Connecticut September 30, 2016
You Must Visit These 10 Connecticut Farms Before You Die
Farms are a staple of American life, but these farms in Connecticut are about more than raising animals and harvesting crops. With autumn in full swing, a farm visit offers an outing full of scenic views. But depending on the place you choose, it could also mean a homemade sweet treat or an overnight stay you’ll never forget. Check them out for yourself!
1. Avery Hill Farm (Ledyard)
This is one of the coolest antiquing opportunities out there! Visit this farm to escape the city and discover some antique items and homemade goods.
2. Winfield Morgan Farm (Litchfield)
Located on 100 rolling acres in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, this place is nothing short of gorgeous. Home to Lee's Riding Stable, you can visit this farm for a chance to get up close and personal with some horses.
3. WInvian Farm (Morris)
This place hosts plenty of events, and is known for its excellent farm to table menu. But it's also home to a collection of themed cottages for luxury overnight stays. Book a weekend and relax like never before!
4. Buttonwood Farm (Griswold)
Folks don't just come here to spot cows or snap photos of the sunflower field. They line up for the unbelievably good ice cream!
5. Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (Moosup)
This is one of the best places to be in the fall! The pick your own farm also has ice cream and more turkeys than you can count! When Thanksgiving nears, they dye the turkeys, making for a colorful animal experience.
6. Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center (Mystic)
Get ready to explore your wild side! Get hands on with science as you learn about the surrounding nature, including a butterfly house. Kids will especially love this place!
7. UConn Animal Barns (Storrs)
Come see the UConn students hard at work and say hello to the animals. They have all the farm animals you can think of, coupled with a lovely campus. Finish the tour with a trip to the dairy bar for some tasty ice cream.
8. Avery's Beverages (New Britain)
All the look and feel of a farm, but with something totally different hidden inside! This is actually a soda factory, complete with a tour that lets you create your own original soda flavors. You have to try it!
9. The Roseledge Country Inn (Preston)
This historic property offers a relaxing bed and breakfast getaway. So grab a pal and head down for a true escape, complete with a tea room. There are even delicacies prepared with homegrown flowers!
10. Creamery Brook Bison (Brooklyn)
Come meet the herd at this charming bison farm! The 40 minute wagon tour will let you see the expansive grounds, and the store will let you purchase some fresh meats. You can even sample a bison burger!
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