Every year for the last 3 years we have gone apple picking at Scott's. When we arrived this year, we stopped at the counter to get our bags and get more information about the apples. The trees are color coded so we headed on over to the white ribbons (Gala) to pick some good ones. If you aren't familiar with Scott's, the apple orchard is down the street from the farm stand. Bear left at the fork (if coming from Flander's four corners) or make a right turn around the stand if coming from Old Lyme. You could also always stop at the stand and ask where to go as well.
All of the apples are $1.39 a lb, so not only are you getting a fun experience, you are also getting apples at a discount price by doing your own labor!
When we went there were plenty to be picked at my daughter's level. She had a great time. We also had a couple of samples (sorry Scott's).As wonderful as eating a nice fresh apple while picking was, I wouldn't recommend it. We had one wasp follow us around after this, and Cecilia being so sweet smelling covered in juice wound up getting stung while we looked at the pumpkins. We learned he inherited my pain tolerance when she looked at us and just said "Ow" but I don't think it is an experience we would want to go through again even with the less than dramatic reaction. So save the eating until you are safely in your car away from the big scary wasps.
Keep in mind there are no restrooms or other facilities here, It is strictly an apple field.
We love picking our own fruit, and Scotts has the best strawberries around. On their website they list the picking dates for each fruit that they grow, and also the location of the field you go to. The strawberry field has its own parking lot and cashier, whereas for some of their other fruit you must first visit their produce stand to get your containers, go pick your fruit, and then return to the stand to pay. Picking strawberries can be tough since they are so low to the ground, but bringing the kids along makes it much easier!