Sam Mazza's - Colchester, Vermont
Hayrides through the Haunted Gulch to the pumpkin patch are available on weekends at this farm near Burlington, which also offers a three-mile corn maze, bakery and more.
Wellwood Orchards - Springfield, Vermont
Pick your own Halloween pumpkin and enjoy fresh cider, plus shop for Vermont cheese, crafts, syrup and more.
Winslow Farms - Pittsford, Vermont
The 5-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch at this central Vermont farm stand is open daily September through October.
Neighboring New York Pumpkin Patches
Applewood Orchards & Winery - Warwick, New York
Pick your own pumpkins, then enjoy the fall gardens and munch on apple donuts in the orchard store. Plus, sample the winery's latest creations.
Greig Farm - Red Hook, New York
Picking a pumpkin is just one of the fall-themed activities you can enjoy at this Hudson Valley Farm. Shop at the farmer's market on Saturdays, feed the goats and enjoy the colors of fall.
Jenkins-Lueken Orchards - New Paltz, New York
Sample fresh cider squeezed at Jenkins-Lueken's own cider mill, and your pumpkin picking outing will be complete!
Ontario Orchards - Oswego, New York
Pick-your-own pumpkins are just the start at this upstate New York farm market and nursery, which offers picking on weekends through mid-October. Don't miss the bakery's nearly two dozen flavors of jumbo muffins, which you can wash down with fresh-pressed cider.
Pumpkin Picking on Long Island - Long Island, New York
About.com's Long Island Guide provides this round-up of places to pick pumpkins on Long Island.
This article, which is updated annually, was featured in the September/October 1999 issue of Condé Nast's Women's Sports & Fitness magazine.