With fall quickly approaching, now is the time to spend a Saturday with hayrides, u-pick apples and fresh apple cider. Celebrate fall’s harvest and grab a donut at one of Genesee County’s best apple orchards.

Spicer’s Orchard

Located on Clyde Road in Fenton, Spicer Orchards has been harvesting apples for five generations.  At their store, you can buy fresh apples along with other fruits and vegetables from their farm. They also make fresh cider donuts and serve warm apple cider, perfect for a chilly fall afternoon. Fun family activities at the orchard include picking your own apples and a fall maze. Adults can also enjoy Spicer’s Winery which serves wine and hard cider made right on the orchard.

Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill

Located in Linden, Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill is one of Genesee County’s oldest orchards. With over 7,500 apple varieties, fresh donuts and cider, you are sure to find something you’ll love. The orchard also has a play area perfect for younger kids.

Almar Orchards

The all organic Almar Orchards located in Flushing doesn’t just make apples. They are also the farm behind J.K.’s Farmhouse Ciders. With six different ciders being distributed to over 2,000 stores across the country, the orchard stays busy. But don’t worry, they still have time to host Farm Day Hayrides and the Scrumpy Skedaddle 5k and 10k run.

Porter’s Orchard Farm Market & Cider Mill

Porter’s Orchard, located in Goodrich, is filled with fun activities in the fall. With live music on the weekends, hayrides, a corn maze and – new this year – camel rides. They also have u-pick apples and pumpkins, and a petting farm. Their farm market has cider donuts, cider slushies, caramel apples and farm fresh honey. The orchard also hosts special events including a tractor show and Love Your Pet Weekend.

Montrose Orchards

Located on Seymour Road, Montrose Orchards has been part of the community since 1913. The orchards farm store offers fresh Michigan fruits as they come into season and other delicious treats including blueberry wafflecone ice cream and apple cider slush. Discover their beautiful orchard on the Pumpkin Fantasyland tours with a chance to pick your own pumpkin along the way.