Festivals, pumpkin picking and strolls out East. These are just a few of Pulse readers’ favorite things to do during the fall. Whether you’re looking to partake in annual rituals or try something new, consider this your ultimate itinerary to the best Long Island fall.
Packed with food, vendors and entertainment, Long Island fall festivals were made for the crisp weather. October still has plenty coming up with activities like pumpkin decorating, pie eating and dancing.
As the chill sets in, a stroll through Mattituck, Brightwaters or Sea Cliff is sure to warm your heart. Their secret: Folksy restaurants, novel shops and a charm that puts antiques to shame.
Perfect for fueling up before fall activities, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches headline our region’s holy grail. (The fact that they are delicious on-the-go makes them even more appealing). Long Island is home to 10 standout spots in particular.
Wine, cider and country-style restaurants, the North Fork was made for weekend escapades. Let the abundant farmland and quaint Main Streets transport you to another place in time (if just for a short while).
Embrace Long Island’s unique culinary culture by sampling all sorts of pastas, salads, meats, wine and beers. Just remember to come hungry.
The End is the ideal spot to wrap up the warm-weather season, as everything bursts with its last beauty. Eat at a cozy restaurant, stroll through one of the state parks and even stay the night in a spacious suite.
Visit one of the many Long Island apple picking farms where cider, candied apples and doughnuts are a plenty. The farms are ripe with all sorts of juicy, aromatic apples. Get ready to hunt for a new favorite.
Pumpkin farms have something for everyone. Besides scouring the patch, visitors can partake in corn mazes, hayrides and enjoy fresh produce like roasted corn.
The ultimate comfort food, there is never a wrong time to have a cheeseburger. Eleven places have the meat, cheese and topping ratio down to a science.
There’s nothing like soaking up scenic views on two wheels. Explore one of the many woody paths Long Island has to offer, especially as the leaves begin to change.