Yates Cider Mill
1990 E. Avon Rd., Rochester; 248-651-8300; 2375 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 248-481-9203; yatescidermill.com
Yates is unique because it doesn’t have just one location, but two, with one in Rochester and the other in Lake Orion. Both offer similar attractions and fall-ified treats. The Yates Ice Cream Shoppe invites those with a sweet tooth to make any number of homemade apple focused baked goods à la mode. They also offer historic mill tours, pony rides, river walks, and cider making.
Wiard’s Orchard and Country Fair
5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti; 734-482-7744; wiards.com
What’s an apple cannon? Well, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and you can shoot one at Wiard's Orchard. In operation for more than 180 years,