A great cider is hard to come by, but if you're looking for a great cider, great drive and great town to explore, checkout Wayside in Andes.
Notes from the website: Alex Wilson & Irene Hussey started Wayside Cider in 2014 after meeting at the Catskill Amateur Cider Making Contest at Table On Ten - Irene won the competition. Alex came second, but maintains to this day he "was robbed."
Forged in a shared love of the wild and abandoned homestead apple trees, the pair made 3500 bottles of methode champenoise, unfiltered mountain cider in their first year of production - which sold out within 3 months. Soon outgrowing their small cidery (Irene’s parent's garage) they were fortunate to find a large old barn in the center of the historic Catskill town of Andes NY - which with some elbow grease and a lot of help from their friends, became the new home of Wayside Cider & Tap Room.