Fall is my favorite time of year. The crisp air, the beautiful leaves and apple everything! I'll take Fall over any season! There are so many opportunities for family activities with the season it's hard to fit it all in. It's fantastic when you find a location that allows you to accomplish all those activities in one trip.
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut is the perfect destination to make the most of those Fall days. Lyman Orchards is celebrating their 275th anniversary this year with even more festivities. They are very proud of their history and fun historical facts are listed throughout their famous four acre corn maze! The two miles of trails will have twisting and turning through the challenging design. We had a blast navigating our way through the maze. Trivia questions give you clues on the correct path to take! They even have three sets of questions: Historical, Halloween and Tiny Tots Trivia (I say grab a Tiny Tots paper if you don't want to get lost!). Lyman Orchards donates $1 of every admission to the American Cancer Society. In sixteen Maze seasons, they have donated $507,127 to the ACS!
After you navigate your way out of the maze and get your sticker for "surviving the maze" you can continue your Fall fun with their Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins. They offer a 24 hour hotline on their website for up to the minute crop information. Perfect for deciding your perfect trip. After you're done picking you'll probably be ready for a snack. Well, Lyman Orchards has you covered with their Apple Barrel Market.
The market is the perfect place to grab a quick snack or even a full meal. We sampled their apple cider donuts (one of our all time favorites) and cider before the corn maze and headed back over for lunch. On busy days they have the deck open with hot dogs and hamburgs. Inside you'll find everything from pancakes to gourmet sandwiches and delicious mac and cheese. There are plenty of goodies to take home as well. We grabbed some delicious muffins and their award winning pie. After all, you can't visit an orchard without taking home something delicious!
Lyman Orchards is full of fun Fall events for the whole family. Event schedules can be found on their website.
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