Local Orchards for Fall Fun


Looking for a fun fall outing? Visit one of Connecticut’s  local orchards, It’s a perfect way to spend an autumn afternoon.


Gotta’s Farm, in Portland, CT has pick your own apples and pears until the end of September.


Lyman Orchard, in Middlefield, CT, has pears, peaches, apples and pumpkins this fall. A perfect outing for you or your entire family. But if Grandpa would rather golf than pick apples, you can drop him at Lyman’s golf course and meet up with him later at the market. There, you can enjoy Lyman’s award winning pies.


Scotts Farm in Deep River, CT, has a variety of apples available throughout late August, September and October. Garden wagons are available for you to take along as spend your time searching for the right Red Delicious apple. Children will enjoy playing on child size toy tractors and also climbing on the farm’s antique tractors. Once you’re done picking, you can tour the orchard on a wagon ride.


Holmberg Orchard, in Gales Ferry, CT (near Ledyard) has plenty of ripe apples to pick this fall. If you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin for pie or carving, Holmberg has an orchard full. The only difficult part of the day will be deciding which pumpkin to take home.  If you’re looking for an adult activity while you’re visiting, check out their winery. Holmberg makes their own fresh fruit wines and offers tastings on weekends during the fall.


Bishop’s Orchard, in Guilford, CT, has a variety of fruit. Still available for picking this fall are apples and pumpkins. Bishop’s has easy access off I95 and is a popular orchard and winery. They even offer their own customer rewards card for frequent pickers.


Rogers Orchard  has two retail locations in Southington Connecticut that offer a robust variety of farm fresh products daily from late July to mid May. The Home Farm salesroom, our original location dating back from 1809. Sunnymount began in 1965 when approximately 90 acres of mountainside land was purchased and planted as orchards.


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Michelle Manter Giglietti

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