms.com, 631-665-5411. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins. Fall Harvest Festival with hayrides (fee) weekends through Oct. 31, weather permitting.

ELWOOD PUMPKIN FARM, 1500 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington, elwoodpumpkinfarm.com, 631-368-8626. Hours 3-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. Corn maze (fee), kid-friendly maze. A 10-minute educational wagon hayride (fee) around the farm. U-pick pumpkins, white and orange pumpkins, gourds and ornamental fall plants.

F & W SCHMITT FARMS, 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, 631-271-3276, schmittfarms.com. Hours 10-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, farm stand, U-pick pumpkins and vegetables. Haunted corn trail and haunted mansion 7 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. and 7-11 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 31. Fall festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day, roasted corn, candy apples, pies, 7-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, wagon ride (free), hard cider.

FAIRVIEW FARM, 19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, 631-537-6154, fairviewfarmatmecox.com. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., closed Mon.-Wed. Farm stand with fall vegetables, pies, roasted corn, popcorn, ribbon fries, cider and pumpkin doughnuts. Also 69 Horsemill Lane. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thur.-Sun. through Nov. 8. U-pick pumpkins (79 cents a pound), corn maze on 8 acres. $12, $10 ages 4-11, free 3 and younger.

FINK’S COUNTRY FARM, 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2272, finksfarm.com. Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 23. Fall festival (fee) 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Day and weekends through Nov. 1. Corn maze (fee), hayrides (fee), animal farm, live music (noon-4 p.m.), pony rides (additional fee), playground, and U-pick pumpkins (additional fee). Spookie Flashlight Maze, bring a flashlight, check website for date. Concession stand. Farm stand, roasted corn and hot cider, cornstalks, mums, produce, straw bales and holiday decorations.

GABRIELSEN’S COUNTRY FARM, 200 Herricks Lane, Jamesport, gabrielsenscountryfarm.com, 631-722-3259. Hours 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Fall festival through Oct. 31. Train, hayrides, corn crib, kiddie maze, farm animals, pedal tractors; live music on weekends ($9.95 pay-one-price weekends and Columbus Day; $5 weekdays). U-pick pumpkins, fall plants, mums, Montauk daisies, ornamental cabbage and kale, roasted corn and candy apples.

GARDEN OF EVE, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-722-8777, gardenofevefarm.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily until Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins from the vine, hayrides (fee). Picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with fall vegetables, mums, cornstalks and fall decorations. Craft brewery on site, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends in Oct.

GLOVER FARMS, 633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven, gloverfarmsbrookhaven.com, 631-286-7876, 631-332-2012. Hours 2-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides (fees); children’s activities. Picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with vegetables, mums, cornstalks and fall decorations.

HANK’S PUMPKINTOWN, 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com. Hours 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 1. U-pick pumpkins, apples, gourds, cornstalks, straw bales, Indian corn, mums, Montauk daisies, fall decorations. Wagon rides, roasted corn, 7-acre maze park (fee) open weekends and Columbus Day.

HARBES FAMILY FARM AND VINEYARD, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-298-0800; Wine-tasting barn: 631-298-9463, harbesfamilyfarm.com. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. U-pick pumpkins sold by the pound, hayride and corn maze (fees). Mums, gourds, farm stand with roasted corn. No pets or outside food. Fall festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Nov. 1. Wine-tasting barn open weekends through Nov. 1.

HARBES FARM IN JAMESPORT, 1223 Main Rd., Jamesport, 631-722-2022, harbesfamilyfarm.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through Nov. 1. Fall festival U-pick pumpkins, hayride and corn maze (fees), live music; children's activities; wine tasting and more. No pets or outside food.

HARBES ORCHARD, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-369-1111 or 631-298-0800, harbesorchard.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Nov. 1 and Columbus Day. Robin Hood corn maze (fees). Spooky corn maze 7-9:30 p.m. Sat. nights through Oct. 24 and Sun. Oct. 12, must have flashlight or buy one at stand. Cafe, U-pick pumpkins, mums, gourds, wine tasting.

