Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Connecticut

Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Connecticut

UPDATED AUGUST 2018: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are  just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at that age where they're obsessed with getting the perfect Instagram picture, apple picking is an ideal family activity for everyone. Consult our guide to find pick-your-own apple farms in Connecticut, many of which offer fun fall activities like hay rides, cider pressing, and corn mazes. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.

Fairfield County

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC 
278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110), Shelton

Farm opens in September; check the website for exact opening date. Apple picking: 10am-5pm weekends in September and October. Cash or check only. Dwarf apple trees for easy picking. Cider press on location. Farm store with apple cider and donuts, maple candy, local honey, pumpkin cheesecake, fruit butter, jams and jellies. Farm store opens Sept. 8 and is open daily until Christmas Eve. The store accepts credit/debit cards, though cards are not accepted for pick-your-own produce.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton

Apple picking mid-August through mid-October, 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Peaches available through mid-September and pumpkins available mid-September to October. Animal petting park, farm market, greenhouse, and tractor rides through October.

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Hartford County

Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland St., South Glastonbury

Pick-your-own peaches and plums through September; apples and pears through October, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm, during the fall. Bakery with donuts, pies, and other baked goods. Greenhouse with flowers and mulch.

Easy Pickin’s Orchard
46 Bailey Road, Enfield
860-763-3276 (FARM)

Pick-your-own apples late August through the end of October; pears; and raspberries, Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm (closed Tuesdays); Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Vegetable and flower gardens available for picking and cutting. Cash or check only.

Karabin Farms
894 Andrews St., Southington

Apple and pumpkin picking on weekends September through October, 9:30am-4pm. Store open daily with farm-raised beef products, chicken, pork, vegetables, and eggs available for sale. Call for updates on hours.

Rogers Orchards
336 Long Bottom Road, Southington
2876 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington

Apple picking Labor Day Weekend through October, Friday-Sunday and holiday Mondays 10am-5pm (weather permitting). Apple cider donuts, pies, and local products available at on-site farm store; open daily, August through mid-May.

Litchfield County

Averill Farm
250 Calhoun St., Washington Depot

Pick-your-own apples in mid-August through Thanksgiving on a scenic family farm; pick-your-own pears through early October. Open 9:30am-5:30pm daily. Pre-picked fruit, apple cider, hard cider, donuts, jams, jellies, honey, and flowers available on the farm through November.

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon

Apple picking September through early November, daily from 8am-5pm. Blueberries and raspberries available for picking while they last. Family-fun hayrides, corn maze, and apple cider for tasting. Pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-baked pies, fresh pretzels, apple cider vinegar, jam, honey, maple syrup, freshly-ground peanut butter and cider donuts available for purchase. Interactive train display in store area.

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March Farm
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem

Apple and pumpkin picking September through October, 10:30am-5pm daily. Farm market with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Bakery with cider donuts and other baked goods and specialty items. Picnic areas, animal yard, hayrides, corn maze, and farm hiking trails.

New Haven County

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-PICK (7425)

Apple picking available from mid-August through late October. Call PYO hotline for daily picking updates on the farm. Raspberry and peach picking also available for the season. Pumpkins start in mid-September. Check out the Bishop’s Farm Bakery for homemade sweet treats and Bishop’s Orchards Kitchen for delicious prepared entrees. Fresh cider and apple wine at Bishop’s Orchards Winery on site. Wine tours available on the weekend.

Drazen Orchards
251 Wallingford Road, Cheshire

Apple picking through October, 9am-6pm daily. Pick-your-own blueberries, pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums also available. Farm stand with pre-picked fruit, locally grown vegetables, local honey, pies, and cider.

Hickory Hill Orchards
351 S. Meriden Road (Route 70), Cheshire

Pick-your-own apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines late August through November, 9:30am-5pm daily. Country store with apple cider, donuts, pies, and other baked goods, as well as gourmet foods, open 9:30am-6pm daily.

New London County

Scott’s Yankee Farmer, LLC  
436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme  

Apple and pumpkin picking through late October. Open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm; weekends 10am-5 pm, Farm stand open 8am-6pm daily. Wagon rides available on the weekends from Sept. 22-Oct. 28. 2-acre corn maze on-premises. Apple doughnuts and cider abailable in late September.

Tolland County

Wright’s Orchard and Dried Flower Farm
271 S. River Road, Tolland

Apple picking through October. Pick-your-own pumpkins in September and October. Farm store with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, cider donuts, and pies. Dried flower and basket barn. Open Monday- Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 1-5:30pm.

Windham County

Horse Listeners Orchard
317 Bebbington Road, Ashford

Apple picking through October, Tuesday-Friday 10-4pm; weekends 9am-6pm. Farm store with pies and pre-picked fruits and vegetables. Pony rides, and tractor-pulled train rides available on select weekends.

Woodstock Orchards, LLC
494 Route 169, Woodstock

Apple picking Sept. 1 through mid-October, 9am-6pm daily. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, honey, honey pollen, maple syrup, specialty hot sauces, jams and jellies, and Vermont cheese. Bakery on-site.


Beyond CT

Planning a day or weekend trip to Long Island, New Jersey, or Southeast New York? Check out our complete guide to apple picking in the NYC area 

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