Metro Detroit Cider Mills & Apple Orchards

metro detroit cider mills and apple orchards

*Updated for the 2023 season!* I have been working on crafting this list of Metro Detroit Cider Mills & Apple Orchards FOR SO LONG. There are some secret spots on here! I hope you enjoy the season with your family and friends!

*This list may not be copied or reproduced* The work I produce (the lists, the maps, the photos, the graphics…all of it) is copyrighted.

Hy’s Cider Mill (Romeo/Almont)

6350 37 Mile Rd
Romeo, MI 48065
(810)-798-3611

Open For The 2023 Season From 9/9-11/5!

Check out my post on Hy’s and how to have the perfect fall day HERE!

Saturdays & Sundays only; 11am-6pm (U-Pick closes at 5)

They have u-pick apples and THE BEST cider and donuts here πŸ™‚

They also have the Northern Smoke BBQ truck onsite!

U-Pick Apple Schedule (Starts 9/9/23, but subject to change. Expect varieties to last 2-3 weeks.)

Beginning 9/9: McIntosh & Gala

Beginning 9/16: Cortland & Empire

Beginning 9/23: Jonathan & Jonagold

Beginning 9/30: Red & Golden Delicious

Beginning 10/7: Ida Reds

Beginning 10/14: Fuji & Northern Spys

Beginning 10/21: Golden Russets

 

Verellen Orchards & Cider Mill (Washington Twp)

63260 Van Dyke Rd
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 752-2989

Open Year Round!

Give them a call or check their website and social media for updates on the different u-pick seasons!

Orchard Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6:30am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-6pm

 

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill (Armada), Blake’s Big Apple (Armada), & South Lyon

The Cider Mill is open year round!

U-Pick will vary by time of year and location, so make sure you check out the details in the link above before you go!

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill has U-Pick Apples, Cider, Donuts, Tasting Room, Live Entertainment (on weekends), Blake’s Barnyard for the kids, and so much more!

Upcoming Events Also Include: Dino Days and a Monster Dash 5k!

See My Haunted Attractions Post for more info on Halloween Fun too!

 

Yate’s Cider Mill (Rochester)

1950 E Avon Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248)-651-8300

Typically, the historic Rochester Hills location is open from March through November, with the ice cream shop open from April through September. The Lake Orion location is open year-round, but hours may vary.

Yate’s donuts (when they’re warm) are a close second for me to Hy’s! They also have Gluten Free Donuts!

Plus, there’s a lot to do here for the whole family. You can walk on the trails. They have food trucks on the weekends and animals for the kids to check out too!

This is also their 160th year celebration!

(No U-Pick)

 

Westview Orchards & Winery (Washington)

65075 Van Dyke Ave
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 752-3123

U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins coming soon!

From their site:

Please call for availability or any questions: (586) 752-3123

Check-in at Cider Barn for all summer u-pick crops. We provide the picking containers.

Apples will begin soon, and of course, pumpkins in late September and in October.

AGAIN, PLEASE CALL (586) 752-3123 FOR AVAILABILITY.

They also have sunflower fields, goat yoga, a winery, and more!

Fall Fun Starting Sept 2, 2023 – October 29th, 2023

**Weather Permitting**

The Petting Zoo is open 10 am – 5 pm (lots of baby goats to play with)

Our 3-Acre Playground is open 10 am – 5 pm

The Farm Market is open 8 am – 6 pm

The Winery is open 1 pm – 6 pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

**U-Pick Apples OR Pumpkins don’t require online tickets. Please arrive to the farm and purchase.

Weekend Farm Fun Admission Includes:

Corn Maze, Wagon Ride, Apple Drop Slide, Straw Mountain (weather permitting), Tire Mountain, Rope Mountain, Black Hole, Farm Animals, 3 Acre Playground, Spookley Straw Bale Maze

*Children under 36 inches tall are FREE and don’t need a ticket. If they want to ride the giant slide they must sit on the lap of a parent.

Gluten Free Donuts are available here as well!

 

Goodison Cider Mill (Rochester)

4295 Orion Rd
Rochester, MI 48306
(248) 625-8450

Opening Labor Day Weekend!

Last season they had cider slushies here, and I’m gonna have to try this World Famous Pistachio Nut Bread too!

During cider mill season, we’re open everyday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. from Labor Day Weekend through the end of November, then we switch over to 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. weekends (FRI-SAT-SUN) until Christmas Eve. In the off season, we open one day per month to sell our World Famous Pistachio Nut Bread.

(No U-Pick)

 

Pankiewicz Cider Mill and Farm Market (Casco)

10387 Lindsey Rd
Casco, MI 48064
(586) 727-9051

Open Thurs-Sun; 9am-5pm

I hear the cider and donuts are top notch here too! This will be the next place I check out πŸ™‚ 

They have gluten free donut options available that you can also grab at Raven Oaks Farm.

They are doing a Fall Craft Show with vendors on 9/16! (Free Admission)

You can do yoga in the orchard every Satruday at 8am too!

They make their own Gluten Free Donuts!

 

Spicer Orchards Farm Market, Cider Mill, Fudge Bakery (Fenton)

10411 Clyde Rd
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 632-7692

Market & Winery are open year round! (That means fresh cider, donuts, and fudge year round!)

U-pick apples (and lots more), corn maze, and they’ve got sunflowers here too!

I am in love with their winery & charcuterie! 12/10!!!

Please call ahead to check on u-pick availability and conditions!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here!

