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
Shelton
(203) 926-1098
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Hours: Begins Sept. 11, 10a.m. to 5 p.m., only weekends. 
Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road
South Glastonbury, CT 06073
(860) 633-2789
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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.
Other activities: hayrides
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 748-0119
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Hours: Begins Sept.4
Buell’s Orchard
108 Crystal Pond Road
Eastford, CT 06242
(860) 974-1150
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Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Labor Day – Late October
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
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Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
DeFazio Orchard
1393 North Road
Dayville
(860) 774-3799
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Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, Empire, Mutsu, Fuji
Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland Street
South Glastonbury
(860) 659-0294
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Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Easy Pickin’s Orchard
46 Bailey Road
Enfield
(860) 763-3276
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Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday:  4pm - 6:30pm
Types of apples: Braeburn, Ginger Gold, Mutsu. Cortland, Empire, Liberty, Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji
Other activities: wagon rides, make-your-own scarecrow
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Route 4
Sharon
(860) 364-0025
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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
Hickory Hills Orchards
351 South Meriden Road, Route 70
Cheshire
(203) 272-3824
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Hours: Begins. Aug. 28 -- daily, 9:30 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Holmberg Orchards and Winery
12 Orchard Lane
Gales Ferry
(860) 464-7305
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Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Other activities: wine tasting, wine maze
Lapsley Orchard
403 Orchard Hill Road
Pomfret Center
(860) 928-9186
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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
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Hours: Mid-August through late October: daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Other activities: corn maze, golf
March Farm
160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem
(203) 266-7721
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Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. September - October
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
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Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 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
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Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Sept.4  – Oct. 31
Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
Easton
(203) 261-3306
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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
Mystic
(860) 536-3083
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Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Woodstock Orchards
494 Route 169
Woodstock
(860) 928-2225
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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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