Lyman Orchards has been in existence since 1741 and is a historic property. The farm started when John and Hope Lyman bought two parcels of land totaling 37 acres in the southwest part of Middletown, where the Homestead and Apple Barrel are now located. The couple added another 25 acres of nearby land within a few weeks. They owned more than 187 acres by 1760. The farm proceeded to expand over the decades and centuries to become what it is today. The Lyman family was also heavily involved in the abolitionist movement. In 2013, the Lyman Farm was formally recognized as a site along the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
Today, Lyman Orchards is located on 1,100 picturesque acres and has been in operation for over 280 years. Pick Your Own, perusing the Farm Market, championship and beginning golf, and much more are all available at the farm.
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- Address: 32 Reeds Gap Rd
- Town: Middlefield
- State: Connecticut
- GPS: Lat 41.49770 Lng -72.71578
- Parking notes: There is ample free parking available at the Lyman Orchards Farm Store. Additionally, there is a dirt parking lot located off Powder Hill Road. This dirt parking lot lets you view the orchards without needing to walk from the store parking lot.
- Parking directions: Multiple Options: Farm Store (HERE) & South Street Lot (HERE) & Powder Hill Road Lot (HERE)
- Location directions: HERE