Guide to Cider Mills in Metro Detroit

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 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
3925 E. Seymore Lake
Opens August-December
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

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

Franklin Cider Mill

7450 Franklin
Bloomfield Twp.
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. Franklin cider mill presses and bottles their own cider right at the mill. The donuts are sold are made by an old German recipe. You can also find different baked goods, apple products, honey, and more.

Goodison Cider Mill
4295 Orion Rd.
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.

Paint Creek
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
5125 N. Rochester Road
Fall hours Daily 8:00am-6:00pm

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). Activities at the Mill are free (yep F.R.E.E) and include a petting farm, giant hay pyramid and antique wall.

Yate’s Cider Mill
1950 E. Avon
Rochester Hills
Monday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm

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 include pony rides for $5.00/person.

Middleton Farms Cider Mill
46462 Dequindre Rd.

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.


63260 Van Dyke
Open year round
Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm

Verellen Orchards is open year round with a variety of produce available. You can also enjoy cider, donuts, and a variety of other Michigan produce.

Dexter Cider Mill
3685 Central St.
Opens Late August- Mid November
Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

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

Lesser Farms and Orchard
12651 Island Lake Rd.
Open Week of Labor
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).

Apple Charlie’s Orchard and Cider Mill 
(734) 753-9380
38035 S. Huron
New Boston 
Sun – Sat: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

They offer U-pick orchards with dwarf apple trees for easy picking. It’s family run facility with animals, pond, pavilion, bakery, apples, ice cream, gift shop and hayrides. They make their own apple cider, apple pies and apple-chopped cinnamon bread fresh and ready for your purchase.

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill
*Cider mill*
714 Baseline Rd.
Open August 27th

At Parmenter’s you can enjoy apple cider, an assortment of apple products, donuts, cheese and more! 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

10685 Warren Road
Open September 3rd- November 6th

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

Three Cedars Farm
7897 Six Mile
Northville Twp.
Open September 2nd
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, 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. 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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