The Hudson Valley also has a long cider making tradition. Before prohibition, cider apple orchards were common to find in the region. Cider has been made here for more than 200 years! Like many of the orchards in the area, our orchard has a long history. It has been a farm since the 1700s and the first apple trees were planted here around 100 years ago. The Crist Family took ownership of this orchard in 1963 and as leaders in the apple growing industry, grew both culinary and cider apples.
We are committed to bringing traditional cider varieties and lost heirloom varieties back to the United States. As such, certain areas of the orchard are designated for new cider apple plantings and varietal research, in collaboration with local institutions and growers.
See where our cider makers craft innovative new ciders – many of which are available only at our cidery in Walden, NY.
Please note: We do not encourage parking at any local business, residences, or roads unless otherwise designated by Angry Orchard. Vehicles that are towed or damaged are the responsibility of the owner. All parking for the Angry Orchard Cider House is limited and first-come, first-serve. When the Cider House parking lot is full, we will have guests park at our Cider Garden parking lot located by the treehouse as you first drive into the Orchard and at our brand-new parking lot located on Route 52. This parking lot is connected by a walking path that starts from the parking lot, through our Orchard and brings you to the Cider House. Direct address for the parking lot is 1492 NY-52, Walden, NY 12586. No outside food or beverage is allowed at the Orchard. We reserve the right to check oversized bags.