Family Fun for the Fall - Birmingham Bloomfield Hills Moms

There is nothing better than visiting a u-pick apple orchard or cider mill, to give you that perfect fall feeling! Some of the orchards are a bit of a drive away, but be assured that you will go home with bags of apples and goodies that will last you weeks (at least we do!).



Here are some great places to visit in the fall:


Westview Orchards

65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095

586- 752-3123

U-Pick is open daily from 10am-5pm, weather permitting, while supplies last!

*U-Pick currently includes:

– Raspberries

– Apples: McIntosh, Gala, & Cortland

– Vegetables: Peppers, eggplant, green beans, zucchini & summer squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

* Always call first, items change based on availability

​There are also several activities for kids, including: an outdoor petting farm, an animal barn, straw mountain, tire mountain, rope mountain, playground, giant slide, jumping pad, the black hole, an indoor maze, spookley straw bale maze, wagon rides, and corn maze. The availability of the activities can vary depending on if it is a weekday/weekend, so check before you go!


Erwin Orchard Inc.

61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon


I grew up going apple picking at Erwin Orchards every fall with my family. It still has a special place in my heart! Be warned, they only accept cash/check (ATM on site).

U-Pick is open 9am-6pm daily, weather permitting, while supplies last!

*U-pick currently includes:

  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Pumpkin patch (toward end of September)

* Always call first, items change based on availability

They also have a cider mill with fresh cider, donuts, applesauce, and other goodies! They offer wagon rides, Farmer Bill’s target paintball, a 3-D walk through adventure, a corn maze, a goat walk, hay and straw bale maze, a sunflower garden, and a petting farm (weekends only).

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada


U-Pick is open 8AM-5PM daily

*U-Pick includes:




-Green beans, cabbage, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers

-Pumpkin patch

* Always call first, items change based on availability

They also have a cider, donuts, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, and other sweet treats for purchase.

Fun Land for kids includes: An animal petting farm, jumping pillows, pumpkin jump balloon, haunted village, animated scarecrow band, water duck races, straw mountain, cornfield maze, sports zone. After 1pm on weekdays they have: train rides, giant jumping pillow, and pumpkin jump balloon.
Weekends only: Gemstone panning, rock climbing wall, trampoline/bungee jump.

Franklin Cider Mill:

7450 Franklin Road, Franklin


Weekdays: 7AM-6:30PM   Weekends: 8AM-6:30PM

The Franklin Cider Mill is a go-to spot for cider and donuts. The best part (in my opinion) is their cider slushie- a must try! They have a fairly large stand outside, with seasonal produce, snacks, treats, etc. There is a stream on property, and the kids love to watch the ducks play in the water. Last time we visited there was live music. It is a simple way to spend an hour or so!


Yates Cider Mill

1990 E. Avon Road, Rochester Hills


There is a variety of areas to enjoy- from the Cider Mill itself, to the Frankenmuth Fudge Shoppe (open September through November), to the Apple Tent (purchase apples, snacks, candy, and more!), to the Ice Cream Shoppe! In September and October, kids can join in on the Pony Rides ($5 each and 80lb weight limit), and the Petting Zoo ($1 for goat chow). End your visit with a stroll down the River Walk- 3/4 mile long trail, to view the pretty fall colors!



Wishing you the best fall!

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