 

Schell Family Farm (Pinckney)

10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd
Pinckney, MI 48169
(517) 915-6781

U-Pick Apples (Pumpkins & Christmas Trees for later in the season too), and they usually have a sunflower field too!

Apple Cider Slushies, Donuts, U-Pick Flowers, U-Pick Corn, & More!

 

Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm (Cement City)

11025 S Jackson Rd
Cement City, MI 49233
(517) 688-3455

Hours:
Wed-Thurs: 9am-6pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

So many cute fall photo props, sunflowers (earlier in the season), fall festivals, food trucks, live entertainment, vendors, and some of the best apple cider drink creations are here!

Fall Festival on the weekends!

 

Lesser Farms and Orchard (Dexter)

12651 Island Lake Rd
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-8009

Hours: 
Wed-Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 1pm-6pm

No u-pick here, but you can get some great apples!

 

The Property Farms and McCallum’s Orchard

New Owners! U-Pick Apples, Cider, Donuts, & More!

5697 Harris Rd
Jeddo, MI 48032
(810) 327-6394

Open Tues-Sat; 9am-5pm

This may be antoher spot to add to the sunflower list too!

Just Peachy Yoga coming up on 8/30/23 and Family Fall Festival 10/7!

 

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill (Northville)

714 Baseline Rd.
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 349-3181

Opening August 26, 2023!

Open Daily 10am-8pm

They are also celebrating their 150th Season!

They have a winery and brewery here…with live music too!

Check out the Maybury Farm 10 acre corn maze while you’re in the area πŸ™‚

 

Franklin Cider Mill (Bloomfield Hills)

7450 Franklin Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 803-0256

Opening Sept 2, 2023!

The Franklin Tent & Apple Shack will be open 8am-5:30pm daily!

The Sales Areas will be open 8am-6pm daily!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here!

 

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill (Plymouth)

10685 Warren Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 455-2290

Opens Labor Day Weekend (9/2-11/6/23)

Hours: 9am-7pm

They have sunflowers here late summer/early fall!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here!

Three Cedars Farm (Northville)

7897 Six Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48168
(248) 437-8200

Open as of Sept 1st!

Cider, Donuts, Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Barn Yard, Playland, Hayrides, Train Rides, & More!

They only accept cash or check, so make sure you’re prepared!

Diehl’s Orchard & Cider Mill (Holly)

1479 Ranch Rd
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-8981

They have fresh picked apples for purchase (no u-pick).

Cider slushies, hot dogs, etc.

They allow DOGS on the grounds for all of you dog lovers (me) out there!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here!

Wasem Fruit Farm (Milan)

6580 Judd Rd
Milan, MI 48160
(734) 482-2342

Open as of Friday, 9/1!

You need to call the farm to pre-order for your u-pick.

U-Pick Apples & Lots More! (Apple Schedule will be posted soon…at time of posting blackberries and raspberries are the best for u-pick.

From their page:

Wasem Fruit Farm is a family-owned and family-oriented orchard in rural southeastern Michigan, located between Ypsilanti and Milan in Washtenaw County. We take pride in our high-quality products, especially pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries; homemade, unpasteurized cider; and delicious fresh donuts made daily during the autumn season. We also grow a variety of other produce including red and black currants, gooseberries, plums, pears, and fall raspberries, all of which we sell in season at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market.

Stony Creek Orchard & Cider (Bruce Twp)

2961 32 Mile Rd
Bruce Twp, MI 48065
(526) 752-2453

Opens for the seaon on Friday, 9/15 at 10am!

Then they’ll be open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm.

From their site: Come enjoy fresh apple cider always pressed from our own mill, along with hot, delicious homemade donuts made in our Donut House, at our picnic area while the kids play on the straw bales! There is no admission fee to come on our farm! On a busy fall weekend you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and raspberries (red, yellow & black) or purchase them pre-picked in our Salesroom!

Our Salesroom  also offers apples, hand made pies and caramel apples, pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, and many other great products! What better way is there to remember the visit than with pictures? We also have antique tractors on display to view and take pictures on. 

Dexter Cider Mill (Dexter)

3685 Central St
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-8531

Open 8am – 5pm, Wednesday-Sunday throughout cider season. Cider season is late August – November.

Hot Spiced Cider, Apple Cider Slushies, & Hard Cider too!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here πŸ™‚

From their website: The Dexter Cider Mill is the longest continuously operating Cider Mill in Michigan. Cited by “Hour Detroit” magazine as one of the 101 places to visit in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area. Today we make cider the same way it was made over 137 years ago by using an oak rack press. Using locally grown, handpicked apples and blending 3-5 different varieties, makes each press of our cider unique. 

Along with our natural oak pressed unpasteurized cider, we offer fresh apples and from our own bakery, doughnuts, caramel apples and apple nut bread. On weekends, we also have apple strudel, apple turnovers and our own hand rolled gingersnaps. Available too, are a number of apple related products: frozen slushies (Friday-Sunday), jellies, apple butter, vinegar related products, barbecue sauces, mustards, and pickled asparagus, locally grown/made products, such as popcorn, maple syrup and honey. Our own mixes as well as, The Dexter Cider Mill Apple Cookbook. Plus, boiled cider, cider vinegar, and hard cider that we are now making. 

Wiard’s Orchards (Ypsilanti)

5565 Merritt Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-7744

Open For The Season! (Closed on Mondays)

The Country Store is open Tues-Sun.

