Top 12 Michigan Cider Mills, Apple Orchards (and Warm Donuts) Worth Visiting This Fall 


Top 12 Michigan Cider Mills and Apple Orchards | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com

Isn't there something undeniably exciting about apple orchards, cider mills and freshly made warm sugary donuts??  I mean it feels almost like Christmas as you stare at the delicious goods in front of you, trying to decide what you MUST taste right...now.  


What is paradise, but, a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights."

William Lawson

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Gull Meadow Farms


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!

  • Be sure to stop into Gull Meadow Farms in August for their Sunflower Festival!!!  

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.


Uncle Johns Cider Mill

Address: 8614 US-127, St Johns, Michigan

Check out Uncle Johns Cider Mill  for gifts, food items, snacks, wine and hard cider.  They make super yummy fresh donuts and fresh cider, so don't miss out!  Plus, the barn is gorgeous!


Bayne's Apple Valley


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.


Leaman's Green Applebarn


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!


Franklin Cider Mill

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.

Seasonal Hours
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!

Coveyou Scenic Farms


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! 


Pond Hill Farms


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!


Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

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!


Yates Cider Mill


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!)


Debucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch


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!!


Schell Family Farms


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! 



Spicer's Orchard

Address: 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI

Play on the playground and see the cute farm animals!!

Spicer's Orchard also has:

  • Bakery
  • Donuts, Cider, Pies, Fudge
  • Ashby's Ice Cream

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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