Updated August 2020
The beginning of fall in Michigan is one of the best times of the year. From indulging in caramel apples to visiting the pumpkin patch, there are plenty of fall activities for the whole family. However, the real star of the show in the fall are the many cider mills that are located across the beautiful state of Michigan to have a taste of the delicious cider that’s been freshly pressed. Here you can find the ultimate list of cider mills in Michigan for the family and even the places that produce hard ciders for adults to enjoy. Below, you will find more information about each one of the cider mills along with an indication of whether it is family friendly or adult friendly.
F = Family Friendly
A = Adult Friendly
1. Alber Orchard & Cider Mill (F)
13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI
This orchard and cider mill is located just 30 minutes west of Ann Arbor that provides the perfect trip for families of all kinds. The kids play area is large offering tractor-drawn hayrides, a 7-acre corn maze, a you-pick pumpkin patch and more. There are many fall events that take place on the weekends so be sure to check the calendar of events.
2. B. Nektar (A)
1511 Jarvis, Ferndale, MI
You can find a little bit of everything here from hard ciders to meads to brews. Each label design on their drinks are unique in their own way. If you’re looking to try some of these creations, stop in their B. Nektar Taproom where you can try a flight while relaxing in the comfy new lounge area.
3. Bennett’s Orchard (F, A)
5647 Consear Road, Ottawa Lake, MI
Bennett’s Orchard is a family tradition that’s been around for over 50 years growing quality fruits and vegetables. On the weekends they make hot donuts, but every day you can find them pressing fresh apple cider. The country store is full of local products including honey from their own bees and farm eggs. Be sure to check out their selection of hard ciders at the Ciderhouse.
4. Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill (F, A)
17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI
This is your one-stop shop where there are fun activities for the kids such as a 3D maze and zombie paintball with hard cider for the adults to enjoy. Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill sits on 500 acres with three independent facilities. This is a fun destination for people of all ages to enjoy with many seasonal attractions including the Fall Harvest Tour and Michigan Lavender Festival.
5. Brookwood Fruit Farm (F)
7845 Bordman Road, Almont, MI
This is a fifth generation family fruit farm that grows many different varieties of fruits including raspberries, apples, tart cherries, and peaches. They also make their own unpasteurized apple cider with a special blend of apples. Enjoy all of the different fruits they have to offer at Brookwood Fruit Farm!
6. Cherry Creek Wine (A)
11500 Silver Lake Hwy, Brooklyn, MI
This is your destination for award-winning wines, hard ciders, and even farm to table food. With such a picturesque property, you will not want to leave this place. Their hard ciders rotate often with special limited releases for guests who are there on Saturdays. They even have a Root Beer Cider. Yum!
7. Dexter Cider Mill (F, A)
3685 Central Street, Dexter, MI
The Dexter Cider Mill is one of the oldest operating cider mills in the state of Michigan using an oak rack press to make their fresh apple cider. Recently, they expanded to producing hard cider for those over the age of 21. Along with the cider, they offer apples, vegetables, and many decadent treats from their very own bakery.
8. Diehl’s Orchard & Cider Mill (F)
1479 Ranch Road, Holly, MI
This farm sits on 100 acres in Holly, Michigan offering a wide variety of apples including Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Gala, and Jonathan. A few fall favorites include their cider, apple butter, and Michigan grown popcorn. There is a tricky but fun corn maze for both kids and adults along the orchard. Be sure to check out their annual Ciderfest event that includes many different fall activities, a craft show, a BBQ, and a Ciderfest run. This is a fun event for all ages!
9. Erie Orchards & Cider Mill (F)
1235 E. Erie Road, Erie, MI
This family-owned farm grows blueberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins every single year. Visitors can shop at the country store, pick their own fruit, adventure through the corn maze, or even stop by the animal center for a petting zoo. Be sure to check out their Apple Festival that features activities for kids including pony and hay rides with many caramel apples and donuts to enjoy.
