Rich In Heritage

Yates is a Michigan landmark and a registered historic site, making delicious apple cider with water power from the Clinton River since 1876.

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Customer Reviews

  • "My husband and I love your cider mill! He actually proposed to me there on Oct. 25th 2002. In fact, after our wedding we stopped by to take pictures there, and then instead of a dessert table at the reception; we served your cider and donuts! They were the most talked about part of our wedding. Keep up the great work-we love you!" -Cheryl, Chesterfield, MI

  • "I grew up going there for school field trips. It is great to see that a historical place like Yates is still up and running after all these years. Thanks for helping to make memories for a new generation of young people!" -Mike, Peoria, AZ

  • "I have been coming to Yates since I was a very small girl. When I moved to CA for 20 years, my mother was 'forced' to send me Yates cider & donuts every single year! (No other Mill would suffice) Now I have moved back to MI and have been taking my boys to Yates each and every year! Now that they're older, they even ask me, "Is it Yates time yet?" -Nancy

  • "Your cider and donuts are the best!!!!" -Nancy, Summerland Key, Fl

  • "Just a note to say that we (the whole family - 3 generations) love to go to Yates Cider Mill!!! It is truly a fun time for the entire family. Thanks!" -Dee Ann, Dryden, MI

  • "I come with my family every year and it just keeps getting better. When my older brother turned 18 all he wanted was a kitten...we went to the Humane Society and picked up a little black and white kitten named Yates. He was abandoned at your mill, and we still love him to this day! Thanks for the cat!" - Hannah, Auburn Hills, MI

  • "This was our first year going to Yates and we had a great time. My Aunt Mary for years has told us how wonderful your donuts and cider are. Now I can testify that yes they are!" -Andrea, Holly, MI

  • "Just a note to let you know that I grew up in Michigan and enjoyed visiting the Cider Mill. I now live in Ocala, Florida and try to make a trip back home every Thanksgiving and the first place we visit is your Cider Mill. We enjoy everything you have to offer. I just want to thank you for allowing us to keep such a wonderful tradition!" -Francine, Ocala, FL

  • "As a young child, in '67, we often went to Yate's Cider Mill. I can still, to this day, crave hot fried cakes (donuts) and cider! Thank You for the memories!!!" -Nori - Anchorage, Alaska

  • "I used to live just down Dequindre, where my mother still lives. I am now in Oklahoma. Yates is and always has been my all time favorite place in the world. I visit every fall with my 3 children, as often as possible. Living so far from Yates now is the worst part about moving away from my home in MI!" Catherine - Norman, Oklahoma

  • "I wanted to tell you how much I love being at the mill! I am from India and have been here only two years. I came to Yates on my first weekend in this country and since then I have visited many times! I make it a point to bring all my family and friends too! Thanks for the great memories!" Aishwarya - West Bloomfield, MI

  • "I grew up in Michigan and moved to Tennessee when I was 19. Every fall while I was growing up my family would go to Yates Cider Mill. Now after being gone for 35 years, I am returning to Michigan for a visit and one of the first places I am going, is to Yates' for cider and donuts. Will be bringing some home to Tennessee with me to share with the family. Thanks for the memories!! Shiela - Vanleer, TN

  • "Best cider available anywhere. Growing up in Utica (1950's), my dad would take us to the mill, see the activity, taste the cider and fish the river. My Aunt and Uncle would bring grapes to be pressed. Lots of great memories." Frank - West Melbourne, FL

  • "Every fall, for well over 50 years and 4 generations, our annual tradition is a trip to Yates for THE best cider & donuts anywhere." Don - Warren, MI

  • "Yates is one of our favorite Fall bike ride destinations from Lapeer. There's lots of scenic back roads framed in October trees with plenty of cider & donuts waiting at the end of your ride. Get your fellow bikers together and ride over to Yates and make it a Fall tradition." Mike - Lapeer, MI

  • "It is a tradition for us every fall to come to the cider mill for the best cider & donuts we have ever had! The fall season would not be complete without this trip!" Dianne - Roseville, MI

  • "Growing up in Royal Oak, it was always a Saturday ride either with my parents and siblings or with friends on our bikes to Yates for donuts and cider. What memories will always be etched in my mind of the beautiful fall colors amid smiling and laughing "children" of all ages. Thanks for the memories." Jim - Munising, MI

  • "My parents have gone to Yates Cider Mill since they were kids, and now my wife and I go all the time. We were first in line on opening day this year, and we can't wait to continue the tradition and take our kids to the cider mill every weekend once we start our own family!" Preston - Macomb, MI

  • "Our cider just arrived & oh my goodness, it was just as deliciously crisp and sweet as I remembered from all those years ago! My Southern husband, who agreed the donuts were better than Krispy Kreme, also agreed the cider was better than anything we can buy down here on the Gulf Coast! I keep telling him about the Michigan magic, so now he has had a taste of it. Thank you for not changing in this ever-changing world!" Paula - Mobile, AL

  • "My parents used to take all five of us kids to Yates Cider Mill every fall. We love your cider, apples and of course your sugar and powdered covered donuts. We took a photo of our family in front of the mill every year. We live in Ohio now but we will be there in October to enjoy the "good times" once again and enjoy that "homemade" cider! Yummy!" Ashley - Parma, OH

  • "I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve Yates. My family has been coming here since I was a kid, and I won't go anywhere else. Best cider and donuts on the planet. Thanks for all the years of great memories and yummolisious foods!!!" Cheryl - Shelby Township, MI

  • "I grew up on delicious doughnuts and the distinctive taste of Yates cider. I now live in North Carolina and I have not been able to return to Yates for about 12 years, but this year I get to have my cider "fix" and I'm bringing my family that has never been to Michigan. I can't wait to see their faces when they finally get to have a taste of my childhood!" Nikolai - Lexington, NC

  • "I just wanted to say that this is the best place to take your family and friends from out of town. Great History and River walk to top it off!!!!!" Renee - Roseville, MI