Autumn Family-Fun Daytrips: 3 Places to Pick Apples Near Greenwich

With summer fading away, chilly autumn nights beginning to arrive, and changing colors emerging on the foliage -- now is the time to plan some apple orchard and pumpkin patch daytrips for the entire family to enjoy!

Here Are 3 Places To Pick Apples Near Greenwich:

Blue Jay Orchards

Pick-your-own apples at Blue Jay Orchards -- a picturesque 140 acre farm nestled in the quaint New England town of Bethel, Connecticut, one of the very few remaining commercial orchards in Fairfield County. This farm's history as a modern orchard dates back to 1934.

As this colorful time of year approaches, the Blue Jay Orchards farm stand is usually stocked with apples, bakery goods, pies, jam/jellies, apple cider, and their fresh cider donuts.

Wagon rides through the orchard have already started. The 20 minute ride is a slow paced trip through Blue Jay Orchards with education signs to add a little knowledge along the way.

The Pumpkin Patch at Blue Jay Orchards opens September 23, 2017. The demand for pumpkins is greater than the 120 acres they have at the Bethel location - so they actually grow their pumpkins elsewhere, harvest them, and place them in their patch at Blue Jay assuring everyone access to a great pumpkin for the fall!

Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road
Bethel CT, 06801
(203) 748-0119




Beardsley’s Cider Mill

In Shelton, Connecticut you can pick-your-own apples on a plot of land that the Beardsley family has been farming on since 1849!

Apples were originally planted at Beardsley's in the 1920’s -- and they are still being harvested today. The rejuvenated orchards at Beardsley's consist of over 10,000 dwarf and semi dwarf apple trees which only grow to a maximum of 10 to 12 feet for easy picking.

You can pick-your-own (on weekends only) in September and October (weather permitting) from 10am-5pm. Use the contact information below to call and ask for the exact dates and the varieties of apples that will be available for picking!

Their farm store has apples available, as well as apple cider, pies, donuts, cookies, and other flavors of autumn!

Beardsley’s Cider Mill
278 Leavenworth Road
Shelton, CT 06484




Silverman's Farm

Silverman's Farm has been a family owned and operated business since the early 1920's - and these days the crowds come out in large numbers for the fall festivities, including pick-your-own apples!

If you're seeking an autumnal wonderland to visit, where you can lose yourself in the hues, scents, and activities of the season - Silverman's is the spot! Fall foliage sets the backdrop for colorful displays of "New England" squashes, gourds, colorful mums, and indian corn. Haybales and cornstalks provide a vivid backdrop for unusual photo opportunities.

Silverman's Farm also has an animal farm where you can see, pet, and feed all sorts of unusual animals, including: buffalo, llamas, sheep, goats, fallow deer, emus, long-horn cattle, and exotic birds.

Silverman's Farm
451 Sport Hill Rd
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 261-3306



Feature photo of Silverman's Farm by Pam Grunow
Writing by Eric Taubert