The Kimlin Cider Mill on Cedar Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie dates back to the 1850's and it's one of the areas coolest historic sites.

The Kimlin Cider Mill sits very close to Cedar Avenue and if you're like me, you love old barns like this. I was driving by the other day, so I thought it would be good to get out of the car and show you a quick video of the place.

 

The Cider Mill closed in 1990 and there was talk of tearing it down, but a group of concerned citizens got together to save the place. Eventually it was put on the National Historic registry. According to the Cider Mill Friends website, the place did make and sell a lot of cider and it was an attraction for schools.

For most of the 20th century the Cider Mill served as a producer and retail outlet for apple cider. Its popularity with local residents, particularly the area’s school children and students from nearly Vassar College

I couldn't just walk inside during my video visit, but the website does have lots of pictures for you to check out. You can become a volunteer with the Cider Mill Friends and help preserve this Dutchess County historic site.

As I mentioned, the Hudson Valley Cider Festival is coming up on Saturday. There will be lots of great local ciders, craft beer, food and live music at Barton Orchards in Poughquag on Saturday from 2 to 6 pm. Get your tickets and enjoy the fun.

-Cider Mill Friends / cidermillfriends.org