Dining September 06, 2018
The 8 Best Places In Connecticut To Get Apple Cider Donuts This Fall
Labor Day has come and gone and now it’s time for our favorite fall treat! There are plenty of places to find apple cider donuts in Connecticut and we all have our go-to spots. These eight cider mills and orchards have scrumptious donuts alongside other treats and attractions. Make your fall complete with an autumn excursion for some warm and sugary cider donuts.
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1. Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, Shelton
The apple cider donuts at Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard are plump and delicious. Save room for one of the fresh baked apple-cinnamon scones, they are a close runner-up in taste to the donuts. You can also pick your own fruit and choose homemade pies to take home. Stock up on cider before you head out, this beverage is one we've been waiting for all year long. Visit the cider mill at 278 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton, CT 06484.
2. B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill, Old Mystic
B.F. Clyde's is the oldest steam-powered cider mill in the nation being in operation for over 130 years. They have lots of practice at making delicious cider and their donuts are just as mouthwatering. Visit on a weekend and enjoy a tour of the historic mill. Plan a trip to this National Historic Landmark at 129 N. Stonington Rd.,
Old Mystic, CT 06355.
3. Rogers Orchards, Southington
Established in 1809, this eighth-generation family farm has been producing fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 200 years. The orchard is also renowned in the community for its sugary and sweet cider donuts. Plan a pick your own apple excursion with a donut reward at this long-standing spot. Find the orchard at 336 Long Bottom Rd.,
4. Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
The Apple Barrel Marketplace at Lyman Orchards is full of scrumptious treats including Connecticut's favorite apple cider donuts. Find pies, fresh produce, the crave-worthy donuts, and much more in this foodie's paradise. While you're here, go apple picking, explore the corn maze, and visit the ducks on the pond. FInd Lyman Orchards at 32 Reeds Gap Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455.
5. Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard, Granby
Enjoy the sweetest spot at this orchard by visiting the ice cream and donut window. You don't have to settle for one or the other, try an amazing apple cider donut sundae. Afterward, enjoy a wagon ride or visit with the goats. Find Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard at 29 Bushy Hill Rd., Granby, CT 06035.
6. Blue Jay Orchards, Bethel
While the cider donuts at Blue Jay Orchards will knock your socks off, you'll want to enjoy the picturesque setting while you munch some down. Enjoy a wagon ride and pick your own apples at this 140-acre farm. Stop by for some yummy donuts at 125 Plumtrees Rd.,
Bethel CT, 06801.
7. Hogan's Cider Mill, Burlington
This long-standing spot has bee creating cider since 1912. Wander through the old barn at Hogan's Cider Mill to see the original antique press. Sample cider and the sweet donuts. This historic spot is a wonderful day trip for a fall afternoon. Find the cider mill at 522 Spielman Hwy.,
Burlington, CT 06013.
8. Buell's Orchard, Eastford
Buell's Orchard is a picture perfect spot to go apple picking. When you're done, head down to the farm store for some warm fresh baked apple cider donuts. Fresh veggies and pies will also tempt you. Visit Buell's Orchard at 108 Crystal Pond Rd., Eastford, CT 06242.
Are you ready to satisfy those cravings for apple cider donuts? Did your favorite place make this list, or do you have another recommendation? Another great way to celebrate autumn is by hopping aboard this
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