Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near Your Sagamore Apartment

Whether you carve it or simply pull out the paintbrushes, there’s no better way to celebrate October and the Halloween season by decorating your own pumpkin. Of course, you first have to pick it out!

Near the Upper West Side, we have much more than our share of restaurants and stores – we also have several farms within a short drive where we can get in the autumn spirit for the day and find that perfect pumpkin, whether you need a wagon to cart it home or it fits in the palm of your hand. Check out these pumpkin patches near home for a fun fall day!

Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY which is about 45 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is the oldest continuously-running farm in the state right in the heart of the city.

The 47-acre farm includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden. Plus, they have a pumpkin patch that’s open on October weekends from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brightwaters Farms, located at 1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore, NY which is about one hour and 15 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, has been in business since the late 1600’s and grows items such as hay, flowers, pumpkins, perennials and trees.

Through the end of October, visitors can come to Brightwaters Farms almost any day of the week from 12-5 p.m. during the weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends for some pumpkin picking and other fall fun.

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

(718) 347-3276

Brightwaters Farms

1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore, NY 11706

(631) 665-5411

Get in the Fall Spirit By Pumpkin Picking at These Pumpkin Patches

Fall is finally in the air here on the Upper West Side! And, as everyone young and old is well-aware, there’s no better way to get in the autumn spirit than by going pumpkin picking as Halloween gets closer and closer.

If you’re ready to carve a pumpkin with the kids, paint it or just display it as some authentic fall décor in your Sagamore apartment, then visit these farms that offer pumpkin picking this month. You better hurry though if you’re looking for that perfect pick!

Decker Farm, located at 435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island which is about 45 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a 19th century farm that becomes a fall wonderland during October, offering tons of activities that are sure to get you in the spirit right away.

Pumpkins are set out in a field for kids to ‘pick,’ and there is also a hayride, small cornstalk maze and face painting. Plus, if you visit during Old Home Day on Sunday, October 21, you can also see costumed crafts people doing old-school trades such as stone carving and tinsmithing.

Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens which is about 40 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, pumpkin ‘picking’ set upon a lawn, which is great for the kids to get the full fall experience.

The price of your picked pumpkin is based on its size, plus on weekdays, you can also buy one in the farm gift shop. There is no admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch. While you’re there, make sure that you check out their corn maze!

 

Decker Farm

435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 351-1611

 

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

(718) 347-3276