While I am a HUGE summer person, I do love the fall season in Michigan. The reason for this is that the cider mills open back up! Why is this special? Because then I can get apple cider and freshly baked donuts! YES! There isn’t much that is better than fresh apple cider and donuts baked just hours and even minutes before you get them. I love the cider mill.

Fall in Michigan is a wonderful time because the cider mills open back up. Yates Cider Mill just reopened for the season!

Yates Cider Mill Is Back for Fall!

If you have never been to Yates, then you aren’t sure what is so special about it. The Yates opening weekend means fresh cider & fall family fun. While they aren’t the biggest cider mill in Michigan, they are the best in my opinion. I have always loved going to Yates. You can walk around the property and explore nature. They don’t have all the fancy stuff other mills have, but they do have the best apple cider and donuts. That’s just my opinion. Yates is located in Rochester Hills, MI. On August 27, in addition with fresh fall cider, Yates is kicking off their extended fall hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7 am to 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm

These fall hours will continue throughout the fall season. 

Fresh Cider

Fresh cider is also available at Yates at Canterbury Village, a quaint location open year-round offering indoor seating, cider, donuts and bakery items and ice cream  in Lake Orion at the historic Canterbury Village! Spend the weekend with face painting, spin art, and the Frankenmuth Fudge Shop at the mill. Plus, there will be cider, donuts, ice cream, something for the whole family! As always, the cost is free for visiting and parking. For more information, visit https://www.yatescidermill.com/.

About Yates Cider Mill

Founded in 1863, Yates Cider Mill is a family-run cider mill. For hundreds of years, Yates has been producing the same kind of fresh 100% all-natural cider that folks enjoyed way back in 1860s. You can enjoy Yates Cider Mill and the beautiful surrounding parks any day during the fall. Yates makes premium cider with our historic 26-inch water turbine providing direct power to the press, along with warm donuts and other Michigan-made goodies.