Have a great time painting a pumpkin while supporting a worthy cause! You pick out the pumpkin, we provide all the paints, glitter, and more! Located on the Apple Barrel grounds; proceeds will benefit the Middlesex Comprehensive Breast Center.
Penfield Beach is a 3.5 acre beachfront property that is a favorite. A great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound, it offers a long stretch of sandy beach. There are picnic tables and grills on the beach for visitor use.
An Apple A Day For Better Health
Apples are a good source of fiber, high in Vitamin C and potassium, low in sodium, and are almost fat-free. There is truth to the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Varieties: 12 varieties
Availability: Mid August - Late October
Lyman's Own Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a fall favorite, but they aren’t just for Halloween anymore! They're great for carving and painting. Orange, white and green pumpkins can even spruce up your fall décor. Pumpkins are loaded with nutrition, rich in beta-carotene and low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Roasting pumpkin seeds in your oven makes for a delicious snack!Varieties: 2 varieties
Availability: Late September - Late October
Many favorites are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a wider variety of items. Also available are our very own farm-fresh eggs made by our chickens on Heckscher Farm, maple syrup made in our own maple sugar "shack," and wool from our sheep.
We are dedicated to arts and culture, natural and agricultural sciences and history. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning for kids and families.
Whitby School inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child,18 months through Grade 8, to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. Learning continues year round through Whitby's Summer Enrichment and Early Childhood programs, designed for children 18 months through 11 years.
Connecticut River Valley’s favorite farm on our annual KidsOutAndAbout Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Hartford, Lyman Orchards is a beautiful and sprawling farm with gorgeous scenery and a sense of history you can feel with each step you take. Lyman Orchards has been a CT favorite for more than 275 years and they pride themselves on a tradition of preserving the land and offering wholesome activities for the whole family.