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Wells Hollow Farm located at 656 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, Connecticut, had a proud tradition of farming and agricultural products which went back five generations. We are conveniently located in Fairfield County close to all major highways including Route 8, the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95.  

The original Wells’ settlers dates back to 1850, when Henry Wells returned to Connecticut from the California Gold Rush in 1849. He married Laura Bennett and they built the colonial style homestead and barns which still stand today.

[Photo is of Lyman Wells bailing hay, father of Dan Wells]

Lyman Wells bailing hay, father of Dan Wells

Henry and Edith Wells ran the famous farm from the early 1900’s to nearly the year 2000. The changing times after the various wars caused the farm to shift from a major dairy and egg producer to vegetables and seasonal items. After raising a proud family of five sons and one daughter (Thomas, Robert, Royal, Lyman, Lovisa, and Nathaniel) the tough task of continuing the farming tradition was turned over to the youngest son, Nathaniel. Nate Wells currently sells seasonal items like the bedding flowers and vegetables. Currently nothing is grown on the farm with the exception of the corn field where you can find the annual corn maze.  The hay operation saw it's last year in 2021 after nearly 175 years.  There is a small herd of cattle as well as a few barnyard chickens who reside adjacent to the the ice cream shop patio. 

In the spring of 2007 Daniel Wells continued the farming tradition with the opening of “Wells Hollow Creamery and Corn Maze.” The ice cream shop features over 50 flavors of delicious ice cream, smoothies, flurries, soft serve, Italian ice and a 3,000 square foot open air patio in which to enjoy it.  The ice cream shop resides in a rehabilitated chicken barn and symbolizes the changing times of a working farm verses “agri-tourism.” 

Wells Hollow Creamery is not affiliated with Wells Hollow Farm Stand or the resident cows.  Any questions can be addressed to Nathaniel Wells, who is the farm's current owner at 203-926-0524.

Inclement weather may alter the hours of operation.  Please call ahead if it is raining to be sure we are open!

We unofficially open the season early spring, hours to be determined by the weather. The corn maze is open on weekends through October 31.  The i
ce cream shop will remain open, contingent on the weather.  


Wells Hollow Creamery  |  2 Beard Sawmill Road, Shelton, CT 06484  |  (203) 926-0101

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