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3 Hudson Valley hard cider mills to visit with the kids


Nothing says “fall” like a refreshing glass of apple cider. Whether it’s hard or soft, it’s always a delicious way to celebrate the season! When you think of hard cider mills, you may not think family-friendly, but there are actually a lot of local hard cider mills that are welcome families. Check out our favorite local hard cider mills with your family:

Applewood Winery 

82 Four Corners Rd., Warwick. 845-988-9292
Located in Warwick, Applewood Winery has a little bit of something for everyone. While the adults enjoy their apple cider and shopping at their market, kids can enjoy apple picking, live music, hay rides, puppet shows and the best apple cider donuts.

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Breezy Orchard Hill and Hudson Valley Cider Mill 

828 Centre Rd., Staatsburg. 845-266-3979
With multiple locations throughout Dutchess and Ulster County, Hudson Valley Cider Mill offers a large assortment of ciders made with over 100 different varieties of apples. They also have a variety of year-round festivals, like their annual Wassail festival, with attractions like music and dancing for the whole family.

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Bad Seed Cider Mill 

43 Baileys Gap Rd, Highland. 845-236-0956
This orchard was started by two Highland Locals, Albert and Devin, in 2011. Go to the 60 acre pick-your-own apple orchard before stopping by their cider mill for a tour and tasting. Kids are welcome as long as there is a designated driver supervising them.  

Madison Beckman is an editorial assistant at Hudson Valley Parent and a student at Mount Saint Mary College