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Apple cider is an essential part of fall. Whether you like it hard, regular, or in donut form, apple cider makes fall fall. If you're looking to get on the apple cider bandwagon, you've come to the right place. I'll cover where to get hard apple cider in the Hudson Valley and apple cider donuts. If you're looking for the best apple picking in the Hudson Valley, you can find that here.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

I have three favorite spots to get apple cider doughnuts in the Hudson Valley. Here are my top picks:

Tantillo’s Farm
730 State Rte. 208, Gardiner | tantillosfarm.com
T
antillo's Farm has an incredible view of the Shawangunk Mountains. During the summer they have ice cream but come fall it is apple cider everything. I also recommend the maple cream they sell there. Dip a pretzel, cupcake, your finger, anything in it...you can thank me later.

Adam's Fairacre Farms
Various Locations | adamsfarms.com
Adams is probably my favorite grocery store (behind Wegmans, of course). I love them, even more, when it's the fall season and they're making fresh hot apple cider doughnuts right at the entrance. It makes grocery shopping almost bearable.

Wrights Farm
699 State Route 208, Gardiner | eatapples.com
Wrights Farm is actually directly across the street from Tantillo's (competition, I know). But they have a huge selection of baked goods and of course, apple cider doughnuts.

Here are some other great local spots to get apple cider doughnuts in the Hudson Valley:

Soons Orchards
23 Soons Circle, New Hampton | soonsorchards.com

Minard's Farm
250 Hurds Rd., Clintondale | minardsfamilyfarms.com

Golden Harvest Farms
3074 US Route 9, Valatie | goldenharvestfarms.com

Jenkins Lueken Orchards
Route 299 & Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz | jlorchards.com

Jones Farm
190 Angola Rd., Cornwall | jonesfarminc.com

Barton Orchards
Farm Market & Bakery: 462 Noxon Rd., Poughkeepsie | bartonorchards.com

Hurds Family Farm
2187 State Route 32 Modena | hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Apple Bin
810 Broadway, Ulster Park

Dressel Farms
271 State Rte. 298, New Paltz | dresselfarms.com

Hard Cider Houses

So I'm not a big hard cider drinker, so I can't really put my two cents in here. But I've compiled a full list of all the hard cider houses in the Hudson Valley so you can try them all out and tell me your favorites:

Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider (Staatsburg, Stone Ridge)

Naked Flock (Warwick)

Bad Seed Cider (Highland)

Brooklyn Cider House (New Paltz)

Orchard Hill Cider Mill (New Hampton)

Angry Orchard (Walden)