The Franklin Cider Mill is a great place to visit on a fall day in metro Detroit. Enjoy the beauitful scenery while enjoying fresh donuts and cider. Guests can also learn about the rich history of the mill. Finally, don’t forget to watch the cider being pressed.
Address: 7450 Franklin Rd, Franklin
The Franklin Cider Mill is a National Historic Site located next to Franklin Village. Opened in 1837 as a gristmill, the mill became a cider mill in the early 1900s. The facility served apple orchards in Bloomfield and Farmington.
Family Fall Fun
In addition to their award-winning apple cider, their unique donuts are served hot and crispy as the perfect pairing with our cold or hot cider. Schools, families, and businesses meet at the mill to sit by the river, enjoy the Mill’s famous ducks and their peaceful setting. Individual and group visitors often request the story of the Mill’s rich history.
Weekend Cider Mill Fun
On weekends, Franklin Cider Mill hosts a variety of activities for children as well as adults. Guests can enjoy a mellow jazz concert where children can play the instruments and dance in the bubbles. There is also a magical magician, talented face painters and a big tractor to climb on for memorable pictures. Additionally, you won’t want to miss the huge original water wheel that once powered the mill. Finally, cider dogs (hot dogs marinated in cider) and fresh roasted corn on the cob are extra special weekend treats for young and old(er) visitors.
Franklin Cider Mill Hours
The Mill opens on the Saturday before Labor Day and runs through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Daily hours are from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM (in November, the mill closes at 5:30 PM).
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