Michigan is the “land of the apple” in the autumn months and fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here. There is no better way to spend a sunny fall afternoon than biting into a warm donut or picking fresh apples with your family. Here is a list of our five favorite apple orchards and cider mills.
Parmenters Northville Cider Mill is conveniently located within the historic homes of Cabbage Town right outside of Downtown North- ville. Once you enjoy some of their homeemade cider blend (that changes every week), you can stop by right next door at their winery for some fresh hard sider, beer, live music and food trucks. This cozy little cider mill has something for all ages.
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
10685 Warren Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
The famous Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill is a must visit if you have young children. They have a variety of activites from a farm full of animals, hay-rides through the pumpkin patch and even a hay bale maze! Since planting the first trees in 1977, Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill has developed into a certified organic farm and a popular fall destination for apples, fresh cider, donuts and family activities. Don’t forget to grab one of their famous fresh baked pies!
10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
The Spicer family has been growing fruit in southeastern Michigan for five generations. The first farm was near Detroit and fruit was taken by horse and wagon downtown. Activities vary from bounce houses, train rides, scenic hay rides, corn roasting, carnival treats and even a corn maze! Spicer’s also has a winery that has a wide selection of wines, hard ciders and delicious food.
505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
If you are looking for a more adult friendly cider mill, Vander Mill is your perfect destination. It is located right in the heart of Grand Rapids and they are known for their world class ciders that are made from only the best fruit on the west side of Michigan. Vander Mill will give you a small-town vibe where you will feel right at home. Be sure to try a couple of dishes from their food menu, which is full of delicious, innovative creations.