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Michigan Orchards- Southeastern region
Home to Michigan's oldest orchards, this area is under tremendous pressure from urban sprawl. Supporting these growers is more important than ever. Most of these hardy and resourceful growers have developed their orchards into educational and entertaining destinations for day tourists. In particular, Spicer's in Hart and Westview in Romeo are outstanding orchards that successfully blend a traditional orchard atmosphere with family activities and events.

Apple Charlies South Huron Orchards and Cider Mill
38035 S. Huron Rd
New Boston
Phone: (734)-753-9380
Open: Aug. 1 - Dec 31
Hours: Aug.-Oct 8am-8pm Nov-Dec 8am-Dark
Directions: From Detroit I-94 W to I-275 S. to exit 11b (South Huron Road.) Turn right and go 1 mile west.
>From Ann Arbor, take 94 E, then.see above.
>From Monroe I275 n to exit 11 turn left, then.see above
Family Fun:
Pick your own: Apples and Pumpkins.
Fully operational bakery: Pies, apple-chopped cinnamon bread, doughnuts, cookies, caramel and candy apples.
Animal Farm
Pond and pavillion: Hot dogs and kielbasa live music on weekends much more.
Cider Mill, tours, gift shop.
Fruit: Bosc and Bartlett Pears; Peaches; Plums; Pumpkins; Mini Pumpkins; Gourds Family run facility with animals, a pond, a pavilion, a bakery, u-pick apples, ice cream, a gift shop, and hay rides

Apple Lane Orchard
Flint Genesee county
Phone: 810-736-7622
U-pick and ready-picked apples including many old varieties such as Wolf River, Northern Spy, Tolman Sweet, Grimes Golden and Snow. Also, cider, pumpkins, squash and deer apples.
U-pick September 12 until October 25, weekends only. Sales room September 12 until Jan. or Feb., every day.
Open: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m. closed Sun. after Thanksgiving.
Directions: >From I-475, Exit 11 (Carpenter Rd.) Go E on Carpenter Rd. 2 mi. to Center Rd. turn right 200 yards to 4460 N. Center Rd., Flint.

Ashton Orchards
Ortonville Oakland county
Phone: 248-627-6671
e-mail Ashton
Educational tours by appointment. Apples, cider, bakery, peaches, pears, plums, honey, jams, squash, pumpkins, gift shippers and UPS service.
Open: Aug.-Dec., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan.-April, Wed.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.
Directions: I-75 Exit 89 to Sashabaw Rd., N 5 mi. to Seymour Lake Road, go 1/8 mi. W. Located between Pontiac and Flint.

Blake's Big Apple Orchard
Armada Macomb county
Phone: 810-784-9710
Haunted Barn. Nighttime Haunted Hayrides, daytime hayrides, u-pick apples, pumpkins, raspberries, pony rides, strawberries, pears, peaches, vegetables, bakery, caramel apples, animal farm, cornstalk maze, jams, honey, deli, school tours.
Open: May-Dec., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. October weekend hours, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Directions: Located 1 mi. S of the town of Armada on North Ave., corner of 33 Mile Rd. 5 mi. E of the town of Romeo.

Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill
Romeo Macomb county
Phone: 810-784-5343
You pick strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins and veggies, Christmas trees, cider, candy apples and fudge making. Bakery, farm market goodies, crafts, train rides, hayrides, animal farm, pony rides, Pumpkin Land adventures, corn stalk maze, haunted village, bonfire, hayrides, gift baskets, company picnics and school tours. Call for hours.
Directions: At 17985 Armada Center Rd. 3 mi. W of Armada or 5 mi. E of Romeo. Near intersection of Romeo Plank Rd. & Armada Center Rd.

Coon Creek Orchard and Cider Mill
Armada Macomb county
Phone: 810-784-5062
Greenhouse, u-pick strawberries, sweet cherries, u-pick tart cherries, black raspberries, u-pick red raspberries, apricots, plums, u-pick peaches, nectarines, blackberries, u-pick apples and u-pick pumpkins. Fall weekend festival with live entertainment, hayrides, pig roast, orchard tours, storytelling tours with Laughing Cloud. Farm animals and farm market with fresh fruit, jam, honey, cider, and more. Call for information.
Open: May 1-November 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for crop conditions.
Directions: 4 mi. NW of Armada, 8 mi. NE of Romeo, 2 mi. N of Armada Center Rd., 2 mi. W of North Ave. and 2 mi. E of Romeo Plank Rd.

