Fall Into Autumn Fun & Festivities with LongIsland.com’s 2016 Fall Bucket List


Fill up your 2016 fall season with fun seasonal activities on Long Island!

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Immerse yourself in festive fall fun during this beautiful time of year on Long Island!

Photo by: Vanessa Porter via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

As the summer begins to fade, the fall season quietly swoops in bringing with it cooler, crisp air, beautiful colors and changing foliage, seasonal produce, scents and wardrobes, and, plenty of things to do on Long Island!
From going apple picking at local orchards, to sipping on seasonal beverages like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin ale, to trick-or-treating on the spookiest night of the year, All Hallows' Eve, there are countless seasonal delights to keep you and the entire family entertained this fall.
To help make sure that you accomplish everything you want to do that is special to this season, we’ve created this handy Fall 2016 Bucket List! Use it to help kick-start your own bucket list, or simply adopt ours as your own and get the ball rolling!
Here’s what is on our Fall 2016 Bucket List:
  • Head to a local farmer’s market to pick up local, seasonal fruits and vegetables!
  • Kick things up a notch by participating in a 5k this fall!
  • Go get lost in a corn maze and navigate your way out!
  • Take a day-trip upstate to see the leaves change colors!
  • Fight off the undead at a zombie shoot out on L.I.!
  • Go out for a scary-good time at a Long Island haunted house!
  • Put your puzzle solving skills to the test at an escape room on L.I.!
  • Make your way over to a nearby apple orchard on the Island for U-Pick apples!
  • Head for the hills by going out for a hike in the crisp, fall weather!
  • Go out for a leisurely hayride with the whole family!
  • Get cultured at a Long Island art gallery or museum!
  • For those 21+, try out a bunch of pumpkin beers with friends and pick out your favorites!
  • Try your hand at rolling a strike at a Long Island bowling alley!
  • Pick out the perfect pumpkin at a Long Island pumpkin patch!

There’s plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy during the fall season! Photo by Tom Higgins via Flickr. 

  • Enjoy a last look at the flora at a Long Island garden or arboretum before winter comes!
  • Find some new reading material and curl up with a book at a bookstore on the Island!
  • Carve up a pumpkin into your favorite character or go with a classic style Jack-o'-lantern!
  • Head out to the East End for a wine tasting at a L.I. vineyard with friends and family!
  • Listen to live music at one of the many concert venues on Long Island!
  • Try out a plethora of tastes and plates at a tapas restaurant on L.I.!
  • Support the arts by going out to see a theatrical performance on the Island!
  • Challenge yourself by putting your smarts to the test at a trivia night!
  • Laugh it up at a comedy club on the Island!
  • Let out your inner child by participating in a fall scavenger hunt - or do one with the kids!
  • Instead of buying your Halloween costume this year, DIY!
  • Donate your time and skills this fall by volunteering at a local charity, animal rescue or homeless shelter!
  • Visit the many unique Long Island roadside attractions, like the “Big Duck” and the Smithtown Bull!

What's on your Fall 2016 Bucket List? Let us know in the comments!