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1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

Find fantastic family fun and support your local farmer

Almost nothing beats family fun like picking up fresh produce right from the farm. Open year-round, Bishop's Orchards continues a 144-year tradition on 313 acres where you can pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins. The farm market has grown from a roadside stand to a wholesale supplier of fruits and vegetables to New York and New England. It’s also a thriving retail market, fully operating bakery, specialty food grocer and most recently, a winery. The kids will love the llamas, alpacas and goats and the G-Scale train with cars from the NYNH Railroad circling overhead. Get your farm fresh produce and an authentic farm experience at the same time. Look for the "big red apple" known far and wide.

32 Reeds Gap Road Middlefield, CT, 06455 Phone: 860-349-1793

Have great family fun and learn about today’s farms and farmers

Teach your kids what a farm is and what farmers do at this beautiful destination on the Connecticut River. Run by the same family for almost three hundred years, Lyman Orchards invites families to be famers for a day from June to October to pick nearly 100 varieties of fruits. You can call the 24-hour hotline for crop and field conditions, varieties, and market prices. The exceptional Farm Market has baked goods including award winning pies all made in the Farm Bakery. Take home the Eco friendly fruits and CT grown vegetables grown with naturally occurring controls such as ladybugs and other predators. For a special treat, bring your clubs and play golf on the farm’s two championship golf courses.

40 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT, 06511 Phone: 203-812-9981

Play nice together on a one of a kind indoor ropes course

Here’s the ultimate in indoor physical activity for the whole family - Jordan’s IT Adventure Ropes Course, the largest such activity in the world. Enjoy an incredible adventure on two 60’ high ropes courses. Climb and zip and jump and walk amidst swinging beams, angled rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, and planks. Watch 1000 water nozzles dance to lights, stereo sounds and music. Soar across the longest Sky Rail zip lines ever made high above the restaurants and Waltzing Water show - and remember to keep your feet up, you may get wet! Other activities have you free-falling 50' down to the ground, crossing the 200’ catwalk, and climbing wobbly poles and vertical walls that only take you higher with each step. Stop in for some kid-friendly family fun, ages 2 and up.

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

10 Deerfield Lane Ansonia, CT, 06401 Phone: 203-736-1053

This nature center is a wonderful place for kids to run, play, climb, explore, and also learn about nature. There is a large variety of interesting activities. Open daily, year-round. See full description of Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center.