Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. At our green hotel a fall favorite is the smell of homemade apple cider and a basket of fresh Maine Apples placed in the lobby daily for guests at our Ogunquit hotel to enjoy. Our talented and well seasoned staff has been preparing this Apple Cider Recipe for over 10 years and we were able to convince them to share how to make Maine apple cider with you:
Meadowmere Hot Apple Cider
1 Gallon of Maine Apple Cider
4 Cinnamon Sticks
2 Cups of Fresh Orange Juice
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally
Of course the secret ingredient at our Ogunquit hotel is the fresh, local cider from Giles Family Farm – our #1 choice for Maine apples and cider. Labor Day to mid October this family farm opens its gates on weekends and holidays so you can Pick-Your-Own Maine Apples right off the trees in their orchard.
When you check-in to our Green Hotel in Maine this October you won’t just find fresh Maine Apples and Hot Apple Cider. We also have an Apple Picking Map with directions from our Ogunquit hotel to a variety of Maine Apple Farms. These are local favorites and family traditions for a lot of our employees. Here is a quick list of Where to Go Maine Apple Picking:
A great place to take the kids! At Spillers Farm, Farmer Bill heads to the orchard daily to mark his Maine Apples with a pink ribbon notating they are ready to be picked. You’ll also find cows, free fun children games, Jamboree and Hay Rides. Grab a sandwich at their market for a picnic and enjoy a day of picking Maine Apples.
At McDougal Orchards you’ll find a great variety of Maine Apples including Mac, Cortland, Blondee, Fuji and Gala. Join them this year for their 40th Season of Pick Your Own Apples in Maine. They don’t just have Maine Apples – Here you can also grab Local honey and Capt Jacks Cider Donuts. If you’re a long way from home they will even ship what you pick for when you return home from our Ogunquit hotel. The whole family will enjoy Farm Animal Displays, Hay Rides, Corn Maze and the Fairy Village.
Libby and Sons boasts over 40 Acres of Fruity Family Fun. With Maine Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries and Peaches explore the wonders of locally grown, fresh fruit. You’ll also find Apple Cider, Blueberry and Pumpkin Donuts, Caramel Apples and their freshly pressed Old-Fashioned Apple Cider. They are located just ½ mile from Sawyer Mount - for the adventurer in you, climb to the summit and take in the breathtaking views of the foliage.
Make your Fall Maine Vacation a fun one and explore the simple but splendid with our guide on Where to Go Maine Apple picking in Ogunquit at the Meadowmere Resort.