10. Erwin Orchards (F)
61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI
This three generation family orchard is located just outside of Detroit in South Lyon, Michigan. The farm has a wide variety of some of the best apples, raspberries, cherries, and pumpkins to choose from. There are many different things to indulge in here including specialty raspberry cider or apple cider slush. For the kids, there is a corn maze, sunflower garden, and a 3D attraction called Mr. Bee’s 3-D Adventure.
11. Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider (A)
223 S. Main Street, Rochester, MI
If you’re visiting downtown Rochester, Michigan, be sure to check out Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider. Try out one of their unique wines or hard ciders. If you want to bring a bottle home with you, they even offer custom labels for your bottles if you’re celebrating a special occasion or just wanting something unique.
12. Goodison Cider Mill (F)
4295 Orion Road, Rochester, MI
Located on the northern outskirts of metro Detroit you can find Goodison Cider Mill in Rochester, Michigan. Here they use a century-old press to produce and fill hundreds of jugs full of fresh apple cider for visitors to take home. Visit the restaurant to find a variety of baked goods including their world famous pistachio nut bread. On Sundays, kids can enjoy the bounce house while parents relax under the tent or at the many picnic tables.
13. Hy’s Cider Mill (F)
6350 37 Mile Road, Bruce Township, MI
This small farmer’s market offers u-pick apples with a wagon ride that brings you there, pumpkins, and a variety of baked goods. It is located in the Detroit metropolitan area just an hour north of the city. There are many picnic tables scattered across the property that make it the perfect place for families to visit and enjoy the view of apple cider being made.
14. Kapnick Orchards (F)
4245 Rogers Hwy, Britton, MI
Kapnick Orchards is located in southeastern Michigan in the city of Britton. They make cider in two different ways – the old fashioned way and the newer method using a UV light machine. They also have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available for u-pick. Check out their annual Apple Festival that takes place in the fall for a fun-filled day for you and your family.
1540 E. Commerce Street, Commerce Charter Township, MI
This orchard, farm, and cider mill is located in Commerce Township just outside of Pontiac. Not only are you able to enjoy picking your own assortment of apples, but there is also a wide variety of garden vegetables that are grown here also. There are plenty of activities for the kids here including a small corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, a giant slide, and more.
16. Markillie Orchard (F)
5200 N. Latson, Howell, MI
Markillie Orchard is located in Howell, Michigan that specializes in apples and donuts. There is an abundance of space for visitors to enjoy many of the treats they offer including cider slushes, soft serve ice cream, jams, and more. There is also an outdoor play area for kids to enjoy while visiting the orchard.
17. Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm (F, A)
11025 S. Jackson Road, Cement City, MI
Keeping family tradition as the main focus, Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm uses a “rack and cloth” style press to create small batches which has been around for over 100 years. Every day, fresh bread, pies, and donuts are made with local ingredients. There is an ice cream parlor on site with sixteen hand-dipped flavors to choose. Family fun takes place on the weekends with live entertainment, pony rides, hot dog roasts, and a pumpkin patch. For the adults, check out the cellar to taste their specialty hard ciders and wines they produce.
18. Big Red Apple Orchard (F)
4900 32 Mile, Washington Township, MI
Located on the outskirts of metro Detroit in Washington Township, Michigan, Miller’s Big Red Apple Orchard is a popular destination for fresh donuts, pies, apple cider, and local produce. Bring your family to pick apples and pumpkins or go to the petting zoo. On the weekends, there is a bounce house for the kids.
19. Obstbaum Orchards (F, A)
9252 Currie Road, Northville, MI
Obstbaum Orchards is located in Northville, Michigan which is just right outside of Detroit. Visitors can get a chance to watch this 40-year old cider mill in action to see how cider is pressed. Check out the country store to get your fix of the popular Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate. Kids can enjoy the hayrides while adults sip on a glass of their very own wine or hard cider.
20. Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill (F, A)
714 East Baseline Road, Northville, MI
Visit Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill for traditional cider mill goodies and treats. On the weekends, you can experience and watch the cider being pressed. In the fall, they open the Nut Hut, Fudge Hut, and Chow Mill serving up their own candied nuts, fudge, and hot dogs to visitors. If you’re in the mood for wine or hard cider, visit the Northville Winery and Brewing Co. to satisfy your craving.
21. Rochester Cider Mill (F)
5125 Rochester Road, Rochester, MI
Rochester Cider Mill is a family-friendly destination with many different activities that are absolutely free for families. These activities include a petting farm, a giant hay climbing pyramid, and more. Sit back and relax with their delicious sweet apple cider and a donut in your hand while your kids have fun playing.
22. Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill (F)
2961 32 Mile Road, Romeo, MI
This property is surrounded by 300-foot locus and pine trees that offer visitors a unique place to pick apples and pumpkins. The Donut House is a big hit among most visitors with a wide variety of hot donuts to choose from along with fresh apple cider. The picnic area is perfect for families with antique tractors nearby to take pictures on.
23. The Franklin Cider Mill (F)
7450 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
This cider mill is a family owned tradition that has been around for almost two centuries serving some of the best non-pasteurized fresh cider and hot donuts. Visitors can enjoy browsing the small market with a variety of baked goods, jams, smoked beef, cheeses, and of course delicious apples. On certain weekends, there are special events that take place at the cider mill – be sure to check their calendar for these event times and dates.
24. Three Cedars Farm (F)
7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI
Three Cedars Farm is a fun time for the whole family with activities including u-pick pumpkins, a corn maze, the barnyard playland, hayrides, and train rides. While enjoying these activities, grab one of their apple cider slushes or a cinnamon sugar donut from the Donut Hut. There is both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy your delicious treats.
25. Verellen Orchards & Cider Mill (F)
63260 Van Dyke, Washington, MI
If you’re looking to grab quality fruit, then head on over to Verellen Orchards located in Washington, Michigan. They are open all year with certain fruits available for purchase depending on the current season. The pies here are incredible with 15 different flavors available even with sugar-free options.
26. Wasem Fruit Farm (F)
6580 Judd Road, Milan, MI
This is a family-owned orchard located in southeastern Michigan producing a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables and of course, apples. You can pick your own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries here. They press their own unpasteurized cider and make fresh donuts daily. There are even school tours that are offered to kids.
27. Westview Orchards & Winery (F, A)
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI
This is one of Michigan’s oldest orchards that turned into a fun trip for the entire family with u-pick apples and raspberries along with apple cider and corn mazes. There is a hearty selection of different vegetables and fruits available for purchase. There are many events that take place regularly here that are worth checking out. For the adults, visit the Westview Winery and Cider Barn for hard ciders on tap and a selection of wines to choose from.
28. Wiard’s Orchards and County Fair (F)
5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI
Located on the east side of Michigan, Wiard’s is a big deal with their cider mill that’s been around for over 181 years. U-pick apples are available along with hayrides that go through a spooky tree-lined path. They also have a country fair that takes place in September with countless activities for the family.
29. Yate’s Cider Mill (F)
1990 E. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI
Voted one of the best cider mills in Michigan, Yate’s Cider Mill is truly one of a kind with the pride they put into making cider with premium fruits only. Once you’ve tried their cider, take a walk down the river walk, ride a pony, or visit the petting zoo. This is a family-friendly atmosphere with something for everyone to love.
30. Corey Lake Orchards (F, A)
12147 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers, MI
Stop by to pick your own fresh produce including apples, beans, grapes, and more! They produce their very own cider at their on-site cider mill along with hard ciders for the adults. The bakery makes a variety of donuts in many flavors on the weekends along with pies, cookies, and more. They have an extensive list of hard ciders that are all made with local products. Be sure to check this place out if you are in Three Rivers.
