Your Great Lakes Cider Mill Guide

Every year October brings crisp air, turning leaves and fresh cider from your favorite cider mill! Apple picking and getting fresh cider direct from the source is one of the perks of our region (sorry Florida) and we’re going to share some of our favorite cider mills to visit and take in the fall weather.

1. Blake’s, 17985 Armada Center, Armada MI

Known for their year-round Hard Cider operation (try the Drunken Pumpkin!), Blake’s truly comes alive in the fall when you can pick your own apples for eating or your own homemade apple pies. There’s plenty to do for kids and there are even haunted attractions for the brave!


2. Apple Holler, 5006 South Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, WI

Apple Holler is a combination apple orchard and restaurant. You can spend your day picking from the wide variety of apples they grow and then satiate your appetite with a hearty bite to eat at their eatery.

3. Yates Cider Mill, 1990 Avon, Rochester Hills, MI

Yates goes back to the 1800’s and is a registered historic site in the state of Michigan originally utilizing the power of the Clinton River to run the operation. Today you can tour the operation then visit the petting zoo and get a bite to eat at the grill.

4. Robinette’s, 3142 4 Mile Rd, NE, Grand Rapids, MI

On Michigan’s West side you’ll find Robinette’s—a family owned apple orchard and winery. You can enjoy a horse-drawn hayride, get lost in a corn maze, and then bring home a bottle of their wine to remember your trip!


Now get out there and enjoy the season!

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