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Inside Look: Angry Orchard's Cider House and 60-Acre Orchard

When life gives you apples, you make cider flights 🍎🌳🥂

by New York Bucket List


New Yorkers have long had a love affair with apples.

They produce more than any other state, use the “Big Apple '' moniker...and they can drink in all that honeycrisp-love at Angry Orchard’s 60-acre, stunning Cider House—just 90 minutes from the city. 

Nestled in the heart of Hudson Valley, cidery visitors can:

  • Tour the picturesque apple orchard with Angry Orchard’s Cidery Ambassadors. 
  • Ascend to the country’s only Treehouse Tasting Room (!!)—designed by Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters with a panoramic view of Hudson Valley.
  • Sip cider tasting flights, including flavors exclusively available at the Cider House. 


Angry Orchard’s cider makers traveled the world to find rare and sublime apples for cider making—like the French bittersweet apples from Normandy and culinary apples from Italy. Visitors can experience a wide variety of ciders available, many of which are available exclusively at the Orchard.

They also host cider and food pairing dinners and brunches, live music, and other special programs—check their Instagram for upcoming events information on cider releases.  

There are a variety of locations for guests to enjoy the cider experience on-site, whether that’s spending an evening outdoors by the fire, up in the famous Treehouse Masters treehouse, on one of the Orchard’s signature tours, or in the newly renovated Cider House which features a full menu of food and cider offerings.  

Note: Orchard indoor seating is by reservation only. Reserve your 1.5 hour spot and have access to the walk-up bar within. If the weather’s warm though, we recommend checking outdoors for their picnic tables—which are first-come, first-serve.

And before you ask, yes: you can purchase growlers and bottles of their specialty ciders to go.

What’s Upcoming:

So, what can you expect during your visit within the upcoming months? Head to Angry Orchard and reserve a Picnic Pack and you and a friend can snag a spot on their spacious back lawn for a cider-filled picnic experience. They are also launching yoga sessions all summer long, themed movie nights, and a variety of new tour options. Did somebody also say Frosé? That delicious, cider-infused drink will be available starting in June all the way through the Fall.

Exclusive New Cider Club and Styles:

And, for the first time ever, Angry Orchard is releasing small batch ciders that have never been shared outside of the brand’s home. Straight to your door.

Join the Angry Orchard Cider Club to receive a quarterly delivery of seasonal-ciders that bring a taste of the Orchard to drinkers across the country.

Each pack contains three ciders hand-picked by their cider makers, highlighting different tasting notes, apple varieties and collaborations. Plus: recommended food pairings with custom recipes from renowned chefs! The ciders will range from new or early release editions, current/recurring favorites, vintage offerings and more.

Join here to become a member! (And as a club member, you’ll receive a complimentary flight of cider whenever you visit the Cider House.)

Where: 2241 Albany Post Road, Walden, NY 12586
When: Thursday-Sunday 11AM - 6PM

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