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.
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.
7450 Franklin Rd, Franklin
The Franklin Cider Mill, located near Franklin, Michigan. The facility originally opened in 1837 as a gristmill. The Franklin Cider Mill is a one-of-a-kind living piece of history. They press and bottle their cider on-site. The donuts sold at Franklin Cider Mill are made by an old German recipe brought to this country many years ago. Additionally, the cider is made from Michigan apples. It is NOT filtered, NOT pasteurized, nor does it contain any form of preservative. It is a pure fruit juice and therefore MUST be kept refrigerated (if you don’t drink it all right away).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township
The Westview farm market is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The farm also offers U-Pick fruits. Families can enjoy a Farm Fun pass which includes Playground, Straw Mountain* (weather permitting) Rope Mountain, Tire Mountain, Outdoor Animals and Spookly Straw Bale Maze. (Jumping Pillow, Black Hole, Goat Pavilion, and Giant Slide are not open due to COVID) If you visit on the weekend then the orchard also offers wagon rides, and a corn maze. This is certainly one of the best cider mills in Metro Detroit.
There are so many more cider mills in metro Detroit. Our website includes more than 50 locations in Metro Detroit and beyond.
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