The Country Fair runs Wed-Sun (buy your ticket online) and includes a petting farm, corn maze, wagon rides, slides, playground mini-golf, and more!

They offer U-Pick Apples & U-Pick Pumpkins. They also have a haunted attraction at night!

Parshallville Cider Mill (Fenton)

8507 Parshallville Rd
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 629-9079

Open For The Season!

Thurs-Sun; 9am-6pm

Nov Hours: 10am-5pm

(No U-Pick)

From their site: Tom Walker’s Grist Mill is a Michigan Historic Site. It is commonly known as the Parshallville Cider Mill, located in Parshallville, a small pictuesque community, sitting on the banks of the North Ore Creek in Livingston County. Come visit our 136 year old mill which is one of the few remaining water-powered mills in Michigan . This mill also has a rich history as a flour mill known as Success Flour. It eventually became a grist mill, grinding grain for animal feed. These grains are still listed on the mill wall today.

This cider mill attracts autumn visitors from all over the state. We make cider, spiced donuts, caramel apples, and homemade apple pies. In addition, you can choose from a variety of heirloom apples for baking and eating. We also offer made in Michigan products including local honey.

Markillie Orchard (Howell)

5200 N Latson Rd
Howell, MI 48855
(517) 546-3485

Open For The Season 9/2!

(No U-Pick)

September Hours: Friday: Closed • Saturday: 10:00-5:00 • Sunday: 10:00-5:00
October & November: To Be Determined

Cider Options include hot, cold, or slushie! They also have new strawberry champagne donuts this year, which sound amazing!

Apple Charlie’s Orchards (New Boston)

38035 S Huron Rd
New Boston, MI 48164
(734) 753-9380

Open Daily For The Season!

Sun-Thurs; 10am-6pm

Fri & Sat; 10am-8pm

U-Pick Apples, Cider & Donuts too!

Big Red Orchard (Washington)

Under New Ownership!

4900 32 Mile Rd
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 752-7888

Opens September 2023 (Keep an eye on their social media and website!)

U-Pick Apples, Cider & Donuts!

Detroit Farm & Cider (Detroit)

1600 Lawrence St
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 915-0057

Waiting on an opening day to be announced!

They do offer U-Pick Apples here!

Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill (Commerce)

1540 E Commerce Rd
Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
(248) 360-3774

As Of 9/5 (from their website): The farm is currently closed for the next few days as we work hard to get ready for our Fall season, which will be starting very soon!  It’s almost time for Apple, Cider, and Donut season at our Cider Mill.  We’ll have Bobby Long’s Mums, honey, jams, cider slushes, and so much more.  Please call our Hotline or keep checking back daily for updates before driving out.  Spread the word!

When open, they offer apples, pumpkins, cider mill, a corn maze, and so much more!

Fall Farm Fun:

Admission price includes: 

Corn Maze, Hayride to the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Ball Zone, Giant Hill Slide, Jumping Pillows, Bounce House, Spider Web, Pedal Kart Race Track, multiple play structures, Sand Hill, Straw Maze, Tunnel Tube, Combine Slide, photo opportunities, Petting Farm, and picnic area, and more!  If you want to shoot the apple cannon there is an additional charge to purchase the apples.  Please come a day when you have ample time to spend here, there is so much to do!  We also have fresh Kettle Corn being made and available for purchase. Keep in mind, we add new things every year!

Fun Farm Area / Corn Maze Open WEEKENDS ONLY 9 am to 6 pm (weather permitting). Last admission tickets sold at 5 pm!

Mueller’s Orchard (Linden)

6036 Lobdell Rd
Linden, MI 48451
(810) 735-7676

Apples, Cider, & Donuts

Veteran Owned Business πŸ™‚

They also have events coming up like a classic car showcase, millitary vehicle display, and a tractor show!

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill (Erie)

1235 Erie Rd
Erie, MI 48133
(734) 848-4518

Open Mon-Sat; 9am-7pm & Sundays; 11am-6pm

Apple Picking, Play Area, Straw Zone, Corn Maze, Trail Walk, Wagon Rides, Cider, Donuts, & Fall Festivals on Weekends!

From Their Site: Erie Orchards and Cider Mill is a working farm with approximately 70 acres in production. Approximately 15,000 bushels of apples are harvested annually off 30 acres of apple trees. The varieties include Ida Red, Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Golden and Red Delicious, McIntosh, Jonathan, Jonagold, Paulared, Fuji (new), Honeycrisp (new) and Braeburn (new). Most of the apples are harvested in September and early October except for the Paulared which ripens in August.

The 15 acres of peaches produce approximately 2500 bushels of peaches annually. Varieties by order of ripening include: Darby, Sweethaven, Redhaven, Glohaven, Harmony, Cresthaven and Redskin. The peach season starts at the end of July and continues through Labor Day.

Thousands of quarts of blueberries are harvested off the 1800 blueberry plants (approximately two acres). Blueberry picking starts in July and continues through August.

Ten acres are devoted to pumpkins which are available for U-Pick beginning the last weekend in September.

Erie Orchards and Cider Mill is a family farm owned by Steve and Nancy Elzinga.  The farm was purchased in 1977 and this year (2023) will be the 46th year of providing quality fruit.  Steve and Nancy have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  Marna lives in Toledo with four children; Jesse and his wife Elaina live in England with three children.  And Elise and husband Todd live in Spring Lake, Michigan.

