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Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

The Best Apple Orchards & Cider Mills near Ann Arbor

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One of my favorite fall activities is picking apples, enjoying cider and donuts, and enjoying a fresh baked apple pie. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not.

I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards and cider mills. If I missed someplace, let me know in the comments or by email.


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Ann Arbor U-Pick Apple Orchards

While there are no actual Ann Arbor Apple Orchards, there are several nearby options that offer u-pick apples.

Apples on tree

Current Season: 9/2 - Opening Day is Sunday, September 11 with Gala, Mac & Prime Gold
Admission: Free

About Wasem Fruit Farm

We love Wasem Fruit Farm in fall. We’ve picked apples and pumpkins there many times over the years. They also offer a small u-pick patch of fall raspberries. In summer, Wasem has tart cherries, currants, and gooseberries for u-pick. Don’t miss their cider and donuts. My tip is to buy a gallon (or half-gallon) of…

Crops: Raspberries Pumpkins Cherries Apples Pears

Activities:

Food: Cider, Donuts

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn

Location

Wasem Fruit Farm, 6580 Judd Road, Milan, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Apple/Pumpkin Season: 9a-6p Tuesday-Sunday


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Store opens September 6. Country Fair opens weekends September 10 and Wednesdays-Fridays on September 21. Status of U-Pick apples is in question. Website still lists 2021 information.
Admission: $17.50/weekdays, $23.50/weekend

About Wiards Orchards & Country Fair

Wiard’s Orchard and Country Fair combines u-pick fruit with the activities of a country fair. The Country Fair opens on weekends starting Saturday, September 6. Beginning Friday, September 21 they will also be open Wednesday-Fridays. They close for the season on October 30. In addition to offering u-pick apples & pumpkins, they also offer family fun with corn maze, playgrounds,…

Fall Activities

Weekday & Weekend: Corn Crib, Straw Stack, Spine Chilling Mineshaft
Weekend only: Inflatables, apple cannon, karaoke, duck races, paintball shooting gallery, pedal tractor races

Crops: Pumpkins Apples

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Other Baked Goods

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies

Location

Wiard’s Orchards, Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Country Fair:
Wednesdays-Fridays 10a-6p
Saturdays & Sundays 11a-6p
Country Store:
Tuesdays-Sundays 9a-6p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: 9/4 - Honeycrisp, Gala, MacIntosh
Admission: Free

About Spicer Orchards

Spicer Orchards is a large orchard in Fenton that offers a wide variety of u-pick fruits as well as sunflowers, a corn maze, and even Santa. They are one of the only orchards offering u-pick cherries with both sweet and tart cherries. It is always fun to watch their pitting machine go to work on…

Fall Activities

Corn Maze
Fall Fun Weekends
Scenic Wagon & Train Rides

Crops: Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Pumpkins Cherries Peaches Apples Pears Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities Winter Holiday Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Other Meals, Winery, Alcoholic Beverages

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn, Baked Items, Other Grocery Items

Location

Spicer Orchards Farm Market, Cider Mill, Fudge, Bakery, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Summer: First wagon at 8a.
After Labor Day First Wagon at 9a
Last wagon goes out at 5:30p, returns around 6:15p
Market closes at 7p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Opening September 10
Admission: Free

About Coleman’s Farm Saline

Coleman’s Farm in Saline used to primarily be a corn maze. They no longer offer a corn maze – but have expanded their other offerings to U-pick apples, pumpkins, a sunflower field, and mums. Plus, you can visit baby animals and enjoy donuts and cider.

Fall Activities

No corn maze, but a short corn trail for the kids

Crops: Pumpkins Apples Sunflowers

Activities: Animals Fall Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts

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Location

12758 Jordan Road, Saline, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Saturdays: 10a-6p
Sundays: noon-4p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: 8/11: No 2022 updates yet. Opened September 11, 2021 for McIntosh. Closed early due to high demand.
Admission: Free

About Kapnick Orchards

Kapnick Orchards offers a variety of fruits for u-pick. Several of their fruits were last updated in 2020, so we will be keeping an eye on the website for 2022 updates. As of 2022, they are no longer offering u-pick on Peaches due to peach trees in a regrowing phase after crop damage.

