Several weeks ago, Starbucks announced the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and people began flocking to their closest location to indulge their senses with the sweet and flavorful beverage. As a drink option only available during the cooler months, this recent launch will mark the beginning of the fall season for many people across the country — but for me, the beginning of fall starts with my first trip to the apple orchard and cider mill. Every year, I wrap up in my favorite sweater, pull on my boots and head out with my family to take in the crisp air at one of our county’s beloved fall wonderlands. Sometimes we pick up a few sugary donuts, other times we pick our own apples and order glasses of cider. Each trip is different, but they’re all special and full of memories.
If you’d like to have some fall fun with your family, check out our below list of orchards and cider mills here in Macomb County.
- Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
586-784-5343 or http://blakefarms.com
- Blake’s Big Apple
71485 North Ave., Armada
586-784-9710 or http://blakefarms.com
- Brookwood Fruit Farm
7840 Bordman Road, Romeo
810-798-8312 or brookwoodfruitfarm.com
- Hy’s Cider Mill
6350 Thirty-seven Mile, Romeo
810-798-3611 or hyscidermill.com
- Middleton Farms Cider Mill
46462 Dequindre Road, Utica
- Miller’s Big Red Apple Orchard
4900 W. Thirty-two Mile, Washington Twp.
586-752-7888 or http://millersbigred.com
- Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill
2961 W. Thirty-two Mile, Romeo (Bruce Twp.)
586-752-2453 or stonycreekorchard.com
- Verellen Orchards
63260 Van Dyke, Romeo
586-752-2989 or verellenorchards.com
- Westview Orchards & Winery
65075 Van Dyke at 30 Mile, Washington Twp.
586-752-3123 or westvieworchards.com
Keep in mind that some orchards may not be open yet and that not all orchards have u-pick produce. And make sure to call or check out websites for hours of operation before you hit the road for your seasonal adventure!
Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.