With summer winding down, school starting again and the temperatures dropping ever so slightly, you’re likely beginning to itch for fall.
When you’re craving some delicious apple cider, where do you go? Here in Ohio, we have several cider mills, apple orchards and fruit farms that feature delicious, locally produced apple cider grocery stores just can’t replicate. The following are 11 of our favorites—and they’ll have you longing for fall (if you aren’t already).
1. Haus Orchard and Cider Mill (Canfield)
With seasonal fresh fruits and veggies year-round, this charming orchard and cider mill is ideal for a visit anytime. Stop by this fall for their incredible apple cider to get you in the spirit for the season. You'll find it at 6742 W Calla Rd., Canfield, OH, 44406.
2. MacQueen's Apple Barn and Cider Mill (Holland)
Family-owned since 1936, this picture perfect apple barn and cider mill is fun for the whole family. You'll also find in-season produce, baked goods, u-pick apples and other activities. From August - October, they're open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's located at 7605 Garden Rd., Holland, OH 43528.
3. Moes Cider Mill (Vermilion)
Open Saturday-Sunday from the second weekend in September through the weekend before Thanksgiving, this charming little cider mill offers delicious caramel apples, cider donuts, apples, cider and more. Dating back to 1916, this family-owned mill has quite the history. Moes Cider Mill is located at 6587 West River Rd.,
Vermilion, OH 44089.
4. Beckwith Orchards (Kent)
With a wide variety of apples to choose from, pumpkins, mums and irresistible cider, a trip to Beckwith Orchards this fall is a must. It's open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. from August 1 to November 4. You'll find it at 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd., Kent, OH 44240.
5. Hirsch Fruit Farm (Chillicothe)
With two store locations in Chillicothe, you'll find some of the most delicious produce and apple cider in Ohio from this fourth generation family farm. You can also pick your own apples at 12846 State Route 772, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
6. Laurelville Fruit Farm (Laurelville)
Be sure to get some of the beloved cider from this fourth generation family orchard before it's gone. Laurelville Fruit Farm also features delicious apples, jellies, local honey and apple cider vinegar that locals love. It is located at 16181 Pike St., Laurelville, OH 43135.
7. Legend Hills Orchards and Cider Mill (Utica)
Pictured above are just a few of the goodies you'll find at Legend Hills in the fall time. This charming farm is open year-round, so be sure to call ahead before you visit as hours of operation vary. It's located at 11155 Reynolds Rd., Utica, OH 43080.
8. Pick N' Save Orchard (Medina)
In addition to picking your own lush apples here, you'll also find apple cider, jams, honey, maple syrup, pumpkins and so much more. Pick N' Save Orchard is located at 1222 Ledge Rd., Medina, OH 44256.
9. Lynd's Fruit Farm (Pataskala)
You simply have to try the award-winning apple cider at Lynd's Fruit Farm. You can also pick your own apples every weekend in September and October. (We also recommend taking home a jar of their pumpkin butter.) You'll find it at 9090 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062.
10. Geig's Orchard (Seville)
With hours that vary each month, you can get the most delicious apples and cider at this charming orchard. (August hours are currently Monday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Be sure to call ahead for updated hours of operation. Geig's Orchard is located at 8468 Wooster Pike, Seville, OH 44273.
11. Hugus Fruit Farm (Rushville)
This family owned orchard in Fairfield County produces some of the best apple cider, pears and apples you'll ever have. Visit this fall anytime from 8 a.m to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday. You'll find it on Old Rushville Rd. NE, just off St. Rt. 664 in Rushville.
Have you been to any of these cider mills and fruit farms? Where’s your favorite place to get apple cider in Ohio? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!