Ask a Local-Alex Wilson of Wayside Cider

Alex Wilson and his business partner Irene Hussey started Wayside Cider in 2014 after the two met at the Catskill Amateur Cider Making Contest at Table On Ten. Irene won the competition.  Alex came second, but maintains to this day he “was robbed.”

Forged in a shared love of the wild and abandoned homestead apple trees, the pair made 3500 bottles of methode champenoise, unfiltered mountain cider in their first year of production, which sold out within 3 months. Soon outgrowing their small cidery, they were fortunate to find a large old barn in the center of the historic Catskills town of Andes NY, which with some elbow grease and a lot of help from their friends, has became the new home of Wayside Cider & Tap Room which is open to the public  and available for private events.

We asked Alex for his favorite spots in Delaware County.

Click here to download a piece you can print with his suggestions or scroll down to find the list below.


Photos by Natalie Chitwood



Alex Wilson
Co-Owner of Wayside Cider

Alex  Suggests Visitors Enjoy

• The Pepacton Reservoir.

• Hiking. There are numerous great  hiking trails all over the County.

• Road trips. Alex suggests that  driving the country roads of Delaware County will allow you to really discover the beauty of the area.

• Clean waterways of Delaware County. As the source of drinking water for New York City, we pride ourselves on incredibly pure waterways.

• Interacting with a diverse cross-section of people. Come to Delaware County and you’ll meet friendly farmers, locals and visitors alike.

A Few  Favorite Spots to Eat & Drink

Wayside Cider
55 Redden Lane
Andes, NY 13731
(845) 676-6002

Brushland Eating House
1927 County Road 6
Bovina Center, NY 13730
(607) 832-4861

Blue Bee
114 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-8060

Table on Ten
52030 NY-10
Bloomville, NY 13739
(607) 643-6509


A Few Favorite Spots To Shop

Lucky Dog Farm Store
35796 NY-10
Hamden, NY 13782
(607) 746-8383

Stephanie Charlene Ceramics
131 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731

Clementine Vintage Clothing
72 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731
(845) 676-3888

Kabinett & Kammer
7 Main Street
Andes NY 13731
(845) 676-4242

Suggestions on Where to Stay

Roxbury Motel
2258 County Road 41
Roxbury, NY 12474
(607) 326-7200

Alex also suggests checking out
the unique lodging experiences
like a tipi stay at Mystic Lodge and
other unique places to stay,
available through AirBnB.