New York Nature, Waterfalls September 14, 2018
by Lea Monroe The Waterfall Cider Mill In New York That Only Gets Better With Age
Visiting any sort of attraction or destination that features any kind of waterfall is like the ultimate cherry on top for any adventure for a New Yorker. With fall knocking on our doorstep, you may be starting to plan out where you’ll take your next road trip to grab some cider and donuts. One of the most charming mills that you’ll ever visit in our state and most likely a place that you’ve never even heard of, keep reading to find out why we’ll never grow tired of visiting this waterfall cider mill in the Empire State.
Up where you're tucked between New York's Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands Region, Watertown is home to a historic mill that's nothing short of darling to visit during the fall.
Right along the road, Burrville Cider Mill was built back in 1801 and was used as a gristmill and sawmill until it transformed into what it is today — one of our state's most charming cider mills.
One of the many reasons that people love to visit this mill is because if you head around back, you'll find a cascading staircase and set of decks that overlook something quite spectacular.
And that spectacular thing is a 30-foot waterfall that's surrounded by our beautiful fall foliage during this time of year!
Giving you an up-close look at one of our lovely small town natural wonders, this type of view isn't one that all of New York's favorite fall spots have.
And while the waterfalls may have once powered the mill and its equipment, today its simply just a scenic perk that you get to enjoy when you stop by Burrville Cider Mill.
Now onto the tasty stuff! Head back up the stairs and step inside the actual cider mill shop to enjoy the ultimate fall day.
Open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Burrville Cider Mill generally stays open until the end of November.
Now that apple picking season is finally upon us, you'll find enormous crates of apples set up outside the shop that will make your eyes protrude from your face with joy.
Those who take a look around the shop will find all sorts of great fall gifts to take home with them.
And of course, a trip to Burrville Cider Mill wouldn't be a real one without bringing home a jug of freshly-made apple cider and a bag full of cider donuts!
Considered to be one of the best-kept secrets in the region, come and enjoy our favorite fall dishes and scenery up here at Burrville Cider Mill in Watertown.
There are a couple of other interesting facts about Burrville Cider Mill that you might want to know about before you take a visit here! For starters, self-guided tours of the mill are welcome on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays when the mill is freshly turning apples into cider! If you want to take one of these self-guided tours to see how the magic happens, generally they press their cider on these days between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Another interesting thing about Burrville Cider Mill is that some people believe this place may be haunted! In 1802, Captain John Burr purchased the mill and was said to possibly have been a pirate of the region. While not much is known about Captain John Burr, some do believe his ghosts still comes and visits the mill to this very day.
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