Is that an autumnal chill in the air? Do you have the sudden urge to drape yourself in velvet? Can you feel yourself starting to get a little… spooky? Fall snuck right up on NYC, and now it’s time to break out your Ouija board, plan your dog’s Halloween costume (mine is going as Maria Butina), and wear your coziest flannel to the pumpkin patch. While the five boroughs don’t have a lot of farmland left, there are tons of spots to pick your pumpkin in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island -- all within two hours of the city.
Each of these patches is rich with a selection pumpkins for your picking pleasure, and plenty of hayrides, maize mazes, and haunted houses to inspire your jack-o’-lantern carving plans.