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Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner
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Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner

By Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
As this tour is hosted by the Mill's owner, Bill Michaels, you will hear the family history of the Mill and how this small business has developed into one of Cooperstown, NY's most popular tourism attractions. Learn about how the Mill harnesses the power of water to operate its 1889 water-hydraulic cider press. Go behind the scenes to areas not open to the public to see how the Mill creates its many flavors. As a retailer Bill will share his knowledge and experience on how his family has turned this once closed mill into a profitable agribusiness.
from
S$271.74
per group (up to 6)
from
S$271.74
per group (up to 6)

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Ages 0-120
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
English


  • One per group: Fly Creek Cider Mill Cookbook signed by the author (also your guide)
  • One per Group: $50 Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard Gift Card
  • Four Flights of Fly Creek Hard Ciders, Fly Creek Apple Wines, Local Beers and Fly Creek Spirits are included in the Mill's Tasting Room after the tour.


Departure details
  • 288 Goose St, Fly Creek, NY 13337, USA Register for your tour inside the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85943P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner?
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner price starts from S$267.69. Discover and book Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner on Tripadvisor
What is the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner cancellation policy?
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner?
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner is hosted by Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Private Tour with Owner on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85943P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    288 Goose St
    288 Goose St, Fly Creek, NY 13337, USA
    Register for your tour inside the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
    See address & details
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    Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Travel behind the scenes on this personal tour with owner Bill Michaels. Learn the water-power history of the Mill along with the changes over time. Visit areas not open to the public and learn how the Mill creates its many flavors.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Cheri D
Cheri D
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Fly Creek Cider Mill: A family experience
This is a really nice family run cider mill, restaurant, and general store. We did not partake of the private tour
dese2
dese2
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Very nice and clean
Didn't expect the cider mill to be so large and organized. They are definitely ready for lots of folks. Many outdoo
artemis846
artemis846
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Great day out
Very nice place. Honestly, the wine tasting was great!! Ended up purchasing a bottle (should have brought 2).very n
Jay S
Jay S
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Fly Creek Cider Mill never disappoints, awesome experience.
Back again this year for the most awesome pot roast sandwich I have ever had with Fly Creek's very own horseradish
816briannap
816briannap
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Family fun
My dog loves fly creek. It is a tradition to bring him to the mill. He likes to feed the ducks and chickens and to
dotsdashes2017
dotsdashes2017
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Pleasant Tourist Trap
If you like to shop this is the place for you! Very pleasant setting beside the creek and mill pond. We saw the ant
cjfog92
cjfog92
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So happy they are open again
So great this place reopened. No more sampling due to COVID which makes sense. Best corn salsa ever. They also have
Jacqueline W
Jacqueline W
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Enjoyed it- came back twice!
This was the surprise hit of our Cooperstown/ Upstate NY vacation. My kids loved it! We went out of our way to visi
Mobile562245
Mobile562245
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Not What It Once Was!!!!
We have always visited the Fly Creek Cider Mill. They had their after covid grand reopening on August 14th and my h
youngstownmom
youngstownmom
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Wonderful Saturday Afternoon activity!!
A great time. Wonderful family experience. Ducks, Geese & Chickens to watch & feed. Lots to see in the shop and b
Panther_7232
Panther_7232
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POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
Visited 9/12/2020. Overall very poor experience. Attempted to order 1-Hard Cider, and 1-Donut (to comply with req
KingCobra7003
KingCobra7003
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Feed the Ducks!
Ok you can feed the crazy ducks on site but there’s much more to do. Nice laid out store for social distancing and
twinskin
twinskin
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Very Family Friendly
I paid a visit to the Fly Creek Mill and Orchard while in Cooperstown. I arrived and went inside, which I spent $68
NYC5Ws
NYC5Ws
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Fine diversion
A nice break from baseball stuff, 5 minutes drive from downtown Cooperstown. Pleasant walk through a supermarket
tcooper22
tcooper22
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Fun and educational!
This place is the JAM! (And not just because they make their own preserves, among everything else house made). I fo
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Kara H
23 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
The owner’s passion for his business overflows throughout and is a real inspiration. Wonderful and informative moment. Trying to go when the old mill wheel is running would be even better. Includes a tasting session at the end and highly recommend the cider and the traditional hard cider.
Written 28 August 2022
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UpstateNewYorker67
Thank you for joining me on the Private Tour With Owner. Your groups was loads of fun and I enjoyed sharing our history with you and your family. The next time you are in the States I hope you will re-book so I can show you all that we will have accomplished while you are away. Cheers!
Written 28 August 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dawn S
1 contribution
Bill was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed the history behind the cider mill & everything behind it. The tasting room was great. The staff was great as was the food. We will definitely come back.
Written 22 October 2022
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James H
East Syracuse, NY20 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We always have a good time touring this place. This year with Covid, no samples like usual, but still a great place to visit for various food items and of course apples and cider
Written 14 October 2020
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Bo-J
Sidney Center, New York34 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
A Friday at Fly creek I have been coming here here for about twenty years . My family always enjoyed ducks to feed cute things for the children . Great snacks and samples for all inside the store and great seasonal things upstairs , well not anymore , now I understand during these times that the snacks had to go but the customer service at check out was very rude . We spent well over a hundred dollars on all the goodies . But that will be the last time there . We bought Carmel apples that were so disappointing they used to be my favorite. . I sure hope things pickup area favorite in the past.
Written 26 September 2020
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AychEssP
Madrid, Spain96 contributions
Wonderful Tour with the owner
This place has great history and there is much more to it than we imagined. Mr Michaels gave us a great tour and we got to see how the water runs the turbine and all the old leather straps drive the press. Who knew there so many apple varieties. Lots to do, very friendly.
A must see when in the area!
Written 6 August 2022
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UpstateNewYorker67
Thank you for joining the Tour. You had a wonderful group and asked so many great questions. It is always nice to show tour-goers our family business so close to Cooperstown.
Written 15 August 2022
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beachboy007
Pompano Beach, FL3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Our tour with the owner was fascinating, he took us through the complete process of cider pressing along with a tasting of their homemade fudge,cookies and pies. We ended in the tasting beverage room were a flight of some very tasty cider inspired spirits were available. A must try is their cider slushy and bloody Mary.
Written 28 July 2022
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UpstateNewYorker67
Thank you for joining me on the tour! I really enjoy sharing a more in-depth view of our Family Mill and Retail Operation with Tour goers like you. Thanks again, Bill Michaels - Owner and Tour Guide :)
Written 29 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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