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Best Tourism Attraction for the Mohawk Valley

Fly Creek Win's Mohawk Valley Choice Award for Best Tourism Attraction

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard emerged as the shining star of the Mohawk Valley, being honored with the prestigious Best Tourism/Season Attraction award at the recent Best of the Mohawk Valley Community's Choice Awards Gala. This remarkable achievement was celebrated in style on Wednesday night at Hart's Hill Inn, where the Mill's commitment to excellence and its dedication to creating unforgettable experiences for visitors were acknowledged and celebrated.

Sponsored by the Observer Dispatch/USA Today, the Best of the Mohawk Valley Awards is an annual awards event that recognizes the finest businesses that contribute to the region's economic vitality and enrich the lives of its residents. Nominations began in March, followed by a voting phase in May, during which more than 150,000 votes were cast across multiple categories. Finalists in the tourism attraction category included Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, the Utica Zoo and the Mill.

Kelly Ellender, the USA Today awards organizer, remarked, "Each year, we are overwhelmed by the community participating in the Best of the Mohawk Valley Awards. It is always important to honor those businesses that contribute to the economic engine of the community and to witness the outpouring of support from patrons, clients, and customers."

After receiving the award, Bill Michaels, owner of the Fly Creek Cider Mill said, "We are honored to be chosen as the Best Tourism/Season Attraction for the Mohawk Valley and grateful for all those who cast their votes. Our hard-working team's commitment to delivering exceptional experiences is the driving force of our success."

As the Fall season approaches, so does the harvest of Apples from New York, starting with Paula Red and Ginger Gold varieties. Whether it is a culinary journey through the Mill Store Marketplace, a flight of wine in the Tasting Room or a serene moment by the Millpond, there is something for everyone at Fly Creek. Discover Mohawk Valley's Best Tourism/Season Attraction firsthand by planning your visit or previewing the attractions at the Mill's website:


About Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard:
The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is a cherished icon in the heart of the Mohawk Valley, captivating visitors with its timeless charm, and engaging activities and attractions. From its renowned Mill Store Marketplace to its scenic Millpond, the destination offers an array of experiences that celebrate the essence of the region. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for creating lasting memories, the Mill continues to be a beacon of distinction since 1856, encouraging all visitors to Taste, Tour & Explore!

What our visitors are saying

“I am from California and recently visited your establishment. I cannot give you enough praise for the awesome experience, cordial employees and all-around beauty of your operation both inside and out. I just made some of your muffins from the mix I purchased-delicious.”

-Chrissie Annotti
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