(In the *going green* spirit, I've even started recycling old posts like this one from October of last year. Why not? It contains info I dug up plus some from readers about the best fall activities in Fairfield County and many of them are still relevant this year. Feel free to share your own ideas. Thanks!)
So it's finally fall! I love this time of year and all that goes with it. I've placed some calls and consulted my friend Google to find the best places to enjoy the season in Fairfield County, but would love if you could weigh in about the best places to pick your own apples and pumpkins or take a hayride with kids. Also, for the older kids, I'd love to know where the freakiest, most sh** your pants haunted houses are in Fairfield County.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite spots and I'll add them to the list below. Or better yet, hit COMMENT below and just DIY. I've only visited Silverman's in Easton, which is awesome and which I'm sure you're all familiar with, but I hear these others are great too:
Pick your own apples Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 5pm. Also noteworthy at Beardsley are their special apples specifically grown for hard cider (click here for details). I think I have a new favorite orchard! :)
On Saturdays and Sundays in October starting at 10:30am, kids can take a hayride, ponyride, check out some farm animals and peruse the hay bale maze. All for $1. Call for details. 203.325.3445
Every Saturday and Sunday in October, kids can visit the pumpkin patch or take a hay ride. Click here for details.
Hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze... there's a ton going on here.
Check out their famous CORN MAZE. Reservations required. You can also take hayrides at Plasko's.
Pick your own apples, visit the pumpkin patch and win a free pumpkin, take a hayride and listen to some live bluegrass.
Finally, here's a link to some local haunted houses. My friend tells me the one in Wallingford is worth the drive: www.hauntedhouse.com