Autumn is like a grand finale—a final bow for leaves on trees before a bare winter. It’s an impressive ending filled with plentiful harvests, golden leaves and colorful hues scattered throughout the land. Although all call for a round of applause, these five Long Island landscapes deserve a standing ovation.
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale
This 3,473-acre state park comes alive in the crisp weather. Home to red maple swamps and oak brush plains, the leaves put on a colorful show that is reflected in the river. Phone: 631-581-1005 | Address: 3525 Sunrise Hwy Click to go
Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck
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A farm that sells some of the finest corn, panini and lemonade, Harbes is full of orange in October. Two large pumpkin patches are packed with fun-sized gourds and if visitors work up an appetite, there are delicious apple cider doughnuts at the farm stand. Phone: 631-298-0800 | Address: 715 Sound Ave Click to go
Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island
This 2,039-acre preserve is full of hikes through oak-hickory forests, open fields, ponds and marshes. There is a 10-mile hike that will bring hikers to vistas of Gardiner’s Bay and a 1.5-mile red trail that is full of information hubs that inform visitors about the area’s history, flora and fauna. Phone: 631-749-1001 | Address: 79 S Ferry Rd Click to go
Lewin Farms, Calverton
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Lewin Farms is home to seasonal strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and even Christmas trees. But fall and apple trees go hand-in-hand. Phone: 631-929-4327 | Address: 812 Sound Ave Click to go
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack
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This 55-acre vineyard is creating a noteworthy buzz for its exquisite collection of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. But the vineyard sunsets are creating an equally impressive treat for the eyes. Phone: 631-537-5106 | Address: 139 Sagg Rd Click to go
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