September 09, 2022

Where to find doughnuts, cider, and corn mazes in the metro Detroit area this fall

Just because the leaves are turning, doesn't mean the outdoor fun stops in Michigan.

Yes, we spend our summers at the lake, but true Michiganders know that the fall is when the Mitten really starts to shine.

Nothing says fall more than pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards, and fresh cider and doughnuts at the mills.

Here's 20 farms and cider mills in the metro Detroit area where you can get your fall fix.
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Pahl's Pumpkin Patch
11168 M-37, Buckley; 231-269-4400; pahlspumpkinpatch.com
Keeping it simple — and simply orange—is Pahl's Pumpkin Patch, which offers a u-pick patch for all your pumpkin needs, as well as a corn maze, doughnuts, cider, and gourds.  Pahl's opens for the season on September 18.
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Pahl's Pumpkin Patch

11168 M-37, Buckley; 231-269-4400; pahlspumpkinpatch.com

Keeping it simple — and simply orange—is Pahl's Pumpkin Patch, which offers a u-pick patch for all your pumpkin needs, as well as a corn maze, doughnuts, cider, and gourds. Pahl's opens for the season on September 18.
Obstbaum Orchards & Cider Mill
9252 Currie Rd., Salem; 248-468-9180; obstbaum.comThis family-run mill in Salem, which has been serving the community for over 40 years.
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Obstbaum Orchards & Cider Mill

9252 Currie Rd., Salem; 248-468-9180; obstbaum.com

This family-run mill in Salem, which has been serving the community for over 40 years.
Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada; 586-784-5343; blakefarms.com
With haunted hayrides, a three story haunted barn, zombie paintball, pumpkins, apples, Blake’s is a vertiable autumn wonderland.
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Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill

17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada; 586-784-5343; blakefarms.com

With haunted hayrides, a three story haunted barn, zombie paintball, pumpkins, apples, Blake’s is a vertiable autumn wonderland.
Kapnick Orchards
4245 Rogers Hwy., Britton; 517-423-7419; kapnickorchards.com
Opened in 1958, Kapnick Orchards has its own product line, bakery, and cider mill. If pumpkin picking isn’t your thing — it should be — you can try picking any of the orchard's other fruits like apples, pears, and grapes.
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Kapnick Orchards

4245 Rogers Hwy., Britton; 517-423-7419; kapnickorchards.com

Opened in 1958, Kapnick Orchards has its own product line, bakery, and cider mill. If pumpkin picking isn’t your thing — it should be — you can try picking any of the orchard's other fruits like apples, pears, and grapes.

Farmer J's World Record Corn Maze
16405 Pherdun Rd., Dundee; 734-717-2376; cornmazefun.net
This Dundee-based maze broke two Guinness World Records in 2010 for world's longest corn maze path and world's biggest, coming in at 10.5 miles.
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Farmer J's World Record Corn Maze

16405 Pherdun Rd., Dundee; 734-717-2376; cornmazefun.net

This Dundee-based maze broke two Guinness World Records in 2010 for world's longest corn maze path and world's biggest, coming in at 10.5 miles.

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill
1235 Erie Rd., Erie; 734-848-4518; erieorchards.com
Whether you want to pick fruit or flowers, eat doughnuts or drink cider, you can do it all at Eerie Orchards.
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Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

1235 Erie Rd., Erie; 734-848-4518; erieorchards.com

Whether you want to pick fruit or flowers, eat doughnuts or drink cider, you can do it all at Eerie Orchards.
DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
50240 Martz Rd., Belleville; 734-260-0334 debuckscornmaze.com
DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Belleville lets you pick the level you get lost in the corn. There's an easy corn maze for a quick escape, a hard corn maze if you like to be stumped and of course there's an intermediate one if you fall somewhere in between.  DeBuck's opens for the season on September 17
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DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

50240 Martz Rd., Belleville; 734-260-0334 debuckscornmaze.com

DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Belleville lets you pick the level you get lost in the corn. There's an easy corn maze for a quick escape, a hard corn maze if you like to be stumped and of course there's an intermediate one if you fall somewhere in between. DeBuck's opens for the season on September 17
Robinette's Apple Haus and Winery
3142 Four Mile Rd., Grand Rapids; 616-361-7180; robinettes.com
This Grand Rapids orchard offers more than just u-pick apples and pumpkins, there's also hayrides, doughnuts, cider, and live entertainment.
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Robinette's Apple Haus and Winery

3142 Four Mile Rd., Grand Rapids; 616-361-7180; robinettes.com

This Grand Rapids orchard offers more than just u-pick apples and pumpkins, there's also hayrides, doughnuts, cider, and live entertainment.
Blast Corn Maze
6175 Daly Rd., Dexter; 734-845-7127; blastcornmaze.com
You're guaranteed to have a blast at The Blast Corn Maze. The fun doesn't stop in the corn field, take some time to enjoy the scenery with a cool cider slush and a warm doughnut.  Blast Corn Maze opens for the season on September 24.
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Blast Corn Maze

6175 Daly Rd., Dexter; 734-845-7127; blastcornmaze.com

You're guaranteed to have a blast at The Blast Corn Maze. The fun doesn't stop in the corn field, take some time to enjoy the scenery with a cool cider slush and a warm doughnut. Blast Corn Maze opens for the season on September 24.

Franklin Cider Mill
7450 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-626-8261; franklincidermill.com
If you don’t feel like traveling too far outside of Detroit, Franklin Cider Mill is a great place to get your cider and doughnut fix. Located in Bloomfield Hills, the mill operates through Thanksgiving.
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Franklin Cider Mill

7450 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-626-8261; franklincidermill.com

If you don’t feel like traveling too far outside of Detroit, Franklin Cider Mill is a great place to get your cider and doughnut fix. Located in Bloomfield Hills, the mill operates through Thanksgiving.