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DMB’s Guide to Cider Mills

Looking to get your fall fix of apple cider and donuts but don’t have an entire afternoon to devote to the full orchard experience? Check out our great list of our stand alone cider mills where there are still lots of yummy treats and fun activities, but you can make the trip a quick one if the you just need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Did we miss your favorite quick stop cider mill? Leave us a message in the comments and we will add it to our list! 

Ashtons Orchard
(248)627-6671
3925 E. Seymore Lake
Ortonville
Opens August-December
Monday-Tuesday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm

At Ashton’s you can get apple cider, donuts, baked goods, and a variety of produce.

Franklin Cider Mill
(248)626-8261
7450 Franklin Rd.
Bloomfield Hills
Open Saturday before Labor Day- Sunday after Thanksgiving
Weekdays 7:00am-6:30pm
Weekends 8:00am-6:30pm

Visit the Franklin Cider Mill if you are looking for a simple, family friendly atmosphere.  Built by a river, you can sit and relax while feeding the ducks. The Franklin Cider Mill presses and bottles their own cider right at the mill. The donuts sold are made by an old German recipe. You can also find different baked goods, apple products, honey, and more.

Goodison Cider Mill
(248)652-8450
4295 Orion Rd.
Rochester
Opened Labor Day-Christmas
Daily 9:00am-6:00pm

At Goodison Cider Mill, cider is pressed with a century-old press. They also make a famous pistachio nut bread, along with fresh donuts. They carry a variety of pies, donuts, jams, and other treats as well.

Paint Creek
(248)656-3400
4480 Orion Road
Oakland Twp.
Open Year Round
Daily 11am-9:00pm

Although more of an eatery, at Paint Creek Cider Mill, you can get a donut or cider anytime during the year! They also offer sandwiches,coney dogs, ice cream and more.

Rochester Cider Mill
(248)651-4224
5125 N. Rochester Road
Call to confirm hours

Head to Rochester Cider Mill to eat a variety of tasty donuts, and enjoy some sweet apple cider. You can also purchase a variety of Michigan made items as well as fall decorations for your home (suck as straw, hay and cornstalks).

Additional activities
Petting farm, giant hay pyramid and antique wall all for free

Yate’s Cider Mill
(248)651-4224
1990 E. Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills
Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
Sundays 1:00-9:00pm

At Yates a water powered double table press produces the cider. You can watch this process most fall Wednesdays-Sundays. While there be sure to pick up some fresh donuts or other baked good. You can also visit the apple tent, or go on a relaxing river walk.

Additional Activities
Pony rides for $5.00/person.

Middleton Farms Cider Mill
(586)731-6699
46462 Dequindre Rd.
Utica
Opens September 8th
Sunday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Looking for something fun and simple? Then check out Middleton Farms. They make their own cider on an old fashion press and make donuts fresh daily.

Dexter Cider Mill
(734)426-8531
3685 Central St.
Dexter
Opens until Mid November
Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

The Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. Besides cider they offer donuts, a variety of baked goods, and other apple related products. Check out the website for fun weekend events.

Lesser Farms and Orchard
(734)426-8009
12651 Island Lake Rd.
Dexter
Wednesday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm

Lesser farms offers apples, cider (no donuts), along with jams, jellies, and pumpkins. You can also purchase pre-picked Michigan apples (no you pick available).

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill
(248)349-3181
714 Baseline Rd.
Northville
Monday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

At Parmenter’s you can enjoy apple cider, an assortment of apple products, donuts, cheese and more!  They have a variety of outdoor equipment for the kids to play on.  When you go don’t forget to ask for “duck donuts”, they are free, and head to the river behind the mill to feed the ducks.  There is also a winery/brewery at Parmenter’s, so be sure to check out the website to see the beer, hard cider, and wine available.

Plymouth Orchards
(734)455-2290
10685 Warren Road
Plymouth
Sunday-Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm

At Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill you can watch and learn how cider is made. While not a you pick orchard, there are still many apples, donuts, pies and more available for purchase.

Additional activities
For $3/person(3 and under free) you can take a wagon ride through the orchard.

Three Cedars Farm
(248)437-8200
7897 Six Mile
Northville Twp.
Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday-Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm

If you are looking for a cider mill with lots for the kids to do, then check out Three Cedars Farm. Besides being able to munch on donuts and sip on cider (inside, which means bees are a minimum), there are a variety of other activities to choose from. You can check out the Barn Yard Play land where kids can play on the wooden train, or in the corn box.

Additional activities
For $5/person (3 and under free) see if you can find your way though the corn maze.
Train rides are also available for $3/person.

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