Fly Creek Cider Mill announces reopening, date TBA

MSNBC anchor Kate Snow broadcasts her show from the Fly Creek Cider Mill in 2016. (Ian Austin/

Fly Creek Cider Mill
announces reopening,
date TBA

STAFF REPORT • Special to

FLY CREEK  –  The historic Fly Creek Cider Mill announced via social media that it will reopen later this year.

In a message from owner Bill Michaels, which was shared on the Facebook page Celebrate Cooperstown, the mill announced it will reopen after a business reorganization and with help from Farm Credit East.

The Michaels family has owned the mill for two generations of its 164 year history, but closed in January, after the coronavirus pandemic slowed sales to a halt in early 2021.

In May, the mill was listed for sale for about $2 million, as a turn-key property. However, Michaels said in his letter he is resourcing inventory, doing maintenance upgrades and rehiring staff to open soon.

“Once we stock out shelves, we can open our doors,” the letter said. “The pandemic has slowed distribution channels for raw ingredients and finished products, so this may take some time. We are hoping to announce a reopening date soon as we gain more information on product availability.”

The message concludes: “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to make new memories at Fly Creek Cider Mill for generations to come!”

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6 thoughts on “Fly Creek Cider Mill announces reopening, date TBA

  1. mary ann Ladd

    So very happy to hear this!! Congratulations!!! See you soon!! Tom and Mary Ann Ladd, Utica

  2. Alisa Graziano

    So glad to hear about re opening. We travel to Saratoga three times a year and we always love visiting Fly Creek.

  3. Kathy Block

    Yay! Love ❤️ you Fly creek! My bestie and I have enjoyed your Elderberry all throughout the fall and winter! Now we can enjoy different types of “ sippage” .
    Looking forward to endulging once again

  4. Linda

    Grew up near Fly Creek cider mill, now when I visit home from Florida, it’s always one of my favorite places. So happy to hear the good news. Best donuts ever!

  5. Pete & Debi Monroe

    We r so excited for you, and for us. It’s only been several months but you were missed so much.
    Can’t wait to see all of you again. Looking forward to your opening. Yay!!!

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