In accordance with all things fall, last weekend my mom and I took a trip to a local cider mill! What better way to celebrate fall than to eat apples, drink tasty cider, and eat delicious doughnuts!
We visited Franklin Cider Mill located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The mill was completed in 1837, the same year in which Michigan gained its statehood. The mill offers many apple flavored food and drink, yummy doughnuts, other types of food (such as hot dogs and corn), as well as live music. Though it was quite busy (it being the weekend)…
But even though it was crowded, being surrounded by the beautifully colored fall trees and a soothing little creek, made it seem serene and peaceful. It felt really nice outside weather-wise and the temperature was about 65 degrees.
Upon arrival we browsed through the various food booths, while trying to fend for ourselves, as there were many angry bees swarming around the mill (they’re probably just mad they didn’t get any cider). While browsing and deciding which treats to buy, I had to fight the temptation to buy twenty different kinds of apple butter/flavored jelly (it looked so good!).
Then it was off to buy cider! We ended up purchasing some doughnuts, apple cider, and two types of apple bread. Seeing as we couldn’t enjoy the food outside (angry bees) we went to drop off the stuff in the car. We then headed back to relax by the stream for a while and just enjoyed being outside.
After that we went to purchase some snacks to eat. We ended up getting this jumbo hot dogs that were marinated in apple juice. Sounds a bit weird right? But it was delicious!
And that’s all! Hope you enjoyed my adventure! Enjoy some more pictures from my cider mill trip in the slide show below.
Have you been to a cider mill this fall? What is something you do every fall? Do you go apple picking, to cider mills, on hayrides? Comment below! 😀