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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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A unique Connecticut gem nice to visit all seasons not just apples

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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110 reviews 110 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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