Visitors love exploring the New England History when visiting Mystic. Clapboard homes, widow walks, and whaling ships will most likely be first things checked off your must-visit list. However, be sure to make sure National Historic Landmark B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill makes it to the top of that list! Nothing says autumn like warm apple cider and we are sure you’ll “Fall hard for B.F. Clyde’s Hard (and soft) Cider this fall”.
Established in 1881, “Clyde’s” is just a 10-minute drive from our fabulous Downtown location hidden away in the woods of Old Mystic. The mill is the last steam-powered cider mill in the country meaning the cider making process is still the same used by B.F. Clyde over 125 years ago.
And while the history is interesting, it is only trumped by the feeling of being wrapped in the warms arms of an autumn day. The colorful Adirondack chairs lining the wrap-around-porch are perfect for relaxing with a cup of hot cider and a fresh out of the oven apple cider donut (with sugar of course). If you are lucky enough to visit on the weekend you’ll be witness to a demonstration of cider making, just as B.F. himself used to do.
What to Bring Home
In addition to cider and donuts, Clyde’s offers a variety of wines, hard ciders, sauces, and gifts to bring home. Think outside the box and be adventurous with one of the non-traditional hard ciders such as “Lucky Lion”. Take home the “Blackout” if you are looking to turn it up a notch (yes too much will cause just that). Cider and wine tastings are offered throughout the day if you need help picking your poison. A great spot for families, couples, or a day away with friends, be sure to check this off your list and “Fall hard for B.F. Clyde’s Hard (and soft) Cider this fall”.
B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill is open 9-5 September-October and 9-5pm November and December and is located at 129 North Stonington Rd in Old Mystic.