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Long Island's Kid-Approved Hayrides and Corn Mazes

Even in broad daylight, corn mazes can be creepy--the paths are narrow and the screams coming from around corners can be terrifying. Hayrides can also be surprisingly unnerving. The tractors may not move very fast, but the monsters chasing them sure do! OK, so maybe we made up some of that scary stuff! Truth be told, Long Island offers up a well-rounded roster of Halloween events this season; one that suits children (and adults) of all ages.

Please call the venues ahead of time to be sure they are open, especially if the weather is bad or there has been a big storm. Also, call ahead for additional details on just how scary the displays are to be sure they're suited for younger children. For tamer attractions, see our post on the Best Haunted Houses on Long Island for Kids. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide, as well as sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Best Corn Mazes for Kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

In our quest to find the best fall fun in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, we’ve located the best apple picking, the best autumn festivals and even the best cider doughnuts. So what’s left? Corn mazes!

All of the mazes on this list also offer other fall activities, and with our available weekends rapidly dwindling, you can get a one-stop deal with plenty of all-day fun.

For even more ideas, be sure to check out our Event Calendar!

The Best Apple Cider Doughnuts in Westchester

Quick survey: What’s your favorite part about fall? If your priority list looks anything like ours, apple cider doughnuts have secured a top spot. Think of them as the reward you earn after long hours of apple picking.

We've gathered up our favorite places, many of which offer them fresh from the fryer so they're still warm when you buy them. Looking for more fall fun? Take a look at our Fall Fun Guide and follow us on Facebook


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