Yates Cider Mill | Apple Cider Michigan


Happy New Year to you all!!  We are so thankful for all of your patronage and look forward to 2017.

We are closed for the first quarter of the  year to make repairs and upgrades to the mill.  Mark your calendars now – we will re-open for business starting April 15th!!  Fresh pressed Cider and our full assortment of baked goods will be available…not to mention our Ice Cream Shop will open the same day as well.

In the meantime…visit our Online Store!!



Yates Cider Mill | Apple Cider Michigan

Come & experience a Rochester Hills Gem

…where the clock ticks a little slower, people sit and rest just a little bit longer, and the provisions are always fresh!

The scenic beauty at Yates Cider Mill is ideal for a relaxing stroll, an afternoon picnic, or simply a quiet moment at the river’s edge while enjoying a Cider Mill treat.   You name it, it’s your memory waiting to be made! For an enjoyable Michigan afternoon, load up the car with family and friends, and visit us today at Yates Cider Mill!

Yates is one of the oldest, continually running businesses in Michigan.  Come for a visit and be a part of what has made Yates Cider Mill a destination for generations.

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  • Best cider mill. Fresh donuts all the time. Fun activities for the family.

    Breanna Bennett Google Reviewer
  • The best cider in southeast Michigan.

    Stephen Evans Oct 3, 2015
  • Take my nieces and nephews there every October. Been going there since I was a young man. Awesome food all around. Nice river trails for the adventurous group.

    Paul Thompson Sep 6, 2015
  • Our favorite Cider Mill! I have been there with my family many times, probably once or twice a year on average during the last 15 years or so. I love walking (and walking our dog!) on the nature trail, the rest of us prefer the donuts and apple cider! 🙂 Great surroundings, relatively secluded and a family atmosphere.

    Cristian Teodoridis Nov 17, 2015
  • Epic. This place has changed my life.

    Mike Kidder Oct 11, 2015
  • The cider and donuts from this place are awesome

    Douglas Rowe Google Reviewer
  • My favorite for 6 decades.

    Jerry Logan Aug 20, 2016
  • Love this mill!! Those who think there is nothing to do, probably need a little help. In the summer and fall there are farm animals, a fudge shop, fishing and water fun on the river, a long path through the woods along riverside with many off-side trails, dog friendly with water(the river:)), and not to mention an actual MILL. Not usual anymore- and there's a history lesson as well 😮 They have delicious donuts and cider, and ice cream in the summer/spring! I've never dealt with a crowd- but I also don't go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Probably my favorites CIDERMILL not apple orchard.

    Lisa S Google Reviewer
  • Great place, been coming here my whole life, now I bring my kids here. Great family atmosphere, walking trails, not far from the bike trails that go for miles. They offer a lot of cider mill things in the fall but you can't beat the frozen custard and hand dipped ice cream they serve throughout the summer. The have delicious donuts in the summer too. Watch for the weekly specials.

    Brian Bialik Google Reviewer
  • I grew up going to this place. The best of everything. I can't wait to take my kids here when that time comes. I love this place.

    Aaron VanPoucker Aug 7, 2016
  • Definitely the best plain and cinnamon donuts I've had. Cider is very good. Ice cream sandwich was surprisingly delicious (homemade cookies) and filling (lots of ice cream and thick cookies). They have delectable apple butter, bbq sauce, and jelly.

    Ray McDivitt Jul 17, 2016
  • One of my favorite cider mills! The Cider & donuts are delicious as is everything else! It's right on the Clinton River with a working water wheel that powers the mill! There are plenty of places to eat outside and lots of trails to explore along the river! Yates Park across the street has a dam and offers plenty of good fishing and BBQ opportunities.

    Phil Poirier Google Reviewer
  • The best Cider Mill hands down . They have the best donuts and cider. Very nice and relaxing place to come , you can even take a walk on the trail .

    Leandra Moore Sep 22, 2016
  • I've been coming here for more than 35 years. NOBODY'S cider is better than Yates!! It's the best around town, hands down!! Yates is a family tradition. Our kids grew up coming to Yates, and so have our grands. Our youngest is 3 months old....Aubrey will come to adore the great taste, and continue on the path.

    Renita Holliness Sep 4, 2016
  • Greatest place on earth!  The donuts and hot cider were amazing.

    Andreyah Awesomee Aug 2, 2016
  • Best cider mill in Oakland County! Has been a family tradition for at least 30 years.

    Chad Ambrose Sep 19, 2015
  • I have not been able to eat any other donut and enjoy it after trying Yates. Best cider, donuts & pies I've ever had.

    Crystal Hooke Oct 23, 2015
  • Donuts were amazing, crispy on outside, soft and pillowy in the inside, and still warm. The apple cider was also great. You can see them pressing the apples inside the place. Place was super busy but it's only because this place is so amazing! There is also a beautiful little walk along the river. I'd definitely go back.

    Elizabeth Miller Sep 24, 2016
  • Adorable little cider mill, always my favorite spot to get donuts. Beautiful trail on Clinton river to walk down that connects to a large park and in autumn they have goats you can feed.

    Amelia Kruse Google Reviewer
  • The best apple cider I've had in my life!!! And please try the donuts! Another level

    Juancarlo Rodriguez Jul 2, 2016
  • I love the river, the cider, and the donuts. The cider and donuts are the best.

    Mary Ann Van Cleave Sep 5, 2016
  • Everything at Yates is amazing. From the nature walk to the tour of the mill. Seasonal stands. Best cider and doughnuts in Michigan!

    Jay Merker Sep 13, 2015
  • Good quality products! Best warm cinnamon sugar doughnuts anywhere! Great cider, sparkling cider, apple butter, fresh apples, etc. In the fall is a great time to stop for a treat and pick up a painted pumpkin. They also sell ice cream and fudge.

    Restaurant Gypsy Sep 23, 2016
  • Best cider and donuts ever! Family tradition for over 30 years!

    Pamala Boughton Sep 26, 2015

Cider Mill – Closed for the Season

  • Spring Pressing begins April 15th!
  • Full Assortment of baked goods and Ice Cream opens
  • Visit our Online Store in the meantime for access to some products

Yates Store at Canterbury

 Jan-Mar Hours – Limited

  • Friday & Saturday & Sunday ~ 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm
  • Monday & Tuesday & Thursday – CLOSED

Ice Cream, Homemade Fudge, and FRESH DONUTS available all day!

 Ice Cream Shoppe – Closed for the Season

  • Mark your calendars – OPENS APRIL 15th!

Available YEAR ROUND at our Canterbury Village Location

 Fudge Shoppe – Closed for the Season

  • Fudge still available inside the Cider Mill

Fresh homemade fudge available at Canterbury Village YEAR ROUND!

Apple Tent – Closed for the Season

  • Fresh apples located inside the Cider Mill

Pony Rides – Closed for the Season

Thanks for taking an interest in us!  We can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Send us a note, ask us a question, send us a picture, or tell us your story about your experience at Yates!
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