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Address: 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455-1122
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Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round...

Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round destination for great food, wholesome family fun and beginner and championship public golf. Established in 1741 and now in its 9th generation, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family owned business in the USA. Shop in the Apple Barrel market for fresh farm produce and award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pies; enjoy picking fresh fruits in season, and golf on our two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Gary Player; or learn the game of golf or improve your stroke at our new Golf Center and Apple Nine course. One visit and you'll see why Lyman Orchards is "Connecticut's Sweet Spot!"

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A small delicious taste if CT.

Large selection of fruits, veggies, dressing, sauces, honeys, and pastries. All of which are scrumptious. Friendly staff and beautiful views of the lake. Also has hay rides, Corn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large selection of fruits, veggies, dressing, sauces, honeys, and pastries. All of which are scrumptious. Friendly staff and beautiful views of the lake. Also has hay rides, Corn maze, golf course, and driving range. The staff is always friendly.

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Thank Tara F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lyman's is a central Connecticut institution. The cider is classic and the cider doughnuts, well, are addictive. Anyone in the area should stop at the Apple Barrel or do some pick you own!

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Thank Will H
Tim B, Director of Marketing & Retail Operations at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi Will, Thank you so much for your terrific review. We are honored. We look forward to seeing you again real soon! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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842 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit here. The store and cafe were very inviting. The store sells fresh fruit, produce, jams, desserts , bread, dairy products, and bbq sauces. They also have a cafe for food and dessert. The dessert case was filled with lots of delicious choices. They have tables to sit at to enjoy your food. The staff is... More 

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Thank Gloria H
Tim B, Director of Marketing & Retail Operations at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi Gloria, Thank you so much for visiting our farm market and for such a nice review. We truly appreciate your visit. We hope you'll come back when the fruit is ready to pick, starting in June with strawberries. More 

Connecticut
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235 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This review is for the scrumptious chocolate cream pie from Lyman Orchards that was eagerly devoured on Thanksgiving. I purchased the pie frozen as Thanksgiving was still three weeks away, but you'd never know it had been frozen. This was probably the best food item for the whole day, and with my Sicilian mother cooking, that says a lot.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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272 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Challenge yourself to Lyman's special anniversary corn maze....2 miles of pathways, great design and fun trivia questions. There were corn cops to help you guide the way and it was much fun. If you can't participate during their maze season, other activities including picking apples, pears and pumpkins and much more are there. A fun experience for all.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A while back I wrote a stellar review for Lyman Orchards... I'm sorry to report back that things have gone downhill since my last review. Lets start with the rewards program. For every $25.00 spent in the past you used to earn a wooden nickle which was great fun to save up and give to the kids who could trade... More 

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Thank birdiecurtis
Tim B, Director of Marketing & Retail Operations at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi BirdieCurtis, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the changes in the Apple Barrel during your recent visit. I'm hoping you would be willing to speak with me about your insights. Would you please call or email me at 860.349.6010 or tburt@lymanorchards.com. Thanks. More 

Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, this may be an unfair rating. I've been to Lyman's numerous times. Typically I'd give a 4 rating. My kids love picking the apples and feeding the ducks. Every year I've gone has been good. A bit expensive but, good. But, this time we were no more than cattle. Did someone go moo ? Wow, that place was packed... More 

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Thank blueyeddevil
Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi BlueyedDevil-- thank you so much for coming out to the farm. We're so sorry that your experience this weekend was less than you expected. With the trifecta of great weather, peak leaf-peeping season and great apple and pumpkin picking, a lot of customers come out to the farm this weekend. We truly appreciate all your support and we look... More 

Ridgewood, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family and I have been coming to this farm for years and we love it! It is never crowded, the orchard is so big, the variety of apples is great! The pumpkin patch has the most incredible view with a lake at the bottom. This place is great for picturesque photos. They also have a corn maze with a... More 

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Thank jguzman16
Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi JGuzman16, Thank you so much for your years of visiting our farm and for your continued support! We cannot convey in words our appreciation. We are honored to receive such a great rating for you and we look forward to seeing you again real soon! Thanks again! More 

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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This has been an active farm since 1741! I've been coming here to pick apples with my dad for 30 years. This year I picked Spencer's and Mutsu Crispins. They're both sweet, crunchy and exactly how apples should taste. Worth every penny. You can pick pumpkins too. Just a great place to come with the family and enjoy the simple... More 

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Thank PLANTATREEORDIE
Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

Hi PlantATreeOrDie, Thank you so much for sharing your story about coming out with your dad! We truly appreciate your continued visits to the farm and the decades of support. We are honored that you chose to create a lifetime of memories on our farm. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Tempe
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146 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Revisited this place for lunch with Mom. They have good food and you get apples for dessert. The only thing that I wished for was to sample the apple cider donut holes before I bought 2 containers!

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Thank tutana
Tim B, Director of Marketing at Lyman Orchards, responded to this review

HI Tatuna, Thank you so much for coming out to the farm with your mom! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and your time on the property. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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