The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard welcomes all inquiries from the press and media. Stories range from news about our products and team members to the historic preservation of the Mill and its leadership role in promoting agri-tourism and farm direct marketing. Travel writers will find a treasure trove of information during a site visit that includes a tour behind the scenes and tastings of the Mill's specialty products.
The Mill functions in partnership with the Cooperstown & Otsego County Tourism Office to fulfill tourism destination inquiries and with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Pride of New York Program about product inquiries.
Click here to visit the website to learn more about Cooperstown and the NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
Media Coverage & Awards:
Fly Creek Cider Mill is included in the 10 Best things to do in Cooperstown - USA Today 2024
The Best Shopping in Cooperstown is at the Fly Creek Cider Mill - Travel & Leisure 2024
Old Mill News Magazine (Winter 2024) - Fly Creek Cider Mill's Turbine Restoration
One of Cooperstown's Most Popular and Fun Attractions - NJ.com
Grower Profile - The Core Report (NYS Apple Association)
Fly Creek Mourns the loss of their present-day founders NBC - Utica
Michaels Family Running Small Businesses for 150 years! - The Freeman's Journal
2023 Apple Harvest Outlook and Cider Pressing Begins - NBC - Utica
2023 First Day of Fresh Cider Pressing - ABC - Utica
Fly Creek Cider Mill is a Highlight of I LOVE NY's Fall Foliage Promotion
Community Choice Award Winner - Best Tourism/Seasonal Attraction in the Mohawk Valley
11 Best Fall Getways to Book Now - I LOVE NY
Huffington Post - 5,000 Cider Slushies sold at Fly Creek Cider Mill!
Best of the Best 2022 Food and Beverage - American Bus Association
Best of the Best Award 2002 from the American Bus Association - NBC News - Utica, NY
Cooperstown is MORE than Baseball! - FamilieGoTravel.com
The "Taste" in a Cooperstown Group Tour Itinerary - Group Tour Magazine
Best Places to Visit After the Crowd Leaves (Cooperstown Beverage Trail) - Fodor's Travel
Upstate NY Fun - Newsday
Dedication of Millpond Pavillion and Walkway - NBC News
Cider Mill Press resumes traditional cider-making for another year - The Daily Star
9 Amazing Things To Do Historic Cooperstown - Travel Awaits
Central New York Business Journal - Fly Creek Open for Business
Cooperstown Beverage Trail Post - Syracuse.com
Traveling Mom - Taste Americana in Cooperstown.
The Post Star - Staycation during COVID-19 - Visit the Fly Creek Cider Mill
I Love NY! - Where to see fall foliage with a Craft Beverage
One Good Dad - While visiting the Hall of Fame, the Mill is a great spot to take the kids!
I Love NY! - 11 of the best places in New York for Apples
Adventures in Familyhood - Everything was delicious and taster farm fresh!
Upstate New York .com - Taking it to a new level - the famous cider float.
Wanderlust-on a budget - The Mill really emulates that family-centered feeling.
HGTV - Lakefront Bargain Hunt - visits the Mill
Travel Awaits - Picturesque New York Road Trip: Corning to Cooperstown
Good Fruit Gower - Fly Creek Cider Mill adapts to COVID-19
Tourism Recovery Planning (COVID-19) - Break the Ice Media
NBC - News Channel 2 - 130th year of making cider on the Mill's Boomer & Boschert cider press.
WinnebagoLife.com - Fly Creek has arguably been the most fun of them all!
Matador Network - The place for your wassail cider
NBC - News Channel 2 - Fly Creek Cider Mill co-owner completes Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Program
New Jersey Star Ledger - Watch them wash, press and bottle the cider before your eyes!
I LOVE NEW YORK! - Best Places for Apples in New York State
NBC - Donut Harvest Begins - April Fool 2019
Chicago's Journal & Topics - Cooperstown Steps Up to Plate with Options for All
The Daily Star - 2019 Apple Harvest Report
New York Foodie Podcast - Part TWO of thier Cooperstown Tour
New Jersey FAMILY - You'll get to sample apple-flavored EVERYTHING!
