Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Fly Creek

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The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is a historic, water-powered mill on the banks of Fly Creek in the heart of beautiful Central New York just minutes from Cooperstown. For more than 160 years visitors have witnessed the pressing of fresh, sweet and delicious cider creating an experience that has become a tradition shared by generations. The Mill Store Marketplace is the heart of activity with sampling of over 40 specialty food products, many made right at the Mill. Daily tastings include apple salsa, zesty salad dressings, hot sauces, preserves, aged cheddar cheese and Mill-made fudge. From the Farm Winery you can taste Hard Ciders and Apple Wines, another feature of the New York cider making tradition.

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is located in the hamlet of Fly Creek, NY, only a short three miles or five minutes northwest of Cooperstown. South of the Mohawk Valley, the Mill is an easy 24-mile drive from Herkimer and Interstate 90 (Exit 30.)
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  • August 10, 2017
    This was a very nice change of pace for our trip. The gift shop was stocked with amazing products and also very informative. The exhibit was also very informative. Outside the ducks gave the young one...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Fly Creek Cider Mill is an annual stop during our Baseball HoF Induction Weekend. It serves as a peaceful, non-baseball break to our routine. The setting is pretty with a snack bar and water fowl on d...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    I would highly recommend stopping here if you are heading to Cooperstown. It is less than 4 miles from Main Street. Plenty of parking. They have sauces, spices, salsas, jams, fudge and cider all of wh...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Been coming here for over 25 years now. I live in New Jersey but my family has a second home near by to Fly Creek. It gets really crowded in September/October and most times you have to wait in a long line outside the store. They only let so many people in at a time and its common to wait twenty plus minutes this time of year. They have cider samples as your waiting in line to ease the pain. Over all a great place but the doughnuts have changed since the original recipe. The new ones they have been mass producing are horrible and leave an after taste and waxy film in your mouth. The original recipe was so light and fluffy with no unnatural additives. Really wish they would bring back the old recipe. The cider on the other hand is the best in the New York and New Jersey area by fair. Go to the store first then the snack bar. There are always coupons for the snack bar on your recipe. Place is slightly over priced but they do offer loyalist program for rewards if you are a regular.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very cool cider mill. Way off in the woods. I expected it to be less commercial than it was, which is not a bad thing. LOTS of prepared products like dips, fudge, donuts, and obviously cider. They have samples of a lot of what they sell. Everything I tried was good. Cool place to visit, I will definitely go back!
  • May 28, 2017
    My sons and I make the pilgrimage to Cooperstown twice a year and always make time to go to the Fly Creek Cider Mill. We get our usual haul of awesome extra sharp cheese, cider donuts, caramel apple pie, and sweet corn salsa. Plus, with the samples, we always find some more stuff to get. Then we go and stuff ourselves at the food counter. Always get a meal deal. Love the chili in a bread bowl and pulled pork sandwich. Hint: buy something inside first and get a 10% off coupon for food.
  • February 24, 2017
    Lots of fun sampling snacks, tasting wine/gin/hard cider, and feeding the waterfowl. Everything is very clean and well organized. Nick was very helpful and funny! We didn't care for the cider donuts, but that's what sampling is for. Please note that the bakery/restaurant is seasonal, which was a bit disappointing, as the food is always very good. We had a great visit and lots of laughs.
  • September 5, 2016
    See the cider being made! Have the outstanding cider doughnuts! Get an incredible pie for later! There's a huge gift shop with a lot of jams, spicy sauces, etc. if you're into that kind of thing. Let the kids feed the ducks. A fun diversion very close to Cooperstown.

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