The orchard employs three full time workers and up to 40 part-time in the Fall.  Steve and Nancy and all Erie Orchards and Cider Mill employees welcome you to our farm.  Please don’t hesitate to ask for help. We are committed to give you the best and freshest fruit you can buy. 

Past Tense (Lapeer)

1965 Farnsworth Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 258-9351

Store Open Daily; 10am6pm

Cider Mill Summer Hours:

Open Thurs-Sun; 10am-6pm

They have a haunted house out back too! If you’re interested in more Haunted Attractions <<Click Here!

More about the Cider Mill: Past Tense Cider Mill is open Thursday through Sunday with restaurant service and sit-down dining. The Cider Mill is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Award-winning Past Tense apple cider is available all year, as well as Fudge and hand-made candies, pies, donuts, and other delicious baked goods. Stop in on Thursdays for a free donut!

Fall Fun Info: Our Fall 2022 Festival activities were a blast!  Many families enjoy fall with our award-winning apple cider and donuts, as well as the corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, and live music (and  just being outside during our spectacular fall weekends!). We are in the planning stages for our 2023 Fall events, and our Past Tense After Dark haunted attractions will be better than ever!

Fall Festival Weekends: Saturdays & Sundays Sept 23-Oct 29; 11am-6pm Free Admission & Free Parking!

Hayrides, Corn Maze, Music, Pumpkins, Fall Produce, Donuts, & Award Winning Apple Cider!

Haunted Attractions Info: 3 Great Attractions Open Dusk-Midnight on Fridays & Saturdays (9/22-10/28)

Ashton Orchards (Ortonville)

3925 E Seymour Lake Rd
Ortonville, MI 48462
(248) 627-6671

Not much info out there on this one other than that they seem to be open Tues-Sat; 10am-5pm and Sundays; Noon-5pm

Porter’s Orchard (Goodrich)

12060 Hegel Rd
Goodrich, MI 48438
(810) 636-7156

Open for the season! Apples, cider, donuts, hayrides, corn mazes, U-Pick Pumpkins & more!

Gluten Free Donuts Available Here!

Paint Creek Cider Mill (Rochester)

4480 Orion Rd
Rochester, MI 48306
(248) 656-3400

Cider, donuts, ice cream, dinner (from scratch kitchen)! I love that this one is located along the Paint Creek Trail so you can make it a stop along your bike route (or walking)!

No U-Pick here. The apples for their cider come from their Northern Michigan farm!

Rochester Cider Mill (Rochester)

5125 N Rochester Rd
Rochester, MI 48306
(248) 651-4224

Open Daily For The Season 9/1 From 9am-6pm

Apples, Cider, Donuts, & More!

From their site: All activities at the Rochester cider mill are absolutely free for the family. Children can pet and feed the animals in the petting farm, play on the straw pyramid, ride the pumpkin/apple slides, push the tractors in the corn box, or just relax and enjoy the friendly family atmosphere with a gallon of our delicious sweet apple cider and a dozen of our delectable donuts of your choice.

  • Petting Farm
  • Giant Hay Climbing Pyramid for All Ages
  • Antique Wall of Farm Tools
  • Free and Plentiful Parking

Love history? Take a gander at our antique tool collection, or go outside and admire the old farm equipment. Challenge yourself to our wall of antiques. Guess what they were used for and match their numbers with their names. 

Watch in amazement as our 150+ year-old leather belt driven cider press squeezes the precious cider from the highest quality apples the state has to offer.

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill (Manchester)

13011 Bethel Church Rd
Manchester, MI 48158
(734) 428-9310

Open For The Season on 9/5!

Seasonal Hours
Closed Mondays
Tues-Fri: 12pm-6pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

Cider, Apples, Pumpkins, & More! (Also, an event venue)

They have a tasting room full of hard ciders too! It is called Freedom Winery.

They have events and live music too!

Their September Events:

Sunday, September 10, 2023 3pm-7pm
Farm to Table Fabulous Feast Tickets Here!

Sunday, September 24, 2023 3pm-6pm
6 Strings and a Mike

Saturday, September 30, 2023 11am-1pm
Folk Music

Saturday, September 30, 2023 1pm-4pm
Mike Hammer – Accordion Player & Expert

Forever Acres Farm and Orchard (Britton)

278 W Chicago Blvd
Britton, MI 49229
(248) 707-5851

They are open for the season and have U-Pick Apples!

Obstbaum Orchards (Northville)

9252 Currie Rd
Northville, MI 48167
(734) 560-2840

Open For The Season Every Fri-Sun Starting on 9/8!

U-Pick Apples, Hayrides, Fresh Pressed Cider, Donuts, Pies, & more!

Dogs are allowed on a leash on the front lawn.

Grainger Orchard & Cider Mill (Howell)

2588 Pinckney Rd
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 242-3902

Not much info out there about this one either, but they appear to be Open For The Season!

Mid-Michigan

Uncle John’s Cider Mill (Saint John’s)

8614 US-127
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 224-3686

Sunflowerfest (9/2 & 9/3) Corn Maze, Hard Ciders, Apples, Cider, Donuts, & More!

There’s always so much going on at this spot too! (Including food, a taproom, entertainment, cornhole, etc.)

 

Leaman’s Green Applebarn (Freeland)

7475 N. River Rd
Freeland MI, 48623
(989) 695-2465

Open for Fall on Friday, September 1st, 2023! (Taking a brief break from 8/27-8/31 to reset for fall!)

U-Pick Apples! They also have some of the best cider drink creations here too!

