It’s apple-picking season in Connecticut! Take the family to one of Connecticut’s farms for apple picking, hayrides and plenty of fall family-fun activities. Sample farm-fresh apple cider, learn about different varieties of apples and visit pumpkin patches. Some farms also offer farmer’s markets, wine tastings and cooking classes.
Rose’s Berry Farm, Glastonbury
Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury offers seven apple varieties. For a special treat, go for Sunday breakfast (through the end of October) featuring Belgian waffles, pancakes and French toast.
March Farm, Bethlehem
March Farm in Bethlehem is a great destination for apple picking. Take the kids through the corn mazes and enjoy hayrides! Kids will love the Animal Yard and Playscape.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, Sharon
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm in Sharon has Honey Crisp, Gala, Macoun, Red Delicious and other varieties, all ripe for the picking.
Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery, Guilford
Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery in Guilford offers pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. On weekends, children can enjoy face painting, donkey rides and a concession stand.
Jones Family Farms & Winery, Shelton
Jones Family Farms & Winery in Shelton is a 400-acre working farm. At the Market Yard you can see farm animals, take a hayride and explore the corn maze.
Dondero Orchards, South Glastonbury
Dondero Orchards in South Glastonbury offers 12 varieties of apples and a 7,200-square-foot greenhouse full of vegetables, plants and flowers.
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield grows apples, peaches, nectarines, pears and pumpkins. Breakfast on the Deck (weekends through Columbus Day) includes an omelet, waffles or crepe of the day.
For more fall fun, visit www.CTvisit.com.