Diehl's Orchard & Cider Mill
Holly Oakland county
Phone: 248-634-8981
e-mail Diehl's
We have apples, cider, donuts, honey, jams/jellies, candies, caramel apples, frozen pies, crafts and much more. Ciderfest is last weekend in September Group tours & hayrides. Pony and hayrides on weekends in September & October Gift fruit baskets for all occasions and holidays.
Open: Aug. 20-October 31, seven days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. November 1-Dec. 31, seven days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Directions: 6 mi. S of Holly, 7 mi. N of Highland. Turn on East Rose Center Rd., then E on Ranch.

Erie Orchards and Cider Mill
1235 Erie Road
Erie Monroe county
Phone: (734) 848-4518
e-mail Erie Orchards
visit the Erie Orchards website

Erwin Orchards U-Pick & Cider Mill
South Lyon Oakland county
Phone: 248-437-4701; or 888-824-3377
e-mail Erwin Orchards
Quality since 1920. Cider & doughnuts. Summer & Fall u-pick thornless red & yellow raspberries. U-pick apples - 14 varieties, u-pick pumpkins, festivals, wagon rides, Kid's Barn Yard with Trike Trail, Balloon Typhoon, Hay Maze and goats. Tours by appointment, Mon.-Fri. Adult and child's haunted houses.
Open: mid-July thru mid-November , daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: I-96 to Kent Lake Rd. (Exit 153). Go S 1 mi. to Silver Lake Rd. Turn E and follow signs to Cider Mill (grey building). Located near Kensington Metro Park. Nearest cities are South Lyon and Brighton.

Fuhr's Valley View Fruit Farm
Imlay City Lapeer county
Phone: 810-724-0314
Beautiful fall raspberries, ready picked or u-pick. Also, apples, cider pressed on site and home grown vegetables.
Open: seven days, late Aug-Thanksgiving 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Thanksgiving till Christmas, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Directions: East-West take I-69 to Imlay City Exit. Farm is 6 mi. N of I-69. North-South take Van Dyke (M-53) to the signs 5 mi. N of Imlay City.

Hide Away Orchard
Adrian Lenawee county
Phone: 517-263-0060
e-mail Hide Away Apples, peaches, apricots, plums, tart cherries (pitting available), sweet cherries, nectarines, jams, jellies, caramel apples, holiday gift baskets, pumpkins, squash and vegetables.
Open: July-Dec., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Directions: 3 mi. S of Adrian, just off M-52, 1/4 mi. on Shumway Rd.

Hy's Cider Mill
Romeo Macomb county
Phone: 810-798-3611
See cider being made. Weekend wagon rides to pick your own apples. One of the top 10 ciders in the State cider contest.
Open: weekends in September-October , 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: 1-1/2 mi. W of M-53 (Van Dyke). 9 mi. S of I-69, 5 mi. N of Romeo.

Kapnick Orchards
Britton Lenawee county
Phone: 517-423-7419; Toll free 1-877-450-6096
Fruits, vegetables, doughnuts, cider, bakery, nuts, fudge, candy, fruit baskets, specialty items, u-pick apples, pumpkins, cherries & blueberries. We press our own cider. We ship apples or combination gift packs. Educational tours available in the Fall.
Open: year around, seven days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: 4 mi. SE of Tecumseh on Rogers Hwy. Off M-50.
Apples: Paula Red, Northern Spy, McIntosh, Gala, Spartan, Empire, Braeburn, Fuji, Mutsu, Melrose and more

Keeney Orchards
5300 Monroe Rd., Tipton Lenawee county
(517) 431-2400
Open: 8:00 a.m. until dark, September through October.
Apples: McIntosh, Jonathan, Red and Yellow Delicious, Ida Red, Jonagold, Northern Spy and pumpkins.

Lesser Farms
Dexter Washtenaw county
Phone: 734-426-8009
Plums, apples and cider in season. Honey, jams & jellies.
Open: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 1-6 p.m.
No u-pick
Directions: 5 mi. W of Dexter on Island Lake Rd.