Fall Fun: Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Petting Barnyard, & More!

 

Anderson & Girls Orchards (Stanton)

2985 N Sheridan Rd
Stanton, MI 48888
(989) 831-4228

Open For The Season!

Petting Zoo, Farm Market, Bakery, Gift Shop, Deli & Ice Cream, & More!

The petting zoo is always free too πŸ™‚

Phillips Orchards & Cider (St. Johns)

1995 E Gratiot County Line Rd
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 292-5252

U-Pick & a Hard Cider Taproom!

From their site: Our farm opens for the season September 17th with You Pick Apples.  The Orchard is open on Saturdays & Sundays 10-6 through October 23rd.  We are excited to share the Orchard, It has been in our family since 1852!  Sip Hard Cider on our patio, picnic in the fields, pick apples, watch us make cider with our old fashioned rack and cloth press.

Their Gate House Market Store is open daily from 9am-8pm!

Apple Barrel Cider Mill (Ithaca)

1418 E Center St.
Ithaca, MI 48847
(989) 875-2775

Open Year Round; Locally Owned & Operated

Apples & Cider | Donuts, Local Crafts, Gifts & Honey, Seasonal Offerings

Special Fall Harvest Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 7:30am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 7:30am – 6:30pm
September-October Only

Bayne’s Apple Valley (Freeland)

5395 Midland Rd
Freeland, MI 48623
(989) 695-9139

Hours:

Sundays; 10am-6pm
Mon-Wed; 9am-7pm
Thurs-Sat: 9am-8pm

From their site: Hello! We’re so happy you’re here. Bayne’s is any fall loving person’s dream… From our full service restaurant featuring a rotating menu, the tap house with just about anything you could ever want, the gift shop full of Mitten made treasures, and many more, you won’t be disappointed!

Barkham Creek Farms (Haslett)

181 Haslett Rd
Haslett, MI 48840
(517) 339-9939

Preparing to open for business on September 28th.

Family owned and operated cider mill. Fresh pressed cider. Donuts made daily.

Cider and donut hours are 10am-6pm, Thurs-Sun for the month of October.

Pumpkins can be purchased all week long during pumpkin season.

Right by Burgdorf’s Winery πŸ˜‰ Burgdorf’s is open Tues-Sun from Noon-5pm!

Apple Blossom Orchard (Midland)

2581 Wilder Rd
Midland, MI 48642
(989) 631-5694

Waiting for updates to be posted on this one for the season!

Montrose Orchards (Montrose)

12473 Seymour Rd
Montrose, MI 48457
(810) 377-7534

Open Daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

From their site: We recognize the need for family friendly experiences. That’s why every experience we offer at our Montrose Orchards is intentionally crafted for you to enjoy. Whether coming to get fresh fruit, enjoying a hay ride, eating cider and donuts from Debbie’s Kitchen, or attending one of our many events, we aim to give you an experience you will always remember.

Upcoming Events Include: Friday Food Truck Frenzy, Fall Kick-Off, Crafts & Vendors, Dinner Down on the Farm, & More!

Country Mill Farms, Bakery, Orchard, & Cider Mill (Charlotte)

4648 Otto Rd
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-1019

Open Tues-Sat; 9am-6pm & Sun; 11am-6pm

U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, & Sunflowers!

Come enjoy fresh donuts, cider slush, along with all the normal goodies in our farm market and winery.

Enjoy “family fun on the farm” for all ages at our cider mill, orchard, winery and farm market. During the various seasons, you can pick your own apples, blueberries, peaches, sunflowers, and pumpkins at our 213 acre farm.   (Check fruit update for availability).  Relax on a wagon ride before enjoying fresh donuts, caramel apples, and pies in our bakery.  Take a stroll in our farm market to discover unique gifts, hard cider, wine and fresh apple cider. We grow and produce organic blueberries, peaches, apples, cider, applesauce, apple butter, apple chips and vinegar.  ​​​

The Fruitiful Orchard & Cider Mill (Gladwin)

5740 M-61
Gladwin, MI 48624
(989) 426-3971

Open For The Season!

From their site:

We may be a busy Orchard, but here at The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill we’re in the business of making memories. Bring your whole family down to our beautiful  Orchard located in Gladwin, MI, and enjoy a wholesome day outside.

Whether it’s your first time visiting or a return customer, there’s always something wonderful here. We are always adding new products and experiences to make a visit to The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill truly a visit to remember. Get in touch to find out more about us and find out why we’ve been a prime destination since we purchased the orchard in 2009.

It’s hard to get more local than the ciders we produce at The Merry-Hearted Cidery.  A sister company of The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill located on the property using fresh fruit from the orchard to produce delicious adult beverages.  Visit our website by clicking on the link above. When you buy anything from our Cidery tasting room, you know you’re enjoying something sustainably produced.

West Michigan

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery (Grand Rapids)

3142 4 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids Charter Twp, MI 49525
(616) 361-5567

Open Year Round!

U-Pick Apples Here!

Dogs are allowed on leashes (please clean up after them), but NOT in the buildings, Corn Maze or Hayrides.

From their site:

Established in 1911, Robinette’s Orchard has been a West Michigan staple for over 100 years. In response to consumer demand, the Robinette family opened the Apple Haus in 1973. The Apple Haus is home to the bakery, dining area, cider mill, home-grown seasonal fruits, and a variety of other tasty treats and gift boxes.

