Fall in Michigan has returned, giving ample time to enjoy cool weather, changing leaves, and of course, cider mills! There are dozens of cider mills located across the state, but the five below stand out because of their history and attractions. How many will you visit this season?
- Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery – Grand Rapids
This century-old West Michigan destination features cherries, peaches, apples, nectarines and a popular bakery. Fall attractions include horse-drawn carriages, a corn maze, u-pick apples and both hard and fresh ciders. In addition to their Apple Haus, Robinette’s has a winery, bike trail and cross-country skiing (once winter comes around).
- Yates Cider Mill – Rochester Hills
Yates Cider Mill offers cider that has been featured on the Food Network (no joke!) While at Yates, you can visit the mill, fudge shop, ice cream shop or all three! Family activities include pony rides, a petting zoo and river walk.
- Uncle John’s Cider Mill – Saint Johns
Uncle John’s is a Mid-Michigan staple, and for good reason. This cider mill offers tours of the mill and has many activities for families to take part in, such as a pumpkin patch, fruit fling, wagon rides, corn maze and even a mining company where visitors are able to mine their own gemstones.
- Blake Farms – Armada
Recently voted the number one apple orchard in Michigan by AAA, Blake Farms was one of the very first “Pick Your Own” orchards in Michigan. These days, Blake’s offers three separate locations with more than 500 acres of orchard and farmland. Whether you pick your own apples, sip some delectable apple cider or wander their corn mazes, there is plenty of autumn fun to be had at Blake’s.
- Dexter Cider Mill – Dexter
The Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest continuously operating Cider Mill in Michigan. Cited by “Hour Detroit” magazine as one of the 101 places to visit in the greater metropolitan area. Along with natural cider, the Dexter Cider Mill offers fresh apples and doughnuts, caramel apples and apple nut bread from the bakery. On weekends, they also offer original, homemade apple pies (made from scratch), apple strudel, apple turnovers and our own hand rolled gingersnaps.
Want to find more Michigan destinations to visit this fall? Check out our other Empowered Community blogs for more!