Massachusetts September 12, 2017
These 8 Charming Cider Mills In Massachusetts Will Have You Longing For Fall
Nothing tastes like fall quite as much as warm glass of apple cider. Massachusetts is prime apple country and there are plenty of amazing cider mills and cideries in this state. Check out a few of our favorites below.
1. Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury
Cider Hill Farm is an absolutely stunning family-owned farm that churns out scrumptious cider. Stop by their farm store every day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in season to grab a jug of cider and plenty of their heavenly cider donuts. (45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury)
2. Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery, Ashfield
Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery is a small, certified organic cider mill in Ashfield. They offer sweet and hard cider, as well as pick-your-own apples in season. The farm is truly picturesque and the sweet cider is first class. (1209 Hawley Road, Ashfield)
3. Hilltop Orchards, Richmond
Hilltop Orchards is a gorgeous farm and cider mill in the Berkshires. Home to Furnace Brook Winery, you'll find all manner of fall treats and cider here. Pick up a bottle of the sweet stuff for the kids and tuck one of their hard ciders away for a crisp fall evening by the fire. (508 Canaan Road, Richmond)
4. Russell Orchards, Ipswich
This beloved family farm has been going strong since 1920 and offers 120 acres of fruit trees, berry bushes and vegetables. The farm store serves delectable treats like apple cider donuts and both nonalcoholic and hard cider. (143 Argilla Road, Ipswich)
5. Nashoba Valley Winder, Bolton
Here's another one for the grownup cider lovers. Nashoba Valley Winery produces plenty of amazing wines, but it also serves up some truly delicious hard cider. Stop by for samples and to lounge on their beautiful grounds on a cool and sunny fall afternoon. (100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton)
6. Pony Shack Cider, Boxborough
Pony Shack Cider in Boxborough is a family-owned hard cider company that crafts delicious and one-of-a-kind cider from local apples. Their cider pops up at farmers markets throughout the fall, so keep an eye out and visit their cidery soon.
7. Carr's Ciderhouse, Hadley
This place produces amazing small-batch, barrel-aged cider. Their orchard apples are pressed in a 100-year-old Mount Gilead cider press on the hillside, and the result is truly tasty. (295 River Drive, Hadley)
8. Belkin Family Lookout Farm, Natick
Established in 1651, Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuous working farms in America. Visit for fresh cider, farm animals, autumn treats from the farm shop and even a small train. (89 Pleasant Street, South Natick)
These spots have fresh cider, piping-hot doughnuts and plenty of charm. For more awesome things to do this fall,
check out our list of some of the best autumn day trips in Massachusetts.