Lyman Orchards

275th Anniversary

In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England. Through a history spanning ten generations, the Lyman family heritage was founded upon a commitment to preserve their land for future generations, using a combination of determination, innovation, and adaptation – attributes that hold true today.

Even after 275 years, Lyman Orchards continues to evolve while maintaining its steadfast commitment to preserving the land for future generations. Today, members of the 8th and 9th generations of the family are directly involved in the business. Like their ancestors before them, preservation of the land remains central to their heritage, and the family continues to be innovative in its ways of upholding their traditions.

Upcoming Events

Dazzling L.I.F.F.E. Lantern Festival at Lyman Orchards

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February 16, 2023

Middlefield's "must-see" lighted holiday attraction is back! Lyman Orchards will once again host the Dazzling L.I.F.F.E. Lantern Festival now thru February 16 from 4-9pm Thursday - Sunday. Get your tickets today! Extended to February 16th due to popular demand! Marvel at more than 400 illuminated lantern displays on a winding 1/2 mile walking path. Adventure […]
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Connecticut Made Free Tastings at The Apple Barrel Farm Market

February 4, 2023

Get a FREE taste of Connecticut Made products on Saturdays from 12-2pm at The Apple Barrel Farm Market! The Apple Barrel Farm Market is committed to supporting Connecticut Made products and the businesses that make them. That's why you'll find a wide selection of products from Connecticut producers, farmers, and artisans all  year round. From specialty […]
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Lyman Homestead Tours

February 4, 2023

An opportunity to see inside the historic 1864 Lyman Homestead and hear highlights from the family’s heritage on the land since 1741 will be offered by Lyman Orchards on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11am and 1pm and Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 11am and 12:30pm. A guided tour of several rooms of the Homestead […]
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Valentine's Day Party!

February 11, 2023

The Apple Barrel Farm Market is the place to be for Valentine’s Day fun and festivities on February 11th! Enjoy a variety of crafts, sweet treats and activities with your Valentine! Valentine's Day Card Making Station* Sweet Treat Tastings* Hot Cocoa Bar Valentine's Cookie Decorating Kits - Purchase and decorate in the Apple Barrel Farm […]
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SOLD OUT! Kid's Valentine's Cake Decorating Workshop

February 11, 2023

Bring the kiddos to our Valentine's Heart Cake Decorating Workshop on Saturday, February 11th, 10am, 1pm, or 3pm at the Apple Barrel Farm Market Bakery! Visit our Hot Cocoa Bar & Free Valentine Card-Making Station. Sweeten up Valentine's Day Weekend with a Kid's Valentine's Heart Cake Decorating Workshop at the Apple Barrel Farm Market on […]
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SOLD OUT! Winter Trax Animal Tracking Class

February 18, 2023

SOLD OUT! Take a FREE Animal Tracking Class at Lyman Orchards on February 18th, 10am-12pm! Not just a walk in the woods! Local Animal Trackers Tom Cleveland and Wally Hammer will lead a free Animal Tracking class at Lyman Orchards on February 18th, 10am-12pm.  Learn to recognize animal and bird footprints and other signs of […]
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Winter Goat Stroll at The Apple Barrel

February 25, 2023

Go on a relaxing 30-minute Goat Stroll with one of our cute goats. Roam around and let your goat feast on the forage. Includes one complimentary bag of goat treats per guest. There will be plenty of time to take your own adorable digital photos. After your stroll, you can show your event confirmation to […]
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SOLD OUT! Cunningham Conundrum Murder Mystery Dinner

February 25, 2023

It’s Sleuthing Season at Lyman Orchards! Help us solve a puzzling “Whodunit” at the legendary Lyman Homestead. Wine, dine and crack the caper of The Cunningham Conundrum at the Lyman Homestead on Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 25th at 6:30pm in the evening! February 25th is SOLD OUT! Immerse yourself in a real-life game […]
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Maple Sugaring & Pancake Palace!

February 26, 2023

Tap That Tree! There's a Maple Syrup Sugar Shack demonstration at the Apple Barrel Farm Market February 26th and Match 4th from 10am - 2pm! Try your hand a tapping a "tree" and indulge in our 'Pancake Palace' menu outside on the patio. Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut's traveling Sugarhouse will be onsite for families […]
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Paint Your Pet on Framed Glass at 1741 Pub & Grill!

April 12, 2023

Come to 1741 Pub & Grill on March 30, 2022 to Paint Your Pet on 8.5 x 11” Framed Glass! You choose between a white or black frame and a themed background from Annies Art Party. *Great for Gifts! NO ARTISTIC TALENT NEEDED! ALL PORTRAITS ARE PRE-SKETCHED! *Email anniesartparty@gmail.com a Photo of Your Pet (Head […]
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The Apple Barrel

OPEN YEAR ROUND
Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Apple Barrel Deli
Open Daily: 9:00AM-4:00PM

32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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Lyman Golf

OPEN YEAR ROUND

Monday-Sunday:
7:00am - 5:00pm

700 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6031

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1741 Pub & Grill

OPEN YEAR ROUND

Monday-Saturday:
11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am - 9:00pm

70 Lyman Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6033

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Pick your own

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

105 South Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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