Fall Fun Guide

Autumn is here! And, you can still enjoy some of your favorite fall activities right here in NYC. From leaf-peeping and pumpkin picking to hayrides and ghostly adventures, we've fun ways for you to win at enjoying this season. 

When visiting our parks, please wear a face covering and keep six feet between households. For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page. 

Get lost in a corn maze

A family ventures through a corn maze

Find your way through the famous Amazing Maize Maze at the historic Queens Farm! Enjoy lots of fun, interactive activities along the way through this three-acre corn maze open on Fridays through Sundays until October 30. Come on weekends for hayrides and pumpkin picking. Add more thrill to your experience at Maze by Moonlight on October 24! Get tickets (image courtesy of Queens County Farm Museum)

Go pumpkin picking

a pile of pumpkins

You don't have to leave the city to take a pumpkin home! Come check out our pumpkin patches at Queens Farm and at Decker Farm on Staten Island! Stop by Decker Farm for apple cider donuts! 

Discover the best places to go fall leaf-peeping

A family ventures through a corn maze

Take in the beauty of NYC in autumn, when the leaves change from gorgeous green to the fierce fiery colors of fall. Many of our parks offer sweeping views of fall foliage along trails, waterfronts, and park landscapes that will leave you in awe. Head out on your own with our Fall Foliage Guide or join a Fall Foliage Tour/Hike

Listen to our #FallforNYC Playlist

a cartoon image of a tree dancing in a leaf pile

While you're out leaf-peeping, hiking the trails, visiting the birds, jogging, or enjoying a beautiful autumn day from a park or at home, turn on our favorite tunes that sing the soundtrack of fall in New York! Listen now on Spotify

Finish a fall-themed jigsaw puzzle

the high bridge surrounded by fall foliage in the parks

Enjoy Parks@Home with our fun, fall-themed jigsaw puzzles — online! Piece together some of the prettiest places to see fall foliage in NYC. Check out our jigsaw puzzles

Plant a tree in a park with us

a volunteer plants a tree in the soil in a park

October marks the beginning of our fall tree planting season, and we're looking for volunteers! Join us in the crisp autumn air of the beautiful outdoors as we plant the trees of tomorrow that will help clean our air, protect our city, and provide homes for wildlife. Sign up to volunteer at a tree planting

Walk in the woods with the Urban Park Rangers

A trail leads through the woods during the peak of fall foliage

Discover hidden gems, scenic spots, and nature sanctuaries as you head out on the trails with the Urban Park Rangers, our expert guides to NYC's urban jungle. Find an upcoming hike with the Urban Park Rangers

See a ghost, maybe

parlor room of the Merchant House Museum

You'll probably spot a ghost at our Halloween events or while you're watching a spooky movie, or you might even see one for real at the Merchant House Museum. We've heard that it's haunted. You can find out for yourself on a virtual tour of the house where eerie vibes and ghostly appearances are known to occur. 

Go bird watching

A hawk lands on a path in the park

It's Fall Migration! Birds from as far as Canada are stopping in our parks for food and rest as they travel along the Atlantic Flyway to the south for winter. Join our birding events with our Urban Park Rangers, partners, and friends to see some of the amazing birds visiting NYC. Find an upcoming birding event

Craft with fall leaves

fall leaves on the forest floor

As the leaves begin to fall, they'll carpet our forest floors and pathways with their unique shapes and pretty colors. Meet up with our Urban Park Rangers as we pick up some leaves for a fun craft activity. Join us

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