At Robinette’s, we believe in creating memories that last a lifetime. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of apple picking, hayrides, wine tasting and corn mazes. Don’t forget your cider and donuts! Our farm offers a unique experience that connects you with nature and the joy of farming. Come and make memories with us that you’ll cherish forever! Robinette’s is a true family destination. We’re open all year, so stop in and enjoy!

They are located very close to the Frederik Meijer Gardens. It would be a fun day out to combine the two! If you’re looking for more Michigan Flower Fields or Gardens << Click Here!

The Apple Haus-Bakery is open every day! Mon-Sat; 8am-6pm & Sun; Noon-6pm

The Winery-Gift Barn is open daily! Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm & Sun; Noon-6pm (Last wine tasting 15 min before closing)

Ed Dunneback & Girls (Grand Rapids)

6 Mile Road NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 784-0058

Open For The Season!

U-Pick: We offer u-pick fruits and veggies in season including asparagus, strawberries, sweet & tart cherries, apples and pumpkins.

Please CONTACT US for specific picking hours and availability.

U-Pick Apples will start on Friday, 9/8.

They also have live music, events, a taproom…it’s a hoppin’ place!

If this story from their website doesn’t put a tear in your eye…

It all started nearly 100 years ago. Edwin Dunneback purchased the farm in Alpine Township in 1922. He farmed 170 acres of apples, peaches, corn, hay and a herd of dairy cows. Edwin had four sons & one daughter; Edward and Joseph continued on with the farm adding strawberries & the cold storage, now known as our farm market. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s, the barn hosted barn dances, weddings, farm tours & hay rides. Edward met his wife Helen at one of these very barn dances! Ed & Helen went on to have 3 children Pamela, Michael & Suanne. In 1969, the family was forever changed when our beloved son, brother & uncle was killed in action in the Vietnam War. It was at this time, when Ed couldn’t bear the & Sons on the front of the barn that Pam climbed up and changed it to & Girls. While this tragedy caused irreparable damage to the family and farm, the family pulled together and continued on farming. Suanne moved back to the farm working with her dad everyday. She has run the farm for the past 40 years. Suanne & her husband have two daughters, Stephanie & Sarah. We all live on the farm working to carry on the family tradition started 4 generations ago! We are farming the same ground offering offering u-pick asparagus, strawberries, sweet & tart cherries, apples & pumpkins. The same barn is now home to our fresh produce market, gift shoppe, bakery, kitchen & tap room! Come spend the day with us, bring your family & friends and start your own family tradition with the Dunneback Girls!

Fruit Ridge Hayrides [& Apple Orchard] (Grand Rapids/Kent City)

11966 Fruit Ridge Ave
Kent City, MI 49330
(616) 887-5052

Activities, Farm Market, and U-Pick are open to the public:
September 23rd – October 29th, 2023

Friday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm (OCTOBER ONLY)
Saturday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins. They also have Horse Drawn Hayrides and a Giant Corn Maze!

Steffens Orchard Market (Grand Rapids/Sparta)

13 Mile Rd NW
Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 887-2404

Open: September 9 – October 30th
Tues-Sun; 11am-6pm
Closed Mondays

U-Pick Apples through September & October

Market Items Include:

Frozen pie varieties include cherry, apple, blueberry and peach.

We have crocheted hats and headbands.

We still have many towel toppers in different colors, scrubbies and dishcloths.

We continue to carry our delicious Steffens Orchards  jams and fruit butters.   Check out our free samples by the jams.

Local honey is available.

Sallye Ander soaps 100% handmade hypoallergenic

Schwallier’s Country Basket (Grand Rapids/Sparta)

1185 9 Mile Rd NW
Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 785-9896

After Labor Day Hours:
Mon-Fri; 7am-6pm
Sat & Sun; 9am-6pm 

U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins, Honey, Corn Maze, Play Area & Rides, Farm Animal Barn!

Cider & Donuts

Blok Orchard (Ada)

6365 4 Mile Rd NE
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 676-1153

Open For The Season!

U-Pick Apples (& More!)

It all started back in 1965 with 29 acres of apple and peach trees.  As time went on the apple business began to grow and we separated the crop with peach trees moved to a new location in the orchard.  Then in 1974 our orchard replaced the existing apple trees with dwarf trees.  We had been a “Pick Your Own” style orchard for twenty three years until 1988.  As the customer base grew we installed a cooler and selling fresh produce out of the garage in 1995. 

Five years later in 2000 we diversified our offering by adding tomatoes, flowers, and other farm fresh vegetables for the table.  Six years later we invested in a new larger building to sell our crops out of, with a new produce cooler to help store product and maintain freshness.  Our family also has been on the “Kent Harvest Trail” since 2002 opening our doors to families like yours to visit.

Come in and see what we are doing – to date we have.

45 acres of apple trees

3 acres of peach trees

½ acre of blue berry bushes

½ acre of cherry trees

Our family orchard is worked by the Blok Family (Bastian, Anna, and Alvin).  We work hard with the community to supply great produce at a high quality, and of course always reasonable prices.  We love seeing our old and new customers and look forward to serving you.

As our orchard continues to grow every year, more delicious options of produce are available.  “Don’t you think it’s a good time to come visit us?”

Grange Fruit Farm (Rockford)

1900 13 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 205-5046

Open For The Season!

Seasonal You-Pick Orchard for Sweet Cherries, Peaches, HoneyCrisp and Pumpkins. Along with other seasonal Michigan fruit.

Pre-picked Available. 

