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Best Cider Mills In Detroit

October 11, 2012 9:31 AM

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Cidar mills are great fun for the family, especially during this time of the year. Franklin Cider Mill, Yates Cider Mill, Erwin Orchards, and a few others are some of the best Detroit has to offer.

Franklin Cider Mill

7450 Franklin Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3610
(248) 626-2968
www.franklincidermill.com

Established in 1837 and newly renovated the Franklin Cider Mill has been a popular tradition for decades! Almost daily Franklin Cider Mill hosts activities for all ages, from carriage rides to musical acts, you’re sure to be entertained! They offer a large variety of edible products, including cider, donuts, apples, baked goods, spreads, honey, candy, and vegetables. You can also take home one of brand name products such as a sweatshirt, apron, or coffee mug. It’s definitely a great place to spend time if you family or friends

Yates Cider Mill

1990 E. Avon Road
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 651-8300
www.yatescidermill.com

Yates Cider Mill is truly a unique gem of Michigan. Established in 1863 as a grist mill, Yates began pressing cider in 1876 for the Rochester community. Still today, the mill produces power from the Clinton river to press apples into delicious cider. Several varieties of fresh apples are specially blended throughout the season to produce delicious, 100% natural Yates’ cider. Beyond the premium cider, they offer the best donuts you can find – made all day long so they are always fresh

Erwin Orchards

61475 Silver Lake Road
South Lyon, MI 48178
(248) 437-0150
erwinorchards.com‎

Erwin Orchards Inc. is a third generation family farm celebrating their 89th year and still “growing”. U-Pick crops include: 14 varieties of top quality apples, sweet cherries, red & yellow raspberries, pumpkins and asparagus. Fun farm activities offered are; wagon rides, Nigerian Dwarf goats to pet and feed, trike trail, hay maze, corn maze, daytime and nighttime Halloween attractions. The fun animated Spooky Barn is geared for the young child. The Barn of Horrors and Corn Maze with it’s “night stalkers” are for the braver at heart.

Dexter Cider Mill

3685 Central Street
Dexter, MI 48130
www.dextercidermill.com

Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest cider mill still operating in the entire state of Michigan. Steeped in tradition, their cider is made the same way today as it was 120 years ago. Using an oak rack press that is over a generation old, each pressing is a unique blend of 3-5 different varieties of locally grown and hand-picked apples. On top of their fresh apples and natural cider, their bakery offers doughnuts, caramel apples, and apple nut bread. Weekend treats include apple pies made from scratch, jellies, apple butter, and barbecue sauces.

Plymouth Orchards

10685 Warren Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 455-2290
www.plymouthorchards.com

Plymouth Orchards comes from simple beginnings: a small road-side operation on Warren road afront the ghost of a century old dairy farm and 60 acres of land. Eventually, the main farmhouse was taken down and 9 varieties of dwarf apple trees were planted. Simplicity is still the catalyst for the ambiance and success of the orchard today. The surrounding ninety acres of natural wooded beauty complete the 30 acres of farmed land which grows 16 varieties of dwarf apple trees. The cider mill’s growth reflects its popularity within Plymouth and surrounding communities.

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