There is no better time than now to get into the fall spirit. Take advantage of some free and low-cost fall activities before the season is over!
Fall can bring some exciting activities and festivals, and most can be found in NYC or with just a short trip outside the city.
New York City isn’t always the best place to go apple or pumpkin picking, but there are nearby farms easily accessible by bus or train.
The end of the season in November can be the best time to apple pick, since some places are free but still offer plenty of delicious options. Find one that works for you below.
Fish Kill Farms
Hopewell Junction, NY
Fish Kill Farms is just about an hour from NYC. Get the last chance at apples, including Empire, Jonagold, Rome, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious, when you head over in November. It’s free at that time of year!
Dr. Davies Farm
Dr. Davies Farm offers apple and pumpkin picking well into November, as well as hay rides and a farm market—all at affordable prices. Check out their website for directions and to learn more.
This New York farm has a number of activities available for the whole family to enjoy. From corn mazes and a petting farm to hayrides and markets, there’s plenty to do. They also have the largest area to pick your own apples and pumpkins.
Fall can be one of the prettiest times of year. Take advantage of nature’s beauty by going outdoors!
Go on a Free NYC Walking Tour
Central Park and more
Walking is a great way to stay fit and healthy, so why not get into shape and learn something new about NYC at the same time? Check out NYC’s free walking tours, covering a number of areas throughout the city.
Try a ‘Bird Walk’
Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Bronx
Runs every Saturday from September 2–November 25
Try something new this fall and learn about more than 230 different bird species at this park in the Bronx. This event is free and open to the public.
Go out and enjoy some activities and events going on around Thanksgiving this fall as well.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
West 77th to West 34th Street
Get the best views for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Check out the lineup and get a virtual tour of the best spots!
Participate in the Cranksgiving Food Drive
This unique food drive combines a bike ride with a scavenger hunt as a way to lighten the holiday shopping craze. Stop by for the annual Cranksgiving food drive this year!
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