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Metro Detroit’s Guide To Cider And Doughnuts

October 12, 2012 2:29 PM

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Fall smells like woodsmoke mingled with crisp air and looks like a long stretch of trees swirled in color.But what does it taste like? That’s easy. It tastes like fresh, cold cider pressed from Michigan apples and delicious doughnuts served hot in a paper bag straight from the fryer.

Here’s a guide to finding tasty fall treats in metro Detroit. — Christy Strawser and Marisa Fusinski

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Apple Charlie’s Orchard and Cider Mill

38035 S. Huron Rd
New Boston, MI 48164
Wayne County
734-753-9380
www.applecharlie.com
Apple Charlie’s has pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, with a fully operational bakery that carries pies, apple-chopped cinnamon bread, doughnuts, apple cidercookies, caramel and candy apples. There’s an animal farm pond and pavillion. Stop by at lunchtime for hot dogs and kielbasa, plus live music on weekends.

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Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill

2961 W. 32 Mile Road
Romeo, MI 48065
586-752-2453
www.stonycreekorchard.com
Stony Creek doesn’t just have doughnuts, they have the “Donut House,” where you can purchase fresh doughnuts to your heart’s content. Sit on a picnic table with the family and watch cider get pressed. Pick up homemade honey and apple butter, farm fresh eggs, caramel apples, and more.

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill

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Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

17985 Armada Center Rd
Armada, MI 48065
586-784-5343
www.blakefarms.com
Pick fruits and vegetables, buy fresh cider,candy apples and fudge. The grounds include a bakery, farm market, crafts, train rides, hayrides, animal farm, pony rides, pumpkin land adventures, a corn stalk maze, haunted village, bonfire, and hayrides. The orchard cafe has fresh pies, and lunch items like chili dogs, nachos, and sausage.

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Coon Creek Orchard and Cider Mill

78777 Coon Creek Road
Armada, MI 48005
586-784-5062
This orchard has fall weekend festivals with live entertainment, hayrides, pig roasts, orchard tours, and storytelling tours. The also have farm animals and farm market with fresh fruit, jam, honey, cider, and more.

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Dexter Cider Mill

3685 Central Street
Dexter, MI 48130
734-426-8531
www.dextercidermill.com
You’re invited to “taste the heritage” at this family owned and operated cider mill that opened in 1866. It’s the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. They offer Wood-pressed cider, apples, caramel apples, doughnuts, strudel, turnovers, apple nut bread, hand-rolled gingersnaps, apple butter, and apple pies made the old-fashioned way.

Erie Orchards and Cider Mill

1235 Erie Road
Erie, MI 48133
734-848-4518
www.erieorchards.com
This cider mill offers a family fun atmosphere where you can pick your own fruit or purchase it fresh. Also available are cider, cider slush, homemade pies, caramel apples, doughnuts and 21 varieties of fudge.

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Long Family Orchard and Farm

1540 East Commerce Rd.
Commerce, MI 48382
248-360-3774
www.longsorchard.com
The orchard offers you-pick or picked apples, cider, doughnuts, homemade honey, and hayrides on weekends in September and October.

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Markillie Orchard and Cider Mill

5200 N Latson
Howell, MI 48855
517-546-3485
www.markillieorchard.com
This newer orchard has apples from 2,200 trees, plus homemade donuts and freshly pressed cider, 12 apple varieties, and pumpkins.

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