Apple Picking In and Around Fairfield County, CT
Where can you pick apples in southwestern Connecticut?One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit—and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. Below are places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around our area.
Types of Apples and Reasons to Eat Them
Curious about the wide varieties of apples and what they're used for and taste like? Check out this neat page from Apple Country that provides photos and information. And, just to make you feel even better about taking your family out for a day picking apples, here is an article on the health benefits of a trip to the apple orchard.
The State of Connecticut's Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program requires that pets not accompany owners into orchards. And one last thing: If a grower does not have a web site listing hours, PLEASE call first to make sure they are open! (This is experience talking!)
KidsOutAndAbout.com Featured Pick-Your-Own Apple Farms
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160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT, 06751
Apple picking, the Sunflower & Corn mazes all open September 9th; with Hayrides starting the day after on September 10th. Apple picking prices are TBA, the Sunflower maze is free, the Corn maze is $3/person, and weekend hayrides from the Hayloft Playscape to the Hilltop Orchard are $2/person. Visit the Hayloft Playscape & Picnic Pavilion and Pondside Animal Yard.