Road Trip Close to Home: Queens County Farm Museum

It's that time of the year again- the crisp autumn air is settling, and the leaves are changing. For families craving all of the fun that comes with fall, the Queens County Farm Museum is home to the Big Apple's only corn maze.
"Between the apple cider donuts and the hayrides and the corn maze... It's just a bucolic place to be. It's a wonderful place to connect with nature," says Jennifer Walden-Weprin, executive director of the museum.
The Queens County Farm Museum is home to New York City's only corn maze. Designed from the sky to look like a Georgia O'Keefe painting, the Queens County Farm Museum can even be done at night for a spooky trail.
The area is a real 47-acre working farm.
"I think folks are surprised that there are some alpacas, sheep, hens, goats, pigs all living here in New York City," says Walden-Weprin.
Don't forget you can feed the sheep and the goats! You can buy the food in the shop.
The farm is also home to vintage tractors that visitors can check out along with the on-site shop and animals. Farmstands are open through early November.
After the fall season fun, the museum has a number of events including the Winter Lantern Festival. The farm will be illuminated with Chinese lanterns for the whole family to enjoy.