Guide: Apple Picking in Connecticut

<p>Grab a pail and start picking for apples at one of these farms.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2019, 4:00 AM

Updated 1,692 days ago

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Guide: Apple Picking in Connecticut
Looking to go apple picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations in Connecticut. 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state guidance for businesses as fall approaches. Guidance applies to corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit/vegetable operations, hayrides and haunted houses. Some of the guidelines include, reduced capacity, face coverings required and social distance maintained between individuals/parties. Please call the facility before visiting for the most updated information.
Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road
Shelton
(203) 926-1098
Website

Hours: U-pick begins Sept. 12. 


Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtree Road
Bethel
(203) 749-0019
Website
Hours: U-pick begins Sept. 5.
Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road
South Glastonbury
(860) 633-2789
Website
Hours: Daily from 8 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
Eastford
(860) 974-1150
Website
Hours: Call for hours.
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
Gransby
(860) 653-4022
Website
Hours: Weekends, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Easy Pickin’s Orchard
46 Bailey Road
Enfield
(860) 763-3276
Website
Hours: TBD
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
Dayville
(860) 774-3799
Website
Hours: Call for hours
Types of apples: Gala, Empire, Mutsu, Fuji
Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland St.
South Glastonbury
(860) 659-0294
Website
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road
Sharon
(860) 364-0025
Website
Hours: Daily, 9 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
Website
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: wine tasting, wine maze
Hickory Hills Orchards
351 South Meriden Road
Cheshire
(203) 272-3824
Website
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield
(860) 266-5552
Website
Hours: Call for hours
Other activities: corn maze, golf
Lapsley Orchard
403 Orchard Hill Road
Pomfret Center
(860) 928-9186
Website
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: wagon rides, educational programs, marketplace
March Farm
160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem
(203) 266-7721
Website
Hours: 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
Southington
(860) 229-4240
Website
Hours: Friday-Sunday 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
Website
Hours: Weekends and holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
Easton
(203) 261-3306
Website
Hours: Weekdays only.
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
Mystic
(860) 536-3083
Website
Hours: Call for hours
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