Connecticut Nature October 03, 2018
Visit One Of These 10 Countryside Orchards In Connecticut For Some Picture Perfect Apple Picking
There are more than 60 wonderful farms in Connecticut where you can go apple picking. We know you’re going to want to head out to the orchards this fall, so we’ve narrowed the field to some of our favorites. Scattered across the entire state, these farms have buckets of fun and delicious treats to offer during the harvest season. Shrug into a sweater and grab your camera, it’s time to embrace autumn.
1. Norton Brothers Fruit Farm, Cheshire
19 varieties of glorious apples are waiting for picking at this longstanding spot. Enjoy all the seasonal goods such as kettle corn, candy apples, fritters, pumpkins, hayrides, and more. Visit Norton Brothers Fruit Farm at 466 Academy Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410.
2. Woodstock Orchards, Woodstock
This family-owned and operated farm has been around for decades. Enjoy picking your own apples, tasting sweet cider, and stocking up on cider donuts. Visit Woodstock Orchards at 494 CT-169, Woodstock, CT 06281.
3. Silverman's Farm, Easton
Fall fun galore awaits at this local farm. Pick your own apples on weekdays or enjoy a scenic train ride through the orchards on weekends. Visit and take pictures of the adorable farm animals too. Find Silverman's Farm at 451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612.
4. Belltown Hill Orchards, South Glastonbury
Shop the farmer's market or hit the fields for over 24 of your favorite varieties of apples. Don't pass up the scrumptious apple fritters and yummy apple butter while you're visiting. Find Belltown Hill Orchards at 483 Matson Hill Rd., South Glastonbury, CT 06073.
5. Scott's Yankee Farmer, East Lyme
Grab some apples and then plunge into the Dinosaur themed corn maze. Weekends bring horse-drawn wagon rides at this 100-acre farm. Find Scott's Yankee Farmer at 436 Boston Post Rd., East Lyme, CT 06333.
6. Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, Portland
Pick your own apples are only $1 per pound at this 4th generation operation. Browse the selection of vibrant mums, fresh bakery goods, and cider at the charming marketplace. Visit Gotta's Farm at 661 Glastonbury Tpke., Portland, CT 06480.
7. Easy Pickin's Orchard, Enfield
Pick your own apples, fall raspberries, and dig your own carrots at this incredible orchard. On weekends bring an outfit and make your own scarecrow. Visit Easy Pickin's Orchard at 46 Bailey Rd., Enfield, CT 06082.
8. Averill Farm, Washington Depot
This farm has been continuously run by the family since it was first purchased in 1746. Find apples and pears for picking and delicious cider for drinking. Grab a freshly baked pie to top off your trip. Find Averill Farm at 250 Calhoun St., Washington Depot, CT 06794.
9. Johnny Appleseed's Farm, Ellington
Take a tractor ride out to the dwarf apple trees at this fun farm. The shorter trees are perfect for smaller kids, so make it a family affair. Stock up on cider and pies at the farm market. Visit Johnny Appleseed's Farm at 185 West Rd. (RT 83), Ellington, CT 06029.
10. Buell's Orchard, Eastford
This family-friendly farm in the Quiet Corner has plenty of apples and pumpkins to fix you up for fall. Join Buell's Orchard for their autumn festival on Columbus Day weekend for tons of seasonal fun. Find the farm at 108 Crystal Pond Rd., Eastford, CT 06242.
Are you ready to go apple picking? There are so many great farms and orchard to visit during autumn in Connecticut. If you’re craving scrumptious apple cider donuts, head straight to one of these