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Lyman Orchards

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Address: 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-349-1793
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Description: Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round...
Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round destination for great food, wholesome family fun and beginner and championship public golf. Established in 1741 and now in its 9th generation, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family owned business in the USA. Shop in the Apple Barrel market for fresh farm produce and award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pies; enjoy picking fresh fruits in season, and golf on our two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Gary Player; or learn the game of golf or improve your stroke at our new Golf Center and Apple Nine course. One visit and you'll see why Lyman Orchards is "Connecticut's Sweet Spot!"
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Lyman's Orchard

Really nice setting and great sandwiches for an affordable price. Really good variety of sandwiches with lots of choices for condiments. Also has deliocious deserts, fruits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Chula Vista, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really nice setting and great sandwiches for an affordable price. Really good variety of sandwiches with lots of choices for condiments. Also has deliocious deserts, fruits and vegetables.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is way more impressive than I expected. They have their grocery store called the apple barrel. It's a bit overpriced but i picked up some tastey baked goods. I also went berry picking which was a little unimpressive since its a huge draw in the area and is really picked over. Good rates for the blueberries at 2.75/lb.... More 

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi brittany z z -- thank you for the review of our farm and all the different activities! We appreciate that you came out to pick berries, get lost in our Sunflower Maze and enjoy some tasty treats in the Apple Barrel. We are just now hitting peak Blueberry season and the crop is getting more robust and we are... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fantastic views, grounds and products, their golf program for women is by far the best out there! John, Marissa and staff do a tremendous job with coaching!

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi my3sons5 -- thank you for the feedback on the our farm, especially on The Golf Center and the work of Jon, Marissa and the team! We agree that they are terrific teaching professionals. We will make sure to share your thoughts with them! We look forward to seeing you again real soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The blueberries were plentiful. The peaches were easy to pick. The staff was helpful and nice. It is easy to find and if you want to you can eat at the Apple Barrel restaurant. There are many outdoor picnic tables at the restaurant. The adjoining store has many homemade and other items for purchase. A nice way to spend a... More 

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi lovetotravelCt, Thank you so much for visiting our farm and providing such a wonderful review of the property. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your visit! We know you have choices we appreciate you spending some of your valuable time with us! More 

Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We venture hear every time we are in Connecticut. Short Beautiful drive to the orchard. The market / deli / Bakery / Restaurant is amazing. Always fresh food. Has every type of jam or preserve, pie, cake, and fresh vegetable and fruit I could imagine. They serve breakfast on weekend mornings during summer on the deck which is fun for... More 

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David, We truly appreciate your terrific evaluation of our farm! it's so nice to have folks from out of state view our orchards and farm market with such reverence! We believe you've accurately captured the essence of the Lyman farm. Thank you again for choosing to spend some of your vacation time with us! We look forward to seeing you... More 

South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lyman Orchards is fun to navigate when they have the corn maze in the fall (plus you get to stroll through the store for some nice apple pie buys). We've spent a few lovely autumn weekend days challenging the maze, and it's fun for kids as well. Just remember your sunscreen, because if you are not a great navigator, you... More 

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Thank you, POTCLover, for your nice recommendation. We truly appreciate your sharing your experiences with the TripAdvisor audience. We have a terrific looking crop this year so we hope to see you soon! More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited during strawberry festival and had a great time. Make sure to reach early to avoid long queues while buying the pickings. Apple barrel store was very crowded. Apple cider and apple pie was tasty. Wished the children wouldn't pick the green ones and waste them. Follow the pick your own sign to parking. Children would def enjoy.

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi meghali_mazumdar, Thank you so much for visiting us during Strawberry Fest. We are so glad you had a great experience in our orchards and at the Apple Barrel. We truly appreciate your visit to Connecticut's Sweet Spot. We hope you'll come back to visit us soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited the area to play golf. The course was in excellent condition and not crowded. Following the golf we stopped at the market. The market was loaded with excellent homemade goodies. The pies, breads, etc. were to die for. Plenty of samples and the prices were fair. Lyman Orchard is just not for (apples/golf) anymore.

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

HI Dukesdorg, We truly appreciate your visit to our farm! Thank you so much for your compliments. We are so glad you had a great experience -- now you know why we are Connecticut's Sweet Spot! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A unique gem,suitable for families young and old.Not just apples, from summer sunflowers, fall apple and pumpkin picking,winter ice sculptures and spring Easter egg hunts you always have a fun filled day. Don't forget the golf course,pro or not!Lymans will give lessons

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi BirdieCurtis--Thank you so much for your review of our property! We are so thankful to have great customers like you who are willing to share their experiences with other guests who are looking to create all-natual memories. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Darien, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My boyfriend took me here for the first time two years ago and now it is a yearly tradition. We go apple and pumpkin picking! Then we go to their shop and get their amazing apple cider donuts and some other sweets. Fun corn maze and lots more fun outdoor activities! Fun for all ages!

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Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Thank you so very much for your review of our farm. We truly appreciate your comments. More important, we look forward to having you and your boyfriend out to the Orchard this year. Of course, you know that we make those delicious cider donuts fresh every day, right?! It's totally worth a road trip, even at this time... More 

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