There's nothing quite like taking the family and retreating to a local farm on a fall afternoon. Freshly-pressed cider, a warm cider donut, the carving of a jack-o-lantern all contribute to each year's autumn memories, but there's also plenty of fun to be had out doors.
It's apple-picking season, and Connecticut is flush with orchards and farms with trees begging to be picked so they can contribute to your pies, homemade ciders and daily efforts to keep the doctor away.
The following farms and orchards provide pick-your-own apples, according to PickYourOwn.org:
Johnny Appleseed's Farm
Easy Pickin's Orchard
Irish Bend Farm
Scagllia Fruit Farm
Scott's Orchard and Nursery
Lost Acres Orchard
Berruti's Harvest House
Rose's Berry Farm
Roger's Orchards (Shuttlemeadow Farm)
Roger's Orchards (Sunnymount Farm)
Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farms