Where to find apple cider donuts and fall adventure
You can probably find a couple hundred or more recipes if you do a quick Google search for “homemade apple cider donuts”, but let’s get real, who has time to make homemade cider donuts when autumn weekends are filled with soccer games, pumpkin festivals and the New England Patriots.
Here are a few of our favorite places whipping up deliciously hot and fresh apple cider donuts for purchase. The best part? These locations also offer PYO apples, fall festivals, corn mazes and other festivities, so you can bundle your favorite food indulgence with family-friendly fun.
Applecrest Farm Orchards
133 Exeter Road in Hampton Falls
Visit Applecrest Farms during weekends in September in October for their fun, weekly Harvest Festivals. Most weekends have a different theme or special activity happening, like a harvest moon festival, fall foliage festival, corn maze, hayrides and live music. You’ll find Applecrest’s homemade cider donuts every weekend (or you can find them every day in the Farm Market).
Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road in Concord
If you’re interested in apple picking this fall, then be sure to head to Carter Hill Orchard, which offers more than 10 varieties of PYO apple options. After you’re finished picking, head into the Carter Hill Country Store and fill up on baked items galore, including cider donuts.
Cider Bellies Doughnuts at Moulton Farm
18 Quarry Road in Meredith
The cider donuts are so delicious and famous at Moulton Farm that they have their own name and website: Cider Bellies Doughnuts. After you’ve had your fill of these crave-worthy treats, head outside and check out Moulton Farm’s corn maze and PYO pumpkin patch.
Chichester Country Store
257 Main Street in Chichester
If your weekend has you bouncing from one end of the state to the other and you need to pick up a dozen donuts for the soccer team or school function, then swing by the Chichester Country Store and find several types of cider donuts (maple frosted, chocolate frosted, sugared, etc.). In need of a lot of donuts? Don’t worry, the store also offers a Bushel Basket of 150 mini donuts.
DeMeritt Hill Farm
20 Orchard Way in Lee
During the fall, DeMeritt Hill Farm offers hayrides, PYO pumpkins, PYO apples, fresh-pressed apple cider and homemade cider donuts. Oh, and if you love Halloween and a good fright, then don’t miss Haunted Overload, which kicks off mid-October. For those not wanting donuts with a side of blood-curdling screams, the DeMeritt’s Pumpkin Fest and Enchanted Storybook Hayrides would be more your speed.
Meadow Ledge Farm
612 Rte. 129 in Loudon
Meadow Ledge Farm is the perfect place when you need a relaxing weekend. Visitors can pack a picnic and catch a wagon ride to the orchard where they’ll find dozens of apple varieties ready to be picked. After you’re done filling a peck of apples, then head to the farm store for a gallon of cider and hot donuts for the ride home.
55 High Range Road in Londonderry
Sunnycrest Farm, best known for PYO apples, strawberries, blueberries and cherries, also boasts a robust farm store filled with local milk, produce, jams and jellies, baked goods and maple syrup. We recommend picking up some hot cider donuts after a trip to the PYO apple orchard (and don’t forget to grab an apple pie for a game day treat).
207 Rte. 302 in Glen
Head to the White Mountain Cider Co. in Glen for a delightful autumn date night and enjoy delicious cocktails and mouthwatering dishes in the Cider Co. dining room. If little ones are in tow, then swing into the Market at Cider Co., which offers artisan sandwiches, unique salads and a large variety of pastries (including homemade cider donuts).
Common Man Roadside
Hooksett Rest Area (Route 93 Northbound)
530 West River Road in Hooksett
Chances are you might be heading north this fall to peep foliage in Sugar Hill, the Kanc, White Mountains and more. On your way up 93, make a pit stop into the Hooksett Rest Area and check out the Common Man Donut Shop, located in a small building just outside the Welcome Center. Their delectable cider donuts are served up warm year-round in a variety of flavors, including cinnamon & sugar, maple glazed pumpkin, or chocolate.