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Get lost in a corn maze at Lyman Orchards. This autumn pastime is growing in popularity...

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Reader’s Digest - The Best Place to Go Apple Picking in Every State

Lyman Orchards - best PYO location in the State of Connecticut!

Deep in the Connecticut River Valley, you’ll stumble upon Lyman Orchards, 1,100 acres of sprawling farmland. Fill your basket with flavorful eco-certified apples (grown sustainably with minimal chemicals), then grab a slice of their award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pie made from scratch in the Apple Barrel, the farm’s market which sells tons of fresh-baked goodies.

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Lyman Orchards to open Corn Maze on September 4

Lyman Orchards to open Corn Maze on September 4

The 2021 Corn Maze will feature a 1970s rock and roll theme

Middlefield, CT—Lyman Orchards, an independently-owned family destination for over 275 years, has announced that September 4 is the opening day for its 2021 Corn Maze. This year’s theme will focus on 1970s
rock 'n' roll, with multiple maze posts featuring trivia questions and musical highlights of the decade.


One dollar of each admission fee will be donated to support the American Cancer Society; since 2000, the Corn Maze has raised almost $665,000 for the organization. In addition, $.50 of each admission fee will be donated to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, which has received a total of $20,440 from the Corn Maze since 2020.


“This marks our twenty-second year of operating the Corn Maze, as well as donating a percentage of proceeds to medical research,” states Lyman Orchards Executive Vice President John Lyman. “It’s always great fun for
families, and this year will literally be a trip down memory lane for lots of people.”


“We’re humbled by the support we’ve received for more than two decades from Lyman Orchards,” say Wendy Matthews, Director, New England, American Cancer Society. “The donations [the Corn Maze]
generates support all of the Society’s programs, services and resources—so not only does Lyman Orchards make a difference for their Connecticut neighbors, but also for anyone touched by cancer.”

About Lyman Orchards:
Situated on 1,100 acres in Middlefield, Connecticut, Lyman Orchards is a year-round family destination. Established in 1741, Lyman Orchards offers a variety of recreational activities and venues for adults and children
of all ages—including pick-your-own fruit orchards, a farm market, seasonal mazes, 36 holes of championship golf, a par-29 nine-hole course, one of the top golf-training facilities in the state of Connecticut, 1741 Pub & Grill, meeting and event space, and seasonal festivals. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-6000 or visit lymanorchards.com.


About the American Cancer Society:
With a presence in more than 5,000 communities, the American Cancer Society is structured to fight cancer on all fronts. Our regional and local offices mobilize communities in the cancer fight, delivering potentially lifesaving programs and services and raising crucial funds to support our mission. With the help of millions of supporters, we launch breakthrough research, create empowering resources for people to outsmart cancer, enable local communities to support those affected, and convene powerful activists to create awareness and impact. For more
information, visit cancer.org.

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Lyman Orchards' Annual Sunflower Maze Celebrates 25 years of Arthur

Nevaeh from the Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders; beneficiaries of the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards to open Sunflower Maze on July 31

Middlefield, CT—Lyman Orchards, an independently-owned family destination for over 275 years, has announced that July 31 is the opening day for its 2021 Sunflower Maze. A three-acre area adorned with 350,000 blooming sunflowers, the maze is the only one of its kind in Connecticut. This year’s theme will center on Arthur Read, star of the popular CPTV kids’ series “Arthur.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 am, with Arthur himself in attendance.

One dollar of each admission fee will be donated to support Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Connecticut Children’s is dedicated to helping children like Nevaeh—an eight-year-old born with a rare genetic disorder who is doing great today, thanks to the comprehensive care she receives at Connecticut Children’s. Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze has raised over $148,000 for Connecticut's only health system dedicated exclusively to the care of children since the maze began operations in 2006.

“It is our utmost honor to help children and their parents in need of financial support for medical care,” states Lyman Orchards Executive Vice President John Lyman. “We look forward every year to opening our Sunflower Maze, knowing that we are providing lots of family-oriented fun while supporting a terrific cause.”   