31. Country Mill Orchard & Cider Mill (F, A)
4648 Otto Road, Charlotte, MI
This is a place to bring the entire family for a fun-filled day with many different activities for the kids and hard ciders and wine for the adults. Pick your very own fruit and pumpkins at their 120-acre farm. If you’d rather relax, take a ride on their wagon while enjoying a fresh donut or caramel apple. In their farm market, you will discover unique gifts and fresh apple cider to bring home with you.
32. Crane Orchards (F)
6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI
The orchards here have many fruits including apples, cherries, peaches, and pumpkins as they come available for u-pick. Your kids will love the 20-acre corn maze, cow train, and hay rides that are offered at the orchard. There is something that your entire family will enjoy here.
33. Grandpa’s Cider Mill (F)
2941 Friday Road, Coloma, MI
Find family-friendly activities for all ages here along with fresh fruit to purchase and an on-site bakery with many indulgent treats. Visitors have the opportunity to actually experience the process of taking apples and turning them into fresh cider. There are different events that take place throughout the fall season including the Harvest Festival.
34. Jollay Orchards (F)
1850 Friday Road, Coloma, MI
Visit this family-friendly farm for u-pick homegrown fruits, bakery treats, and of course apple cider. Their signature items you won’t want to miss are the cider donuts and the apple pie. There are tables and charcoal grills available for guests to have their own picnics. This is the perfect place for a family adventure!
35. VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill (F)
8619 W. ML Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
Get an up-close look at the Vintage Cider Press used at VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill during a group tour. The whole family can enjoy free live music, entertainment, and the longest zip line in southwest Michigan. The bakery makes fresh baked goods including hot cake donuts, cinnamon rolls, and fudge daily. Visitors can even “Build Your Own Tour” to create their own adventure from the many different activities offered here.
36. Virtue Cider (A)
2170 62nd Street, Fennville, MI
They are located in Fennville, Michigan, just south of Grand Rapids offering award-winning hard ciders. Partnering with local farmers to find the best quality heirloom apples is a top priority for them. For those over 21 years old, you can take a tour of the facility to see the cider-making process and then stop back in the tasting room to try one of the hard ciders.
East Central Michigan:
37. Almar Orchards (F, A)
1431 Duffield Road, Flushing, MI
This is a family-owned orchard that prides themselves on their organic fruit trees, cropland, meadows, and pastures. There is a playground for the kids along with farm animals that you can visit. Both hot and cold (slush) apple cider is available here for a sweet treat. Enjoy a free tasting of their hard ciders they have available.
38. Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill (F)
6036 Lobdell Road, Linden, MI
Mueller’s is a family-owned orchard and cider mill that’s located in Genesee County. Stop by for fresh pressed cider, fruit, and an assortment of baked goods. Many kids enjoy the large play area here or celebrating their birthday with select packages. They host many events including a car show, tractor show, and even school tours.
39. Parshallville Grist Mill (F)
8507 Parshallville Road, Fenton, MI
Visit this 136-year-old mill which happens to be one of the few water-powered mills remaining in the state of Michigan and learn how this old-fashioned cider pressing process works. Enjoy their variety of cider, spiced donuts, caramel apples, and homemade apple pies. The gift shop features many made in Michigan products available for purchase.
40. Porter’s Orchard (F)
12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich, MI
Porter’s Orchard is a third generation, family-owned apple orchard located in Goodrich, Michigan just outside of Flint. Visitors can choose to pick their own apples, pumpkins from the patch, or take an adventure through their corn maze. The kids will enjoy the inflatables and hayrides that are offered. Not to mention, they are home to award-winning apple cider.
41. Spicer’s Orchard & Cider Mill (F, A)
10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI
Spicer’s Orchard & Cider Mill is the perfect destination for you and your family with many fall activities including hayrides, face painting, and a farm animal barn just to name a few. Enjoy their hot cider and baked goods made fresh daily. For the adults, visit their tasting room to try out their specialty hard ciders and delicious wines with free tastings.
