Top List of Michigan Cider Mills, Apple Orchards and Farms | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com
Isn't there something undeniably exciting about apple orchards, cider mills and freshly made warm sugary donuts?? We've got a list of the best cider mills in Michigan!
There are several cider mills in northern and Central Michigan, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Rochester, Fenton, Frankenmuth, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Gladwin, Plymouth, Howell, Ypsilanti, Charlotte, Traverse City, Northville and all across Michigan, so grab our Michigan cider mills map and go exploring!
Open 7 days a week
M-F 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
S-S 7:30 a.m.- 9:00p.m.
*Be sure to click this link to open Michigan Cider Mills in Google Maps so you can see where they are as you drive!
Dexter Cider Mill, located at 3685 Central St, Dexter, MI 48130 first opened its doors in 1866!! This cider mill is family owned and is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan!
They offer incredibly fresh cider, crisp apples (including caramel), frush donuts and other baked goods.
We have over 51 Michigan Cider Mills and Orchards listed below! Visit in September and October!
They are located all across Michigan, with concentrations in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Traverse City, Gladwin, Armada, Lansing, Fenton, Rochester Hills, Plymouth, Howell, Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids and Midland regions.
Keep reading for our list of the best Michigan Cider Mills and Orchards!
Be sure to visit each location's website or Facebook page prior to visiting to check hours, availability and if they have what you need. We've listed Michigan cider mills located in northern, southwest, southeast and all across Michigan.
We are lucky as there are so many cider mills near me! Check our map and list below for the best cider mills in Michigan!
Are you hoping to pick some juicy apples this fall? Grab our guide for the best apple orchards in Michigan!
There's an interactive map, address and lots of info here:
Of course I couldn't resist putting this cute girl's apple dress right here. It's all cotton and so stinkin' cute from Amazon.
Carry on, back to apples... ;)
This history of Michigan Apples states that John Chapman, (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) is one of the reasons why we have such an abundance of apples. Chapman owned many apple tree nurseries in the Midwest and sold and traded apple trees.
Did you know that archaeologists have found evidence that people have been eating apples since at least 6500 B.C.? Cool, huh!
Address: Gull Meadow Farms, 8544 Gull Rd., Richland, MI 49083
Gull Meadow Farms is a great spot to pick your fall pumpkins, enjoy fresh delicious donuts and grab some fresh apple cider by the glass, half gallon or whole gallon. There's a very cute shop with items to decorate your home.
We used to live about 5 miles from this farm so we would visit several times throughout the fall season to buy mums and explore the corn maze. There is a train for kids and a tractor drawn hay wagon for the whole family. Great place!! It's a very fun September and October Michigan event! We love it!
Their multi-colored sunflowers are planted in mid-May and bloom for about two full weeks in August.
Tickets are around $13 per person, though children under 36 inches tall are admitted free. Each ticket gets visitors a wagon ride out to the sunflower field and one sunflower to take home.
Address: 8614 US-127, St Johns, Michigan
Check out Uncle Johns Cider Mill for gifts, food items, snacks, wine and Michigan hard cider. They make super yummy fresh donuts and fresh cider, so don't miss out! Plus, the barn is gorgeous!
Michigan hard cider makes a fantastic Christmas gift...just sayin'.
Location 5395 Midland Road, Freeland, MI
It's pretty cool that Bayne's Apple Valley has been awarded Mid-Michigan's Best Orchard 3 years in a row!
Bayne's Apple Valley has great homemade baked goods and my Dad, especially, can't resist picking up freshly made donuts and fresh pressed pure apple cider.
Pop into their cute shop and grab some fresh cider on the way out! Great place to meet friends during fall Michigan afternoons!
Plan to spend at least an hour at Bayne's as one of our favorite things to do is to grab a sandwich in their cute cafe and then lounge outside to enjoy the view of the woods. It makes for a very relaxing afternoon.
Are Apples Good For You?
Per Webmd, the fiber in apples slow digestion and help with diarrhea and constipation. Plant chemicals and fiber in an apple peel protect against blood vessel and heart damage.
Apples can also lower your cholesterol and slow the growth of cancer cells. Apples can protect the cells in the pancreas and help your lung, bones, gut, brain and heart.
Address: 7475 N. River Road, Freeland, Michigan
We enjoy visiting Leaman's as it's an event! You can search for cute items for your home in their shop, pick out a fantastic pumpkin, enjoy some donuts and sip some cool cider. Plus, adorable goats are grazing near the parking area! Seriously!
Isn't there something just amazing about beautiful red apples on a tree? Almost swoon-worthy!! I love watching the green apples being dipped in gooey caramel. So yummy!
7450 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
If the sound of caramel dipped apples rolled in tiny bits of crunchy nuts makes you salivate (you are normal, by the way!), pack up the car and head to Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills where you can pick out fresh warm donuts, crunchy apples and a gallon of sweet fresh pressed cider.
The Cider Mill is open the Saturday before Labor Day through the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Weekdays - 7 am to 5:30 pm
Weekends - 8 am to 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Day - 8 am to 12 noon.
Order your pies NOW to be picked up on Thanksgiving day!
Address: 4160 US-131, Petoskey, MI
We love stopping at Coveyou Scenic Farm market, the owners are super friendly and the market has so many great things! We purchased bottles of syrup and a pumpkin!
Address: 5699 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI.
If you are out and about for Michigan fall color tours, be sure to stop at Pond Hill Farms to enjoy fresh warm donuts and cider around their bon fire!
There's a cafe, cute animals to oogle, and pumpkin launching too! Super fun October Michigan things to do!
3142 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
This fabulous cider mill has a winery, bakery, apple house, cider mill and tons of activities!
Location: 1950 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI
First off, the beauty of Yates' red barn is just breathtaking!! We love that you can purchase your yummy baked goods and cider in the store and then mosey outside to enjoy your treats on a nearby picnic table.
To the right of the cider barn is a FANTASTIC walking path and trail along the river that continues well beyond where we walked-I'm assuming it continues for a couple miles. The path has several areas where you can walk down to the river, so be sure to take time to explore the area!
Oh, and yes, there are cute goats like this adorable guy!! I couldn't help but talk to him and I'm pretty sure he understood me!! Or, possibly, he wanted my apple turnover. One can't be sure...(but I'm going with the idea that we were kindred spirits!)
Address: 50240 Martz Rd Suite 1, Belleville, MI 48111
In addition to 15 acres of sunflowers, Debucks has over 19 farm attractions, wagon rides, tractor pulled barrel ride, Linda’s Kitchen, Donut Bakery and lots more to see and do! Check out their 13 acre corn maze and 20 acre U-pick pumpkin patch!
I HAD to list them as I promised donuts!!
Address: 12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457
Pick your own pumpkin from their large pumpkin patch and see their cider mill (if you are lucky, they may be pressing cider when you visit!) Shop their store and bakery for delicious treats. Come out for tours and farm dinners (previously arranged).
Address: 10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Pinckney, MI
Stop by Schell Family Farms for apples!! They are known for their Honey Crisps!
They process syrup completely in-house and they have tons of flavors, including their new apple flavored syrup!!
Pick your pumpkin out of thousands of pumpkins to choose from and depending on the season, Schell's has cherries and peaches!
Address: 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI
Play on the playground and see the cute farm animals!!
Spicer's Orchard also has:
You might be able to pick blueberries at the same time, depending on the season and the weather. Or if you visit in early August, grab a few photos in front of their gorgeous sunflower fields!
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