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It’s a prime time to visit a cider mill in Michigan. It’s crazy to think about, but we’re actually getting to the end of the season for visiting your favorite cider mill, so get out there and enjoy it now, while you can. This weekend, I’m going to a cider mill right after I finished writing this post, actually. I’ve already been to two cider mills this year, but two is never enough, especially when it’s beautiful weather out, like it is this weekend across Michigan.

So, if you’re looking for cider, doughnuts, hayrides, apple picking, pumpkin picking and corn mazes, where do you go in Michigan? The crew at Pure Michigan, located at Michigan.org, has put together a list of eight awesome cider mills in Michigan to visit this season. I also added two of my favorite, which were not included on this list, to make it 10. This roster makes me want to travel across Michigan, take in the scenic fall color views and hit all of these different cider mills and farms. Find the full list here.

What’s your favorite Michigan cider mill to visit in the autumn? Reach out to me on social media and let me know, or email me at [email protected]. Happy apple and pumpkin picking!

  • Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery – Grand Rapids

    “The century-old Grand Rapids Apple Haus features apples, peaches, nectarines, cherries and a hugely popular bakery. Fall attractions include a corn maze, horse-drawn hayrides, u-pick apples and, of course, cider, both hard and fresh. In addition to their Apple Haus, Robinette’s has a winery, a 5.25 biking trail, and cross-country skiing,” says Michigan.org.

    Home - Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery in Grand Rapids

    Welcome To Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery Established in 1911, Robinette's Orchard has been a West Michigan staple for over 100 years. In response to consumer demand, the Robinette family opened the Apple Haus in 1973.

  • Blake Farms – Armada

    “Voted the number one apple orchard in Michigan by AAA, Blake Farms was one of the very first “Pick Your Own” orchards in Michigan. Currently, Blake’s has three locations with 500 acres of orchard and farmland. Whether you pick your own apples, sip some award-winning apple cider, enjoy a hayride, or wander their cornfield mazes, there is plenty of fall fun to be had at Blake Farms,” says Michigan.org.

    Spring at Blake's - Blake Farms

    Experience the vibrant beauty of Spring at Blake's! Explore our blossoming orchards, enjoy seasonal festivities, and savor the freshness of the season with our array of farm-fresh produce.

  • Uncle John’s Cider Mill – Saint Johns

    “Uncle John’s is well known for its cider mill, which serves fresh cider and doughnuts. Already-picked apples are also available for purchase. Uncle John’s 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,” says Michigan.org.

    Uncle John's Cider Mill Home

    Whether you are here for a glass of cider and a fresh donut, looking to shop, sip on a hard cider, or enjoy one of our seasonal experiences, we know there is something for everyone!

  • Friske Orchards – Ellsworth

    “In 2011, Friske Orchards was voted the number one U-Pick farm in Northern Michigan by Traverse Magazine. While at Friske’s you can choose to pick your own fruit, shop the general store, or attend one of their many festive events such as the Apple Festival or Fall Fun Saturdays. Other activities include guided wagon rides, orchard walks, farm animal petting zoo, large kids’ playground and an old-world bakery. Dig into a house-baked pizza and make a day of your visit,” says Michigan.org.

    Friske Farm Market | Northern Michigan Family Fun

    North Michigan's Authentic Farm Flavors Delivered Right To Your Door! At Friske's, we give you the option to eat, shop, or play. Authentic farm flavors delivered right to your door!

  • Yates Cider Mill – Rochester Hills

    “Yates Cider Mill, located in Rochester Hills for over a century, has been featured on the Food Network for its apple cider. While at Yates, visitors can choose to visit the cider mill, ice cream shop, fudge shop, or all three! Family activities include pony rides, a petting zoo and river walk. Enjoy cider, donuts, caramel apples and homemade jams and jellies at Yates this fall,” says Michigan.org.

    Yates Cider Mill

    160 years ago - back before the constant sounds of car tires rolling on pavement and back before the glow of blue lights clutter the air - there was Yates.

  • Crane Orchards – Fennville

    “Crane’s season begins with sweet cherries and leads soon after to peaches. But it is the nearly 20 apple varieties available for purchase or U-Pick that draws crowds each fall at this beloved Fennville orchard and cider mill. Enjoy a hayride, a corn maze or a ride on the Cow Train when you visit. But be sure to save time for Crane’s Pie Pantry, Restaurant, and Winery where you can enjoy a meal, a slice of pie and a glass of cider,” says Michigan.org.

    Home | Crane Orchards

    Farmed since the 1880's and currently on our 6th generation of Crane farmers, our orchard strives to be one of the finest u-pick orchards in Michigan. We offer many different varieties of apples, peaches & sweet cherries for u-pickers to choose from when in season.

  • Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm & Cider Mill – Rogers City

    “The season is short at Knaebe’s, lasting only from Labor Day through early November. But the range of activities makes this farm well worth the drive to northeastern Michigan. Indulge in a surprisingly fun Halloween Egg Hunt before scooping up bags of apples, a fresh-baked pie and cider to take home. Stay for dinner and dig into wood-fired pizza or bratwurst accompanied by Knaebe’s Twisted Roots Hard Cider,” says Michigan.org.

    Home | Knaebe's Apple Farm & Ciderworks

    A bustling apple farm and u-pick orchard in Rogers City, Michigan offering apples, pumpkins, cider, donuts, hard cider & pizza!

  • Vander Mill Cider & Winery – Spring Lake & Grand Rapids

    “Head to Vander Mill for a sampling of West Michigan’s most famous hard cider. Infused with such ingredients as local honey, raspberries, ginger or poblano peppers, Vander Mill offers a cider for every palette—including straight apple ciders. Tour their production facility in Grand Rapids to see the magic in person,” says Michigan.org.

    Vander Mill | Hard Apple Cider, Tasting Room | Grand Rapids, MI

    Love hard cider? Unsure? We've been making hard cider with locally-grown apples since 2006. We have something for everyone; cider lovers & beer drinkers alike.

  • Andy T's - St. Johns

    This is a great cider mill and farmers market! I went here for the first time this year and was impressed by the beautiful farm and delicious produce.

  • The Country Mill - Charlotte

    This is a favorite mid-Michigan cider mill that I’ve been going to since I was a child. They have lots of great areas for apple picking and a beautiful sunflower patch.

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