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

2022 Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards

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November 6, 2022

Navigate your way back to the 18th Century in the revolutionary 2022 Lyman Orchards Ben Franklin Corn Maze opening September 3rd. The 2022 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you back to the electrifying moment Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, making the connection between lightning and electricity.  2022 marks the 270th anniversary of […]
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Maze Days

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November 3, 2022

Maze Days are here! We’ve packaged up some a-mazing weekday deals for Fall Fun at Lyman Orchards! Maze Days dedicates one day each week to Mommy & Me, Grandparents, Students, and Locals. We're all about fall fun here at Lyman Orchards! We invite you to get lost in our Ben Franklin Corn Maze, Pick Your […]
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Corn Balls in the Corn Maze

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November 4, 2022

Find a Corn Ball in the Lyman Orchards Corn Maze for a chance to win a "Franklin" - That's a $100 dollar bill! As an added attraction to the 2022 Corn Maze, Lyman Orchards announces its "Corn Balls in the Corn Maze" promotion, commemorating the Apple Barrel Farm Market 50th Anniversary celebration. Each day, Monday-Friday, […]
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Petting Farm at Lyman Orchards

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October 30, 2022

Snuggle with Furry Farm Friends every weekend in October at Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market! Visit Lyman Orchards for petting and pictures with a whole corral of farm animals, including pygmy goats, sheep, rabbits, alpacas and a donkey.  $5.00 admission per person, includes hay for feeding.  Every weekend in October, 10am – 4pm.  Located […]
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Horse-Drawn Hayrides at Lyman Orchards

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October 30, 2022

Hop aboard a Horse-Drawn Hayride every weekend this fall from 10am-4pm at Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market! Have you ever taken a horse-drawn hayride?  Grab a cider and hop aboard our horse-drawn hayride at Lyman Orchards. There's nothing like the clippity clop of hooves as you roll past the historic Lyman Homestead.  Sit back […]
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Brew Maze - Corn Maze Beer Tasting

September 30, 2022

Lyman Orchards is taking the Connecticut beer scene by storm this fall with the Brew Maze Beer Tastings in the Ben Franklin Corn Maze! We're going "colonial" in the Corn Maze this year with a Beer Tasting like no other, featuring beers from local CT breweries on five Friday nights during the months of September […]
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Evidence of Evil- Haunted Orchards

September 30

November 6, 2022

Something is lurking deep in the woods of Lyman Orchards!  Do you dare enter the dark orchards after dusk? Connecticut's Interactive Haunted Attraction will send you running for the orchard hills with four new terrifying frights along the haunted trail. Tickets go on sale September 1st! This isn't your typical haunted house! Venture out into […]
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MixTape Match at 1741 Pub & Grill

October 6, 2022

It's Bingo with a Musical Twist! Join us every Thursday night starting October 6th for MixTape Match Bingo at 1741 Pub & Grill! 1741 Pub & Grill will be serving up food and drinks during Mixtape Match Bingo hosted every Thursday night from 6-8pm by Bar Rated Trivia! It's FREE and easy to play (three […]
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Dueling Pianos under the Tent @ 1741 Pub & Grill

October 7, 2022

It's our final show of the season, Friday, October 7! Come on down to Lyman Orchards for some outdoor fun featuring Savage Pianos! Dueling Pianos is the ultimate hybrid of all modern forms of entertainment! Two performers on two facing pianos take turns playing songs that are mostly requested by the audience. There are no rules […]
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Paint the Pumpkin Pink

October 15, 2022

The new fall color is pink! Join Lyman Orchards in the fight against Breast Cancer for Paint the Pumpkin Pink on Saturday, October 15th, 10am-2pm at the Apple Barrel Farm Market. Paint, glitter and bejewel your pumpkin for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We'll be painting up pumpkins on the farm to benefit the Middlesex Comprehensive […]
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The Mobile Dairy Bar

October 15, 2022

Got Local Dairy Bar? Taste, experience, and learn about local New England milk at The Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market grounds on Saturday, October 15th! Come down to the Apple Barrel Farm Market on Saturday, October 15th between 10am-4pm and belly-up to The Mobile Dairy Bar, a unique and innovative milk-tasting experience.  Taste nutritious […]
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Burgers, Beer & Line Dancing Under the Tent @ 1741 Pub & Grill!

October 16, 2022

Join us for another fun night out under the Tent at 1741 Pub & Grill (located at Lyman Orchards Golf Course) - Line Dancing with Steps & Sounds Tickets - $12.00 per person for the Event only - Food and beverage is additional Enjoy dinner and drinks (for an additional purchase), while kicking up your […]
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BaR Rated Stranger Things Trivia @ 1741 Pub & Grill!

October 18, 2022

Join us every Tuesday night starting October 18th for BaR Rated Trivia at 1741 Pub & Grill! Bring your best Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers gameface down for a competitive night filled with your favorite Stranger Things Trivia at 1741 Pub & Grill on October 18th! We invite adults and families to join in on […]
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Lyman Orchards Pie Pop-Up Shop at Bear's BBQ Smokehouse

November 19, 2022

Lyman Orchards Pie Pop-Up Shop at Bear's BBQ Smokehouse on November 19th from 11am-3pm! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Lyman Orchards is hosting a Pie Pop-Up Shop at Bear's BBQ Smokehouse, 470 James Street in New Haven.  Swing into Bear's BBQ Smokehouse for Kansas City Style BBQ, house-brewed beers and craft cocktails, live music and […]
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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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Pick your own

NOW OPEN
Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM-4:30PM

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

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