Pure Michigan Cider Mills

One of Michigan’s most popular fall activities is attending cider mills.  Between the cider, doughnuts, apple picking, hayrides and corn mazes, cider mills are sure to provide a fun-filled fall day for you and your family.  Below we have featured five cider mills located throughout the state.  Grab your family and friends, and enjoy this Pure Michigan fall at one of the many Michigan cider mills or orchards.

For a complete list of Michigan cider mills, visit michigan.org.

Blake Farms – Armada  

Voted the number one apple orchard in Michigan by AAA authorities, Blake Farms was one of the very first “Pick Your Own” orchards in Michigan. Currently, Blakes has three locations that are comprised of 500 acres of orchard and farmland.  Whether you pick-your-own apples, sip on some of their award winning apple cider, enjoy a hayride, or wander their cornfield mazes, there is plenty of fall fun to be had at Blake Farms.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery – Grand Rapids

This Grand Rapid’s Apple Haus features apples, as well as peaches, nectarines and cherries. Fall attractions include a corn maze, horse-drawn hayrides, and u-pick apples. In addition to their apple haus, Robinette’s has a winery, a 5.25 biking trail, and cross-country skiing. There is something for every member of the family to enjoy at Robinette’s.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill – Saint Johns

Uncle John’s is well known for its cider mill, which serves fresh cider and doughnuts. Already picked apples are also available for purchase. Uncle John’s has many activities for families to take part in, such as a pumpkin patch, fruit fling, wagon rides, corn maze and even a mining company where visitors are able to mine their own gemstones.   

Friske Orchards – Ellsworth

In 2011, Friske Orchards was voted the number one “U-Pick” farm in Northern Michigan by Traverse Magazine.  While at Friske’s you can choose to pick your own fruit, shop the general store, or attend one of their many festive events such as the Apple Festival or Fall Fun Saturdays. Other activities include: guided wagon rides, orchard walks, farm animal petting zoo, large kids playground and an old-world bakery.

Yates Cider Mill – Rochester Hills

Yates Cider Mill, which is located in Rochester Hills, has been featured on the Food Network for its apple cider.  While at Yates, visitors can choose to visit the cider mill, ice cream shoppe, fudge shoppe, or all three! Family activities include pony rides, a petting zoo and river walk. Enjoy cider, donuts, caramel apples, homemade and jarred goods at Yates this fall.

Which Michigan cider mill is your favorite? Share with us below!

15 thoughts on “Pure Michigan Cider Mills

  1. @kmjones234 Nice! and jealous! Wish we had a cidermill nearby! Used to .. but it closed. Miss our fave Hitchpoint CiderMill.

  2. @Past Tense Cider Mill in Lapeer is the place to go. They have the best cider and donuts!! The Arts & Antiques building is full on hidden treasures by local artists, from tea to homemade dog clothes. A great place for the family to spend the day.

  3. Past Tense..   They got everything….  A Country Store….  Restaurant….  Antiques Store  …. Fudge counter  Ice Cream counter  ….Donuts   Pizza…   Haunted House   Corn Maze…   Hayrides    Fall Festival   Fall Festival Entertainment    Bands    Rides    Gardens  Floral    and so much more.   Oh…and the Best Darn Apple Cider and Donuts in the good ol USA!!!!!

  4. @PureMichigan there are two that we love first Plymouth Cider mill and Three Ceder Cider mill. Both are great for children and adults.

  5. @PureMichigan don’t forget Upland Hills Farm! They don’t make their cider, but they make the best donuts I’ve ever had!

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