Labor Day weekend is upon us, which means we will soon be inundated with all things pumpkin spice.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret about myself. I’m not a fan of the pumpkin spice life, give me hot apple cider any day of the week.
Seeing as Autumn is soon upon us, we wanted to give you a rundown of fifteen orchards and cider mills around Metro Detroit.
Blake’s Apple Orchard
When you think of apple orchards in the tri-county you Blake’s is probably the first one that pops into your head. Between Blake’s Cider Mill, Blake’s Big Apple and the Almont Garden Center there are plenty of chances to pick up your apple cider (both leaded and unleaded) and donuts.
Multiple Locations in Armada and Almont
Miller’s Big Red Farms
Head out to 32 Mile Road in Washington to visit Miller’s Big Red Farms. While you will be able to get your cider mill game on, don’t forget to check out the other fruits and vegetables they grow there.
Miller’s Big Red Farm is located at 4900 32 Mile Road Washington, Michigan 48095
Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill
If you’re looking for a low key orchard and cider mill check out Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill. It is right down the road from Miller’s Big Red Farm.
The website says they will be open in September, however, there is no date listed.
Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill is located at 2961 W. 32 Mile Bruce Township, Michigan 48065
When a farm and orchard has been in business since the 1920’s you know they must be doing something right. You can find cider and donuts at Verellien Orchards, as well as a whole host of fruits and vegetables that are in season.
Verellen Orchards & Cider Mill 63260 Van Dyke Washington, Michigan 48095
Westview Orchards became a Bicentennial Farm in 2013. Head over there to enjoy you pick apples, donuts, and cider. There are plenty of fun things to do for all ages, including a winery.
Westview Orchards is located at 65075 Van Dyke Washington Township, Michigan 48095
Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill
Enjoy a nice fall outing by driving up to Holly to figure out the corn maze at Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill. They also offer hayrides and have a petting zoo. Did I mention donuts and cider?
Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill is located at 1479 Ranch Road Holly, Michigan 48442
Franklin Cider Mill
You don’t need to go all the way out to the country to get the good old fashion cider mill feel. All you need to do is drive over to Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills.
Franklin Cider Mill officially opens for the season on Saturday, September 2.
Franklin Cider Mill is located at 7450 Franklin Road Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
Head out to South Lyon to check out Erwin Orchards. If you can’t tell there is a common theme here, donuts and cider. Erwin’s has both. The orchard also has Nigerian dwarf goats that you can feed and pet. Just a head’s up, they don’t take credit cards so bring your cash or checks.
Erwin Orchards is located at 61475 Silver Lake Road South Lyon, Michigan 48178
Long Family Orchard, Farm and Cider Mill
Just look for the giant red barn with Long on the roof. Long’s Orchard is currently open, but the cider mill and apple u-pick will open on September 16.
Long’s Orchard is located at 1540 E. Commerce Road Commerce, Michigan
Yates Cider Mill
When you go to Yates you’re walking into a bygone era. One where water wheels powered mills. You’ll find donuts, cider, a petting zoo, and a nice trail along the river.
Yates is one of the busier cider mills around, so if you do go be prepared to wait.
Yates Cider Mill is located at 1990 E Avon Road Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Technically DeBuck’s is not a “cider mill” but they serve cider and donuts. What they lack in a cider mill they make up for in the way of a 15 acre corn maze and pumpkin patch. They also have some pretty cool looking attractions like Human Fooseball.
DeBuck’s will open for the season on September 16.
DeBuck’s is located at 50240 Martz Road Belleville, Michigan 48111
Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill
Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill is located at 714 East Baseline Road Northville, Michigan 48167
Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill
Hop on one of the wagon rides at Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill. The rides go through the orchard. After your ride don’t forget to pick up some donuts and cider.
Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill is located at 10685 Warren Road in Plymouth, Michigan 48170
If you are looking for a smaller orchard and cider mill check out Obstbaum Orchards in Northville.
There is no official opening date listed on the Obstbaum Orchard website.
Obstbaum Orchards is located at 9252 Currie Road Northville, Michigan 48167
Three Cedars Farms
Grab the kids and bring them to Three Cedars Farms for a fun outing that includes cider, donuts, corn maze, hay rides and the Barnyard Play Land.
Three Cedars Farms is located at 7897 Six Mile Road Northville, Michigan 48167