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7 Ways to Enjoy the Fall in Brooklyn

As the leaves start to fall and the temperatures drop, there are plenty of things to do in Brooklyn that will make you feel warm and cozy. From enjoying a picnic in a park to visiting pumpkin patches, here are seven ways to enjoy the beautiful fall in Brooklyn.

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Go for a stroll or picnic in Prospect Park

When the leaves start changing color, there’s no better place to be than Prospect Park. With 526 acres of green space, the park is perfect for a stroll, a family picnic, or a more vigorous hike.

It’s also the home to a forest and the city’s only lake. And with plenty of photo-worthy spots, you’re sure to get some great shots to document the season.

You can pack a picnic lunch and head to one of Brooklyn’s many parks. With the cooler weather, find a spot to set up your picnic blanket and enjoy a meal outdoors.

Visit a pumpkin patch

Picking pumpkins is an integral part of the fall season, and there are plenty of places to do it in Brooklyn.

You can find them at most farms in Brooklyn, and they make for a great day trip. Pick a big one to carve for Halloween or decorate your home for fall.

Some suitable farms for pumpkin pickings are:

  • Great Meadows Farm (3159 Flatbush Avenue)
  • Prospect Park Zoo (450 Flatbush Ave)
  • Circus Fruits (5915 Fort Hamilton Pkwy)

Sip on some seasonal brews

Autumn gives you the best weather to cozy up with a pint of seasonal beer. Luckily, Brooklyn is home to plenty of great breweries where you can find the perfect fall brew.

Our favorites include Brooklyn Brewery, Other Half Brewing, and Five Boroughs Brewing Co.

Get lost in a corn maze

Looking for a family-friendly activity? Then head to a local corn maze!

Brooklyn’s own Brooklyn Park hosts a corn maze every year, and it’s always a hit with kids and adults alike. The Twin Cities Harvest Festival has a corn pit, play area, petting zoo, and other activities. It will run from September 17 to October 30 this year.

Other great options include Queens County Farm Museum and Decker Farm in Staten Island’s Historic Richmond Town.

Attend a fall festival

There are tons of fall festivals happening in Brooklyn this autumn. From harvest festivals to Halloween parties, there’s sure to be an event perfect for you.

Some of the grand celebrations include:

  • Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar at the Green Building and 501 Union
  • Boo at the Zoo at Prospect Park
  • Halloween Party at Cypress Hills Cemetery

Go on a ghost tour

If you’re looking for a spooky activity, look no further than a ghost tour. Brooklyn is home to plenty of haunted places, so a spooky trip could be an excellent way to learn about the history of these locations.

Many tours also include stops at haunted pubs and restaurants, so you can get a drink or bite to eat.

Go for a scenic hike

Take a hike and get your body toned up while enjoying the outdoors. There are a couple of beautiful trails in Brooklyn that you will enjoy in the chilly autumn weather.

Grab your hiking boots and visit the Salt Marsh Nature Trail on East 33rd Street and Avenue U. It goes through Gerritsen Beach and ends in Jamaica Bay. You can also explore the Peninsula to Lookout Hill trail at Prospect Park.