Spicer Orchards Cider Mill – Fenton, MI – Review & Pics
Spicer Orchards Farm Market and Cider Mill is definitely worth the drive if you’re looking for a good cider mill in Metro Detroit. I received a request recently to review it for the OCM Cider Mill Directory and, as promised, I wasn’t disappointed.
Spicer Orchards Cider Mill is clean and has a great Fall ambience. Spicer Orchards is not campy or “too touristy” like some local cider mills. There is plenty to explore for kids and adults so, if you plan on making a long trip like I did, I can tell you the drive is worth it.
Kids will enjoy the Farm Play Area at Spicer Orchards. The Farm Play Area features a large area, petting zoo, sand box, toy tractors, tricycle trail and a wooden pirate shop to explore. The entire Farm Play Area is very well-maintained. Even the farm animal cages are clean and the animals seem very happy. Kids will also love the expansive corn mazes at Spicer Orchards. The mazes include 3 separate areas to explore with skill levels ranging from easy to difficult.
Fall Festival Weekends at Spicer Orchards Cider Mill run weekends from mid-September through Halloween. Fall Festival Weekends feature:
- Hayrides to pick fruit
- Pumpkin picking
- Pig roast
- Face painting
- Sand Art
- Bee Keeping Display
- Kettle Corn
- Train Rides
- Farm Animal Barn
- Inflatables in the Farm Play Area
The cider mill itself at Spicer Orchards features all the usual fall-fare. Cider, donuts, jellies, u-pick fruit and more. The Farm Market at Spicer Orchards is very expansive. Spicer Orchards even has a winery and cafe complete with seasonal wines and Paninis. You can watch the cider and donuts being made fresh and there is plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy an autumn afternoon.
There is an overall sophistication to Spicer Orchards Cider Mill outside of the Farm Play area. I wouldn’t say elegant but, for a cider mill, it’s pretty sophisticated. Spicer Orchards and Cider Mill is what I would call a “complete” cider mill experience. They have a little bit of everything to entertain the masses. I wish they had indoor restrooms ala Westview Orchards but I’m nitpicking.
Of course, the real draw at Spicer Orchards Cider Mill is the cider and donuts! The cider I tasted was tart. I loved it! I definitely prefer cider with a little bite to it over cider that is overly sweet. The donuts are huge and crisp. They’re very much like the donuts at Erwin Orchards and I only prefer the ones at Erwin Orchards by a nose.
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Spicer Orchards and Cider Mill
10411 Clyde Rd
Fenton, Michigan 48430
Hours: 9a-7p Daily