Open Late June-October 28th 

**some hours may be limited**

Crane Orchards U-Pick & Corn Maze (Fennville)

6054 124th Ave
Fennville, MI 49408
(269) 561-8651

U-Pick Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Pumpkins

Corn Maze & Hayrides!

Here at Crane Orchards we strive to give you and your family a great experience to create fall memories as you pick apples, get lost in our corn maze, and pick pumpkins (later in the season). 

Our goal is to create an environment in which all feel accepted and welcomed on our orchard. 

With that being said, a friendly reminder that our orchard, the orchard across the street, and the pie pantry/restaurant are all separate businesses. We are all extended family and wish each other the most success, but are all separately owned and operated, so please try to address praise or concerns to the appropriate business. (We LOVE hearing that the pie pantry’s pies are out of this world, but they love hearing it even more, as so many hours and so much love is put into them on their end.) 

For the most frequently asked questions about our Orchard and some helpful tips to ensure a smooth and fun visit, please click here

Jollay Orchards (Coloma)

1850 Friday Rd
Coloma, MI 49038
(269) 468-3075

Open Sept 3- Oct 30
Fri-Sun; 10am-5:30pm

U-Pick Available! Cider & Donuts too!

Harvest Festival:

Jollay Orchards is home to Southwestern Michigan’s Premiere Fall Event! Located in the heart of Michigan’s fruit – rich region, Jollay Orchards offers a unique family outing. Come and spend the day at the Orchards.

Jump on the Hayride and your day begins. The hayride is your mode of transportation at Jollay Orchards Harvest Festival. The hayride stops at the Apple Orchard, the Pumpkin Patch, the Haunted House, and the Farm Market. Get on and off at your leisure – there will be another one coming every ten minutes

Hill Bros Orchards & Cider Mill (Grand Rapids)

6159 Peach Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 784-2767

Open For The Season!

Market Hours:

Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

No U-Pick Here

Hill Bros. Orchards has been family owned and operated Since 1843.

We specialize in Award Winning Apple Cider which is made fresh on our farm. The cider is UV treated and has no preservatives.

So head for the Hill’s and make us a part of your family’s tradition!

Vander Mill Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids)

505 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 259-8828

Open!

Tap Room, Restaurant, & Production

Hours: Tues-Sat; 3-10pm

Happy Hour: Tues-Fri; 3-6pm

Their tagline on their website is “A Hard Cider is Good To Find” and that makes me already love them!

From their site: Paul and Amanda Vander Heide started Vander Mill in 2006. The vision wasn’t elaborate: a small-town cider mill where people can feel at home. What started as a small and regionally distributed product, the Vander Mill hard cider brand quickly gained a strong customer base and the production facility needed to expand in 2012. Greater regional distribution demanded further growth, and a new production facility and tap room was opened in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2016. Today, Vander Mill distributes to Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill (Kalamazoo)

8619 W MI Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-0153

Opens 9/11/23; Cider, Donuts, Baked Goods, & More!

Since 1960 the VerHage family has been growing quality fruits in kalamazoo, Michigan.  It was in 1962 that Nancy VerHage started our families cider mill!  Using her secret blend of specially selected tree ripened apples to produce a sweet fresh apple cider that still brings families from all around Michigan to our Farm Today!  We still use this special lady’s recipe on our Vintage Cider Press that is over 125 years old to make our famous and delicious fresh apple cider.  Our apple cider is made the natural way with no additives or preservatives with no pasteurization step.

During the week you can make a reservation for a group tour to see your very own demonstration from beginning to end! Just click on Tours to see details on booking a group tour today! 

During the busy weekends we are constantly pressing fresh cider, where you can catch a demonstration several times a day!  You can also sample some cider for free every day! 

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo (New Era)

4180 M-20
New Era, MI 49446
(231) 861-5730

Open For Fall Fest Daily Now – Oct 31! They have some of the Best Fall Cider & Pumpkin Drinks!

U-Pick Apples

Hours:
Mon-Sat; 9am-6pm
Sun; 10am-5pm

I recommend you purchase tickets online in advance!

We are proud to be a fifth generation farm family operating a real working fruit farm, corn maze and petting zoo in New Era, Michigan.  The 700-acre farm is located in the heart of West Michigan, near the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan — just north of Muskegon/Whitehall and south of Pentwater.

Gull Meadow Farms (Richland)

8544 Gull Rd
Richland, MI 49083
(269) 629-4214

Open For The Season

U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins, Corn Maze

With more than 30 activities, you’re sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. All of our activities at the farm are for all ages to enjoy. Our hope is that you enjoy creating memories together that will last a lifetime while you are visiting us here at the farm.

Apple Cannons • Apple Chute Slide • Ball Zone • Bubble Station • Chicken Show • Combine Slide • Corn Crib • Duck Races • Grain Train Jumping Pillow • No Turn Left Maze • Obstacle Course • Petting Farm • Photo ops • Pig Races • Pumpkin Lane Train Rope Maze • Scenic Wagon Ride • Straw Jump • Steer Roping • Tire Mountain • Tractor Pull • U-Cut Flowers* • U-Pick Apples*
U-Pick Pumpkins* • Wall Ball  • Yard Games • Zip Line 

– Attractions included in Daytime Admission –

Duck Races • Labyrinth • No Left Turn Maze • Apple Chute Tube Slide • Tire Mountain • Rope Maze Petting Farm • Ball Zone • Combine slide • Photo Ops

Market Hours:
Mon-Thurs; 9am-6pm
Fri; 9am-8pm
Sun; 10am-5pm

Activity Hours:
Sat; 10am-8pm
Sun; 10am-5pm

They also have food trucks, pizza, & desserts!

