Long Island's Kid-Approved Hayrides and Corn Mazes

Farming out Halloween events on Long Island

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.

Not-So-Scary Kids' Days
Bayville Screampark
8 Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY 11709
Weekend afternoons at Bayville feature a less scary version of the Haunted House, as well as many Halloween attractions for kids. Admission price includes access to the Fun House, Mirror Maze, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Train Ride and more. The evening haunted attractions are not suitable for children.

Western Corn Maze
Harbes Western Farm
1223 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947
This 5-acre corn maze provides a fun, interactive experience for the whole family. Kids can help the sheriff round up outlaws using roping and tracking skills. The maze is suitable for any child who doesn’t mind wandering around for a bit. Admission price also includes bounce houses, farm animals and other activities, such as scarecrow races and pumpkin tosses. Staff members will help "lost" participants escape. And this year, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the beloved Peanuts television special, "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," keep your eyes peeled for the Giant Pumpkin hidden within the corn maze.

Daytime "Bewitched" Corn Maze
Schmitt's Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11747
This 7-acre corn maze is open on weekends and Columbus Day. Try to race your friends and family through the maze, or take your time enjoying the adventure.

Spookie Flashlight Maze
Fink's Country Farm
6242 Middle Country Road
Wading River, NY 11792
Bring along a flashlight to Fink’s Farm on Saturday, October 29th, 7:30pm - 10pm for a family-friendly adventure through a 5-acre corn maze. There are no scary props, just the fun of wandering among the rows in the dark. The fall festival attractions offer plenty of fun for kids of all ages, including hay rides, an animal farm, pig races and a pumpkin slingshot.

Spooky Corn Maze
Harbes Farm & Orchard
5698 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
On Friday and Saturday nights (through 10/30), bring along a flashlight to navigate this giant monster-filled maze. Although it's not usually filled with blood and gore, the scary creatures are definitely intense and not suited for younger children. The daytime corn maze (Robin Hood), as well as other farm attractions, are perfect for engaging kids of all ages.

Stakey's Corn Maze
270 West Lane
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Pick up your copy of Corn Maze Trivia before you begin. Answer the questions correctly and you will be guided in the right direction, but answer incorrectly, and you will find yourself walking in circles.

Other options:

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 E Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743

BB & GG Farm
625 N Country Rd.
Saint James, NY 11780

Glover Farms
633 Victory Ave.
Brookhaven, New York

Top photo: The corn maze at Harbes Western Farm is impressive from the sky and the ground! Photo courtesy of Harbes Farm.

Originally posted on 10/25/12; Updated on 10/5/16.

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue
11709 Bayville , NY
Phone: 516-62-GHOST
40° 54' 30.6144" N, 73° 34' 55.6716" W
New York
Schmitt's Family Farm
29 Pinelawn Road
11747 Melville , NY
Phone: 631-271-3276
40° 46' 28.8372" N, 73° 24' 17.7372" W
New York
Benner's Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
11733 East Setauket , NY
Phone: 631-689-8172
40° 55' 45.7536" N, 73° 6' 9.18" W
New York
Fink's Country Farm
6242 Middle Country Road
11792 Wading River , NY
Phone: 631-886-2272
40° 57' 1.3536" N, 72° 50' 33.3672" W
New York
Harbes Farm & Orchard
5698 Sound Avenue
11901 Riverhead , NY
Phone: 631-298-0800
40° 58' 43.3164" N, 72° 36' 13.8096" W
New York
Harbes Western Farm
1223 Main Road
11947 Jamesport , NY
Phone: 631-722-2022
40° 56' 50.0244" N, 72° 35' 11.6232" W
New York
Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 E. Jericho Turnpike
11743 Huntington , NY 40° 49' 52.8096" N, 73° 20' 51.4032" W
New York
BB & GG Farm
625 N. Country Rd.
11780 Saint James , NY 40° 53' 36.4344" N, 73° 9' 15.192" W
New York
Glover Farms
633 Victory Ave.
39601 Brookhaven , NY
Phone: 631-286-7876
40° 48' 0.216" N, 72° 54' 9.7956" W
New York