This past weekend we went on our annual pumpkin and apple picking adventure at Lyman Orchards in Connecticut. It's become a tradition for us to go there to get our pumpkins for the past 5 years and plan on doing so for many more.
It is such as beautiful and tranquil place. It's so clean and everyone there is so friendly. It's also kid friendly. Lots of things for kids, parents, and grandparents to do together, like the corn and sunflower maze and picnics next to the pond.
They also do a lot of great things for the community, such as fundraisers. On October 18 they have "Paint the Pumpkin Pink". October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can paint and decorate your pumpkin and 50% of their proceeds will go to the Middlesex Comprehensive Breast Center. It's events like these and other things that they do to promote and build the surrounding community that makes me love them.
This past weekend we had lunch on the patio overlooking their huge pond, bought their famous cinnamon apple fritters (they are also well-known for their apple pies), picked pumpkins, and then went apple picking. It was a great weekend.
What are some of your fall traditions?