One of our family’s favorite fall activities is apple picking. And with the rate at which we go through apples in our house, the girls better start picking their own! (KIDDING). Local favorite, Blue Jay Orchards opens up this weekend for PYO. Here are a few other options within an hour (or so) drive from Newtown. Be sure to visit the farm’s website for updated information and COVID protocols before heading out. 

 

Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road
Bethel, CT
Opens 9/5/2019 and will offer 15 different apple varieties throughout the picking season

 

Beardsley Cider Mill
278 Leavenworth Road
Shelton, CT
Opens 9/12 and will offer 16 different varieties throughout the season

 

SIlverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
Easton, CT
Farm is currently open. Apple picking started with Ginger Gold on 8/26. No PYO during the weekend & no tractor rides to the orchards this season. 

 


Salinger’s Orchards
230 Guinea Rd
Brewster, NY
Picking started 8/25.

 

Averill Farm 
250 Calhoun Street
Washington Depot, CT
Check website or call for PYO availability.

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March Farm
160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT
PYO begins first weekend in September with 12 different varieties of apples.

 

Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matsen Hill Road
South Glastonbury, CT
Over 24 varieties of apples with PYO beginning mid August until early November. Please call (860) 633-2789 ahead for accurate picking details. 

 

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Post Post Road
Guilford, CT
Over 20 varieties of apples beginning in late August.

 

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT
PYO begins the last week of August. Call their 24-hour hotline for at (860) 349-6015 for updated picking information. 

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