West Central Michigan:
42. Anderson & Girls Orchards (F)
2985 N. Sheridan Road, Stanton, MI
This property features a cider mill, ice cream parlor, bakery, gift shop, and a petting zoo. They have a variety of fresh fruits that are available to be picked. Fun on the Farm is perfect for the kids with wagon rides, barnyard animals, and pumpkin picking. Enjoy a fresh cup of apple cider or a homemade brownie from the bakery while you’re there.
43. Ed Dunneback & Girl’s Farm (F)
3025 6 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI
This is a wonderful place to bring the whole family to enjoy picking pumpkins or to take a beautiful picture in the sunflower field. You can pick your own fruits and vegetables to bring home with you as well. The pies are wonderful and hand-made every single day. If you have a sweet tooth, enjoy a fresh caramel apple shake or a warm cinnamon roll.
44. Farmhaus Cider Co. (A)
5025 Stanton Street, Hudsonville, MI
Located outside of Grand Rapids in Hudsonville, Michigan, Farmhaus Cider Co. is growing quickly with popularity among their hard ciders. Visit their 150-year-old family farm’s Cidergarden to try out the award-winning hard ciders for yourself. There are even food trucks that are scheduled Thursday-Saturday.
45. Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill (F)
1995 E. Gratiot County Line Road, St. Johns, MI
This is a sixth generation family farm that produces many different fruits and vegetables for the region. Fresh apple cider is served here with the chance for visitors to watch the cider-making process on the weekends during the fall season. Many baked goods including loaves of bread, donuts, and pies are available for purchase in the small market. If you want to learn how to put your freshly picked apples to good use, sign up for one of their classes on how to make apple pie.
46. Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery (F, A)
3142 4 Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery is a favorite place among West Michigan locals with the many activities here for kids of all ages and a wine tasting room for the adults. You can choose from many tasty bakery treats or home-grown fresh fruits that are in season. Enjoy riding along the scenic bike trails, travel through the corn maze, or pick out a pumpkin here!
47. Schwallier’s Country Basket (F)
1185 9 Mile Rd NW, Sparta, MI
A family-owned business located in the heart of West Michigan’s apple capital. You can spend your time picking your own apples or enjoying a fresh donut. For the kids, there is a giant corn maze, petting farm, pumpkin patch, cow train, and more. This is the perfect destination for family fun
48. The Apple Barrel Cider Mill (F)
1418 E. Center Street, Ithaca, MI
Visit The Apple Barrel Cider Mill for the best selection of Michigan seasonal fruits and berries in the summer with squash, pumpkins, mums, and apples in the fall. There is a bakery on-site that specializes in donuts, fudge, and homemade pies. They carry up to a dozen different varieties of apples depending on the season.
49. The People’s Cider Co. (A)
539 Leonard Street NW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI
Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, The People’s Cider Co. produces some of the best quality ciders that people rave about. Established in 2012, this place has made a name for itself as their hard ciders are one of a kind. Try one of them out today!
50. Uncle John’s Cider Mill (F, A)
8614 N. US Hwy 127, St. Johns, MI
There is something for the whole family to enjoy at Uncle John’s Cider Mill located north of Lansing in St. Johns, Michigan. They offer special activities such as a corn maze, train rides, and bounce houses to name a few. For adults, visit the cidery and winery tasting room for free samples of both hard ciders and wines. There are events that are happening all the time here so check out the events calendar to stay up to date.
51. Vandermill (A)
505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
One of the most popular hard cider places in Grand Rapids with such complex flavor combinations offered. The food menu here doesn’t disappoint either with all farm to table options that are prepared fresh daily. Sit back and relax while watching the process of their hard cider being made below you.
52. 45 North Vineyard & Winery (A)
8580 E. Horn Road, Lake Leelanau, MI
Located in the beautiful region of Lake Leelanau, you can find 45 North Vineyard & Winery offering an excellent selection of hard ciders and wines to try. Their tasting room is a one of a kind beam barn with a welcoming atmosphere. Sit back and enjoy tasting their variety of ciders and wines.
