Sep 22, 2021 B. F. Clydes Cider Mill
B. F. Clydes Cider Mill
When the leaves begin to change colors, We know that the fall season is right around the corner. B. F. Clydes Cider Mill has become a yearly stop for apple cider and donuts. The cider mill opens from September through December, seven days a week.
B. F. Clydes Cider Mill is the oldest steam powdered cider mill in the United States and has been operating since 1881. The mill is deemed a national historic landmark. During the weekday you can get a glimpse into the old mill. During the weekends, however, there are apple cider demonstrations were you can able to walk into the mill and view the steam powered engine in process. The smell of fresh pressed apples fills the room. It is a unique learning experience for all ages. Although no apple orchard are on site, this mill buys all apples from small apple farms in the nearby area.
How About Them Apples?
Adjacent from the old cider mill one can head into the bakery. A sweet tooth lovers haven. Freshly baked apple pies, apple cider donuts, and of course the famous apple cider (hot or cold). I highly recommend the apple cider slushie although it is a cold drink it is perfection in a cup. The best apple cider I have ever had. The bakery also sells locally owned and handmade goods. From hot chocolate mixes, freshly made jams, olive oils, and seasonings.
Below the old cider mill is a cellar where one can try hard ciders. Clydes hard cider are aged in oak whiskey barrels. Taken from the barrel to the jug giving the ciders a more raw flavor. Jugs are available for purchase on site.
There is a wine tasting and gift shop located on site. One is able to get four free samples of the wine brewed at Clydes. The wine is also aged in oak whiskey barrels. There is a wide selections of wines from sweet to a more raw flavored wine. Although untraditional since all the wine is made from apples at this mill we ending up loving blackout one of the most popular wines at Clydes. Wine is not sold by the glass but by the bottle. With strong oak flavors it honestly taste like a very smooth whiskey. The gift shop has clothing items and cute holiday decor for sale.
Once grabbing bites to eat or just stopping in for drinks there is seating located on the property under the trees. However, note if buying hard cider or wine no cups are given on property there are wine glasses that are super affordable for purchase or you can bring your own cups.
We went on a Monday evening in September. However, if you visit on the weekends it will be very crowded and typically long lines. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves minimal amount of people visiting.
You will be hard-pressed to find a better apple cider (lol I had to always love a good pun).
Outfit Details: The transition between summer and fall is always unexpected weather. I found the perfect long sleeve gingham top for the fall season. Paired with high waisted black shorts. Not quite warm enough for pants. A great transitional outfit for the fall season.