Fall is here and it's time to get out for some apple picking, cider drinking and donut eating. Nothing screams fall in Michigan like fresh cider and the crisp air while you pick your apples. Check out these awesome orchards near Lansing.

I prefer to go to places that are less crowded but that's hard to do in Michigan during the fall because families want to get into the spirit of the season change and create fun new memories with their kids. I get it, I do it too.

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The fall colors are changing quickly in Michigan. Because of that I have gotten into the festive fall as "f" mood. I had a hard time accepting that it was fall until it changed on the calendar recently. Maybe I'll see you and your family at one of these Lansing area favorites.

8 Best Orchards for Apple Picking & Cider Near Lansing

Barkham Creek Farms - 181 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI

Paul Roach recommends! Via FB,

Awesome place and great staff. We have gone there for several years now, Beats the bigger places hands down. Best donuts I have ever had!

Clearview Orchards - 1051 Barry rd , Haslett, MI

Emma Repp recommends via FB:

The apple picking was AMAZING! They taste delicious and we had plenty of varieties to choose from. The orchard was in great shape and was very peaceful on Saturday morning. Can’t wait to come back next season!

Phillips Orchards and Cider Mill - 1174 W Gratiot County Line Rd, St Johns, MI

Our family visited the orchard last weekend for the first time and it is awesome. You can pick your own or buy them by the peck. There's a nice storefront and chairs to relax in and look at the countryside. We will definitely be going back.

Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill - Gatehouse Market - 1995 E Gratiot County Line Rd, St Johns, MI

We visit this location yearly. They have amazing baked goods and a lot of Michigan sourced products. Check out the orchard then visit this store on your way back to 127.

Uncle John's Cider Mill - 8614 US-127, St Johns, MI

Frank Dreamer via Google:

We stop here every time we go north. Awesome goodies. Apples, pies,cider and doughnuts, cider slushies, yum. The gift shoppe is very nice.
This cider mill is Bigfoot Approved.

Cottage Creek Orchard - 2300 Harper Rd, Mason, MI

Rebecca Pennala via Google:

Great place! What a beautiful building and setting. Super helpful and friendly owners. Delicious apples and cider😋Fun Michigan products to purchase.

Young's Orchards LLC - 2600 E Territorial Rd, Rives Junction, MI

John Cordell via Google:

OMG! The cider is fabulous and somehow, the buttermilk donuts are even better! Apples are there for purchase too, and there are also cider slush and hot cider options too! Enjoy!

Country Mill Farms, Bakery, Orchard & Cider Mill - 4648 Otto Rd, Charlotte, MI

Catrina Kennedy via Google:

We LOVED The Country Mill! It was our first time there, so we didn’t know what to expect, but the staff was SO HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY! They showed us exactly what to do and helped us so much! We had so much fun! The selection was great and we can’t wait to go try the things we bought! We really appreciated the help and kindness Riley and Deniese showed us! The owner(sorry I didn’t catch her name), Was very kind and helpful too! I HIGHLY recommend this place!

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