Long Family Orchard and Farm
Commerce Township Oakland county
Phone: 248-360-3774
Fresh asparagus in May. U-pick strawberries in June. Fresh sweet corn July-September U-pick or picked apples, fresh cider, hayrides on weekends September-October U-pick or picked pumpkins in October School field trip tours by appointment September-October Fresh apples & cider thru Christmas. Specific seasons and hours vary, call the hotline for information.
Directions: Located in Commerce Twp. At Commerce & Bogie Lake Rds., just N of Huron Valley Hospital. 5 mi. E of Milford. 4 mi. S of M-59. From the S, take Haggerty N to the end, turn left, then right. At the third light (Wise Rd) turn left, go 3 mi.

Lutz Orchard
Saline Washtenaw county
Phone: 734-429-5145
Apples, antique varieties, u-pick apples, rent a tree after October 16. Squash and pumpkins for sale. Farm animals to see.
Open: September 1-November 7, Mon.,Tues,Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thurs.
Directions: Take Monroe St. off US-12 in Saline. Go 4 mi. S to 11030 Macon Rd., intersection of Braun.

Miller's Big Red Apple Orchard
4900 W. 32 Mile Road
Washington, MI 48095
Macomb county
Phone: (586) 752-7888
Open: May through November. Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Directions: Visit our website for accurate driving directions from your location: http://www.millers-bigred.com
Description: We offer a variety of "you-pick" activities all harvest season including apples, strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins. We also have a petting farm and activities for children, full country store with fudge, donuts and cider. Call now to schedule your tour!!
Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, Jonathan and more!
Other Items: Raspberries, strawberries
Visit the Miller's Big Red Apple Orchard website

Mueller's Orchard
Linden Genesee county
Phone: 810-735-7676
e-mail Mueller's Family owned since 1941. U-pick cherries, plums, and grapes. Buy apples, pears, cider, caramel apples, popcorn, honey, and baskets. Gift baskets made to order. UPS gift basket and box shipping. Car Showcase "The Apple of Your Eye", Sept 26 & 27, 1998 proceeds donated to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Genesee Valley Chapter.
Open: April 15-Dec. 31, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. Reduced winter hours.
Directions: 6036 Lobdell Rd., corners Linden Rd., 1/4 mi. S of Owen Rd., 3 mi. W of US-23, Exit 78, Fenton, 17 mi. S of Flint.

Obstbaum Orchards and Cider Mill
Northville Washtenaw county
Phone: 248-349-5569
Apples, over 30 varieties during season. Apple cider, donuts, jellies & jams, pumpkins, pies, dried flowers, many other orchard items.
Open: from approx. Labor Day weekend to November 22, weekends only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: Between Northville and South Lyon, either I-96 or I-94 to Beck Rd. Exit. Beck Rd. to either 7 or 8 Mile Rd. Then to Currie Rd., located 4 mi. W of Beck Rd. Between Northville and South Lyon.

Porter's Orchard
Goodrich Genesee county
Phone: 810-636-7156
Apples, cider, donuts, popcorn, honey, maple syrup, preserves, pick your own apples and school tours.
Open: Aug,-Dec., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. Jan.-July, Mon.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Sun 1:30-6 p.m.
Directions: We are located 1-1/2 mi. E of M-15 in Goodrich on Hegel Rd. Take M-15 S from I-69 or N from I-75, turn E at the blinker light in Goodrich.

Rapp Orchards
Romeo Macomb county
Phone: 810-752-2117
Fresh fruits and vegetables, u-pick cherries.
Open: daily June through February 8:30 am - 6 pm
Directions: 3 miles south of Romeo on M-53 between 29 and 30 Mile Roads

Red Apple Orchard
4122 Billmyer Hwy., Britton Lenawee county
(517) 423-4012
August 27 through November 27,
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Small family-owned and operated 18 acre U-pick orchard. Only sell what we grow. Press our own cider on hydraulic press. We carry Paula Red, McIntosh, Spartan, Jonathan, Empire, Red and Golden Delicious, Melrose, Ida Red, Mutsu, Rome, and Northern Spy.

