If you’re looking for a good time on a Saturday afternoon, Hogan’s Cider Mill is for you. Serving their iced boozy apple cider with a massive apple cider donut on top, with whipped cream and sprinkles? I mean, what gets better than that?
Apple cider donut enthusiasts travel far and wide to come to Hogan’s, so be warned that parking and lines do get a little crazy here, but the wait is totally worth it coming from a CT local who visits this mill every fall.
Also be sure to check out their Instagram, where they have different iced drink and donut combos throughout each season of the year, including a strawberry shortcake concoction in the summer months.
2. Cider Hill Farm | Amesbury, MA
If you like a thin, pull-apart donut, you’re in for a treat at Cider Hill Farm. When we think of a New England fall, many of us think of historical Massachusetts, and Cider Hill Farm embodies this perfectly. This farm can also ship a New England themed treat box to those who don’t live so close and get to experience a New England fall, with fresh donuts, honey, jam and more. Make sure to grab a pie from the farm store on your way out, as they are baked fresh daily and you will not want to miss it!
3. Cold Hollow Cider Mill | Waterbury Center, VT
If you’re looking for a more modern, picturesque cider mill that still has an old-timey feeling, Cold Hollow Cider Mill is the place for you. With a hard cider tasting room and a transparent view of the apple cider being made from scratch, this mill has an immersive experience that many others do not.
Fans call Cold Hollow’s apple cider donuts “legendary,” and they have the consistency of a thick, cake donut. It is also important to note that if you’re thinking of road tripping to this mill, they have a restaurant on property that serves up some yummy lunch as well. Because let’s be real: some of us can eat three cider donuts and still not be full.
4. Ricker Hill Orchards | Turner, ME
At Ricker Hill Orchards, you can have your apples and pick them too! Start your day off here by grazing through the beautiful apple orchards, and spend the afternoon with some fresh cider donuts and a glass of hard cider.
Their donuts have the perfect amount of cinnamon sugar coating, and are served fresh daily. They also host weekend events that have included live bands, disc golf, and sunset yoga, which doesn’t get better with those beautiful Maine views.
5. The Hard-Pressed Cider Company at Windmist Farm | Jamestown, RI
Apple cider donuts and an apple cider slushie? I’m in. Rhode Island offers the most rural cider donut experience, where a small apple cider business actually has its truck posted at the beautiful Windmist Farm in Jamestown.
The Hard-Pressed Cider Company has some of the best looking donuts on this list, and is serving them along with their iconic apple cider slushies right out of a food truck!
This is a great spot to head over to with your family, as you can take a look at all of the animals on the farm after you grab your treats.
6. The Common Man Roadside | Hooksett, NH
Cream-filled apple cider donut, anybody? This general store in New Hampshire puts a twist on the traditional apple cider donut by slicing it in half and filling it with homemade cream.
This is the perfect sweet treat if you're looking for a fall-themed dessert, and Common Man Roadside is unlike any of the cider mills included in this list. By transforming your common rest stop into a cafe serving homemade treats, you won't want to miss this one this year.