5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at Uncle John’s Cider Mill


If you live in the Lansing area you are probably familiar with Uncle John’s and their cider and donuts! This ultimate spot for fall fun leaves no shortage of fall fun but there are a few things that take this spot to the next level. They could easily be missed but will make your trip more magical. We’re bringing you our top 5 things you don’t want to miss at Uncle John’s cider Mill this season.

Picnic in the Orchard

Photo: Amanda Shaffer Photography

This is one of the best-kept secrets and we want to share it with you! We know the picnic areas can get crowded and with the current climate we are overly conscious of that. So consider skipping the picnic area and instead bring a blanket, grab your cider and donuts and head out to the orchard area! You can enjoy a picnic among the apples and beat the crowds! Be sure to sit in the grassy area and not on the actual trail since the wagon may come through and it is a working orchard!

Ride The Train

Uncle John’s has a small passenger train that your littles won’t want to miss! To find this gem you’ll need to head out to the pumpkin patch and corn maze area. The train is $1 a ride and is available on Saturday and Sunday only. You could easily miss this fun if you don’t head out to the pumpkin patch area so make it a stop on your list while you’re there!

Cider Yard

Photo: Amanda Shaffer Photography

Want even more space, live music, cider, and a space to have fun? Uncle John’s has created the perfect spot. The Cider Yard is a place to come and feel like you are part of the family. Throw a log on the fire to keep warm, let your little ones dance, and warm up with some good food and cider. Hard Cider is available too!

Walk the Farm Trail

Did you know that Uncle John’s has a gorgeous trail for the whole family to enjoy? This spot could be easily missed but we won’t let you. The farm trail is a 2-3 mile trail that walks you through the orchard and different crops. It’s a little bit of a challenge but a very fun way to see the farm! The best part is that the trail is free!

Bring Your Furry Friends

Did you know Uncle John’s is dog-friendly? If your dog is a part of your family, like ours is, you can bring your pup with you on a day out! Bring them for a walk on the farm trail, just make sure your pup is leashed at all times and they are more than welcome on the farm!

Have, the top 5 things you don’t want to miss at Uncle John’s this fall, on your list, and want more fall fun? Head here for our full Guide to Fall!



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