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Once the weather starts getting colder, and the trees start changing colors, people are itching to get out of the city and see the seasons change. This weekend was H’s second birthday, and my mom is in town, so we decided to go “Pumpkin Picking” and see the changing colors first hand! We don’t own a car so we had to find a place that is easy enough to get to using public transportation, and after a bit of searching we found the Queens County Farm Museum. After a 40min train ride from Penn Station and 10min taxi ride in Queens we were there.

The Queens County Farm Museum is free to the public to walk around, however each individual activity has a price, making it easier for families to pick and choose the activities suited for them.

We spent the first hour getting lost in the 3 acre interactive corn maze, you would think four heads were better than one. H and I were over it about 45min in but we stuck to it, completed the clues and eventually found our way out.

Next we took the bumpy hayride through the property. H was a huge fan and so were most of the other children on the ride.

After we had some lunch from the vendors on site we went pumpkin picking. I think H picked up each and every pumpkin once, in hopes to find the best one. In the end we ended up taking home four pumpkins, I guess I need to figure out some art projects to do with them this week.

Yes, that is a bee on H’s face… he did not get stung though!

The Queens County Farm Museum also had a little petting zoo and feeding area with pigs, Alpacas, sheep, bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks and turtles. H had no fear feeding the animals lettuce and carrots.

It was a great day and an easy day trip from the city, especially if you don’t have a car!

What is your family’s tradition this time of year?