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Lyman Orchards family, whose support enables our team of pediatric experts to provide the highest quality care for families throughout our community,” says David Kinahan, President, Connecticut Children’s Foundation.

About Lyman Orchards:

Situated on 1,100 acres in Middlefield, Connecticut, Lyman Orchards is a year-round family destination. Established in 1741, Lyman Orchards offers a variety of recreational activities and venues for adults and children of all ages—including pick-your-own fruit orchards, a farm market, seasonal mazes, 36 holes of championship golf, a par-29 nine-hole course, one of the top golf training facilities in the state of Connecticut, 1741 Pub & Grill, meeting and event space, and seasonal festivals. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793 or visit lymanorchards.com.    

About Connecticut Children’s:

Connecticut Children’s is the only health system in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a Magnet®-designated hospital. Connecticut Children’s provides more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs to uniquely care for the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Our team of pediatric experts and care coordinators bring access to breakthrough research, advanced treatments for both rare and common diseases, and innovative health and safety programs to every child. Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all children through convenient locations, care alliances, and partnerships. For more information, visit connecticutchildrens.org. 

Lyman Orchards’ Annual Corn Maze Celebrates CT native and NASCAR Champion Joey Logano

Annual maze helps raise money for American Cancer Society

The 4-acre Corn Maze pays tribute to Middletown, CT native and reigning NASCAR Champion, Joey Logano. $1 from every admission supports the American Cancer Society.

Middlefield, CT (August 22, 2019) – In 2018, Middletown, CT native Joey Logano topped the field throughout the season to become the first ever NASCAR Champion from New England. He drove his No. 22 Ford Mustang GT to three wins and 13 top-five finishes to claim the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

With its 20th annual Corn Maze, Lyman Orchards celebrates the NASCAR Champion by highlighting Joey’s accomplishment as the theme for this year’s maze. It will be open August 31st through November 3rd. The perfect place for an outing with family, friends and loved ones, Lyman Orchards’ Corn Maze is a fun and challenging experience that also supports a good cause in the community.

Logano produced a memorable title-clinching victory in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to not only secure the second MENCS crown for Team Penske, but also check the box for the organization’s first win at the only NASCAR track where it had yet to visit Victory Lane.

“We are thrilled to pay tribute to Joey Logano’s record-setting win with this year’s Corn Maze. His NASCAR Championship run was legendary and we couldn’t be more proud to celebrate his success,” said John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards. “Joey is really involved in the community through the Joey Logano Foundation and we thought it would be a great way to bring awareness to the great work he is doing.”

Founded in 2013, the Joey Logano Foundation invests in organizations offering second chances to children and young adults during times of crisis and works to inspire others to live a life of generosity. Through grant making, charity events, and fan club participation, the Joey Logano Foundation continues to make a profound difference in the lives of children and young adults in need across the state and across the country.

“We’ve been discussing the lay out of the corn maze for several months now and I’m so excited to see it come to life,” said Logano. “I appreciate Lyman Orchards for all their hard work and willingness to further celebrate our 2018 NASCAR Championship season with us.”

Lyman also added that although the corn maze makes for fall fun, it helps to raise money for a worthy cause. Lyman Orchards will donate $1 from each maze admission to the American Cancer Society. Since the first maze in 2000, Lyman Orchards has donated $594,676.

“We’re pleased to continue to support the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for this organization and the great work they do. This is our twentieth year working with them and their wonderful network of volunteers. We are so grateful that this partnership between our customers, Lyman Orchards and the American Cancer Society continues to benefit so many people.”

“The partnership between the American Cancer Society and Lyman Orchards is crucial to saving more lives from cancer in Connecticut and beyond,” said Lynn Kipphut, Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society. “The funds raised not only benefit breakthrough research, but also help get cancer patients access to lifesaving treatment. The team at Lyman has been helping make a tangible impact in our fight for many years. We are grateful for their partnership and overwhelming support.” 

