Experience Local Agriculture


Hickory Hill Orchards

On 33 acres through the hills of historic Cheshire, Connecticut lays Hickory Hill Orchards, which has been family owned and operated since 1977. Hickory Hill Orchards offers over twenty varieties of pick your own apples, pears, nectarines, plums and peaches. The orchard also grows acres of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and corn stalks for all your Autumn decorating. Savor a slice of freshly baked pie or apple cider donuts in the outdoor picnic area or bring some of the baked goods home with you. Take some time to browse through the charming Country Store featuring local and artisanal specialty food items, fresh apple cider, dried and silk flowers, nostalgic candy and sweets, and much more.


About Us:

In 1977, Doctor Fred Kudish and his wife Lynn purchased Hickory Hill Orchards in Cheshire, Connecticut, as the future home for their family. With no agricultural experience or intention of being the farmers, they leased the property to outside fruit growers for their first year. But as they watched the land not maintained to their standards, Fred and Lynn made a pact to turn Hickory Hill Orchards into their passion project, with Fred as the farmer and Lynn managing the business and country store. 


Now owned and operated by the Kudish family for over 35 years, Hickory Hill Orchards has become a lifelong business and infatuation for their family, including their two daughters and son-in-law. With over 33 acres, the orchard produces over twenty varieties of apples, peaches, pears, plums, and nectarines for picking, eating, baking, and enjoying. The artisanal country store offers all of our homegrown produce and gourds, jams, honeys, locally baked apple cider donuts, gourmet foods, seasonal decorative items, and more. 


Hickory Hill Orchards is open for Pick-Your-Own every day (mid-August through November) from 9:30 am to 6pm, and is just 2 hours away from New York City and Boston. Hickory Hill Orchards now accepts wedding and event inquiries from April through October.

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Our Locations
  • Hickory Hill Orchards
    351 South Meriden Road
    Cheshire, CT 06410


    Currently closed for the season

    Re-opening mid-August 2015 through November

    Picking Hours: 9:30am - 5:00pm

    Country Store Hours: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Our Products

Baked Goods

Cider Donuts


Maple Syrup




Apple Cider





Specialty Foods

Gift Baskets

Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own Peaches
Pick Your Own Pears
Pick Your Own Apples


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Farm Stand
Pick Your Own (PYO)
Farm Dinners
Hay Rides
School Trips
Private Events
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