Apples, Pumpkins and Corn Mazes, Oh My! | Greenwich Moms

CORN MAZES

 

Grab your family and friends and make your way through a corn maze! It’s a great fall activity, allows you to spend time outside! Scroll down for a list of farms in Connecticut and New York with corn mazes this fall!

Bishops Orchards
526 New England Road, Guilford, CT
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $8.00 per person, children 2 and under free.Last admission into the Corn Maze is at 4:30 p.m.

Castle Hill Farm
1 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT
Opening October 1
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $12, Kids 3 and Under are Free! No reservations needed.
Night maze on October 29, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fair Weather Growers
1146 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT
Hours: Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 9 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fort Hill Farms
260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT|
Open until October 31
Tickets: Online tickets available here!
Tree of Life Maze

Foster Farm
90 Foster Street, South Windsor, CT
Opening September 17
Hours: September Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily in October, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Our Beautiful Earth…Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Lyman Orchard
September 3 – November 6
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Hours: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Weekends & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4 – 12, and free for children under 3 years.
The 2022 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you back to the electrifying moment Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, making the connection between lightning and electricity.

March Farm
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT
Hours: Open on weekends in the fall, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $6/person (children 3 and under are free) when purchasing in advance online, here! & $7 on site cash only at the maze or you can purchase a ticket using CC at the PYO booth.

Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT
Hours: Weekend & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Weekends & Holidays: $11.00 Per Person (Wagon Ride Included) Weekdays: $8.00 Per Person (Wagon Ride NOT Included) Reservation recommended on weekends and holidays, here (which will also save you money)!
Deep Sea Adventure Corn Maze

Treat Farm
361 Old Tavern Road, Orange, CT
Hours: Daytime Corn Maze, Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Online reservations required here!

APPLE PICKING

 

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year… apple picking season! Pick your own has already begun at some farms in Connecticut and New York and will continue through October.

It’s one of the fall activities we all look forward to every year! Just remember to check before heading out to see if the farm you’re planning to visit requires a reservation and to check on the harvest schedule… especially if there is a particular apple you’d like to pick!

 

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag, NY
(845) 227 -2306
Apple picking has begun
Sunday – Thursday, 11a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (PYO open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Additional Attractions: Playground, animals, ice cream stand, gem stone mining, mini golf, concessions, farm stand, Tree Top Adventures Thursday – Sunday, but needs to be reserved online. Music on Friday & Saturday evenings, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. No entry fee (except during festival weekends).

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard
278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110 in the White Hills section of Shelton, CT
(203) 926-1098
Apple picking begins September 1
Bakery open daily, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PYO open on weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Additional Attractions: Bakery & Distillery

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT
(203) 458-PICK – daily updates
Apple picking begins Labor Day weekend
PYO open daily, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Market, creamery & winery.

Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT
(203) 748-0119
Apple picking begins Saturday, September 3
Market open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Farm market, bakery, pumpkin patch

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Apple picking begins September 10
By reservation only, on weekends only, get online tickets here, children 3 years and younger are free
Additional Attractions: Farm store, tap room, animals & flower truck

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT
(860) 295-3886 – 24-hour hotline
Apple picking has begun
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Golf, apple barrel, corn maze, farm market and events

March Farm
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT
(203) 266-7721
Apple picking begins the first weekend in September
Additional Attractions: Market, bakery, playscape, hay rides, animal yard & corn maze

Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
(914) 277-3188
Apple picking begins Saturday, September 3
Book a reservation here!
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Corn maze, farm stand & pumpkin picking

Rogers Orchards
2876 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke, Southington, CT
(203) 879-1206
336 Long Bottom Rd, Southington, CT
(860) 229-4240
Apple picking has begun
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at both the Home Farm and Sunnymount locations from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Bakery

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT
(203) 261-3306
Apple picking has begun!
Market open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., animal farm open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Attractions: Animal Farm, playground & country market

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY
(914) 245-5111
Apple picking begins Saturday, September 3!
Open Wednesday – Monday, CLOSED on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PYO open, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 

Additional Attractions: Corn maze, farm market, winery & bakery.