This farm is also on my Sunflower Fields & Hot Air Balloon Lists!

Hubbard’s Corey Lake Orchards (Three Rivers)

12147 Corey Lake Rd
Three Rivers, MI 49093
(269) 244-5690

Open For The Season!

U-Pick Apples (keep an eye on their site or call for updates)

Hours:
Thurs-Sat; 9am-6pm
Sun & Mon; 9am-4pm
Closed Tues & Wed

They have a sunflower field earlier in the season!

Individuals (aged 21 and over) can sample our various alcohol products during occasional tastings at the market or during festivals and special events at the farm.  Check the homepage of our website or call to confirm.

Saturday Wine and Hard Cider Samplings – 10 am to 2 pm

Interested in buying our wines and hard ciders, but hesitate because you don’t know what they taste like?  Join us most Saturdays at the market for hard cider and wine tasting.  Each week we will choose several wines and hard ciders for you to sample.

Come talk with our knowledgeable staff.  We can help you find a flavor that is perfect for you and answer your questions about our alcohol processing.

We will also offer wine pours and bottled hard ciders as well as several seating areas to sit and enjoy them!  By the way, you can always purchase a bottle of hard cider to consume on-site during our business hours.

Kooistra Orchards (Twin Lake)

11694 Maple Island Rd
Twin Lake, MI 49457
(231) 821-2429

U-Pick: Fri & Sat ONLY 8am-6pm

Self Serve, under the tents, is open 8am-6pm

Northern Michigan

Sunny G Orchard (Stephenson)

N9512 Cty Rd 354
Stephenson, MI 49887
(906) 753-2308

Call ahead of time!

On 9/23, they are having a Dinner on the Farm Event! (Check out their Facebook page for more details.)

Friske’s Farm Market (Ellsworth)

10743 US-31
Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 599-2604

Open For The Season!

Market Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm

U-Pick Apples, Strawberries, Cherries

The sandwiches and pizza here look SERIOUSLY amazing!

They have a fruit stand & U-Pick, a market, a bakery, a playground, a sunflower field, festivals & events, & more!

Rennie Orchards (Williamsburg)

11221 Monroe Rd
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 264-8387

Open Daily; 10am-6pm (July-Oct)

U-Pick Apples & Cherries

Fall Fun For All Ages!

Scenic Hay Wagon Rides, Kids Hay Bale Maze, Log Cabin, Teepee and more are offered during the Fall when the sky is a brilliant Michigan blue and the air is crisp–and the trees are crimson and gold. It’s just magic at the Rennie Orchards family farm during the Fall. Call us and schedule a group visit for your family, church group, or classroom. Or, just call to let us know you’ll be dropping by. We’ll get things organized and ready for your visit.

Knaebe’s [Mmmunchy Krunchy] Apple Farm & Ciderworkds (Rogers City)

2621 S Karsten Rd
Rogers City, MI 49779
(989) 657-0141

Open For The Season!

Hours (Aug 23-Nov 4):
Wed-Sat; 9am-6pm
Sun; 10am-5pm
Closed Mon & Tues

Not too far from Ocqueoc Falls (the only falls in the Lower Peninsula)! This would be a perfect stop on a fall color tour! The have a taproom with hard cider!

Our Full Fall Season is here!

Join us at the farm for all your fall favorite, like cider donuts, fresh pressed cider, apples, wood fired pizza, hard cider, and microbrews!

King Orchards (Central Lake)

4620 M-88
Central Lake, MI 49622
(231) 465-1994

Open For The Season!

U-Pick!

U-Pick Hours: Mon-Sat; 9am-4pm & Sun; 9am-3pm

Premier Honeycrisp, Gingergold, and Zestar Apples

M-88 Location Only

With a variety of fruits (and some vegetables!) available over the course of the entire growing season, we are the premier destination in Northwest Michigan for u-pick berries, cherries, and other orchard fruits. So, bring your family and join ours—the bounty is sweet!

Golden River Orchard (Cheboygan)

2250 White Cedar Rd
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 420-2565

U-Pick Pumpkins!

Welcome to Golden River Orchard, a first-generation, family-owned and operated orchard nestled near Cheboygan, Michigan, established in 2002. Managed by the dedicated duo, Steve and Mary Crusoe, along with the invaluable support of their cherished family and friends, the orchard is a labor of love. Enjoy freshly harvested apples, a bounty of squash, and ‘you-pick’ pumpkins during the fall season. We invite you to come and experience the orchard firsthand!

Royal Farms, Inc. (Ellsworth)

10445 US-31
Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 599-3222

Open For The Season!

They have a tasting room! Corn Maze, Hayrides, Bakery, Gift Shop, & Farmers Market

Fall Hours (SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER):

Market:
Sunday-Thurs; 9am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday; 9am – 7pm

Tasting Room:

Sunday–Thurs; 11am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday; 11am – 7pm

Jacob’s Farm TC (Traverse City)

7100 East Traverse Hwy, M-72 West
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 632-6293

Open For The Season!

They have a tasting room! Live Music, Corn Maze, U-Pick, Events, & More!

Jacob’s Farm is a 40 acre centennial farm cultivated by artisans who share an unwavering passion for agriculture, wine, food and service.

 

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