Hi friends, welcome back! I absolutely love going to a cider mill in the fall, but sadly, NYC doesn’t have any farms or cider mills. Jon and I recently went to Philadelphia for the weekend, and it provided the perfect opportunity to check out two cider mills along the way. Both Jon and I were very excited to get in our cider and donut fill and cross off another item on my Fall Bucket List!
The first cider mill we checked out was Springdale Farm Market in Cherry Hill, NJ about an hour and a half from NYC, and twenty-five minutes from our Airbnb. We pulled into the parking lot and it looked more like a store than a cider mill that we’re accustomed to. We walked inside and saw lots of cute fall garden decorations, pumpkins, and then a separate area for a mini grocery store. The inside looked very eclectic and festive.
Jon and I grabbed a half dozen donuts, but they only sold cider in half gallons, so we held off. We sat outside at a picnic table overlooking a small harvested field. Springdale Farm Market usually creates a large corn maze, but they didn’t do it this year due to uncertainty. Maybe we came on an off year, but this wasn’t quite the cider mill experience we were looking forward to, but we certainly enjoyed the donuts.
On our way back to the city we had time to spare, so we stopped at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ located about forty-five minutes from Philly and an hour and a half from NYC. Finally, the cider mill experience we hoped for!
Jon and I grabbed some donuts and a small cider and sat outside the corn maze entrance. Ah finally enjoying the sweet taste of cider!
Afterwards, we walked through the corn maze, but on a scale of 1 to 10, it ranked about a 1.1 difficulty and took us about six minutes…
Next, we checked out the pumpkin patch, a little winery area, and walked through a sunflower field.
Terhune Orchards also has walking trails, apple picking, a petting farm, children’s garden, kids tractors, and a winery. I’d recommend checking out this cider mill, it checks all the cider mill boxes on my list. We went on a Monday so it wasn’t crowded but I imagine the weekends are packed. After this weekend, Jon and I definitely had our fill of cider mill donuts and I can happily not eat another until next fall ha!