The Corn Maze is made possible by FOX61 and Connecticut Home Solutions.

Fun facts about this year’s corn maze:

  • The maze is about 4 acres in size, making it one of the largest in Connecticut
  • There are approximately 2 1/2 miles of pathways
  • The average time to make it through the maze is 20-40 minutes
  • The corn maze has raised nearly $600,000 for the American Cancer Society since 2000
  • Challenging design and trivia questions along the way
  • Interactive facts and figures about Joey Logano, NASCAR®, and more

The maze is open from August 31st through November 3 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, including this coming Labor Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-12 and free for children 3 years and under. Visitors can save $1 per ticket by showing their Big Y® markets Silver Savings® Card. For more information and other events, contact 860-467-4209.

Group rates are available for companies or outings; please contact 860-349-6041.

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About Lyman Orchards

Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of Connecticut, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield. Shop at the Apple Barrel farm market, filled with fresh produce and Lyman Orchards’ award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class, public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 8060-349-1793, or visit us at lymanorchards.com.

About The Joey Logano Foundation:

Founded in 2013, The Joey Logano Foundation invests in organizations offering second chances to children and young adults during times of crisis and works to inspire others to live a life of generosity. Through grant making, charity events, and fan club participation, The Joey Logano Foundation continues to make a profound difference in the lives of children and adults in need across the country. To learn more visit: joeyloganofoundation.com.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze Celebrates 50 Years of Sesame Street

Annual maze helps raise money for Connecticut Children’s

350,000 blooming Sunflowers are crafted into a unique design celebrating 50 years of the iconic TV show, Sesame Street. $1 from every admission supports the Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Unit.

Middlefield, CT (July 30, 2019) – Sesame Street started 50 years ago—a colorful community of monsters, birds, grouches, and humans. It is a place where everyone counts. This year, Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze celebrates that 50th anniversary of this iconic TV show and its loveable characters including Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and more. Connecticut’s only Sunflower Maze officially opens this Saturday, August 3rd at 9am.

“We are so excited to partner with Sesame Workshop to celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street. It has played such a quintessential part of every child’s early stage development for generations,” said John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards. “We are also pleased to support Connecticut Children’s and its incredibly important mission again this year. It brings us great joy to be able to share our appreciation for the incredible work that Sesame Street and Connecticut Children’s each do for our youngest citizens.”

Fun facts about the Lyman Orchards sunflower maze:

  • More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers make up this year’s maze.
  • The maze is approximately 3 acres in size
  • The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes
  • The Sunflower Maze has raised over $107,000 for Connecticut Children’s.
  • It is Connecticut’s Original Sunflower Maze, now in its 13th year of operation.

“Connecticut Children’s is delighted to again partner with Lyman Orchards this summer and receive proceeds from their annual Sunflower Maze,” said David Kinahan, president of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “We are grateful for the generosity of the Lyman Orchards family, whose support enables our team of pediatric experts to provide the highest quality care for families throughout our community.”

The maze is scheduled to run from August 3rd through August 25th and will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 – 12 and free for children under 3 years. Visitors can save $1 per ticket by using their Big Y Silver Savings Card. The last entrance to the maze is at 4:30 p.m. For daily updates on the maze and Pick Your own, call our 24 hour hotline at 860-467-4209. Group pricing is available for companies or outings, please contact 860-349-6041.

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About Lyman Orchards

Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of Connecticut, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield. Shop at the Apple Barrel farm market, filled with fresh produce and Lyman Orchards’ award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class, public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-467-4209, or visit us at lymanorchards.com.

About Connecticut Children’s

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a Magnet® designated hospital. Connecticut Children’s provides more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs to uniquely care for the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Our team of pediatric experts and care coordinators bring access to breakthrough research, advanced treatments for both rare and common diseases, and innovative health and safety programs to every child. Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all children through convenient locations, care alliances and partnerships.