The Detroit Metro area is surrounded by several cider mills, including the water-powered Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills, which was recognized as one of the best cider mills in the U.S. by Forbes Traveler. Paint Creek Cider Mill in Rochester entices you with fresh baked donuts and pies along with jellies, apples, mums and pumpkins. There’s often live music and activities for kids, too.
Close to the Michigan-Ohio border, the Erie Orchards and Cider Mill harvests about 15,000 bushels of apples and bushels more of family fun at themed weekend special events.
Completed in 1837, the rustic red Franklin Cider Mill proudly uses only Michigan apples at the historic mill. For a special taste sensation, ask for Honey Crisp cider. Take home an apple pie or a bag full of the signature cider donut.
The oldest continuously operating cider mill in the state, the historic Dexter Cider Mill, continues to blend three to five varieties of locally grown apples using its 120 year old oak rack press. Known for its great baked goods, arrive early on weekend to snatch the apple bakery and famous gingersnap cookies.
It’s been all about apples at Alber Orchard & Cider Mill in Manchester since 1890. Taste the fresh cider from the antique press, take a horse-drawn hayride, pick-a-pumpkin and enjoy the fun of a day in the country at this historic setting.
The apple orchard and cider mill George Wiard started in 1853 has evolved into a multi-dimensional agri-celebration. Head to Wiard’s Orchards & Country Fair in Ypsilanti for daytime family fun and “Night Terrors” seasonal scary experience.
Hy’s Cider Mill in Romeo is a working mill with U-pick apples and a petting farm. Find your perfect pumpkin and enjoy the country setting. Blake Farms in Armada is a family farm that’s a favorite for family outings, with an animal farm, pony rides, a hayride and one of the first U-pick orchards in Michigan. The dizzying array of activities includes weekend Fall Festivals, a Haunted Hayride and corn maze.
Wolcott Orchards & Cider Mill north of Flint is known for its tasty apple cider and variety of delicious pies. The 1869 Historic Parshallville Grist Mill in Fenton still relies on the waterpower of North Ore Creek to make its cider. Enjoy spiced donuts, homemade pie and caramel apples, too. Also in Fenton, you can shop for fresh baked goods to go with your tasty beverage from Spicer Orchards Farm Market and Cider Mill in Fenton. Take a hayride to pick fruit, find your special pumpkin, or get lost in a corn maze at this family-fun destination.