Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are turning Instagram-worthy shades of red and orange, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back and sweater weather is rapidly approaching. What more could anyone want? If you need more than a cozy sweater, a PSL in hand and a ton of likes on Instagram and are looking for something to do before winter strikes, look no further. Here are some places that will make your fall a great one.
1. Borella’s Farm Stand: 485 Edgewood Ave, Saint James
Phone: 631-862-7330 | Open Weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They have everything from pumpkin picking out in the field to getting lost in a corn maze. Borella’s is surely a great warm-up for Halloween. Just think about all the possible pumpkin carving creations!
2. Benner’s Farm: 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd, Setauket
Phone: 631-862-7330| Open Weekends starting September 26th
More pumpkins and hayrides close to campus! If you have schoolwork to blow off on October 11th, you should check out their Fall Harvest Festival where there will be plenty of food, games, music, and other basic activities that you’ll love.
3. Harbes Orchard: 5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Phone: 631-369-1111| Open Weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Harbes Orchard is one of the best apple picking sites on Long Island. If you are craving apple cider donuts and a crisp fall breeze Harbes is the place to be. With multiple festivals in October, you will not want to miss this fall gem.
4. Chamber of Horrors: 1745 Express Dr, Hauppauge
Phone: 516-710-1845 | Open Weekends starting October 2nd
This place lives up to its name. Chamber of Horrors is your best bet for scaring all of your friends. This fall the Chamber of Horrors is debuting the Trilogy of Fear, their all new scare experience. If you are ready for Christmas to come early, their “A Very Scary Xmas” features cannibalistic elves.
5. Pole Position Raceway: 40 Daniel St, Farmingdale
Phone: 631-752-7223 | Open Everyday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For those who rather kick a pumpkin than carve one and those rather not see another apple tree selfie again, you get an adrenaline rush at Pole Position Raceway. With multiple tracks and karts that are engineered to go over 40 mph, you will want to head there soon.
6. Sweet Hollow Road: Sweet Hollow Road, South Huntington
Warning! You might not live to see another day. One of the most famous haunted spots on Long Island, Sweet Hollow Road is home to tons of spooky sights. If you dare go, look for Mary of “Mary’s Grave” and three boys hanging from the bridge.
7. Amityville Horror House: 112 Ocean Ave, Amityville
Although it is not open to the public, the house is definitely worth seeing in person. Nothing screams Halloween more than the Amityville Horror House. After, have a Netflix marathon of American Horror Story: Murder House for a sleepless night.