Best Cider Mills in Michigan
Although summer hasn’t technically ended, September 1 marks the unofficial beginning of fall. And with that comes the opening of cider mills throughout Michigan! From sweet cider to splendid scenery, there’s nothing quite like a cider mill. Here are some of the best cider mills in the area.
The Franklin Cider Mill is a one-of-a-kind living piece of history. They take pride in their family-friendly atmosphere, and it shows. Enjoy a hot donut, glass of cider, or even a fresh hot dog while sitting alongside a babbling creek. Inside the market, you can take in the aroma of fresh goodies while peering into the pressing room where cider is made.
Since 1977, Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill has been a top place for farm fresh apple cider and award-winning homemade donuts. Stop by their pressing room to watch cider being made while sinking your teeth into a warm donut. Step outside to enjoy live music, or take a stroll through the zoo. You can even take a scenic tractor ride through the orchard, including a stop at the U-pick pumpkin patch.
Founded in 1837, Wiard’s Cider Mill and Apple Orchard is one of the longest-standing establishments in all of Michigan. Visitors can enjoy u-pick apples and pumpkins, drink delicious cider, roam through a corn maze or climb on a hayride. Located in Ypsilanti Township, it’s no wonder Wiard’s is one of the most popular places to go in the Ann Arbor area.
From corn mazes and hayrides, to fun runs and apple pie contests, there’s always something going on at Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill. They also just so happen to have some of the most delicious hot cinnamon donuts, fresh apple cider, and other mouthwatering goodies in Michigan! Don’t forget so sign up for Diehl’s Ciderfest Run on September 27!
Erwin Orchards & Cider Mill is a third generation family farm celebrating its 82nd year and still “growing.” The farm has 200 acres of fruit with state of the art technology. You can pick your own apples, sweet cherries, raspberries and pumpkins from the patch anytime in late September to October. They also have a wide range of fun fall family activities, such as wagon rides, hay mazes, a floating apple toss game and more.
Open in September and October, you can watch fresh cider being made while sinking your teeth into a homemade donut or caramel apple. If you’re of age, try their hard cider and visit their winery tasting room. It’s a great place for all members of the family!