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Lyman Orchards

Address: 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-349-1793
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Specialty Shops, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round destination for great food...
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Type: Farms, Specialty Shops, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: 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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Darien, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've played both the Jones and Player courses a number of times and they are one of my favorite places to play in CT. I prefer the Jones course, but they are both excellent. Tried out their new golf simulator this past weekend and it was very disappointing. The room was small and dark, at least half our shots didn't... More 

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Durham, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited the breathtaking sunflower maze; to be followed by the tricky corn maze! Then we saw signs for up coming events ..... A trended the gingerbread house making party ! Wow ! Byob , house, candy, and snacks provide at the Lyman Homestead..... Complete with a tour. Simply amazing. A. Must do ! I am already looking forward to their... More 

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Portland, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

wonderful family atmosphere with a great selection of specialty foods good, fruit, and vegetable with pick your own fruits (apples, pears etc) as well as fun events (corn maze for example) for the family at the apple barrel store (with in store bakery and deli and brunch with Santa in the historic Lyman Homestead - Not to be missed

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Middlefield, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a resident I am disappointed that I cannot go to the local orchard and farm store because of the massive crowds. Even the pick your own lots are mobbed. I picked apples several weeks ago and they were lousy. Like another reviewer I also bought apples in the farm store and they weren't much better. The overall quality has... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited Lyman Orchards - the first time for my sister and I - on what has to be their busiest time of the year . . .Autumn. Yes, it was crowded and we decided not to wait on line for cider or hot dogs, but the store checkout was quick and I loved the selection of their own products:... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Was on a company event and we had lunch, did pumpkin carving and the corn maze. Their hot apple cider is the best and the apple cider donuts over the edge. Out lunch that they provided was excellent, the scenery was incredible even on an overcast day. Their store had the best products and smelled wonderful. Will definitely go back... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We recently visited Lyman on a Saturday mid-Oct. I have been going to Lyman for years and have loved it there. But things have certainly changed. In the pick your own there were no apples left on the trees! :( The line for the bakery wrapped around the store! The apples in the store (because I couldn't pick them!) were... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The orchard is beautiful. Lots to pick and a lovely market close by "The Apple Barrel" that has fresh produce and lots of baked goods. You can purchase food to eat and you can sit outside on the patio. I'm looking forward to going back when the foliage is at peak. Lovey area.

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Manchester, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We went in august....it had apples, peers and peaches. Went as a family.....elderly really enjoyed. We had a great time. At apple barrel, you can eat the restaurant or you can bring your own food and enjoy picnic with family by the small pond with many ducks

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