Apples, Cider, & Doughnuts Near Ann Arbor MI Oh My!

By Nicole Barragato, Publisher, Macaroni Kid Ann Arbor September 15, 2020

Every fall my family looks forward to visiting local orchards to pick apples. We enjoy the time together outside in the crisp air, and being rewarded at the end of our picking with cider and doughnuts is always a highlight. I love picking apples because there are so many uses from just enjoying as it is or baking into a pie or a crisp.  

Looking for local places to pick your own apples? 

Here is a list of the local farms and orchards around Ann Arbor where you can bring the family to pick your own apples right from the trees. It's always a good idea to call before you go, as availability varies and changes frequently.

Erwin Orchards

61475 Silver Lake Road in South Lyon, (248)-437-0150

U - Pick: Open Daily 9 am - 6 pm

Cider Mill: Open Daily 6 am - 7 pm

Every day enjoy wagon rides, corn maze, goat walk, and sunflower garden. Saturday and Sundays include additional activities based on vendor availability. 

Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill


714 Baseline Road in Northville (248)-349-3181

Open Daily: 10 am - 8 pm

This year you can order ahead or visit the Drive-Thru only Mill for apples, cider, and doughnuts.

Spicer Orchards

10411 Clyde Road in Fenton (810)-632-7692

U - Pick: Open Daily 9 am - 5:30 pm

The Market: Open Daily 9 am - 7 pm

Be sure to enjoy the corn maze, playground, and farm animals. Weekends include additional food vendors and market booths.

No matter what farm you choose in and around Ann Arbor for apple picking, we hope you have a great time making fall memories with your family!

Don't see your favorite pick-your-own orchard listed here? Drop me a line at with the details!


Apple Recipes

Applesauce Bake

Apple Cider Floats

Apple Crisp


More Apple Fun


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