What’s your favorite part of fall? The waning of the heat and the humidity? Crisp, cool evenings that are perfect for sleeping with the windows open? Or, the many delicious goodies – apple cider, donuts, and pumpkin pie – that come along with the season? Indulge in some of the state’s best apple cider and donuts at these charming cider and donut mills in Pennsylvania that are sure to get you in the mood for fall.
1. Keystone Cider Mill, Sayre
Add Keystone Cider Mill to your "must visit" places this fall. The charming cider mill, which dates back to the early 20th century, uses an historic 1800s cider press. Drink the fresh cider during your visit. And, be sure to stock up on all of your autumn favorites – apple cider, apples, and pumpkins. Keystone Cider Mill typically opens in early September then closes in November.
Keystone Cider Mill is located at 419 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.
2. Rickard’s Cider Mill, Honesdale
Start a new fall family tradition with a visit to Rickard’s Cider Mill. A family favorite since 1929, the quaint cider mill welcomes visitors from late September through late November. Of course, you can purchase freshly-pressed apple cider by the gallon. But, you can also pick up all of your other favorites, including pumpkins, maple syrup, apples, and honey.
Rickard’s Cider Mill is located at RR 2, Honesdale, PA 18431.
3. Ritter’s Cider Mill, Jefferson Township
Sink your teeth into delicious homemade cider donuts at Ritter’s Cider Mill. Then, decide what other delectable goodies – fresh apple cider, pie, candy apples, honey, and maple syrup – to bring home with you. And, watch as apples are pressed into cider before tasting a sample. Ritter’s Cider Mill is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the day before Thanksgiving.
Ritter’s Cider Mill is located at 117 Wimmers Rd., Jefferson Township, PA 18436.
4. Case’s Mansfield Cider Mill, Mansfield
Treat yourself to fresh apple cider, made from apples locally grown, at Case’s Mansfield Cider Mill. A popular autumn destination for more than seven decades, the cider mill sells fresh apple cider, apple butter, jellies, jams, and syrup. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The season typically runs from early September to early November.
Case’s Mansfield Cider Mill is located at 16469 US-6, Mansfield, PA 16933.
5. Brown’s Orchard & Cider Co., McDonald
Spend an afternoon at Brown’s Orchard & Cider Co., where you can indulge in fresh apple cider. But, you can also try such unique cider flavors as Honey Crisp and Gold Rush. Of course, you can also stock up on freshly-picked apples. Brown’s Orchard & Cider Co. is now open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The season typically runs through mid-December.)
Brown’s Orchard & Cider Co. are located at 267 Southview Road, McDonald, PA 15057.
6. Sally’s Cider Press, Harmony
Watch Sally’s Cider Press turn crisp apples into fresh, delicious apple cider. And, if you have your own apple tree, bring your apples for pressing. While there, stock up on fresh apple cider, apple butter, and pumpkins. The quaint cider press opens for the season on September 13. Stop by Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sally’s Cider Press is located at 497 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037.
7. Soergel Orchards, Wexford
Love apple cider? Then, you’re
really going to love Soergel Orchards, which presses apples into cider all year around. So, you can enjoy your apple cider cool in the fall and hot in the winter. And, nothing goes better with apple cider than an apple cider donut from Soergel. Soergel Orchards welcomes visitors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Soergel Orchards is located at 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
Have you been to any of these cider and donut mills in Pennsylvania? Which is your favorite? And, if you love Halloween as much as you love fall, embark on this magical glowing trail this autumn.
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