Dining October 31, 2018
These 6 Cider And Donut Mills In Massachusetts Will Put You In The Mood For Fall
Fall in Massachusetts means changing leaves, crisp air, and delicious seasonal treats. Cider and doughnuts are the undisputed king and queen of autumnal delights in the Bay State. Here are the best places in Massachusetts to grab a hot donut and sip on some fresh apple cider.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery, Ashfield
If you’re looking for cider that is as fresh and natural as possible, head to Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery. They’re a certified organic cider mill that churns out products that taste beyond yummy. You can pick your own apple in season or just stop by for a jug of their famous sweet cider. (1209 Hawley Road, Ashfield)
2. Carr’s Ciderhouse, Hadley
Carr’s Ciderhouse will give you your cider and doughnuts with a side of history. The small-batch, barrel-aged cider here is produced using a 100-year-old Mount Gilead cider press. Carr’s is famed for their tasty hard cider, but you can also pick up apple cider syrup and homemade apple cider vinegar.
(295 River Drive, Hadley)
3. Hilltop Orchards, Richmond
Hilltop Orchards offers treats for young and old. This family-friendly farm definitely has plenty for the younger crowd – pick your own fruit, tasty maple confections, and delectable sweet cider – but they also carry an amazing selection of hard cider and wines for the grownups. (508 Canaan Road, Richmond)
4. Russell Orchards, Ipswich
With 120 acres of fruit trees and veggie crops, Russell Orchards is a beautiful place to explore in the fall. Their fam shop carries all manner of goodies, including mouthwatering apple cider doughnuts and both hard and sweet cider. This place has been going strong since 1920, so you know they must be doing something right.
(143 Argilla Road, Ipswich)
5. Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury
Cider Hill Farm is a family-owned spot that is definitely one of the most scenic cider spots in the state. This sprawling farm has everything from apple orchards with sweeping countryside views to a huge farm store where you can grab freshly baked cider doughnuts. They carry sweet and hard cider and often offer tastings so you can try before you buy.
(45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury)
6. Nashoba Valley Winery, Bolton
Nashoba Valley Winery is another cider spot that caters to mature fall fun. They make their own wines and hard cider that are delicious at any time of year, and also offer tastings. There’s no better way to make the most of the last of the season’s warm sunshine than to wander their beautiful grounds on a crisp fall day. (100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton)
Where’s your favorite place to grab an apple cider doughnut in Massachusetts? For more fall beauty, check out
these gorgeous fall drives that will bring you to the best foliage in the state.