New England is world renowned for its fall season. The leaves change, the apples are crisp, and the cider donuts are out of this world. And most of those things can be experienced at farms and orchards throughout Connecticut.

But in northern Connecticut, located in the town of Granby not far from the scenic Saville Dam, you can find the orchard that can only be describes as Connecticut’s Best Kept Fall Secret: Bushy Hill Orchard.

On 75 acres of serene land, Bushy Hill Orchard has apple trees and fruit growing as far as the eye can see, all surrounding a beautifully still pond where you can sit and enjoy the afternoon. The land itself is classic New England and instills a new love for fall in everyone who visits.

Of course, you’re not just visiting for the breathtaking scenery! Bushy Hill Orchard is a place to spend the day, with plenty of pick your own fruit options, an on-site creamery serving your favorite flavors of ice cream, hayrides, a general store and bakery serving hot cider donuts, fresh apple cider, fresh maple syrup, and a variety of other baked goods, fresh farm-to-table breakfast and lunch options, and all the fall produce you could hope for, including mums, squash, and pumpkins.

 

So when you head out this weekend to get yourself a healthy dose of fall, don’t head to the typical orchard that hands you a bag, points you in the direction of the nearest tree, and moves on to the next person. Instead, go to the place where you’re treated like family, the place where everything you dream about fall becomes reality, the place where you can enjoy the activities and take in the scenery and forget about the rush of time. Go to Bushy Hill Orchard, Connecticut’s only Must-See Destination this fall.

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