News Flash

Home - Cool News - News Carousel

Posted on: March 13, 2018

Head to the Mountains for Local Hard Cider

Colonel Ricketts

Free-flowing down the mountain, the 22 named waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park are an incredible sight and a fun way to experience a bit of the local landscape that makes up Northeastern Pennsylvania. But once your hike is finished, you can sample a different kind of local flavor just down the road, at Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider Winery.

The family-owned business gets its name from a local Civil War hero and uses apples grown nearby. They combine those fresh apples with a family recipe and old whiskey barrels to create their smooth hard cider. The flavors change each year, depending on the season’s growing conditions and types of apples available.

During the summer, you can sample the cider at the Green Acres Barn on Red Rock Road in Benton.  At the historic barn, you can also browse and buy antiques and local products.  When the autumn chill creeps in, the tastings move to the Cider Shack right next door to where the cider is made on 3rd Street in Benton.

Sipping the cold cider, served by the friendly faces of Colonel Ricketts, is the perfect way to end a day of exploring the trails.

If you visit:


  • Thu. - 3p.m.-6p.m.
  • Fri.- 12p.m.-6p.m.
  • Sat.- 11a.m.-5p.m.
  • Sun.- 12p.m.-4p.m.


May- November:

4360 Red Rock Rd.

Benton, PA 17814



126 3rd St.

Benton, PA 17814


Read More
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home - Cool News - News Carousel

Sunny at Seven Tubs

Sunny at the Seven Tubs

Posted on: November 8, 2018
Sunny in LC

Sunny in LC

Posted on: October 30, 2018
Falls Edge Alpacas

Fall in Love with Alpacas

Posted on: September 26, 2018
Fall Checklist

Fall in Luzerne County Checklist

Posted on: September 17, 2018
Top 10 To Do in Luzerne County

Top Ten Must Do's in Luzerne County

Posted on: August 17, 2018
Family Fun Brochure 2018 Cover

Find Family Fun in Luzerne County

Posted on: July 10, 2018
Beer Wine  Shine Fun

Sip the New Beer, Wine & Shine Trail

Posted on: July 10, 2018