Guide: Where to go 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.
*Note: Locations may have adjusted hours and COVID-19 safety requirements and guidelines.
Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110
(203) 926-1098
Hours: Begins Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., only weekends. 
Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road
South Glastonbury, CT 06073
(860) 633-2789
Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mid-August – Early November
Types of apples: Paula Red, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Stayman and Granny Smith.
Bishop’s Orchard’s
526 New England Road
Guilford, CT
(203) 458-PICK
Hours: Weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Note: The farm on Middletown Avenue in Northford is closed until further notice. The farm market is located on Boston Post Road.
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 748-0119
Hours: Begins Sept. 4; Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Open Labor Day and Columbus Day
Buell’s Orchard
108 Crystal Pond Road
Eastford, CT 06242
(860) 974-1150
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Hours: Monday - 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday - 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Other activities: Annual Harvest Festival is Oct. 8  and Oct. 10. 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: Starts Sept. 3; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
DeFazio Orchard
1393 North Road
(860) 774-3799
Hours: You Pick is TBD; Farm stand open daily, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays close at 4:30 p.m.
Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland St.
South Glastonbury
(860) 659-0294
Hours: Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every day except Tuesday
Easy Pickin’s Orchard
46 Bailey Road
(860) 763-3276
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Open Labor Day and Columbus Day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Types of apples: Braeburn, Ginger Gold, Mutsu. Cortland, Empire, Liberty, Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji
Other activities: Wagon rides, make-your-own scarecrow
Hickory Hills Orchards
351 South Meriden Road, Route 70
(203) 272-3824
Hours: Only open two weekends - Sept. 17 & 18, Sept. 24 & 25
Holmberg Orchards and Winery
12 Orchard Lane
Gales Ferry
(860) 464-7305
Hours: Starting Sept. 3 - open Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Open Columbus Day
Other activities: Wine tasting, wine maze
Lapsley Orchard
403 Orchard Hill Road
Pomfret Center
(860) 928-9186
Hours: Begins Sept. 1: daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: Wagon rides, educational programs, marketplace
Lyman Orchards
105 South St.
Middlefield, CT
(860) 349-6015
Hours: Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Other activities: Corn maze, golf
March Farm
160 Munger Lane
(203) 266-7721
Hours: Pick Your Own begins Sept. 16 at the farm stand and Sept. 24 at the Hilltop; Hilltop picking is open Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. until Oct. 30 or when apples run out. 
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
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Hours: Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through mid-October
Types of apples: Jersey Mac, Ginger Gold, Gala, Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
291 North Bride Brook Road
East Lyme
(860) 739-5209
Hours: Beginning Sept 3-Oct. 30; Weekends & holidays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weekdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tickets recommended on weekends and holidays. Click here for more info.
Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
(203) 261-3306
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 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.
Woodstock Orchards
494 Route 169
(860) 928-2225
Hours: Sept. 7-Mid-October; daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Types of apples: Mcintosh, Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Ida Red, Fuji, Cameo and Russett
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