Apple Orchards: 8 Places in Greater Lansing to Find Apples This Fall

Fall Time in Lansing Means Outdoor Activities

One of my favorite times of year to get outdoors as a family is fall. This magical season brings cooler air, cozier nights, new flavors, and one of my favorites: fresh apples!

In our neck of the woods, fall time is synonymous with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and picking apples.

Apple orchard in Greater Lansing, MI

Who doesn’t love to taste the sweetness of a fresh apple or to sip on apple cider while you eat donuts? And let’s not forget about all the goodies you’ll have to make once you bring the apples home – apple pie, apple strudel, apple fritters, applesauce.

An apple cider slushy at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Read on to find out where in the Lansing area you can get your apple fix. Some orchards are u-pick while others sell apples that have already been picked for you. Many of Lansing’s best spots offer cider, donuts, wagon rides, fun games, and activities.

The cider press at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Whether you’re looking for a full day of fun or a quaint orchard off the beaten path, our list of apple orchards in Lansing is sure to get you in the fall mood.

If you go later in the season, make sure to check each orchard’s website or social media to ensure they still have apples.

Where to Find Apple Orchards in the Lansing Area

No matter where you live in the Greater Lansing area, there is an apple orchard right around the corner.

Keep reading to see where you can pick apples, buy apples, grab apple cider, and more. Each place is unique and offers different attractions, so there’s really something for everyone.

Happy apple hunting, Lansing!


Clearview Orchards

1051 Barry Rd
Haslett, MI 48840

Family-owned and operated orchard offering both u-pick and pre-picked apples in 13 different varieties that ripen between September and October.

Season: September – October

More To Do Here: In addition to apples, Clearview Orchards offers seasonal peaches, pumpkins, squash, and honey.

The apple orchard at Clearview Orchards in Haslett, MI

Cottage Creek Orchard

2300 Harper Rd
Mason, MI 48854

Family-owned orchard located in Mason offering pre-picked apples. 

Season: September – November

More To Do Here: Onsite store front features cider slushies, cider, apples, candied apples, mums, pumpkins, fresh-made salsa, jams, apple butter, and dips plus other handmade goods.

Caramel apples with M&Ms at Cottage Creek Orchard in Mason, MI

Hanulcik Farm Market & Orchard

1425 N State Rd (M-66)
Ionia, MI 48846

Fresh-picked apples, pumpkins, and squash at the market. Pick your own apples on select dates. Pick-your own patch and fruit orchards’ address is 47 Dildine Road (corner of Dildine and North State Road/M-66) in Ionia.

Season: September through late October

More To Do Here: Shop the market on State Rd for freshly baked goods, honey, and milk to Farm Country Cheese House cheese curds and meat sticks, Jones Farm meat, SoZo ground coffee, seasonal produce, eggs, maple syrup, ice cream treats, dry goods, goat milk soap, ice-cold Coca-Cola, candy, and a whole lot more!

Apples at Hanulcik Farm Market & Orchard in Ionia, MI

Markillie Orchard

5200 N Latson Rd
Howell, MI 48855

Fresh-picked apples, delicious donuts, homemade cider (enjoy hot, cold, or in slush form) available daily.

Season: September – October (open weekends only between 10 AM – 5PM).

More To Do Here: Market storefront offers more than just fall favorites. Choose from homemade jams and jellies, salsa, soft-serve ice cream, and more. Bonus – there is an outdoor play area for kids!

The slush machine at Markillie Orchard in Howell, MI

Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm

11025 S Jackson Rd
Cement City, MI 49233

Offering u-pick apples and pumpkins.

Season: September – October

More To Do Here: Fall Fun includes live music, food trucks, vendors, a corn maze, wagon rides, bounce house, tractor touch, animal exhibits, and adult and children games. For the 21+ crowd, there is an on-site brewery, cidery, and cellar.

Cider Yard Yurts will be available again to rent in November. Enjoy great company, specialty drinks, and good eats from the comfort of one of our heated yurts. Each theme has a unique design and can be rented for $50 an hour.

An array of goodies at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm

Phillips Orchard & Cider Mill

1995 E Gratiot County Line Rd
St. Johns, MI 48879

U-pick apples include the SnowSweet, Ida Red, and Jonagold varieties.

Season: Mid-September – October

More To Do Here: Enjoy cider on the patio, have a picnic in the fields, and watch the traditional cider-making process with and old-fashioned rack and cloth press. Horse-drawn wagon rides available on select weekends.

Can’t make it to St. Johns? Check out Phillips’ Cider Bar & Market located at 3000 Vine Street, Lansing, 48912.

Gala apples at Phillips Orchard & Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Uncle John’s Cider Mill

8614 N US-127
St. Johns, MI 48879

Open 7 days a week! Pre-picked apples with 9 different varieties to chose from.

Season: September – October

More To Do Here: Live music, cider-making, pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, outdoor toys, corn maze, trails, tractor-wagon rides, food trucks, a gift shop, baked goods, and much, much more. For those 21+, head to the Taproom for a variety of hard ciders, wines, and spirits.

Fun photo cutout at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Young’s Orchard

2600 E Territorial Rd
Rivers Junction, MI 49277

Family-owned since operation began in 1900! Offering all types of autumn traditions including apples, apple cider, cider slushies, baked goods, and fresh produce.

Season: September – October

More To Do Here: Specialty-products include non-GMO heirloom popcorn, Northern Spy apples, honey, pears, and horse/feed apples.

The apple conveyor at Young’s Orchard in Rives Junction, MI

Did we miss an orchard? Is there an apple orchard you and your family adore in the Greater Lansing area that’s not on our list?

Comment below and we’ll add it to our list.

Happy apple hunting, Lansing!

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