Nature/Outdoors | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

Penfield Beach in Fairfield

Penfield Beach is a 3.5 acre beachfront property that is a favorite. A great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound, it offers a long stretch of sandy beach. There are picnic tables and grills on the beach for visitor use.
323 Fairfield Beach Road
Fairfield , CT , 06824
Phone: 203-256-3191
41° 8' 5.2152" N, 73° 14' 30.6384" W

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

We are dedicated to arts and culture, natural and agricultural sciences and history. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning for kids and families.
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford , CT , 06903
Phone: 203-977-6538
41° 7' 33.9636" N, 73° 32' 43.854" W

Lyman Orchards

Connecticut River Valley’s favorite farm on our annual KidsOutAndAbout Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Hartford, Lyman Orchards is a beautiful and sprawling farm with gorgeous scenery and a sense of history you can feel with each step you take. Lyman Orchards has been a CT favorite for more than 275 years and they pride themselves on a tradition of preserving the land and offering wholesome activities for the whole family.
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield , CT , 06455
Phone: (860) 349-6010
41° 29' 50.1828" N, 72° 42' 53.172" W

Apple Blossom School and Family Center

A Waldorf Early Childhood Education Center housing a variety of parent and Child Classes, Under-3 Program, Nursery, Kindergarten, and Community Workshops.
440 Danbury Rd.
Wilton , CT , 06897
Phone: 203-834-0344
41° 13' 1.3512" N, 73° 25' 39.0324" W

Organization:

Location:

1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437-2399
United States

Phone:

203 453-2338

5K Obstacle race at Bishop's Orchards

Dates: 
11/15/2020
Time: 
9 am -1 pm

Organization:

Location:

336 Long Bottom Road
Southington, CT, 06489
United States

Phone:

(860)229-4240

Apple Picking at Rogers Orchards

Dates: 
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
10:00am-5:00pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

602.914.4333.

Ask a Zoo Expert

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

5855331370

Beginning Beekeeping- An Overview

Dates: 
11/12/2020
Time: 
6:30 PM

Organization:

Location:

101 Marchant Road
West Redding, CT, 06896
United States

Phone:

(203) 938-2117

Boulders and Sediment of New Pond Farm

Dates: 
10/24/2020
Time: 
2-3:30pm

Organization:

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm OPEN this year BY RESERVATION ONLY

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
10/31/2020
Time: 
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm (last entry 5:00pm)

Organization:

Outhouse Orchards

Location:

139 Hardscrabble Rd
North Salem, NY, 10560
United States

Phone:

(914) 277-3188

Corn Maze at Outhouse Orchards

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

(203) 259-1598

Organization:

Fair Weather Growers

Location:

1146 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
United States

Phone:

860-529-6755

Fall Fest & Corn Maze at Fair Weather Acres

Dates: 
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (including Columbus Day MONDAY) 10:00am – 6:00pm

Organization:

Location:

67 Main St
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

(860) 767-8269

Fall Leaf-Peeping Cruise on the Connecticut River

Dates: 
10/25/2020
Time: 
10:30am-12:30pm OR 1pm- 3pm

Organization:

Brown's Harvest

Location:

1911 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT, 06095
United States

Phone:

860-683-0266

Flashlight Maze at Brown's Harvest

Dates: 
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
10/30/2020
Time: 
6:30 pm – Last ticket sold at 8:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

1849 C St NW
Washington, DC, 20240
United States

Phone:

202-208-6843

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks!

Dates: 
11/11/2020
Time: 
See website for details.

Organization:

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Harvest Weekends Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
11 am–4:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914-723-3470

Holiday Market

Dates: 
11/07/2020
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Organization:

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Maze by Moonlight at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
10/24/2020
Time: 
5:30 pm–9:30 pm (with staggered entry at 5:30pm and 7:30pm)

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

5855331370

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

602.914.4333

Phoenix Zoo Live Online

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

125 Plumtrees Rd.
Bethel, CT, 06801
United States

Phone:

(203) 748-0119

Pick your own apples at Blue Jay Orchards

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
Call to verify 11am - 5pm

Organization:

Outhouse Orchards

Location:

139 Hardscrabble Rd
North Salem, NY, 10560
United States

Phone:

(914) 277-3188

Pick Your Own Apples at Outhouse Orchards

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

466 Academy Road
Cheshire, CT, 06410
United States

Phone:

(203) 272-8418

Pick your own Apples, Pears, Blueberries & Raspberries at Norton Brothers

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday & Sunday

Organization:

Location:

1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437-2399
United States

Phone:

203 453-2338

Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins & Raspberries at Bishop's Orchards

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
10am-5pm Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Organization:

Location:

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd
Shelton, CT, 06484
United States

Phone:

(203) 929-8425

Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Jones Family Farms

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
Daily 10am - 5:30pm

Organization:

Location:

90 Foster Street
South Windsor, CT, 06074
United States

Phone:

860- 648-9366

Pick your own pumpkins at Foster Family Farm

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
Check info

Location:

130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY, 10560
United States

Phone:

914.485.1210

Pumpkin Patch at Harvest Moon

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
M-F 9-6 WEEKENDS BY RESERVATION ONLY

Organization:

Warrup's Farm

Location:

11 John Read Road
Redding, CT, 06896
United States

Phone:

203- 938-9403

Pumpkin Season at Warrup's Farm

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
10/31/2020
Time: 
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Organization:

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
11:00 am–4:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

One Railroad Avenue / P.O. Box 452
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

(800) 377-3987

Rail-Bike Adventure at The Essex Steam Train

Dates: 
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
Time: 
Times Vary- Reservations Required

Location:

Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT, 06831
United States

Phone:

2039003349

Sensory-Sensitive Saturday at Greenwich Audubon

Dates: 
11/14/2020
12/12/2020
Time: 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

(203) 259-1598

Spooks, Legends & Lore: A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground

Dates: 
10/29/2020
10/30/2020
10/31/2020
Time: 
6:30pm – 8pm **Special family tours will be offered Saturday afternoon in daylight.

Organization:

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

The Amazing Maize Maze at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
Fri, 12 pm–4:30 pm Sat/Sun/Columbus Day, 11 am–4:30 pm

Location:

1070 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
United States

Phone:

(888) 377-4455

The New Haven Ghost Walk

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
Check website for times

Organization:

Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

The Pumpkin Patch at The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Dates: 
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
10/31/2020
Time: 
11am - 4pm

Organization:

Pumpkintown USA

Location:

93 East High Street
East Hampton, CT, 06424
United States

Phone:

(860) 267-0143

THE RIDE at Pumpkintown

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
Times vary by reservation only Open 10:00AM-5:00PM

Organization:

Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

Organization:

Location:

1838 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
United States

Phone:

860-663-8681

U PIck at Scott's Orchard and Nursery

Dates: 
10/21/2020
10/22/2020
10/23/2020
Time: 
Open Mon-Thurs 8am til 5pm, Fri & Sat 8am til 6pm. & Sun 8am til 4pm. Orchard closes 1 hour prior to store closing.

Organization:

Location:

56 Deer Run Road
Wilton, CT, 06897
United States

Phone:

203-762-7280

Where the Wild Things Run 5K Trail Race & Kids Fun Run at Woodcock

Dates: 
10/23/2020
10/24/2020
10/25/2020
Time: 
8 am-6 pm