Autumn Entertainment : Amazing Apple Orchards and More

With the start of school, football season, and cooler weather now is the perfect time to visit local apple orchards, cider mills and pumpkin patches. Whether you are looking to visit the local Dexter Cider Mill or want to explore Washtenaw County cider mills, apple orchards and pumpkin patches beyond your backyard this wonderful list is the perfect resource.


DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch (50240 Martz Rd., Belleville, MI 48111)
Many things to enjoy such as go carts, hay slide,  a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and more.

The Pumpkin Factory (48651 Harris Rd., Belleville MI 48111)
Features haunted hayride, a country store, pumpkins, a playground for the kids, farm animals, children’s maze, straw jump, the free little haunted house, pony rides on weekends and a corn maze.

ChelseaMaze (2433 M52, Chelsea, MI 48118)
Corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties and school tours.

Berry Hill Farm (12835 N. Territorial Rd.,Dexter, MI 48130)
At this family-owned farm you can pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales and more. Also find honey from hives on the farm. Typically open August through October. Parking is free.

The Blast Corn Maze (6175 Daly Rd., Dexter MI 48130)
This unique corn maze features hay bale maze, cow trails, duck races, pedal cars, and wagon rides. Corn snacks and refreshment are available for purchase. Restrooms, a picnic area, and farm animals are also available. Open September through October. Cost: $5+ Kids under 4 free. Hayrides are $3/ride.

Dexter Cider Mill (3685 Central St., Dexter MI 48130)
The Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest operating cider mill in Michigan. You can find bakery goods, natural cider, doughnuts, fresh apples, and caramel apples.  Dexter cider also hosts special showcase weekend events through the season. Open mid-August through November. Admission and parking are free.

Lesser Farms and Orchard (12651 Island Lake Rd., Dexter MI 48130)
Offering plums, apples, cider, homemade jams and jellies, beeswax candles, honey, soaps and pumpkins. Open year round, cider and apples are available in the fall. Free parking.
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Alber Orchard & Cider Mill (13011 Bethel Church Rd., Manchester MI 48158)
Alber Orchard is a family owned orchard that has been in business since 1890. View an old fashioned cider press, pick pumpkins, enjoy the fresh cider, wander the corn maze or take a hay ride. Open Labor day through November 7. School tours are $5.00 per person, corn maze admission $5+. Many free events at the orchard throughout the season.

Wasem Fruit Farm (6580 Judd Rd., Milan MI 48160)
You will find apple cider, donuts, pumpkins, squash, plums and seasonal fruits and veggies with you-pick raspberries. Open September through early November. Parking is free.

Talladay Farms (6270 Judd Rd., Milan MI 48160)
Find several corn mazes, a straw bale maze for kids and bonfire fire pits. Located 1/4 mile from Wasem’s Apple Orchard. Open September 16. Cost $1 and up.

Obstbaum Orchards and Cider Mill (9252 Currie Rd., Northville MI 48167)
Enjoy you-pick apples and pumpkins. Open September through late October. Free parking.

Three Cedars Farm (7897 6 Mile Rd., Northville MI 48167)
Find a you-pick pumpkin patch, a variety of gathered pumpkins, a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, produce, a gift shop, snacks and a refreshment stand with nearby picnic area and farm animals. Open September 9. Free parking.

Donahee Farms( 6055 Tower Rd., Plymouth MI 48170)
Three generations of farmers offering you-pick pumpkins and a straw maze. Open seasonally. Free parking.

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill (10685 Warren Rd., Plymouth MI 48170): You-pick or already picked pumpkins along with leisurely wagon rides through the orchard. Enjoy fresh donuts and apple cider while visiting the farm animals. Open August 27 to November 6. Free parking, wagon rides are $2+, children 3 and under are free.

Lutz Orchard (11030 Macon Rd., Saline MI 48176)
Lutz Orchard is a refreshing escape where you will enjoy fresh picked apples, produce, and pumpkins. Interact with the animals on a real working farm. Closed on Thursdays. Open seasonally September through October. Free parking.

Coleman’s Corn Maze (12758 Jordan Rd., Saline, MI 48176)
There is fun for everyone at this maze. There is a petting zoo, kids maze, pumpkin patch, hay pile and barrel train.

Wiard’s Orchards and County Fair (5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti MI 48197)
Enjoy fall with apples, pumpkins, hay rides, inflatable bounce houses, putt-putt golf, a petting farm and the perfect backdrop for fall family photos.

For a maps of the apple orchards, pumpkin patches and cider mill locations click here.

Did we miss your favorite fall apple orchard? Leave a comment below and we will add it to the list!

Source: Ann Arbor Mom Blog and

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