Friday, September 4, 2015

Apple orchards and cider mills are opening

Apple orchards and cider mills in Oakland County 

Ashton Orchards, 3925 Seymour Lake Road, Ortonville, 248-627-6671. 50th year. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 31. Shorter hours through Dec. 23. Apples, cider mill, doughnuts, pies, baked goods, seasonal produce, playground equipment.
. Diehl’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 1479 Ranch Road, Holly, 248-634-8981, www.diehlsorchard.com. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Nov. 22. Apples, cider mill and doughnuts. Hayrides and corn maze start late September.
. Erwin Orchards & Cider Mill, 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, 248-437-0150, erwinorchards.com/wordpress. Orchard open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, plus Friday Night Haunts and the cider mill is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 31 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-8. Already picked and u-pick apples, u-pick raspberries, cider mill, petting zoo, corn maze, seasonal produce.
. Fogler’s Orchard & Farm Market, 3979 Rochester Road, near Gunn Road, Oakland Township, 248-652-3614, foglersgreenhouse.com. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Apples, corn, tomatoes, peaches, melons, u-pick raspberries, pumpkins and hay rides.
. Franklin Cider Mill, 7450 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, 248-626-8261, www.franklincidermill.com. Open 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekends, Sept. 5-Nov. 29. Cider mill, doughnuts, pies, apples, pumpkins.
. Goodison Cider Mill, 4295 Orion Road, Oakland Township, 248-652-8450, goodisoncidermill.wordpress.com. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Sept. 5 through November and weekends in December. Cider mill, apples, caramel apples, doughnuts, pies and pistachio nut bread.
. Long Family Orchard Farm & Cider Mill, 1540 East Commerce Road, Commerce Township, 248-360-3774, www.longsorchard.com. Apples, cider and fresh produce. Open noon to 6 p.m. daily.
. Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Township, 248-656-3400, www.paintcreekcidermill.net. Open all year, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cider mill, doughnuts, ice cream, cafe, located by Paint Creek Trail.
. Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill, 714 Baseline Road, Northville, 248-349-3181. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Aug. 29 to Oct. 31 and 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. through Nov. 22. Cider mill, doughnuts, pies and other food products and wine from the Northville Winery, across the parking lot.
. Rochester Cider Mill, 5125 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, 248-651-4224. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through November. Cider mill, doughnuts, pie, apples, produce,  www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-Cider-Mill/16242795864.
. Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, 810-632-7692, www.spicerorchards.com. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, May to Dec. 31. U-pick and already picked apples, raspberries, and seasonal produce, playground equipment, winery and ice cream.
. Yates Cider Mill, 1990 E. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, 248-651-8300, www.yatescidermill.com - Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and Labor Day, open through November. Cider, apples, ice cream, fudge, Dearborn brand hot dogs and knackwurst, pony rides, petting zoo, river walk. Yates hours are the same at Yate’s Canterbury Village store, 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion.

Apple orchards and cider mills near Oakland County 

Blake’s Big Apple Orchard, 71485 North Ave., Armada, 586-784-9710 and Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, 586-784-5343, www.blakefarms.com. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23.
. Hy’s Cider Mill, 6350 37 Mile Road, Romeo, 810-798-3611, www.hyscidermill.com. Open Sept. 12, weekends.
. Middleton Cider Mill, 46462 Dequindre Road, Utica, 586-731-6699, Open Sept. 8 to Thanksgiving, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. September and October, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. November.
. Miller’s Big Red Apple Orchard, 4900 32-Mile Road, Washington Township, 586-281-3555. Upick raspberries, apples, cider mill, corn maze. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
. Historic Parshallville Cider Mill, 8507 Parshallville Road, Fenton, 810-629-9079, www.parshallvillecidergristmill.com. Opens 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 5 through the season.
. Porter’s Orchard Farm Market & Cider Mill, 12060 E. Hegel Road, Goodrich, 810-636-7156, portersorchard.com. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-6 p.m. weekends through season.
. Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill, 2961 W. 32 Mile Road, Romeo, 586-752-2453, www.stonycreekorchard.com, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through season.
. Verellen Orchards, 63260 Van Dyke, Romeo, 586-752-2989, www.verellenorchards.com. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily all year.
. Westview Orchards & Cider Mill, 65075 Van Dyke (M-53), at 30 Mile Road, two miles south of Romeo, 586-752-3123, www.westvieworchards.com, open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., upick opens at 10 a.m. and there are wine tasting hours.

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