The kids are back to school and the air is beginning it stages of cool and crispness. Autumn has arrived! Let us celebrate the new season New York style. While apple picking, farm feast & pumpkin patch fun is all the rave, let’s not forget about historic apple growers reviving their heirloom recipes to produce the tastiest apple ciders.
Sipping our way into autumn bliss and following the Hudson Valley Cider Route can be a fun and budget friendly treat for your family!
Now until the end of Apple Picking season you can visit over 35 different establishments starting in Washington County traveling through Saratoga County and ending up in Rockland County.
Oh the sites you will see on a Hudson Valley Cider Route road trip!
Did you know that there are two classes of Apple Cider? Sweet & Hard. And depending of the veriety it can take as much as 15 pounds of apples to produce just one gallon of Apple Cider. Now, that is a whole lot of apples!
To start planning your family trip, visit the appleproject.org to view all the participating farms.
Here are my favorite orchards in and around Saratoga County:
- Indian Ladder Farms (Albany, NY)
Owners: Laurie Ten Eyck
- Bowman Orchards (Rexford, NY)
Owners: Kevin or Martha
- Lakeside Farm & Cider Mill (Saratoga, NY)
Owners: Pearce Family
- Hick’s Orchard & Slyboro Ciderhouse (Washington County, NY)
Owners: Dan Wilson, Susan Knapp
~Jen S., Inspiring Savings.com
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