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Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat for Long Island Kids

There's nothing like trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood right here on Long Island, or heading to your favorite downtown to fill up on treats from local businesses. You know how to traverse every nook and cranny. Plus, you probably have a good idea which houses to avoid and which to knock on twice for those sweet rewards. The camaraderie among neighbors can fill residents with pride.

But sometimes change is good.

So which Long Island neighborhoods are best for trick-or-treating? We prefer ones that have houses close together, banks of merchants who participate, are well lit and have minimal traffic running through them. Read on for a list of our favorites.

Check out our Halloween Guide for more Long Island trick-or-treating fun, including these top events for kids and not-too-scary haunted houses and walks.

Autumn Gardening With Kids on Long Island

With the fall season in full swing, it can be hard to find weekend activities that are inexpensive, fun for the whole family and beneficial to the household bottom line. Autumn gardening with kids on Long Island can hit all those marks. All while teaching your children frugal skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. 

Plus, kids love to get their hands dirty! With all the cool bugs available, the possibility of finding gross worms and the tactile satisfaction of breaking into the earth, autumn gardening is full of great things for kids and parents. 

13 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Deer Park

Perhaps best known for the Deer Park outlets and the Deer Park theater, there is an exceedingly great number​ of kid-friendly things to do in the northeast corner of Babylon. While the deer the town was named for no longer roam Deer Park Avenue, there is still plenty for children to explore and do.


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