Many get sad this time of year. Summer is dwindling and our days of sun kissed skin will soon be done for the time being. I am not one of those people. The minute August hits, all I can think about is all things fall. Please tell me you get this way, too. The slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice everything, and apple picking with a delicious donut and warm cider makes fall one of the best seasons. Even with the recent change in events during a global pandemic, there are still many apple orchards in and around Lansing to help you escape and get your fall on.
Country Mill | 4648 Otto Rd, Charlotte
U-Pick Perks: Enjoy a ride on the wagon to get to apple picking as well as freshly made donuts and cider.
Markville Orchards | 5200 N Larson Rd, Howell
U-Pick Perks: They are known for delicious donuts and apple cider.
Clearview Orchards | 1051 Barry Rd, Haslett
U-Pick Perks: Family owned and doesn’t get too crowded.
Young’s Orchard | 2652 E Territorial Rd, River Junction
U-Pick Perks: This is a cozy place to stop in for a bushel of apples as well as donuts and cider for the road.
Peacock Road Family Farm | 11854 Peacock Rd, Laingsburg
U-Pick Perks: They don’t have apple picking, but they do have pony rides, mazes, animal petting, and apple sling shots to name a few.
Uncle John’s Cider Mill | 8614 US-127, St. Johns
U-Pick Perks: They no longer do apple picking, but they have a corn maze, mining, and winery. You can also check out how the cider is made while enjoying your donut and cider in the barn.