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Apple Or Pumpkin? Take Your Pick For The Best In Fairfield County

Families have lots to do at Silverman's Farm in Easton.
Families have lots to do at Silverman's Farm in Easton. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Embrace the season and head for the hills -- and orchards -- for apple and pumpkin picking -- and the quintessential outdoor fall experience (cider doughnuts optional).

A sampling of Fairfield County spots follows.

  • Ambler Farm, Wilton: With Halloween coming up, the farm offers "Fright Nights" on Fridays, Oct. 20 and 2 and Saturday, Oct. 28. Drop off the kids (grades 3-5) for haunted activities and frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. It's also fun to visit the farm stand.
  • Castle Hill Farm, Newtown: Check out the four-acre pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins, gourds, and squash; there are 40 different varieties to search through. Also pretty fun: the corn maze.
  • Blue Jay Orchards, Bethel: Apple picking is available seven days a week as is the market where you'll find apple cider doughnuts and home-baked pies. Also fun: A trip on the wagon ride.
  • Jones Family Farms, Shelton: Each year, the farmers here grow over 50 kinds of pumpkins and heirloom squashes. There are also daily hayrides, a  family-friendly maze, a winery and lots of goodies to pick up to go.
  • Oronoque Farms Bakery & Boutique, Shelton: Looking for farm-fresh goods? This classic New England spot is worth the drive just for the apple pie or apple crumb, voted one of best in the state by Connecticut Magazine.
  • Silverman's Farm, Easton: There's always something going on at Silverman's where Gala Reds and McIntosh are currently ripe and ready, there's a ton of fresh- baked pies, cider donuts, local honey, syrups and more and the animal farm is open daily until Christmas.

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