There’s no better way to enjoy a fall day with the kids than to visit a farm, take a hayride, pick some pumpkins and enjoy the great outdoors.

You don’t have to head to the wilds of Sussex County or Upstate New York to experience autumn pleasures. Here’s a closer look at farms that offer hayrides and more, right here in Bergen County:

Abma’s Farm Market, Wyckoff

This favorite of folks in Bergen County features open hayrides and pony rides on Saturdays, strolls through the pumpkin patch and fresh apple cider. Look for the scarecrows and feed the farm animals. Reservations for hayrides are suggested. No reservations needed for open hayrides.; 201-891-0278, ext. 4

D’Angelo Farms, Dumont

Let your child enjoy his or her birthday party at D’Angelo Farms, where pumpkin picking and painting, hayrides and pony rides, a teepee and a hay maze are all part of the fun. Pizza and beverages are included in the $23 cost per child. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are also welcome. Make reservations at 201-385-7788.  

Demarest Farms, Hillsdale

Reservations are required for weekday hayrides between 9:30 am and 3 pm, with a minimum of 10 people. No reservations are required on the weekends, when rides begin at 10 am and go until 4:30 pm.; 201-666-0472

DePiero’s Country Farm, Montvale

DiPiero’s has been serving the folks in Bergen County since 1924. Hayrides and pumpkin picking available Monday through Friday afternoons until closing. Weekends 9:30 am to 5 pm.; 201-391-4576

Secor Farms, Mahwah

There are hayrides to the pumpkin field where children and adults alike can pick their own pumpkins. There is also a hay maze for children and a petting zoo.; 201-529-2595