Exhale Lifestyle - Unexpected Home Run Girls Weekend
Leisure Group Travel - Group Friendly Tour Options in Cooperstown.
Best Apple Pie in Upstate New York! - NewYorkUpstate.com
Willow Crest Lane - Nora Pritchard - Cooperstown Visit
Beth & Friends - 99.9FM - Phoenix, AZ - Friendsday Wednesday!
Antique Archaeology: "... a Cooperstown Tradition for More than 150 Years."
VacationIdea.com: 25 Best Places to Visit in New York State
New York Upstate: Best Jingle in New York State!
"I LOVE NY" : Best thing to do in February
Passport Cronicles: "the Disney Land of Cider Houses"
Perceptive Travel: "...had me wishing for a $500 gift certificate..."
FuzeHub - Fly Creek Cider Mill: Success Story
Cidercraft Magazine: Judge's Pick - Apple Frost Wine
Forbes: Cheapest Destinations for 2019 Travel
Five For the Road.com : "Food is a big highlight of Fly Creek so arrive hungry."
Travel For Life Now.com : "Go there for lunch before you head to Cooperstown."
Family Vacation Critic.com : "this spot provides plenty of activities for little ones..."
OFF Metro: No, Fly Creek Cider Mill is not just for your fall cider and donut fix.
Travel Tube: Mommy Shorts in Central New York
Cooperstown, Much More Thank Baseball - Mindy Ginley - AAA Pioneer Valley
Great Beer Now - "New York's Top Spot for Cider" - Brian Carey
Money Savvy Living - "Everything Apple!" - Gina Young
Worth a four-hour drive - seriously! - The Buffalo News
When the building starts shaking they have started making…
After visiting our car smelled like an apple press
Family FUN Magazine
A firm fixture in most Cooperstown itineraries
Hard pressed for better cider
Country Living Magazine
For fans of old-time machinery the Fly Creek Cider Mill is better than Disney World.
Herald American, Syracuse, NY
A diverse operation features everything from collectibles in a museum-like setting to a thriving retail operation
Farm Collector Magazine
An appetizer for fall
Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY
An excellent was for a family to spend an afternoon
Observer Dispatch, Utica, NY
What would autumn be without a trip or two to the Fly Creek Cider Mill
Kaatskill Life Magazine
Agri-tourism at The Fly Creek Cider Mill is a great asset to New York
Car & Travel Magazine, AAA National
Featured Sweet Cider
The MARTHA Show, Martha Stewart ("I just love it")
Stop by for some fresh-pressed cider
Country Living Magazine
Not only do you get to watch the cider being made, you get the immediate gratification of a taste of pure, fresh cider from apples right off the tree
Bergdorf Goodman Magazine
Why resport to store-bought apple cide this fall when you can drink it fresh from the (Fly Creek Cider Mill) cider press.
The Daily News, Sept. 17, 2006
Offering visitors a chance to tour a 150-year old working cider Mill and sample local cheddar cheese.
New York Times, July 6, 2007
Beer & Brewing Magazine August 30, 2016 - If you are traveling with kids, a visit to the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is always fun. Thier water-driven apple press is very cool to see in action, and thier hard cider an apple wine won't disappoint.
2023 - Best Tourism Attraction in the Mohawk Valley
2022 - Best of the Best - ABA (American Bus Association) Food and Beverage Venue
2007 - Outstanding Website Award Winner, North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association
2007 Midwest Cider of Merit Third Runner-Up - Fresh Cider Contest, Illinois State Horticulture Society
2005 - Outstanding Brochure Award Winner, North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association
2003 Nation Cider Tasting Silver Ribbon Winner - North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association
2001 New York State, Agri-Tourism Business of the Year
2000 Otsego County Small Business of the Year