DMB’s Guide to Apple Orchards


One of the great things about living in Michigan is experiencing all of the seasons.  While we love them all, fall is, in our opinion, by far one of the best.   Football starts, the weather cools down, and the colors are ah-mazing.  Oh, and did we mention football??  Our favorite thing about fall however, is heading to the local apple orchard to pick some apples and enjoy cider and donuts.  


Metro Detroit has so many options when it comes to apple orchards!  Whether you’re looking for a you-pick orchard or a place with a variety of activities we have you covered!

P.S. Did you know you can freeze cider?!  Just take about a cup out (to leave room for the cider to expand) and stick it in the freezer!  In the winter when you are craving some cider, just stick it in the fridge to thaw, and enjoy (it tastes especially yummy when mulled with spices). 

Diehls Orchard and Cider Mill

(248) 634-8981

11479 Ranch, Holly 

Open from August 15th-October 31st, Daily- 9:00am-6:00pm 

November 1st-20th, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

At Diehl’s your kids can play on the playground, go through the kiddie maze, hike through the orchard and more. On the weekends watch as fresh donuts get made. Other weekday activities include a corn maze, ($5.00, kids 5 and under are free!), and weekend activities include corn maze ($5.00), hayrides ($3.00, kids 3 and under are free!), and pony rides ($5.00).

*Please check website for when these activities are available

Erwin Orchard’s

(248) 437-0150

61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon 

August 18th- November 5th

Cider Mill Daily-6:00am-7:00pm

U-Pick Apples- 9:00am-6:00pm

Erwin Orchard’s offers a variety of you pick produce. In the fall you can watch as cider is pressed and enjoy any of the four varieties of donuts available. Children can also take a ride along a paved trail and enjoy the sunflower garden. Syrup, jam, honey, and more are also available for purchase at the mill. Wagon Rides, petting farm (weekends), and a carnival bounce (weekends) are available for an additional price. You can even come back at night for a barn of horrors or a corn stalker maze.


(248) 360-3774 

1540 E. Commerce Rd., Commerce Twp. 

Opens September 16th, check website for hours

At Long’s you can pick your own apples, as well as enjoy some yummy cider and donuts at their mill. Families can also have fun at the Farm Yard which includes an eight-acre corn maze and play area.



Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill
(586) 784-5343
17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada
Open June-December 23rd, Daily 8:00am-5:00pm

Blake’s- Big Apple Location
(586) 784-9710
71485 North Avenue, Armada
Opens Mid June-Mid November, Daily 8:00am-5:00pm

Blake’s has a variety of activities for young and old available.  Drive into the orchard to pick your own apples, or take a stroll to the animal farm.  You can watch cider being pressed, visit the winery, and enjoy fresh donuts as well.  Are you looking for other activities to do with the kids? Then purchase a Barnyard Funland pass, prices vary depending on day and time. Children under two are free.   Check the website to see all the fun that is included in this pass.  **Note: The Cider Mill and Big Apple location do not have the same activities.**


Hy’s Cider Mill
(810) 798-3611
6350 Thirty Seven Mile Rd., Romeo
Open September 10th-November 6th
Weekends Only 11:00am-6:00pm

Hy’s offers cider, donuts and you-pick apples.  Please check the website for dates of apple availability.

Miller’s Big Red Farms
(586) 752-7888
4900 W. Thirty Two Mile, Washington Twp.
Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Miller’s offers a variety of you- pick fruits and vegetables. You can also head to the Marketplace to get some apple cider, donuts, local produce and more. The family fun area available for a per-person fee.  This includes a petting farm, straw mountain and farm courtyard.   *Please note, right now, due to construction you pick is not available.  Be sure to check back for more information.**

Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill
(586) 752-2453
2961 W. Thirty Two Mile Rd., Romeo


At Stony Creek you can enjoy fresh apple cider as well as freshly made donuts in the picnic area while the kids play on the hay bales. You can pick your own apples, or purchase some in the Salesroom. The Salesroom also offers pies, jams, jellies and other great products.


(586) 752-3123
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
Open Year Round
Farm Market: Daily 8am-6pm
Family Fun: Daily 10am-5pm
Winery: Thursday-Friday 5:00-9:00pm, Saturday 1:00-10:00pm, Sunday 1:00-6:00pm

At Westview Orchards you can watch the cider press in action (starting labor day) as well as heading to the orchards to pick your own apples (pay per bushel/peck). You can also head to the Farm market for some baked goods and delicious samples.  Pricing for Fall Farm Fun is $4/child (30″ and under free) $3/Adult on weekdays and $10.50/person (30″ and under free) on weekends. With this price, you can enjoy a three-acre playground (with five wooden play structures), petting farms, an obstacle course, and more!

Verellen Orchards

(586) 752-2989

63260 Van Dyke, Romeo

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.


Spicer Orchards
(810) 632-7692
10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton
Pick Your Own Hours: 8 am to 6:30 pm

Spicer Orchards is another place to go if you are looking for a place with lots of activities. Besides being able to pick your own apples they have fall festival weekends. On the weekend you can enjoy a hayride, take a train ride, or get your face painted, just to name a few. They also have a winery where the sell wine, fruit wine and hard cider.



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Lesser Farms and Orchard
(734) 426-8009
12651 Island Lake Rd., Dexter
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).

Lutz Orchard
*You pick apples*
(734) 429-5145
11030 Macon Rd., Saline

If you are looking for a simple you pick orchard, then look into Lutz. They area quite family only orchard that provides an assortment of apples, including heirloom varieties. There is no cider mill or donuts to be found here, simply apple picking.


Apple Charlies
(734) 753-9380
38035 S. Huron, New Boston

At Apple Charlies you can enjoy cider and donuts as well as weekend entertainment. They offer you pick apples as well as a variety of other activities (at a price) for the kids.

Plymouth Orchards


10685 Warren Road, Plymouth

Sunday-Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm

At Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill you can watch and learn how cider is made. While it’s 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.

Obstbaum Orchard
(734) 560-2840
9252 Curies Road, Salem
Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00am- 6:00pm

Obstabaum is a smaller orchard with makes it “less crowded and more personal”. Throughout fall you can enjoy the outdoor or indoor picnic area, pumpkins, cider, donuts, seasonal crafts, and you pick apples.


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