09/08/19 6:01am

Brightwaters Farms in Bay Shore.

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Come late September, visitors from points west hit the road to harvest u-pick pumpkins on the North Fork.

We get it. The North Fork is a magical place come the fall with prime pumpkin picking at several local farms.

But for those looking to skip the traffic and stay a little closer to home, there are a handful of Long Island pumpkin patches bursting with charm and the seasonal bounty. (more…)