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While Connecticut might be small, it’s mighty in terms of all the attractions it’s home to. Those looking for history can visit Mark Twain’s house, explore the entire city of Mystic or tour Yale University. For foodies, make sure to sample a classic lobster roll or a piece of pie after picking apples in an orchard.
Connecticut in the fall is the perfect time to go apple picking in one of its many orchards. The first-ever apple pie recipe came from Connecticut. The season runs from the end of summer into early winter, but the ideal time is in September or October. Along with apple picking, various orchards offer pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn mazes and tractor rides. Certain farms will even do the work for you and sell delicious cooked apple fritters, apple pie and apple cider. Favorites include Lyman Orchards, Rose’s Berry Farm, Rogers Orchards and Beardsley’s Cider Mill and Orchard.