PAULA'S SOUTHAMPTON BLOG: THE HAMPTONS in the Fall!.....Nothing quite Like It!!

THE HAMPTONS in the Fall!.....Nothing quite Like It!!

The Hamptons in the Fall!...Nothing quite like it!FALL IN THE HAMPTONS

Those of us who live here, in the Hamptons, year round are the luckiest of all!!! We get to be here during the most beautiful and delicious time of year: Harvest Season.

September and October is when the crowds are gone, the weather is perfect, the colors take on a vastly different hue and the time to pick pumpkins has arrived!

On the way to Bridgehampton from Southampton is Water Mill.  Every Fall, Pumpkin farms, located along the stretch of Route 27 open up to the public and create an environment that children never forget! Hundreds of cars park along the highway and the children are allowed to run free within the wire fencing that surrounds the grounds.  The fields are overflowing with Pumpkins and wooden castles, trains, old pirate ships and giant slides. In other words the 5 acre farm is transformed into a wonderland that families can enjoy through the whole month of October......


BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO THE HAMPTONS IN THE FALL; MAKE A DAY TRIP IF YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH! Come for the weekend too---there are accommodations nearby that welcome young families; the more the merrier!!!

When you have selected your pumpkin and packed it securely away in the trunk, take a drive North to the farm fields and farm stands that offer the fruits from the end of can find fresh ear-corn, cabbages, gourds, and tomatoes; califlour, beets, carrots and green, leafy lettuce....and just down the road from the Pumpkin Field is an apple orchard--another place to visit to buy apples, pies, cider, honey and maple sugar candy!

This will be A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER forever!




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Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995;  Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York

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Comment balloon 11 commentsPaula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA • October 07 2010 09:43PM



Hoping to get there during the fall someday!

Thanks for the post


Posted by Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate (HomeLife Southern Properties) over 8 years ago

I can imagine...nice to go see what the filthy rich look like huh?

Posted by Henry Pailles, San Diego Real Estate, San Diego Realtor, Chula Vista Real Estate (Chula Vista Realtor,Short sale,Eastlake Real estate,Realtor) over 8 years ago

Deb: you should--it is well worth it! Most people don't realize that in the fall, you get to see how things really are here. The crazy drivers are gone; the restaurants are not jammed and you can finally eat at the one you  couldn't get into during the summer months!

Henry: I am going to take that as a statement made by someone who has never been should come in the fall to really get a good look---at the normal people who live here year round. There may not be a lot of us but we do live here and we LOVE it! (and we are not filthy rich!:)


Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

I have to agree with you Paula, it is a wonderful place to visit in the fall, when all the hoopla is over and life goes back to normal.

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) over 8 years ago

Hi Paula: I love the Hamptons it's the place to be in the Summer and the Fall too. When the season changes, I know that views are justt awesome. Most of all it's the people the makes it the best place to visit.

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) over 8 years ago

Geri: This is the absolute BEST time---and you don't have to worry about the traffic either!

Donna: I agree; I am from Michigan originally and I find the same kind of friendliness here--amongs tthe farm families and the people who make it happen here!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi Paula, I love farms and Water Mill. We do not have many farms over here anymore. I'm sure things have quieted down in the Hamptons. I don't know how the residents deal with the Summer traffic.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 8 years ago

Paula, I can see by your photo's, the sun is still shinning out there. I can almost smell the fresh air. Enjoy, I'll get out there soon.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

Jackie: I was afraid the farming of local land was going to go the way of farms accross the nation---but they have been able to stick it out here with a few exceptions. I was in Michigan and taked to a local farmer where I grew up in that state and he tells me he has never been busier---China buys ethanol from sugar beet crops and that is sustaining the farmers there. That and the new idea to buy local for health reasons seems to be a fctor in all farming here in this country---it can only get bigger, hopefully!

Ellen: This is THE time to be here if you ask me---warm days, cool nights--it is perfect! Stop in to see me if you get out here....

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Your pictures bring back so many memories.  Fall is just the most beautiful time in the Hamptons.  For twenty five years I went out to the Hamptons from the city to our house in Amagansett.  There were more farms and open land then.  Now, I go to Marthas Vineyard which also quiets down after the summer crowds leave and we get to enjoy the restaurants and shops without all of the tourists.

Posted by Miriam Bernstein, CRS over 8 years ago

The Hamptons in the fall sounds like a wonderful place to visit.  I enjoyed this time of the year when my son was little.

Posted by Diane Williams over 8 years ago