The 8 Best Places In Connecticut To Get Apple Cider Donuts This Fall

Once Labor Day has come and gone, everyone in Connecticut prepares for the most glorious season of the year: fall! And while we sure enjoy a good pumpkin spice drink or dessert, our favorite fall treat is easily the beloved apple cider donut. 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 in the Nutmeg State (appropriate this time of year, no?) have scrumptious donuts alongside other treats and attractions. Make your fall complete with an autumn excursion for some warm and sugary apple cider donuts at these charming Connecticut orchards and cider mills.

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 fall foliage train.

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August 18, 2022

What are some fun fall day trips in Connecticut?

All of the above apple orchards and fruit farms make for fantastic fall day trips in Connecticut, as do these charming covered bridges. During the height of fall foliage, these winsome old structures are downright ravishing, with golden, dappled light filtering through their wood beams and roofs. We especially love walking across the Devil's Hopyard Bridge in East Haddam; the beautiful covered bridge will definitely catch your attention, but this is only the beginning of what Devil's Hopyard State Park has to offer visitors! Meander through stunning hiking trails; look for rare birds in the trees, and stare at the impressive 60-foot Chapman Falls. This is, hands down, one of the best places to take a day trip during fall in Connecticut.

Are there many pumpkin patches in Connecticut?

While the above list of apple orchards and apple cider donuts in Connecticut definitely covers some of the state's top farms, there is so much more fall fun to be had in the countrysides of the Nutmeg State! Some of our favorite pumpkin patches in Connecticut to visit each fall include Belltown Hill Orchards, Averill Family Farm, The Pickin' Patch, Pell Family Farm, Scott's Yankee Farmer, and Norton Brothers Fruit Farm. We're partial to Norton Brothers, a perennial CT favorite in Cheshire, that has been in the Norton Family since the mid-1700's! At this picturesque place, folks can take a hayride through the orchards, pick your own pumpkins, and check out the fresh baked goods and produce at the farm store at this gorgeous Cheshire farm, including, of course, delicious apple cider donuts!