It’s Cider & Donut Season in the D!

By: Briana Dixon | September 12, 2022

The fall aroma is in the air, which means fresh cider and donuts! And luckily, Metro Detroit is full of cider mills. Grab the kids, your friends, or your partner and go enjoy some of the best cider and donuts in town…

Westview Orchards and Winery

Westview Orchards and Winery is considered a Macomb County gem by many Metro Detroiters of all ages. The vast acres of this location include several activities and attractions that just about anyone can enjoy. Not to mention, it’s open all year round with rotating seasonal attractions, including the Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Sweet Shoppe, U-Pick cherries, and strawberries. Apples, peaches, and pumpkins, Farm Market, Bakery, and all the country fun fall attractions(which are now open). And of course, you can’t leave without getting a taste of their award-winning donuts, available in a variety of flavors. Pricing and hours can be found on Westview’s website. For additional information, follow Westview Orchards and Winery on Facebook and  Instagram @Westvieworchards. 

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill 

Blake’s is the largest cider mill in Michigan, and has affectionately earned the title of the “Cedar Point of Cider Mills”. This conglomerate is known for its delectable cider and donuts and the nearly countless amount of fun-filled attractions and things to do. Blakes operates eight locations that offer the beloved cider and donuts and are open all year round. The Orchard and Cider Mill is the original location and where the Funland area, one of the seasonal U-Picks, Blake’s Tasting Room and Restaurant, and Lovey’s Lavender Market is. Next is Blake’s Big Apple, where all the spooky fall fun takes place and includes the seasonal U-Pick as well. Blake’s Backyard features a greenhouse, nursery, market, and taproom with a gorgeous outdoor patio. Blake’s also serves South Lyon and is only open from August until October, so this location is packed with fun fall favorites. Bakehouse 46 is Blake’s own Cafe and Bakery, with four locations throughout Birmingham, Ann Arbor, Plymouth, and Rochester. And for any hard cider lovers, Blake’s line of hard cider can be ordered online or purchased from Blake’s Tasting Room or Blake’s Backyard. To learn more, follow Blake’s on Facebook @blakefarmsarmada and on Instagram @blakefarms. 

Yates Cider Mill

According to the  team at Yates Cider Mill, the one mission is that they “want people to leave happier than when they arrived.” And with the serene scenery, immaculate cider, donuts and other treats, and fun activities, it’s pretty easy to make that happen. Guests can enjoy the petting farm, fudge shop, a donut ice cream sundae, nature trails, and more. There’s also a location in Lake Orion at Canterbury Village, and the best part, admission is free. View their hours and follow Yates Cider Mill on Instagram @yatescidermillmi and on Facebook @YatesCiderMill for more information. 

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Franklin Cider Mill

Franklin Cider Mill boasts a calming, duck-filled stream, which is what powers the water wheel, along with an open market full of fall goodies. They host a variety of entertainment every weekend, such as magic shows, storytimes, and jazz music. However, Franklin Cider Mill is only open for a few months out of the year, so get in while you can. They also have the option of purchasing cider by the gallon and donuts by the dozen. View their hours and follow Franklin Cider Mill on Instagram @thefranklincidermill and on Facebook @franklincidermill for more information.  

Three Cedars Cider Mill

Visitors of all ages can enjoy Three Cedars Cider Mill. With the donut and cider hut, made fresh with their secret family recipe, hayrides, corn maze, entertainment, kids playground, train ride, and u-pick, everyone can find their share of fun. Even better, the farm changes its country-time décor according to the season. Around Christmas, the kids can enjoy both donuts and the presence of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Check out the hours and pricing here and follow Three Cedars Cider Mill on Instagram @threecedarsfarm and on Facebook @Three Cedars Farm to learn more.