Uncle John’s Cider Mill Make it A Family Tradition

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It just doesn’t feel like fall to me without a trip to Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Growing up in Ithaca, Uncle John’s was THE local cider mill to visit. My childhood visits have continued into adulthood. Every year, we make at least one trip from Holt to St. Johns for this family tradition.

Our top two favorite spots or activities to enjoy:

  • Grabbing a table behind the Taproom to enjoy our drinks and snacks from local food trucks. The fresh kettle corn and flight of hard cider or wine is a must.
  • Heading upstairs at the cider mill for some fresh cider and donuts. Which is basically the main reason we visit annually in the first place. If you’re lucky, you can even get a glimpse of the cider production.

Our most recent visit was a little different than usual, we had first timers in our group. This allowed us to do activities at Uncle John’s for the first first ourselves.

First time activities:

  • Visit the pumpkin patch. Our kids picked out their favorite pumpkins to decorate. This year we decided to paint instead of carve our pumpkins. The kids could be more involved without the use of cutting utensils.
  • Had a drink and listened to music at the new Cider Yard. Definitely a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Check out this video from our latest visit to Uncle John’s Cider Mill and our super cute “Baby Shark” painted pumpkins:

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Brandie grew up in the small town of Ithaca, MI. She moved to the Lansing area to attend Michigan State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a focus in Broadcast, Public Relations Specialization and Dance Specialization. She currently works as the Communications Manager for Meridian Township and serves as the Executive Producer of HOMTV, Meridian Township’s award-winning Government Access Channel. Brandie lives in Holt with her husband, 3-year-old daughter and two golden retrievers, the “Golden Boys”. Her hobbies include spending time with her family & friends, travelling, cooking, dancing and going to the theater.

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