5 Metro Detroit Cider Mills to Check Out This Fall
By: Scott Davis
September 9, 2016
It’s technically still summer, but it is starting to feel a little bit like fall. That does not mean that you need to start planning your hibernation for winter just yet, however. There’s still plenty to do outdoors, and what better way to do that than at a cider mill?
Here are five cider mills that are perfect for a fall afternoon.
Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill has been a staple in Holly for over 60 years. Offering hot, cold, and slushy cider alongside hot donuts, Diehl’s is the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon. There are even weekend Hayrides and you can sign up for their Dinner and a Hayride here.
Diehl’s will also be hosting the Ciderfest run 2016 on Saturday, September 24.
With award winning cider, freshly baked donuts, and a wide variety of apples, Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill is certainly one of the best fall experiences around. Families can enjoy a scenic wagon ride, looking at farm animals, and picking out their favorite pumpkins just in time for Halloween.
Blake’s Orchards and Cider Mill is one of the more popular choices for families in southeast Michigan. Blake’s has over 500 acres of orchard and farmland with pick-your-own apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, and U-cut Christmas trees. Family entertainment includes train rides, pony rides, hayrides, and cornfield mazes.
No metro Detroit cider mill list is complete without mention of Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills. Not only does it feature delicious cold, hot, and even frozen cider, it’s one of the most scenic views in the area. With a beautiful river and a nature walk, Yates is a great place to take an afternoon stroll. There is also a petting zoo and an apple tent with a wide range of delicious apples to choose from. Be sure to check out the different options by heading to their website.
The Goodison Cider Mill takes pride in their old fashioned and century-old pressed fresh apple cider. What makes this cider mill stand out is their bakery, which features their world famous Pistachio Nut Bread and a wide variety of pies, donuts, jams, apples, caramel apples, and other treats. There is also a large play area for kids to enjoy.