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Hogan’s Cidermill

Hogan’s Cider Mill has existed in the same beautiful barn in Burlington since 1912.  I can’t believe I only discovered it in 2017, considering it’s only 15 minutes away from where I grew up.  After seeing someone else post a picture of it on Instagram I had to get there as soon as possible.  A gorgeous, historic cider mill practically in my back yard and I had no idea!

On a sunny and crisp autumn day (we haven’t had many crisp ones yet) I headed out after work expecting a quick walk about and to possibly pick up some pumpkins.  Normally, I find hard cider to be a bit too sweet for my taste, but how could I not sample when I’m at a cider mill?  I was blown away by all the different flavors available to sample.  Chocolate cherry, lavender, and honey just to name a few examples.  After tasting their fresh made peach cider I can say I’ve completely changed my stance on cider and bought a bottle immediately.   I also really enjoyed the December Ice, one of their most popular flavors, and will definitely being going back to purchase it.

Hogan’s is so much more than a cider mill.  Located throughout the first floor of the barn are local honeys and other food products.  The second floor is a beautiful display of antiques and crafts from local artisans.  Let’s not forget the outside of the property welcomes you with an expansive and color display of flowers and gourds.  To top it off the Burlington Golf center’s meticulously manicured lawns sit behind the barn.  No matter where you are on this property the views are breath taking.

 

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