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The Best Metro Detroit Cider Mills – 2023 Ultimate Guide

Fall is upon us and we are ready for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and fresh cider and donuts. We’ve listed a few of our favorite Cider Mills in Metro Detroit for you to visit this fall.

Best Cider Mills in Metro Detroit

The Best Cider and Donuts in Metro Detroit

If you are just looking to grab some great donuts and apple cider and go, then these are some great places to visit.

Franklin Cider Mill
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 serving apple orchards in Bloomfield and Farmington. 

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 our peaceful setting. Individual and group visitors often request the story of the Mill’s rich history.

On weekends, Franklin Cider Mill hosts a variety of activities for children and adults including a mellow jazz concert where children can play the instruments and dance in the bubbles, a magical magician, talented face painters, a big tractor to climb on for memorable pictures, and the huge original water wheel that once powered the mill.  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.

The Mill opens on the Saturday before Labor Day and closes the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (in November, the mill closes at 5:30 PM).

Franklin Cider Mill

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill
714 Baseline Rd. Northville
This year Parmenter’s is only offering drive-thru service. Orders can be made ahead of time online or by phone. They are offering cider, donuts, caramel apples, apple pie, preserves, honey, apples, maple syrup as well as other items.

Yates Cider Mill
1990 East Avon Road, Rochester Hills
Yates Cider Mill offers a great view of the Clinton River and trails to explore. In addition to cider and donuts, they offer honey, jams, and other fun treats. During the weekend they offer fun activities including a small petting farm and pony rides. Admission and parking are free.

Yates Cider Mill

The Best Cider Mills Experience in Metro Detroit

If you are looking for an experience, then these are the places for you. Enjoy a full day of fall fun at one of these cider mills in Metro Detroit.

Blake Farms

17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Offering an up-close look at a working cider press in addition to freshly made cider and donuts is reason enough to love Blake Farms. In addition to the mill, Blake’s offers a corn maze, live animals, u-pick, play structures, trike rides, hayrides, and train rides, It is a day full of fun and great food.

Blake Farms Cider Mills

Erwin Orchards and Cider Mill

61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon
There is so much to do when you visit Erwin Orchards. Seasonal U-pick fruits are available including pumpkins. They also offer wagon rides, a corn maze, goat walk, and sunflower garden daily. On the weekends they offer a petting farm, live music, and other activities. Finally, their award-winning cider is pressed on-site and donuts are made fresh daily.

Long Family Orchard, Farm and Cider Mill
1540 East Commerce Rd, Commerce
The Long Family Orchard offers a cider mill, corn maze and also a play area to their visitors. In addition to cider and donuts, they also sell apples, pumpkins and other fresh produce. Please note that due to Covid-19 activities may be limited this year.

Spicer Orchards Farm Market and Cider Mill – Fenton

10411 Clyde Rd.
(810) 632-7692
There is so much to do at Spicer Orchards. It is certainly a whole day adventure. They offer you-pick apples, as well as fresh produce. During the weekends the food offerings include roasted corn, hot potatoes, BBQ Pork, funnel cakes, bubble tea together with kettle corn. The Fall Weekends provide a lot of fun activities for the kids including not only a playground but also wagon rides, corn maze, and more.

Westview Orchards
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township
(586) 752-3123

If you are looking for a fall family adventure with all the bells and whistles, then you will love Westview Orchards in Washington Township. The site offers summer and fall family fun in addition to u-pick apples and a farm market and bakery. The Farm Fun Admission includes The Black Hole, Giant Slide, Wagon Ride, Corn Maze, Spookley Straw Bale Maze, 3 Acre Playground, Straw Mountain as well as Petting Animals. The Fall Farm Fun Hours are from 10 am until 5 pm each Saturday and Sunday in September and October. Admission is $12.50 per person.

There are so many more cider mills in metro Detroit. Our website includes more than 50 locations in Metro Detroit and beyond.

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.