In Macomb County, the perfect fall weekend consists of a crisp walk along the Clinton River Nature Trail, cheering on the Detroit Lions, and nonetheless, a Saturday picking apples at a local orchard.
The thought of enjoying warm cider and donuts after an afternoon of apple picking makes saying goodbye to Michigan summers a little easier. As the saying goes, “Happy fall, y’all!” Here are five apple orchards to check out in Macomb County!
Hy’s Cider Mill (6350 37 Mile Rd, Bruce Township, MI 48065)
McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji, and many more varieties of apples can be picked from the family-owned and operated Hy’s Cider Mill!
Each Saturday and Sunday in the fall you can visit Hy’s for apple cider, donuts, and of course — U-Pick Apples!
You can check out their website to learn more about each apple they produce and when you can pick it at Hy's Cider Mill!
Hy's Cider Mill, @tigerj82
Blake Farms (17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005)
Head on out to Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill and experience the 800-acre farm that offers fun for everyone!
From Funland for the kids to Lovey’s Lavender Farm and Artisan Market to Blake’s Tasting Room and Restaurant, there is a full day of activities waiting for you. Open daily, Blake Farms also lets you handpick a variety of fruits and vegetables like apples and pumpkins in the fall.
A full list of fruits and veggies available right now with u-pick on the website.
Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill, @ms_nurse_nic
Westview Orchard (65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095)
Located in Washington Township, Westview Orchard is a 188-acre family farm and orchard that offers U-Pick Apples, a cider mill, a winery, and more!
Westview Orchard fall family fun kicks-off Labor Day weekend and runs until Halloween. The event includes two petting barns, playgrounds, a modern cider mill, wagon rides, a five-acre corn maze, live family shows, a straw mountain, a 40ft. slide, wagon rides, black holes, weekend festivals, and food!
Westview also features a wine bar located on the second story of the Cider Barn featuring a large selection of wines and live music on (most) Saturday Nights. The School House Porch also serves as an outdoor tasting area during the summer and early fall months!
A full list of their wine selection can be found here.
Big Red (4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48095)
Pack up the family and head on out to Big Red Orchard and Cider Mill, the oldest U-Pick Apple Orchard in Washington Twp.
Enjoy a wagon ride out to the orchard where you can pick apples and pumpkins, enjoy cider and donuts while simply taking in the views, or meet new friends at the petting farm this fall!
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays featuring many activities including bounce houses, straw mountain, tractor slide, and corn hole!
You can find more info on Big Red Orchard and Cider Mill on their Facebook page.
Stony Creek Orchard (2961 W. 32 mile Romeo, MI 48065)
Ever wonder what an orchard looked like back in 1939? Visit Stoney Creek Orchard in Romeo, Mich., as they continue to preserve their orchard to reflect how the farm looked when it all began back in the day!
The orchard features several farming antiques on display from a hundred years ago, including white barns and buildings of all different shapes and sizes.
Come pick apples, pumpkins, and raspberries this fall, and be sure to enjoy fresh apple cider from the mill, along with hot, delicious homemade donuts made in their Donut House.