Celebrate Fall at These 10 Metro Detroit Apple Orchards

Get ready to indulge on all the cider and doughnuts you can handle at these 10 favorite apple orchards in southeast Michigan.

With cool fall weather comes one of the best times of year — apple orchard season! Get ready to indulge on all the cider and doughnuts you can handle, and pick some of your favorite apples right off the tree, at these 10 favorite apple orchards in southeast Michigan.

Yates Cider Mill

Taste test cider and fudge, visit the apple tent, or take a quiet stroll down the river during a visit to Yates. There is certainly no shortage of things to do and see at the historical cider mill; patrons can even watch the apples turn into cider (and take home their own gallon, of course). 1990 E. Avon Road, Rochester Hills; 248-651-8300

Franklin Cider Mill

As soon as you step foot into the Franklin Cider Mill, you’ll be overwhelmed by the smell of cinnamon spice donuts. Made warm and fresh daily, they are perfect when washed down by a glass of cider. Visitors will also find ice-cold apple cider for purchase. 7450 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills; 248-626-8261

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

Visitors can pick their own fruits and vegetables, take a hayride through the pumpkin patch, grab lunch at the Orchard Café, and more. The orchard offers a wide variety of u-pick apples including honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Granny Smith and more. Be sure to check out their pumpkin patch and haunted attractions in October, too. 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada; 586-784-5343

Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill

Open each day from September through early November, Plymouth Orchards offers you-pick pumpkins and holiday pies in addition to cider and donuts. Visitors are also able to take tractor rides through the orchard, visit with farm animals, watch cider being pressed and more. 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth; 734-455-2290

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill

In addition to cider and donuts, Parmenter’s offers a full range of favorites from cinnamon roasted almonds to pumpkin butter. After getting their fill of sweets, visitors can walk right across the street to the Northville Winery and Brewing Co. to sample hard cider and listen to live music. 714 E. Baseline Road, Northville; 248-349-3181

Rochester Cider Mill

Rochester Cider Mill has everything you need to get you ready for the autumn season. Children can visit the petting farm while the adults check out the antique tool collection and old farm equipment. Once visitors work up an appetite, caramel apples, doughnuts, and cider are available inside the country store. 5125 N. Rochester Road., Rochester; 248-651-4224

Goodison Cider Mill

Home of the world-famous Pistachio Nut Bread, Goodison Cider Mill draws visitors from miles away. Visit the mill on Sundays to enjoy balloon creation and live music. There are plenty of doughnuts made daily, along with homemade caramel, pies, jams, and much more to satisfy any sweet tooth. 4295 Orion Road, Rochester; 248-652-8450

Long Family Orchard, Farm and Cider Mill

Sure, you can get fresh cider and donuts at family-owned and operated orchard, but that’s not the only attraction. A corn maze is open for visitors to navigate, along with a “Fall Time Fun Area” complete with hayrides and petting farm. 1540 E. Commerce Road, Commerce Charter Township; 248-360-3774

Spicer Orchards

Get your fill of Honeycrisp, Gala, Blondie, Golden Delicious, and Macintosh apples. Plus, red raspberries and Stanley Prune Plums. Get lost in the corn maze, which is open daily in September and October, or take a scenic wagon ride. 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton; 810-632-7692.

Apple Charlie’s Orchard

Visit Apple Charlies for your pick of apples, pumpkins, cider, doughnuts and much more. They have live farm animals and a corn maze, too. 38035 S. Huron Road, New Boston; 734-753-9380.  

Did we miss your favorite Metro Detroit apple orchard? Tell us about it in the comments so that we can add them to our list! 

Facebook Comments