After a rocky start driving to Long Island (read here), I’m happy to report we had THE BEST TIME at Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill, New York. We arrived right at 9:30am as they were opening the gates – the whole farm was practically ours! We decided to take a ride on the Family Corn Train. We bought our tickets and enjoyed a cute narrated and music filled tractor train ride around the pumpkin patch. It was perfect for my family since we have 3 kids aged 4 and under.
Next we spent about an hour on the amazing wooden play structures and slides. The kids got to pretend they were lords & ladies of the castle, captains of ships and so much more. Finally it came time to pick our pumpkins! You can pick your pumpkin from the mountains they have on display or do what we did – EXPLORE THE PATCH! We all walked in the mud searching for our perfect pumpkins and then put them in a wheelbarrow to be taken to the weighing station and paid for. The kids were in their glory!
After such an amazing morning outside I headed into the farm house to check out the goodies and beverages. I could taste the smells from the fresh doughnuts, candy apples and kettle corn, but you all know what I was looking for!
I’ve been pumpkin picking many times in my day and year after year, even after extraordinary pumpkin harvesting, I leave feeling disappointed because I am always dying of thirst because all they sell is cider or tea or coffee…BUT NOT TODAY!!! Thank you Hank’s!!!! You have broken the mold and I can’t tell you just how much so many of us appreciate it! I scored a 20oz Diet Coke!!!
Beverages aside, I can’t recommend Hank’s enough. We could have stayed for hours more if we didn’t already have plans for the day. For $12 you can enter Hank’s Pumpkin Maze Park and enjoy even more unlimited fun, such as wagon rides, a giant slide, pedal cart race tracks, the actual corn maze and tons more! We’ll be back for sure!
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240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
20 oz Diet Coke, $3.00
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