Guide: Apple Picking in Connecticut

Looking to go apple picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations in Connecticut. Please check with the location before heading out as dates and times are subject to change.

Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road
(203) 926-1098

Hours: U-pick begins Sept. 7; daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtree Road
(203) 749-0019
Hours: U-pick begins Sept. 7; daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road
South Glastonbury
(860) 633-2789
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Types of apples: Paula Red, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Stayman and Granny Smith.
Other activities: hayrides

Buell’s Orchard
108 Crystal Pond Road
(860) 974-1150
Hours: Beginning Labor Day, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.,
Other activities: 38th Annual Harvest Festival is Oct. 6 and Oct. 8. There will be live music, hayrides, barbecue, apple cider and donut sampling.

Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard
29 Bushy Hill Road
(860) 653-4022
Hours: Weekends, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Easy Pickin’s Orchard
46 Bailey Road
(860) 763-3276
Hours: Mon- Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - noon; Tue. and Thurs, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Fri - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Types of apples: Braeburn, Ginger Gold, Mutsu. Cortland, Empire, Liberty, Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji
Other activities: wagon rides, make-your-own scarecrow

DeFazio Orchard and Greenhouses
1393 North Road
(860) 774-3799
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sundays until 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, Empire, Mutsu, Fuji

Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland St.
South Glastonbury
(860) 659-0294
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road
(860) 364-0025
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Honeycrisp. McIntosh, Gala, Empire
Other activities: corn maze

Holmberg Orchards and Winery
12 Orchard Lane
Gales Ferry
(860) 464-7305
Hours: Fall hours begin Aug. 31; Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: wine tasting, wine maze

Hickory Hills Orchards
351 South Meriden Road
(203) 272-3824
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
(860) 266-5552
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Other activities: corn maze, golf

Lapsley Orchard
403 Orchard Hill Road
Pomfret Center
(860) 928-9186
Hours: Apples start Sept. 1; Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: wagon rides, educational programs, marketplace

March Farm
160 Munger Lane
(203) 266-7721
Hours: Apples start Sept. 1; Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Types of apples: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, McIntosh, Macoun, Red Delicious, Rome
Other activities: corn maze, hayrides, marketplace

Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm
336 Long Bottom Road
(860) 229-4240
Hours: Apple U-pick starts Aug. 31 - available weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Types of apples: Jersey Mac, Ginger Gold, Gala, Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome

Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Road
East Lyme
(860) 739-5209
Hours: Apples start Aug. 31; Weekdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
(203) 261-3306
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Ginger Gold, Gala, Empire, Cortland, Macoun, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, Red Rome, Enterprise, Red Winesap

Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm
1030 Noank Ledyard Road
(860) 536-3083
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays until 5 p.m.

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