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Blue Jay Orchards

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Address: 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT 06801
Phone Number: (203) 748-0119
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apple picking

can pass fall without visiting Blu Jays, we love to go apple picking every season, they have a market and i love their apple juice and apple crumb cake. so good, not to cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eleone C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

can pass fall without visiting Blu Jays, we love to go apple picking every season, they have a market and i love their apple juice and apple crumb cake. so good, not to cheap , but worth it.

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Thank Eleone C
Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

You can pick your own fruit & they have a great store. It's a great place to pick up fresh food or enjoy time with your family!!

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Thank Liz-Newtown
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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188 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The chance to pick your own apples is a great experience, especially for city dwellers and kids who have little sense of how fruits get to the table. I grew up in this area, and appreciate that they are still a going small business.

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Thank Arcee_CO
Bethel, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great variety of apples plus pies, preserves, and other offerings. The shop is well stocked but you can also pick your own apples--a particularly fun activity for families (as are the wagon rides).

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Thank Jenny T
Brandon, Florida, United States
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Grew up in the area and have fond memories of BJO as well as love of Macouns. Live in FL now, so went as part of our vacation to pick apples and enjoy the fall weather. The orchard is just beautiful and is clearly marked as to where/what is open for picking. Loved that they had some "apple facts" signage... More 

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1 Thank Deborah H
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great place to spend the day picking lots of apples as well as wearing out a pair of shoes. Try some of their on site prepared apple donuts. Their great.

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Thank Joseph P
Bethel, Connecticut
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is great fun to take the family here, spend some time in the crisp air, and take advantage of the fresh apples, and other products that they sell in the store.

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Thank Michael H
Bethel, Connecticut
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Blue Jay Orchards is a great place to go with the youngsters. They have seasonal "pick your own" and a nice general store with a variety of baked goods and seasonal items. Their apple cider donuts are delicious. My kids are grown but we still go to Blue Jay for fresh local produce.

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Thank M L
Connecticut
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72 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I guess if you are from the city this place would seem like a country apple orchard. However, I am from the country (eastern Connecticut) and this place just seemed like an overly commercialized tourist destination. It was extremely crowded, the donuts were prepackaged and they not made fresh while you waited, and the cider was pasteurized (I can get... More 

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Thank thegeekboy
Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great selection of Apples & Pumpkins. The country store inside has a wide variety of items to choose from. Loved the cider donuts!!!

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Thank Donna C

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