It wouldn’t feel like fall without local cider. On your fall color tour getaway, stop at these orchards and markets for the best apple cider in Northern Michigan and perhaps a donut—or a dozen.

Altonen Orchards
11882 S. US-31, Williamsburg, 231.264.8802

Fresh fruit, great cider and delicious pies.

Farmer White’s
11373 S. US-31, Williamsburg, 231.632.1500

Visit this family farm for fresh pies, signature baking mixes, jam, jelly, cider and donuts.

Friske Orchards
10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, 231.599.2604

Besides offering cider and donuts, this orchard has a play land, U-pick fields, petting zoo, festivals, live entertainment and more family activities.

Gallagher’s Farm Market & Bakery
7237 M-72, Traverse City, 231.947.1689

Visit the goats, chickens and pigs, then explore the corn maze and pumpkin patch. After that, shop for local produce, fresh pumpkin donuts and amazing apple turnovers to pair with a glass of homemade cider.

Hoxsie’s Farm Market
6578 M-72,  Williamsburg, 231.267.9087 or 231.267.5264

This farm has a corn maze, apple cannon, a big red barn to explore, wagon rides and more. And yes, cider and donuts.

Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove
11573 N. Kilcherman Rd., Northport, 231.386.5637

Kilcherman’s is famous for its antique apples. From the Pink Pearl to the Rambo, they’ve got a wide array of unique apples and fresh cider.

King Orchards
986 S. US-31 Kewadin, 231.264.0715

Get old-fashioned, raw, unpasteurized apple cider at King Orchards. There is a different mix of apples in each press. You’ll also love other goodies like the caramel apple walnut pie.

Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch
11168 N. M-37 Buckley, 231.269.4400

This is a pick your own pumpkin patch with a petting zoo and plenty of fall produce to choose from including gourds, squash and corn stalk bundles. There’s hot chocolate, cider, donuts and more treats on the weekends.

Rennie Orchards
11221 Munro Rd., Williamsburg, 231.264.8387

Scenic wagon rides, a hay maze, teepee and more fun activities are offered each fall.

Royal Farms
10445 N. US 31, Ellsworth, 231.599.3222

Enjoy a classic farm market setting while tasting wine, exploring the corn maze and of course sampling some cider, donuts and caramel apples.

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