Between the cider, doughnuts, hayrides and corn mazes, cider mills provide a great day out for families. Enjoy a perfect fall day at one of these awesome cider mills recommended by your fellow co-op members.

1Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill, St. Johns

Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill has the best cider, donuts, Michigan gifts and paintings.
It’s just about the neatest place to go. 

–Marilyn Fitzpatrick, HomeWorks Tri-County

2VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill, Kalamazoo

VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill is by far THE BEST cider I have ever tasted! There are no preservatives and nothing added except real apples and sometimes other fall fruit. They also have homemade doughnuts, pick your own apples, shopping, music, hayrides, a zip line and more fun for kids at nominal prices. If you haven’t been to VerHage Cider Fruit Farms & Cider Mill farm you need to go there! If you have…you already know what I’m talking about…They are open from the spring with all kinds of fruit and fresh baked goods through the holidays in December.

–Sue Gottlieb, Midwest Energy & Communications

3Klackle Orchards, Greenville

Klackle Orchards has something for everyone. You will not be disappointed by making a trip
to Klackle! The donuts and cider are to die for.

–Shelly Dunn, Great Lakes Energy

4Friske Orchard & Farm Market, Ellsworth

Friske Orchard & Farm Market is a bushel of fun! Families love the outdoor orchard playland and the animal petting zoo, self-guided nature walk, you-pick fruit and festive events––many of which include live music and wagon rides! They also have homemade doughnuts and pies, a fruit stand, Michigan products and so much more!

–Walter Dorr, Presque Isle Electric & Gas

5Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm & Cider Mill, Rogers City

Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm & Cider Mill is as unique as its name. It’s a great place to indulge in all things
fall! Plus, [cider mill goers can find] great wood-fired pizza and craft hard cider.

–Gerry Baller, Presque Isle Electric & Gas

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