Go to the Catskills for Gorgeous Fall Foliage — and Stay for the Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Travel + Leisure
By Caitlin Raux Gunther
The Catskills haven’t exactly been known for a thriving bar scene. While foliage and apple orchards draw plenty of visitors in the fall, the region’s watering holes seldom merited a detour. For years, your best bet was a pint of Bud at the local pub.
Cider is (finally) having its moment. Nestled in the mountains near Andes, Wayside Cider makes small-batch hard ciders using hand-picked apples. With a modern farmhouse design, the taproom is an updated take on cider taverns of old. Go for the drinks but stay for the eats — farm-to-table comfort foods like a heritage local pulled pork sandwich and organic chicken country pie with house-made aioli.