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“This Cider House Rules!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“This Cider House Rules!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We liked how busy this place was both outside and in. In fact, driving north on Highway 100 from Waterbury to Stowe, we saw a whole lot of cars in front of us turn and decided to follow. Were lucky to find one of the few vacant parking spots, got out, and followed a steady stream of people into a somewhat non-descript building sporting the sign "Cold Hollow Cider Mill". Curiousity drew us past the crowds milling around near the check-out counter, past colourful displays of maple syrup, pumpkins, and all sorts of canned goods.

Soon we entered a strange room where behind large glass panes we saw a weird contraption manned by two men who laid down alternating layers of apple mash pumped from a big hose into large, square plastic forms, which they covered in big sheets of burlap. This went on in front of our astonished eyes for about 15 minutes until the weird tower of apple mash rose about 8 feet above the floor platform. Then, with the push of a button, the mechanical press part of this amazing process began squeezing slowly and steadily downward. As it did, the assembled crowd watching with great interest through the glass partition, saw a steady stream of clear, brownish apple juice flow from beneath the slowly diminishing stack flow into a trough along the bottom and away to be bottled as cider. There was a nearby free dispenser of this apple nectar available for visitors to sample. We did and found the cold, sweet cider very tasty.

On our way out, we bought not only some cider to take back with us, but also some preserves, and several jars of honey mustard.

We'd recommend this wonderful attraction to all apple aficionados, as there was nothing to not like about the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

Visited October 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
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“Can't get any fresher than this!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Enjoyed watching the cider press at work then being able to enjoy a free taste of apple cider. Definitely a tourist stop with lots of "goodies" to purchase. Step across the parking lot for a wine tasting of a local wine in the building next door.

Visited October 2013
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River Edge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fun place to see apple cider being made!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Easy to find location. Great place to stop for an hour or two, may be even have lunch. Enjoy walking around and seeing the many ways that apples are made into cider, donuts, pies, and other products. It is also a country store where you can find fine jams and novelty items usually found in such places.

Visited October 2013
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious Cider and Donuts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was a nice stop to get some cider and walk around the store finding local goodies. The donuts were good, but would have been even better if they had been warm and fresh. As they were they were still delicious to take on the road with us and washed down with some fresh cider was a great treat.

Visited August 2013
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Northeast England
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“Cider, but not as we know it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

First for all of us European visitors cider in the US is not Cider as we know it. i.e. it relates to freshly squeezed applle juice which is non alcoholic (I thought it was cheap!) Having said that this is a good place to stop and have a wander around a quant store with homemade goods (food, wood, ceramics) firmly targeted at the tourist trade, but non the worse for that. The cider part is a very small area with glass fronted viewing areas where you can see Apples being minced then crushed. The pastries on sale are lovely and go well with a nice cup of coffee.
PS when we were there they were selling apples at 25cents a pound! Harvest season ...

Visited September 2013
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