little girl picking applesWhen temperatures cool off and you can smell apple pie in the air, fall has arrived! Although we must say goodbye to the beach and pool, there are many family-friendly activities you can enjoy this season in Connecticut. Here are a few attractions to check out during autumn.

Corn Maze

There are about 6,000 farms in Connecticut, making corn mazes a popular attraction for the fall season. Each year, many local farmers design their mazes to form an image when looking from above. It may be a beautiful pattern, phrase or even a beloved cartoon character! Although you might get lost along the way, there’s no better feeling than successfully completing a corn maze.

Corn Mazes in Connecticut

  • Bishop’s Orchards Farm | Guilford, CT
  • Lyman Orchards | Middlefield, CT
  • Scott’s Yankee Farmer | East Lyme, CT
  • Castle Hill Farm | Newtown, CT

Apple Picking

Apple picking is a fall staple. You get to enjoy the outdoors while searching for the perfect Granny Smith or MacIntosh and end the day turning them into a delicious pie! The sunny days and cool, crisp nights of fall in New England makes it prime time for apple picking.

Apple Picking in Connecticut

  • Lyman Orchards | Middlefield, CT
  • Hickory Hill Orchards | Cheshire, CT
  • Scott’s Yankee Farmer | East Lyme, CT
  • Rogers Orchards | Southington, CT


Everyone loves a seasonal fair, especially during fall. Enjoy delicious food, great music and tons of games, crafts and other activities! You may also be able to interact with adorable animals like pigs, goats and cows. Many fairs give the opportunity for local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs to show off their talents and creations as well.

Fairs in Connecticut

  • Apple Harvest Festival | Southington, CT
  • New Pond Farm Harvest Festival | West Redding, CT
  • Chowder Days Festival | Mystic, CT
  • Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival | Glastonbury, CT

Pumpkin Patch

Nothing says “fall” like pumpkins! Head to a nearby patch and pick up your own to carve, decorate or simply display on the front porch. There may be other fall-themed activities to take part in at the local pumpkin patch, so the family can make a day of it. Whether you grab the paint and carving tools or roast pumpkins seeds and make a pie, pumpkins make the season even more fun!

Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut

  • Jones Family Farms | Shelton, CT
  • Lyman Orchards | Middlefield, CT
  • Staehly Farm & Winery | East Haddam, CT
  • The Pickin’ Patch | Avon, CT

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