53. Bee Well Meadery (A)
116 N. Bridge Street, Bellaire, MI
Specializing in mead and hard ciders, Bee Well Meadery has a unique selection of ciders and meads. Be sure to check out their story of how they started this business of bottling delicious drinks. They have an exclusive tasting room and are even willing to stay around after hours to allow guests to try their products if contacted in advance.
54. Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery (A)
6530 S. Lake Shore Drive, Cedar, MI
Located in the beautiful region of the Leelanau Peninsula, this place specializes in many different hard ciders and wines. You can even find unique flavors here such as a Watermelon Cider or a Hopped Cider. This is a perfect place to stop by and try out a wide variety of different hard ciders with a great view.
55. Blustone Vineyards (A)
780 N. Sylt Road, Lake Leelanau, MI
For incredible views, no matter what time of year it is, Blustone Vineyards has an incredible tucked away location in Lake Leelanau. Their tasting room is indoors and extends to their outdoor terrace in the summer months. Enjoy a glass of wine or their fresh pressed hard cider.
56. Bowers Harbor Vineyards (A)
2896 Bowers Harbor Road, Traverse City, MI
Bowers Harbor Vineyards has an expansive list of wines including apple and cherry wine to hard ciders that you can taste when visiting. Choose to sip indoors in the tasting room or wander through the vineyards. They have unique flavors of their very own hard ciders called Spirit Ciders that are always changing depending on the season.
57. Douglas Valley Winery (A)
5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee, MI
Douglas Valley Winery is quite a unique destination in Manistee, Michigan being Michigan’s first vineyard community. Their Tasting House allows guests to enjoy their selection of unique wines and hard ciders. There is also live music that takes place on the porch every Sunday for entertainment. See their 2018 Live Music Line Up for more information.
58. Friske Cider Mill (F)
10743 N. US 31, Ellsworth, MI
Located in northern Michigan, this is a must stop destination for kids seeking adventure or just for a quick snack. If you’re hungry, check out their famous donuts from the scratch bakery or have a bowl of homemade chili. The Orchard Play Land is a huge play area for the kids including a petting zoo for their entertainment. Spend an afternoon here and enjoy the live entertainment on the weekends.
59. Left Foot Charley (A)
806 Red Drive #100, Traverse City, MI
Left Foot Charley is a popular place in Traverse City among both locals and visitors. In their 125-year-old Barrel Room, you can taste their different wines and hard ciders that they have to offer. For larger parties, you can book a special private tour that ends in tasting their most celebrated wines.
60. Suttons Bay Ciders (A)
10530 E. Hilltop Road, Suttons Bay, MI
For a breathtaking unparalleled panoramic view of West Bay, Suttons Bay Cider is a must visit place. They offer a wide variety of their very own hard ciders to try as a pint or in a flight if you want to try more than one flavor. Ciders here are always changing as they find new flavor combinations to try.
61. Tandem Ciders (A)
2055 N. Setterbo Road, Suttons Bay, MI
Located in the beautiful area near Traverse City in Suttons Bay, Michigan, Tandem Ciders produces some of the most unique hard ciders in the state. They specialize in creating artisan hard ciders with a European flair. Their tasting room has cozy ambiance, perfect for trying out their different ciders. Small bites to eat are also offered in the tasting room for guests to order.
62. Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm (F, A)
2621 S. Karsten Road, Rogers City, MI
This apple farm and cider mill is nestled in the northeastern lower region of Michigan on 13 acres of land. Browse their selection of apples, delicious baked goods, and local honey. On the weekends, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, pony ride, or barrel train ride for kids. For the adults, check out the Twisted Roots Tasting Room to try some of their handcrafted hard cider while visiting the farm.
5740 M-61, Gladwin, MI
The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill is located in Gladwin, Michigan producing fresh apples, cider, scratch pies and more. Visit on the weekends for hayrides and cider press viewings to see how the cider is really made. A favorite among visitors is the cider slushes that are offered. Before you leave, visit the country store for a large variety of fall inspired candles, goodies, and crafts.
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