 

Know Before You Go

  • Call ahead to check on conditions and the types of apples available for picking.
  • Some orchards require reservations, check to see if this is necessary at the farm you choose, before you go!
  • Dress appropriately for the outdoors and for potentially changing weather conditions. Terrain in orchards is usually grassy and bumpy with hills to climb/come down.
  • If you want to bring your dog, check ahead of time. Some orchards do not allow pets.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!
  • Definitely bring snacks… many of the orchards are a bit of a drive from Stamford.

 

How To Pick The Best Apples

  • Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.
  • Once they’re picked, apples stop ripening.
  • To picking apples directly from a tree, roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist.
  • Don’t throw apples into your basket or bag after picking. Handle them gently to prevent bruising and spoiling.
  • Don’t wash apples until right before using them to keep from spoiling.
  • Keep apples cool after they’re picked to increase their shelf life.

PUMPKIN PATCHES

 

October is right around the corner and Pumpkin Picking is an activity that we can all enjoy!  Scroll down for a list of pumpkin patches nearby!

Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses LLC, 437 North Street, Greenwich
Pumpkin Patch is open Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 5:00, Starting September 23rd

FREE HAYRIDES to the Pumpkin Patch 🎃  Return September 24th – October 30th  🤗
Fridays 2pm – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm, Columbus Day 10am – 4pm

We’re bringing Pumpkin Painting Back!
Pumpkin Painting inside the Greenhouse
From September 24th – October 29th
Saturdays 10am – 4pm
$14.99 per pumpkin
A great activity for littles with washable, nontoxic paint. Rain or Shine

Scarecrow Building is available as a make at home kit that can be purchased online or in the store!

Blue Jay Orchards 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
Opens on September 17th, 2022
From 11 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week

Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570

Eden Farms Nursery and Garden Center, 947 Stillwater Road, Stamford
Come visit the farm animals this weekend and choose from the best selection of pumpkins and mums!

Harris Hill Farm 106 Ridge Road, New Milford
On weekends during the month of October, head to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch!

Jones Family Farms- Pumpkinseed Hill Farm,120 Beardsley Road, Shelton
Open daily with reservations! Our online reservations ensure we can offer an enjoyable experience for all, reducing the size of crowds and lines.
Selection of pumpkins, squashes and gourds, PLUS farm walking trails, a mini corn maze, and beautiful photo ops. SAVE MONEY! ONLY with reservations, half of your entry costs can be credited towards purchasing carving-sized pumpkins; see details. Children 2 and under are free. Purchase additional hayride tickets here or in person.

Lyman Orchard105 South Street, Middlefield, CT 06455
Corn Maze, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, and more.
OPEN DAILY Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Outhouse Orchards 139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze, Hayrides Open daily, 9am – 5pm! Make a reservation HERE.

Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
7 days a week MARKET is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Animal Farm is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (restrictions may apply please visit our Animal Farm page for more information)
Win a Free Pumpkin in OCTOBER! Residents from the tri-state area have been coming to the farm for many years to win a free pumpkin! Before purchase, every customer may guess the weight of each pumpkin before being brought to the scale. If the guess is within 2 oz. either way, the pumpkin is free regardless of size. We give away thousands of free pumpkins each year!

Warrup’s Family Farm 11 John Read Road, Redding
Pick your own pumpkins and gourds off the vine or choose one at the farm stand. Visit the barnyard animals, or take a stroll through the meadow path. We’ll be stocked with apples, cider and maple syrup and candy at the farm stand on weekends, 10 am – 5 pm

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
The Pumpkin Patch is open from 10AM to 4:30PM Wednesdays – Mondays in October. The Farm is closed on Tuesdays. Please check the Harvest Calendar for exact dates this year.

Augustine’s Farm, 1332 King St., Greenwich

Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane, Newtown

St. John’s Pumpkin Patch, 884 Newfield Ave., Stamford

More Halloween Activities

 

Boo at the Bronx Zoo
Saturdays & Sundays October 1 – 30
Including Monday, October 10.
Tickets Required!

Halloween Spectacular | The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Hudson Valley, 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2021, gawk at the always-impressive New York City skyline’s pumpkin treatment and take a stroll under the sea in our immersive river display.

Legoland Brick or Treat
September 24-25 and Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 3 pm – 6 pm.

  • Live Entertainment & Shows
  • Character Meet & Greets
  • Costume Contest
  • Dance parties
  • And of course, Trick or Treating!

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