Dining

Tasty Trails

our guide to the best local specialty food and drink

Intro: Beverage & Food Trails

It’s harvest season. Crops are rolling out of the fields and into our kitchens and favorite farm-to-table restaurants.

The time is ripe for an autumn adventure, a road trip that revels in our homegrown and handcrafted food and beverages.

Beer, wine, cheese, cider, sausage and tea.

We’ve cooked up five trails that will whisk you to farms, breweries, vineyards, shops and orchards where these special foods and beverages are made or served to visitors.

Yes, our trails are for tasting, but they are a feast for the other senses, too.

As you motor along, the trees flash red and gold, and in roadside orchards, you can see the macouns and Cortlands dangling from low branches, ready for picking.

At a farm where cheese is made, you’re sure to hear sheep or goats bleating and baa-baa-ing in the pasture.

You might go on a brewery tour and inhale the heady aroma of hops, yeast and grain or sniff the scent of fresh cider doughnuts and cinnamon-dusted apple pies at a cidery.

On a cool day, maybe you’d like to warm up with a nice glass of Cabernet Franc or a cup of chocolate chai.

We’ve put together the guides. Now it’s all up to you.

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