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It’s finally cider and donut season – they all smell so sweet and they taste even sweeter! We wait all year long for our favorite Fall treats, and while they are finally here, now you have to find them. Here are our favorite cider mills and donuts around town!
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill // 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005
An autumn oasis, Blake’s has it all, U-Pick apple orchard, pumpkin patch and Christmas trees. Fun and games for kids including a cornfield maze, petting farm, straw mountain and zombie paintball! Blake’s offers a farmer’s market, nursery and winery all year long.
Franklin Cider Mill // 7450 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
A family tradition, Franklin Cider Mill offers fresh pressed cider and donuts from an old German recipe passed down through the generations.
Wiard’s Orchards & Country Fair // 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Since 1837, Wiard’s has offered an array of fall fun – cider mill, apple and pumpkin u-pick, mini-golf, moon walks and haunted fun for older kids
Erwin’s Orchard // 61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178
Hop on the tractor wagon to pick your apples, then pick up some cider and donuts and enjoy kid-friendly fun and games. U-Pick pumpkins, corn maize and Farmer Bill’s Target Paintball make for Halloween fun.
Yates Cider Mill // 1990 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Cider and donuts in the fall, ice cream in the summer, and fudge all year long! Make the memories last with a half mile long walk along the river.
Westview Orchards and Adventure Farm // 65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095
U-Pick apples and pumpkins, you can also play on a three acre play ground and pet some farm animals.
Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill // 714 Baseline Rd, Northville, MI 48167
Parmenter’s offers fresh cider, donuts and other fall favorites (including pumpkins). Parent bonus – Parmenter’s operates Northville Winery & Brewing Co. across the parking lot with beer, wine, hard cider and live music.
Dexter Cider Mill // 3685 Central St., Dexter, MI 48130
Family owned and operated since 1886, The Dexter Cider Mill has been serving Dexter, the greater Ann Arbor area and our visitors for 132 years. Using only the freshest ingredients, we bake and prepare daily on premise our delicious doughnuts, wood pressed cider, caramel apples and apple nut bread. On the weekends we have homemade pies and many more scrumptious treats.
Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill // 1479 Ranch Rd, Holly, MI 48442
Family owned and operated for 60 years, Diehl’s offers a U-Pick apples orchard, cider & donuts and a corn maize.
Spicer Orchards // 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
Let the kids play, take a ride on the train, get lost in the corn maze and pick apples from the orchards. Don’t leave without trying cider, donuts, fudge and a little house made wine.
Three Cedars Cider Mill // 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168
With train rides, hayrides, and a Barn Yard Playland, don’t forget to get the cider and donuts!
Plymouth Orchard’s & Cider Mill // closed for 2020
Goodison Cider Mill // 4295 Orion Rd, Rochester, MI 48306
Minutes away from the Paint Creek Trail, Goodison’s is a great place to stop for cider, donuts and world famous pistachio nut bread. Visit on a Sunday for a pony ride.
Wasem Fruit Farm // 6580 Judd Rd, Milan, Michigan 48160
The family owned farm is a fun place to pick apples and pumpkins. You don’t want to skip the donuts and cider.
DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch // 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI 48111
Grab some donuts and cider and take a walk through the 3.5 mile corn maze. Afterwards you can pick a pumpkin, take a ride down the giant slide and have tons of family fun with an array of fall games.
Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill // 2961 W. 32 Mile, Romeo, MI 48065
Go out in the orchard and find apples, raspberries and pumpkins and then stop by the Donut House for some sweet treats.
Rochester Cider Mill // 5125 N Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48306
Relax and enjoy an afternoon at the Rochester Cider Mill. Let the kids play and pet the farm animals before getting cider and donuts.
Porters Orchard // 12060 Hegel Rd., Goodrich, MI 48438
Go for a hayride and find a pumpkin before wandering the corn maize and filing up on cider and donuts!
Hy’s Cider Mill // 6350 37 Mile Rd, Bruce, Michigan 48065
Check out Hy’s Cider Mill store, take a wagon ride to “U-Pick” apples, and enjoy a caramel apple or donut at one of the many outdoor picnic areas.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..