Spicer's Orchards
Fenton Livingston county
Phone: 810-632-7692
e-mail Spicer's
Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, cider mill, donuts, baked goods, free Fall wagon rides and pumpkin patch. All items offered u-pick. Fall activities.
Open: June-May, 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: Take US-23, 3 mi. N of M-59 or 10 mi. S of Fenton to Clyde Road (Exit 70). Go 1/4 mi. E.

St Nick's Orchard
Addison Lenawee county
Phone: 517-547-7575
St. Nick's Orchard is nestled in the southern Irish Hills, hidden 1/2 mi. E of US-127. It boasts beautiful scenery, next to the Addison Mill Pond. The season starts with strawberries, then tart cherries, peaches, pears, apples, sweet corn and pumpkins. Finishing out our season with Christmas trees.
Open: May-Dec., Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 12-5 p.m.Closed Mon.
Directions: We are 3 mi. S of the US-127 and US-12 intersection on Junction Rd. Go E 1/2 mi. On the N side of the road.

Verellen Orchards
63260 Van Dyke, Romeo Macomb county
(810) 752-2989  Fax (810) 752-5248
We raise apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, pears, prunes, and grapes. At our store we bake donuts, pies, muffins, fresh everyday, and have our own cider mill. Vegetables in season. We also have a picnic area with stationary train cars and tables which you can sit on when enjoying donuts and cider!
Open: from mid-June to the end of May - 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. summer & fall; and 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. winter. We have pick-your-own on strawberries and cherries only.

Wasem Fruit Farm
Milan Washtenaw county
Phone: 734-482-2342
U-pick tart cherries beginning about July 1. U-pick and already picked apples beginning about September 10. Apple cider, donuts, pumpkins and farm market. Pre-arranged school tours (September 15-October 31).
Open: during tart cherry season (approx. July 1-20), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Then again approximately September 10-October 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Reduced hours November 1-Thanksgiving.
Directions: Exit US-23 at Willis Rd. (Exit 31). Go E 3 mi. to Pitman Rd., S 1 mi. to Judd Rd. Or Exit I-94 at Rawsonville Rd., (Exit 187). Go S 4-1/2 mi. to Willis Rd., W 4-1/2 mi. to Pitman Rd., S 1 mi. to Judd Rd.

Westview Orchards of Romeo
Romeo Macomb county
Phone: 810-752-3123
Westview Orchards is the 3rd oldest sesquicentennial family farm in Michigan and the oldest in Macomb county, having been in continuous operation by the same family since 1813. The orchard is owned and operated by the 5th and 6th generation of the Bowerman family.
Farm market--cherries, peaches, apples, pears, plums, supersweet sweet corn, pumpkins, cabbage, onions, honey and maple syrup. Farm-fresh fruit donuts & pies. Apple gift boxes (shipped) & baskets. A-Mazzin' Acres--mazes, farm animals, hayrides and games. School/group orchard tours--educational, personalized, hayride, cider mill & 1869 schoolhouse.
Open: seven days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Aug.-Dec., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Directions: Located on M-53 (Van Dyke) at 30 Mile Rd. just 2 mi. S of Romeo, From metro-Detroit, take I-75 N, I-696 E, M-53 N, M-53 expressway, turn left (west) at 30 Mile Rd and follow signs.
visit the Westview Orchards website

Wiard's Orchard and Country Fair
Ypsilanti Washtenaw county
Phone: 734-482-7744
U-pick apple orchards, cider mill, doughnut shop, country store, bakery, pumpkins and family entertainment. Country Fair on fall weekends includes wagon rides, music, ponies, orchard tours, fire engine rides, and Home of Night Terrors.
Open: May through August Thursday through Sunday 9 am- 5 pm; September and October daily 9 am- 6 pm.
Directions: I-94 to exit 183, Huron Street. Go south on Huron Street approximately 4 miles, following the signs.

Yates Cider Mill
Rochester Oakland county
Phone: 248-651-8300
Apple cider, donuts, carmel apples, apple pies, apple butter, jams, jellies, apples and cotton candy. Scheduled group tours (weekdays only) through October Fudge Shop, roasted almonds, apple tent and pony rides also.
Directions: 23 Mile Rd. (Avon Rd.) and Dequindre in Rochester Hills. 3 mi. N of M-59 (Dequindre Exit) on Avon Rd. (Macomb-Oakland Co. border), 7 mi. E of I-75.

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