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Fun in the Snow the New England Way Lyman Orchards | Winterfest Connecticut



Living in New England, we have no other choice other than to make the best of what Old Man Winter sends our way. Each winter we try to take the grandchildren and attend the Winterfest and Ice Sculpture Carnival at Lyman Orchards, in Middlefield, Connecticut.

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The Winterfest is an annual event and focuses on family fun. Lyman Orchards sponsors such themed events all year long.

Set in the quiet countryside of Middlefield, Connecticut, the family run operation and the Apple Barrel store is known for their home-made bakery pies, apple cider and produce. There were several food booths offering samples of Connecticut made Maple Syrup, my favorite Kettle Corn, Muffins, Apple Cider donuts, apple butter, soups and chowders.

There was plenty of activities going on that day ~ The Connecticut Valley Siberian Husky Club had several of their beautiful dogs there for all the kids to see and enjoy.

The ice carving demonstrations are simply amazing! Such talent! Families gather all around the ice carvers and watch their skills with the electric saws.

The younger teenage set gets decked out in their outdoor clothing and show off their snowboarding skills on the ramps that are set up. If there isn’t enough snow some years, snow making machines are brought in for effect.

My granddaughter’s favorite was the real igloo, and all the children were so anxious to get their photos taken in it! As grandparents, we had so much fun taking the grandchildren and treating them to food, fun and fresh air!

Find out more about the annual event usually held in February after Groundhog Day at: Lyman Orchards Winterfest

There’s also plenty of family-friendly fall activities, including pick your own activities in spring and summer and fun events all year long. Lyman Orchards also features a golf-course. If you plan on being in Connecticut during this time of year, for more information

For the Annual Schedule of Events Visit:

Lyman Orchards Events

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