Friday, June 2 —SHOREHAM—The Cider Garden grand opening will be Friday, June 2, from 2-8 p.m. at Champlain Orchards, Route 74W in Shoreham.
The new Cider Garden area features picnic tables under shade sails and market lights, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Guests are welcome to throw down a blanket and picnic on the lawn, enjoy walking the scenic paths at the orchard to take in views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks (great photo opportunities), or play lawn games such as corn hole and ring toss, and a variety of nostalgic games. A children’s playground is adjacent to the Cider Garden area. Dogs are welcome.
There will be full pours and tasting flights of award-winning Champlain Orchards hard ciders, cider slushies (hard and non-alcoholic), local craft sodas, water, and sweet cider. The food menu includes charcuterie boards composed of locally-sourced ingredients, sweet and savory tarts, daily homemade soup specials, soft pretzels with mustard, s’mores kits, apples and honey sticks, and apple cider fritters from the bakery. Visitors can also shop at the farm market for other foods like local cheeses, crackers, popcorn, Vermont Smoke & Cure products, etc. and create their own picnic.
“As we progress we’ll expand our food offerings and occasionally will bring in food trucks as we build out an events calendar (more to follow),” said the owners of Cider Garden.
Champlain Orchards is located at 3597 Route 74 West in Shoreham, Vermont, 4 miles from Route 22A and 1 mile up the road from the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry.