Pumpkin Search on the North Fork of Long Island

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As reluctant as many of us are to let go of summer months on the North fork of Long Island, fall brings activities that offer fun that appeal to any age level.

Not initially believing in the challenge of the corn maze (it’s tough to imagine that our corn season is coming to an end already…), last season, we took it upon ourselves to indulge the kids in the family by visiting the Harbes Family Farm.

I still laugh out loud when the memory is revisited- and going again this year with or without the kids is simply a North fork experience that is as required (by us) as hitting the beach on a gorgeous day.

In addition to the corn maze, which in and of itself provides the hokiest, most charming experience (think: friendly outdoor haunted house), hay rides on a bumpy old trailer with a host encouraging a “sing along” is a riot. Kids love it, and adults may well not get through it without one of those really healthy belly laughs.

The following link provides much in the way of resources for North fork, Long Island fall activities. See you there!


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Comments (15)

Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

OK....who did the pictures? Not the usual Laurie Pics!

Sep 05, 2008 09:02 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

PS...the header on your Options Realty Page with the grapes....is awesome!

Sep 05, 2008 09:05 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Thanks, Joan!! I DID take the pics- my hilarious family members were visiting (that's my sister). Except, Callie's precious little head is shaped like a pumpkin (like all babies)-  I MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW HER OFF!! What was I thinking? Sean did the blog set up, if that's what you mean. :) I can't believe that my little grandaughter will be old enough for all of the cool stuff out here in no time...

Sean took the grapes picture out here a few "harvests" ago.

Sep 05, 2008 09:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Laurie, Wow, there's a lot going on out there, I can't believe it's almost time to pick pumpkins and I would LOVE the walking tour.  Sad to think the summer is gone...Very sad :(  At least you gave me some fun things to do!

Sep 05, 2008 10:47 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Carole, sometimes the fall things are even better than the summer things here- there's still roasted corn, the weather is great, and no need to even THINK about putting on a bathing suit!

Sep 05, 2008 11:00 AM
Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors

Congrats on hitting the 100k point mark!  It is truly an amazing feat!

Sep 05, 2008 01:11 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Michael, it's so nice of you to notice. THANK YOU.

Sep 05, 2008 01:16 PM
Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Hi Laurie!

Not only is Fall my all-time favorite season, but the East End, most especially the North Fork, is my favorite place to go during that time!   You have your pick of Farm Stands and Wineries to visit not to mention all the quaint little towns like Jamesport and Greenport....which reminds me..doesn't Greenport have the Maritime Festival coming up soon?  That could make a great blog in itself ;)


Sep 05, 2008 01:34 PM
Eugene Jones
Weichert Realtors - Somerville, NJ

My wife & kids have gone to the pumpkin patch the last 2 years. This year I'll try not to let work keep me from joining in the festivities. It sounds like fun!

Sep 05, 2008 01:46 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Val, thank you for the great idea- it's funny, there's actually an OVER abundance (if that's possible) of activities out this way, and keeping track is a full time endeavor. Let us know when you're out this way!

Eugene, while you're there, go through the mazes. We like one located at Krupskis- little gruesome (but not scary) graves, a bone here and there, and I've never laughed so hard as when my nephew was commenting that it was "not scary" and a stuffed scarecrow came to life and startled the you know what out of him!

Sep 05, 2008 11:23 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Laurie - These activities are such fun for the entire family.  The activities are very similar to the ones you will find in the Mid Hudson Valley.  Yes great time to have fun just before old man winter appears.  Have a great weekend.

Sep 12, 2008 11:56 PM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Laurie, It may sound Hokkie, but to me it sounds like a great time with or without the kids!  Nice community post.

Sep 13, 2008 06:47 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Gary, when the scarecrow came alive and made my nephew jump and run, I fell into a cornstalk laughing. No question- this is great stuff! Thanks-

Jennifer! I read your blogs, and saw one that included something very similar. With gas being what it is, it's great for NY'ers to know that these kinds of events might be right around the corner. Really, there's no better place to be in the fall, from Rhinebeck to Riverhead and beyond!

Sep 13, 2008 10:36 AM
Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

Hi Laurie;

I would like to say thank you for all your comments on my blogs. Great new picture!

Sep 14, 2008 03:51 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Anthony, you're more than welcome- I still haven't figured out how it is (other than obvious competence beyond the "norm") that all of your properties look like model homes- you do a terrific job for your sellers.

Sep 15, 2008 12:09 AM