Fall Activities

Apple Festival Second Weekend in October – coincides with Tecumseh Applumpkin Festival
Watch cider pressing. Wagon Rides, Craft Show, Many Food Options

Crops: Blueberries Pumpkins Cherries Peaches Apples

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Fall Activities

Food: Cider

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Baked Items

Location

Kapnick Orchards, Rogers Highway, Britton, MI, USA

Farm Hours

April-October:
Mondays-Saturdays 8a-5p
Sundays 10a-4p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Opened September 25-October 30
Admission: Free

About Ostbaum Orchards

Crops: Apples

Activities:

Food:

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Location

Obstbaum Orchards, Currie Road, Northville, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Weekends 10a-6p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: 8/29 Now Open. Tentative picking dates run now through October 7 for different varieties
Admission: Free

About Blake Orchards

In summer 2022, Erwin Orchards in South Lyon closed as the owners have retired. Blake Orchards out of Armada, MI purchased the property. While Armada is a bit of a drive from Ann Arbor, South Lyon is much closer. Erwin has always been on our lists and we are updating the listings to reflect the…

Fall Activities

Straw Mountain, Corn Maze, Animal Petting Farm (starts 9/10), Mr Bee’s 3D Barn. Tricycle Track
$5.95/person weekday (no petting farm), $8.95/person weekend
$5 corn maze
$2 Mr Bee’s Big 3D Adventure
Food Trucks

Crops: Raspberries Pumpkins Apples

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Other Baked Goods, Hot Dogs, Other Meals

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies

Location

61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Daily 8a-7p August 20-October 31


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Started picking August 18
Admission: Free

About Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill is located near Lake Erie. This offers them some protection from late frosts that often affect other area orchards.

Fall Activities

They have events every fall weekend:
* Apple Festival – September 10/11 – pony & hay rides, inflatables
* Kids Weekends – September 17/18 & October 8/9 – magic shows, clowns, petting zoo, pony & hay rides, corn maze
* Harvest Festival – September 24/25 – corn maze, pony & hay rides, magic shows
* Pumpkin Festival – October 1/2 – pumpkin fields open, pony & hay rides, corn maze
* Cider Making Weekend – October 15/16 – corn maze, pony & hayrides
* Halloween Weekend October 22/23 – corn maze, pony & hayrides, costume contest at 3p Sunday for ages 1-10
* Halloween Treat Day – October 29/30 – Halloween treat day for kids

Crops: Blueberries Peaches Apples

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Other Baked Goods

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Other Grocery Items

Location

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill, 1235 Erie Road, Erie, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Mondays-Saturdays: 9a-7p
Sundays: 11a-6p


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Cider Mills & Pre-Picked Apple Orchards

If you just want cider, donuts, and a few apples, cider mills and orchards only offering pre-picked apples are a good choice.

Apples on tree

Current Season: August 27-November 20
Admission: Free

About Parmenter’s Cider Mill

Fall Activities

Live music & food trucks at the Northville Winery & Brewery next door on Wednesdays-Sundays.

Crops: Apples

Activities: Animals Play Area Fall Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Other Baked Goods, Hot Dogs, Other Meals, Winery, Alcoholic Beverages

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies

Location

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill, 714 Base Line Road, Northville, MI, USA

Farm Hours

10a-8p daily


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Opened August 26
Admission: Free

About Dexter Cider Mill

s located just a few blocks from Downtown Dexter on the Huron River. It is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. They opened for the 2021 season – their 135th straight season – on August 27. They offer fresh cider and donuts as well as hard cider and cider slushies on Friday-Sunday. In…

Crops: Apples

Activities:

Food: Cider, Donuts, Other Baked Goods, Alcoholic Beverages

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn, Baked Items, Other Grocery Items

Location

Dexter Cider Mill, 3685 Central Street, Dexter, MI, USA

Farm Hours


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Opens Friday, September 2
Admission: Free

About Three Cedars Farm

Three Cedars Farm in Northville offers a cider mill, hay rides, train rides, corn maze and a u-pick pumpkins. Don’t miss their storybook farm featuring Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, Peter Rabbit, and more. They opened for the 2021 season on Labor Day Weekend. I have never visited Three Cedars Farm, but it has been recommended by readers…

Crops: Pumpkins Apples

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Winter Holiday Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts

Market Products: Fresh Produce

Location

7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Fall Hours:
Sundays-Thursdays: 10a-8p
Fridays & Saturdays: 10a-10p
Labor Day, Halloween, & November 4-6: 10a-6p


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Apples on tree

Current Season: Store Opens with Apples starting September 6. Cider and & Donuts start September 10
Admission: Free

About Alber Orchard & Cider Mill

Located in Manchester, Alber Orchard & Cider Mill grows several heirloom apple varieties. Because of the delicacy of heirloom trees, they do not offer u-pick apples, but do make their own cider. Stop in for fresh heirloom apples, donuts, and fresh pressed cider.

Crops: Apples

Activities:

Food: Cider, Donuts

Market Products: Fresh Produce

Location

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, LLC, 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Tuesdays-Fridays noon-6p
Saturdays 9a-6p
Sundays 10a-6p


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More Farms & Fall Fun

Apples are not the only u-pick farm in the Ann Arbor area. In fall you can often pick raspberries and pumpkins as well(often at the same farm). Check out our list of U-Pick Farms near Ann Arbor for more options.

Ann Arbor UPick Farms

Other Fall Fun can be found in our Fall Guide including Corn Mazes and Halloween events.

Ann Arbor Fall Guide

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