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.