Harvest Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, and Hayrides in NYC

If you think you need to head out to the 'burbs for an authentic fall harvest experience, we've got good news: You can pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a hayride, ride a pony or meet farm animals, and even get lost in a massive corn maze right here in NYC. Did we mention we're excited for fall in the city?

So if you're looking to skip the car rental, hop onto the subway instead to head out to these fall harvest festivals and pumpkin patches, all located within the five boroughs. Looking for more fall fun? Check out our NYC Fall Guide for the best of the season.

FootGolf — Is It a Thing?

Footgolf, you ask? Yes, footgolf! It is, indeed, a thing—a new thing, less than ten years old, and a fun thing played outside on golf courses that welcome families and mixed-age groups. As you might guess by the name, footgolf combines the sports of soccer and golf. And while your younger kids might find mini golf (let alone real golf) to be an exercise in frustration, footgolf is played with a standard size soccer ball, and any kid who has enjoyed AYSO soccer will likely enjoy shooting for the 21-inch footgolf hole. Footgolf also allows excellent skill building—and would make for a great end-of-season soccer team party!

7 Long Island Farms Serving Up Sweet Roasted Corn

With the crisp fall season nipping at summer's heels, embrace it by enjoying a fall foodie favorite: sweet and delicious, farm-fresh roasted corn. It's a universal food enjoyed by every generation. Often slow roasted in its husk and then dipped in mouth-watering butter, this tasty treat can be found at various spots across Long Island.

And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide.

Me Too! 10 NJ Outings to Appeal to Siblings of Different Ages

The wants and needs of toddlers versus teens couldn’t be more different. One is begging for toy cars while the other is eyeing up the keys to your SUV. When it comes to spending quality family time together, everyone can agree that day trips must be fun for siblings of all ages. Luckily, New Jersey has several destinations on the docket that will have your whole family cheering for more.

FREE and Cheap After School Programs in Hartford County, CT

It’s that time of year—back to school time! There are plenty of reasons for parents to rejoice and for kids to be excited. However, for working parents with a 9-5 schedule the 3 o’clock school day can pose a challenge. Luckily there are many free and inexpensive after school programs available in the Hartford area. For more after school programs check out our After School Classes Guide.

Pumpkins, Bonfires, & Foliage: Autumn Train Rides for Philly Families

As cooler weather reaches the Delaware Valley, Philly families are reminded of their own autumnal traditions. Perhaps picking apples at a local apple orchard, raking leaves in the backyard, and carving pumpkins on the kitchen table come to mind. This year, consider adding a new experience to your fall 'must do' list by climbing aboard one of the many train rides available throughout our region. From vintage baseball games to pumpkin picking to eating brunch or dinner onboard, there are several unique train experiences that are sure to delight children of all ages. Looking for more trains? Check out New Jersey's Halloween Train list for even more fun.

Be sure to search our Events Calendar for plenty of additional family activities for the fall season.

Get Outta Town: 30 Family Day Trips from NYC This Fall

With fall upon us, we're craving more than just a change of seasons. Sometimes, fresh scenery—even just for a day—can do wonders to reboot and re-energize weary New Yorkers who dodged tourists and packed subways all summer.

Whether fall in your house means an afternoon harvesting nature's bounty at local farms, heading out for a hike, or staying close to home to explore a new-to-you corner of the city, we've got daycations sure to satisfy any mood. Read on for 30 picks sure to inspire your love of the season.

Weekday Picks: Museums, Street Fest, and Classic Cars: September 12 - 16, 2016

If your house is anything like mine, you're probably still working on establishing your school year routine. If you're still debating extracurricular options, take a peak at our Classes and Activities Guide. In between the homework and the soccer practice and the band rehearsal, there's still fun to be had with classic cars out on the boardwalk, or exploring a nature center, or even enjoying a street festival

Read on for the best bets for this week, and be sure to click over to our frequently updated Event Calendar for even more options. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches in Western Connecticut

Whether you are looking for the cutest baby pumpkin or the 'bestest', greatest, biggest giant, you'll find the pumpkin of the season (if not your life) in one of these fun Connecticut pumpkin patches. Let us know which pumpkin farm is your favorite and we'll add it to the list if it isn't already here. For more Halloween and Fall fun check out our CT Halloween and Fall Fun Guide. Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter so that you can keep up with all of the great events happening across Connecticut. 


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