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Cold Hollow Cider Mill

This charming cider mill is one of Vermont’s most popular tourist attractions, and it’s not hard to see why. Founded in 1974 when the original owners started to make cider for friends, the mill has developed into one of the leading New England producers of fresh apple cider. The mill started as a small operation, but grew over the decades into a large production facility, with cold-storage rooms, bottling facilities, a jelly room, a bakery, and a general store.

Visiting Cold Hollow Cider Mill is like taking a step back in time to witness Vermont farm life, and there is plenty to explore for visitors who stop by. Today, the mill produces more than one million gallons of cider every year, and it operates seven days a week during the peak fall season.

What to Expect at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Tours are self-guided, and you will have the opportunity to see different facets of the cider making business. Start with an educational video that gives an overview of the process, and then head to the cider press to see it made the old-fashioned way with a traditional rack and cloth press built back in the 1920s. There is also a large sample tank, where visitors can try out freshly-pressed cider. Each year, more than 7 million apples are used at the mill to produce the cider.

After checking out the cider mill, head over to the honey bee corner, where you can observe the honey making process up close. And make sure to stop by the bakery, where bakers make delicacies like nut bars, turnovers, pumpkin rolls, apple pie, and, of course, cider donuts.

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There is also a store to explore, where you can browse and purchase specialty cheeses, honey, maple syrup, crackers, beverages, and other Vermont specialties. There are also gift items and other novelties for purchase.