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Tasting cider can have a lot in common with tasting wine—some are dry, others sweet, with fruit or botanical notes. And like craft IPAs, hand-crafted hard ciders can have a character and uniqueness all their own. From start-up craft cideries to longtime Connecticut farms and orchards branching out into the business, here are few must-visit cider destinations in Connecticut.
Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Hogan's Cider Mill | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | New England Cider Company | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Stafford Cidery | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms
The great outdoors beckon, the hills are full of color, and you’re full of ideas for things you’d like to try for the first time. And in case you’re not, we’ve got some suggestions for you.
Featuring: Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lovers Leap State Park | Lyman Orchards | Mount Tom State Park
It’s the season for venturing out to one of Connecticut’s farms to pick your own fruit! Take the whole family so everyone can join in the experience of selecting and gathering your own garden- and orchard-fresh goods. Some farms also offer farm markets, wine tastings, farm dinners and cooking classes, too! Below are some of our favorites, but be sure to take a look at this complete list of Connecticut’s “Pick Your Own” farms offered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
Featuring: Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Dondero Orchards | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Jones Family Farms | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Rose's Berry Farm
Ready for some leaf peeping? Head no farther than Connecticut, where you'll find New England’s longest fall foliage season. Running from north to south steadily over about 6 weeks, the foliage coverage varies, but there’s always somewhere to see the colors change. Thanks to our friends at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, here are a few suggested driving “loops” to get you out and about during prime leaf peeping season. Be sure to program your mapping app, or set your gps, for an amazing drive through the wonders of fall in Connecticut.
Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques Marketplace | Arrigoni Winery | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Boardman House Inn | Candlelight Farms Inn | City of New London | Copper Beech Inn | Creamery Brook Bison | Danbury Railway Museum | Dev's on Bank | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Enders State Forest | Gelston House | Guilford Art Center | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Flavor Company | Hickory Hill Orchards | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Inn at Middletown | Kent Falls State Park | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Lost Acres Vineyard | Maple Bank Farm | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe | Olde Mistick Village | Prudence Crandall Museum | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Steamboat Inn | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | Sweet Claude's Ice Cream Parlor | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Cooking Company (Haddam) | The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Simsbury Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Time Out Taverne | Town of Chester | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Litchfield | UConn Dairy Bar | West Street Grill | White Silo Farm & Winery | Woodbury Antiques Trail | Yale University Visitor Center
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From apple picking to leaf peeping, fall in Connecticut is made for family fun! The perfect fall weekend is a mixture of quality time with the family, festivals, farms, and tons of fresh air. Connecticut has enough Fall fun to fill up an entire weekend and then some. From cider in Mystic to the farms of Easton, every corner of the Nutmeg State exudes autumnal charm just begging to be explored. Make sure to check out Mommy Poppins for more fun things to do in Connecticut this fall.
Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Breck Marshall a