The name Fly Creek is Dutch in origin, named by the first Dutch traders who passed through the area. Harnessing the power of fast-moving creeks, eight mills were built in Fly Creek in the 19th century. The last of these is the Fly Creek Cider Mill, a 160+-year-old water-powered mill that is still open to visitors today. An important stop along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, enjoy a glass of cider, pick your own apples in the Orchard or enjoy harvest celebrations, special events and attractions at the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. The hamlet boasts several restaurants, a grange that serves as a history center, Victorian homes and Heartworks Quilt and Fabric Shop. Just five minutes from Cooperstown, NY and a short drive to the college town of Oneonta, NY, enjoy fishing, birding and outdoor recreation along Fly Creek.