KRUPSKI’S FARM, 38030 Rte. 25, Peconic, 631-734-7841. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Halloween. Farm-fresh produce, U-pick pumpkins in Oct. Fall activities (fees) weekends only in Oct., including hayrides, corn maze (with actors) till 5 p.m. and haunted barn.

LENNY BRUNO FARMS, 740 Wading River Rd. (LIE Exit 69S), Manorville, 631-591-3592, lennybrunofarms.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Thanksgiving. U-pick pumpkins, 4-acre corn maze (fee), play area, photo ops, hay rides (Oct.), farm stand, roasted corn, mums, cornstalks, hay bales.

LEWIN FARMS, 812 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com. Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tue. U-pick tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and apples: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day, call for availability and hours. U-pick pumpkins from the vine through late Oct. Specialty gourds, squash, straw bales, cornstalks and roasted corn. Nearly 5-acre corn maze: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through late Oct., weather permitting.

MAY’S FARM STAND, 6361 Rte. 25A, Wading River, 631-929-6654, maysfarmny.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. Call for Nov. hours. U-pick pumpkins; gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, mums and fall plants. Fall festival (weekends only) with hayrides and 2-acre corn maze (fees), roasted corn, pies, music and costumed characters. Reopens after Thanksgiving.

ROTTKAMP’S FOX HOLLOW FARM, 2287 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-727-1786. Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. daily, closed Wed. through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins; sunflower maze (fee), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s play area.

SCHMITT’S FARM COUNTRY FRESH, Main Road, Laurel, 631-298-1991, schmittsfarmcountryfresh.com. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. U-pick pumpkins and 5-acre corn maze (fee), farm stand with fresh fruit, vegetables, pies, roasted corn, mums, gourds, honey, fresh-cut bouquets, jams, jellies, horseradish, canned peaches, apple cider and candy apples.

SEVEN PONDS ORCHARD, 65 Seven Ponds Rd., Water Mill, 631-726-8015, nwsdy.li/7ponds. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Thanksgiving. U-pick pumpkins and apples, corn maze and hayride with music, narration. Also cow train, duck races, pedal cars, sunflowers and vegetables.

STAKEY’S PUMPKIN FARM, 270 West Lane, Aquebogue, 631-722-3467, stakeyspumpkinfarm.com. Hours Noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins from the vine on 26 acres; 3-acre corn maze and hayrides (fee). Country store sells mums, cabbage, kale, cornstalks. Rubber duck race (free) on weekends; face painting weekends in Oct. and Columbus Day ($10 full, $7 partial). Snack shack, roasted corn, homemade apple cider doughnuts.

THE MILK PAIL, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com. Hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri.-Sun. through Oct. U-pick apples and pumpkins, squash and gourds.

WATERDRINKER FAMILY FARM AND GARDEN, 663 Wading River Rd., at the corner of South Street, Manorville, 631-878-8653, water-drinker.com. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. Farm stand with roasted corn, pies, fresh lemonade, fall plants. Fall Festival, daily through Oct., U-pick pumpkins (additional fee), corn maze, tractor pedal cars, barnyard animals, mini-golf, obstacle course and hayrides (weekends only). Admission $10, under 2 free.

WHITE POST FARMS, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville, 631-351-9373, whitepostfarms.com. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. U-pick pumpkins, animal farm, bird aviary, monkey barns and farm store. Hayrides and entertainment, weekends only through Oct. and Columbus Day (fee).

WICKHAM’S FRUIT FARM, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. U-pick pumpkins and apples. Farm stand; picnic area, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

WINDY ACRES FARM, 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-727-4554, nwsdy.li/wacres. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. U-pick pumpkins and apples, gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, candy apples and mums. Corn maze (fee).

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