Metro Detroit Apple Orchards and Cider Mills

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Alber Orchard & Cider Mill - Manchester, MI
A refurbished 1937 John Deere orchard tractor pulls your wagon out to the pumpkin patch. Open from early September through late November for lots of farm activities.  There is also an apple cider press at the cider mill and a seven acre corn maze. Also play in the hay maze, enjoy caramel apples, pretzels, apples, and cider. It is owned by Mike and Therese Boosory. Their address is 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI 48158. It is located 57 miles west of Detroit and just 17 miles outside of Ann Arbor.

Apple Charlie’s - New Boston, MI
A 95 acre farm that is the last operating cider mill in Wayne County.It was started in 1952 and is family owned and operated.Dwarf apple trees make for easy picking in their orchard.Enjoy their apple cider, apple pies and apple-chopped cinnamon bread.Free admission and parking.

Blake Farms - Armada, MI

Erwin Orchards - South Lyon, MI
A third generation family farm operating for more than 90 years. Pick your own apples and pumpkins on their 200 acre fruit farm. Apple cider, wagon rides, a corn maze, inflatables (weekends) and petting farm (weekends). They run an A-MAZE-ING daytime corn maze and a haunted nighttime Corn “Stalkers” Maze. Corn maze opens Labor Day weekend.  Pumpkin patch opens late September. Their address is 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 48178. It is about 42 miles west of downtown Detroit.

Kapnick Orchards - Britton, MI
Pick your own pumpkins starting in the middle weekend in September and running through October 31st. Enjoy apple picking, cider mill, wagon rides, farm animals, and bakery. They also host an apple festival the second weekend in October. Their address is 4245 Rogers Highway, Britton, MI 49229. It is near Adrian or about 64 miles southwest of Detroit.

Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill - Commerce Twp., MI
They feature a U-pick pumpkin patch, 5 acre cornfield maze, hay rides, petting farm, apples, cider mill and farm yard play area. They have both a daytime corn maze and night time corn maze. Their address is 1540 E. Commerce Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382. It is located 37 miles northwest of downtown Detroit.

Plymouth Orchards - Plymouth, MI
Take a wagon out to their u-pick pumpkin patch. They also have a cider mill, apples, and fresh donuts. Plymouth Orchards has been welcoming visitors since 1977. Their address is 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth, MI. It is about 33 miles west of downtown Detroit. They have been making fresh apple cider and homemade donuts since 1977.Cider Mill is open daily from September to early November.Note: this is not a u-pick apple orchard but they do offer pre-picked apples for sale.They also do not press cider daily.

Spicer Orchards - Fenton, MI
They have more than ten varieties of apples that ripen in September and October.Take a hayride to enjoy the apple picking.Farm animals and a large play area with inflatables, face painting and pony rides for kids.Get lost in their corn maze or pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill - Romeo, MI
A pick your own pumpkin farm and apple orchard with a cider mill and moonlight tractor pulled hayrides. They are open Thursday through Sunday in the fall. Their address is 2961 W. 32 Mile, Romeo, MI 48065. It is about 37 miles north of downtown Detroit. U-pick is $17 for a 1/2 bushel for a group of four people.They have a variety of apples available for PYO and additional pre-picked apples for purchase.They have operated a cider mill since 1978.Moonlight hayrides are offered on Saturday evenings in October, with a glass of cider and a donut awaiting you next to the bonfire at the conclusion.

Westview Orchards - Washington Twp, MI
The small farm started in 1813 by Michael Bowerman now spans 188 acres.U-pick apples start Labor Day weekend.Enjoy a wagon ride and then pick a peck, ½ bushel or bushel.PYO pumpkins start in late September.Farm Market is open daily in season.Bakery offers fruit donuts, fruit flips, deep dish pies and apple, banana nut and pumpkin breads.

Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm - Washington Twp., MI
Pick your own pumpkins and apple picking on this 188 acre farm with 18 acres of farm fun in the fall. They have a 7 acre corn maze, playground and u-pick apples, peaches, cherries, and strawberries. Their fall season starts in late September and runs through October 31st. Their address is 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp., MI 48095. It is about 36 miles north of downtown Detroit.

Wiard’s Orchards & County Fair - Ypsilanti, MI
They have a u pick pumpkin patch and pick your own apples for guests that purchase admission to the Wiard’s Country Fair. This admission price includes their corn maze, mini golf, hayrides, petting farm, playground and other activities. It was founded by George Wiard in 1837 at its original location near Willow Run Airport. It moved to Ypsilanti Township during World War II. They have been offering visitors u-pick apples for more than 80 years.Eleven different varieties are currently offered when ripe during the season. They also have a haunted attraction called Night Terrors. It features a haunted house, barn, paintball, and thrill park. Their address is 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. It is about 38 miles west of downtown Detroit.

Cider Mills

They don’t have PYO apple operations but you can still enjoy the apples without getting too far from the city.

Dexter Cider Mill - Dexter, MI
The oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan.They make cider the same way they did 120 years ago – on an oak rack press. The equipment is over 100 years old.Bakery products include doughnuts, caramel apples and apple nut bread with homemade apple pies and apple strudel available on weekends.Open Wednesday through Sunday from late August through mid-November.

Franklin Cider Mill - Bloomfield Hills, MI
This mill was completed after three years of construction in 1837 – the same year that Michigan became a state.Try their cinnamon spice donut and wash it down with a glass of apple cider.They also offer carmel apples, candy apples and a variety of pies.The mill has changed hands a number of times throughout history but has been in the same family since it was purchased by Jack Peltz in 1966.It is now owned by Barry Peltz.

Paint Creek Cider Mill - Oakland Twp, MI
A fall tradition for many in Metro Detroit.Fresh apple cider and cinnamon sugar donuts conveniently located in Oakland Township north of Rochester.

Yates Cider Mill - Rochester Hills, MI
A Michigan landmark along the Clinton River in Oakland County that has been making apple cider since 1876.They also have old fashioned donuts: plain, cinnamon-sugar and powdered.Other baked goods include caramel apples, apple pies, apple crisp and apple turnovers.

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