Things To Do & See

At Yates Cider Mill


From the very young to the older generation, we offer a safe and relaxing environment. While enjoying the beautiful Michigan countryside, take time out for a snack or refreshment at one of the concession stands.

On weekends in September and October, you can enjoy knackwurst, hot dogs and cinnamon almonds. Cotton candy and popcorn are favorites at Yates Cider Mill.

Your children will enjoy feeding our Farm Animals all week and our Pony Rides on weekends.  Keep an eye and an ear open for the railroad crossing lights and bells…most kids love to watch the Pulp Car haul it’s load to the dumping area to see up to 160 bushels of pressed apple pumice fall into the dumpster.

Just over the small bridge is the Fudge Shoppe. Inside, several varieties of fudge are made by Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen. The fudge is made using only the finest, all natural ingredients.

You’ll want to visit the Apple Tent where you can find a few products that aren’t available inside the Mill.  Every week, we buy fresh apples from a local orchard grower so you can bag your own apples and pick the size, shape, colors, and varieties you like the best!  Pre-bagged apples are also available for your convenience.

There’s something for everyone at Yates Cider Mill!

Our water-powered, double table press can produce 300 gallons of fresh cider per hour! Visitors are able to watch cider being made most fall Wednesdays through Sundays.


We are thrilled to have a piece of Michigan’s heritage seen in Frankenmuth here at the Yates Cider Mill! The fudge is made using only the finest, all natural ingredients by The Frankenmuth Fudge Shoppe.


Enjoy the sunshine and summer days with our refreshing, hand dipped ice cream available in 20 flavors!

Stop by for a Yates-own creation today! See a sampling of our yummy treats.


The Yates Apple Tent offers a great selection of the best fall fruit. We have MORE than just apples in the Apple Tent! Our apples are exclusively Michigan grown. Every week we restock with the latest available varieties.


Let your children have the time of their life taking a ride on one of our gentle ponies in this historic environment at Yates Cider Mill! Weekend pony rides make our petting zoo and beautiful slice of country worth a visit!


Our animals are waiting for you to visit.  Children and adults alike will love our petting zoo!  There are goats throughout the summer months for you to visit and feed.


Many of our guests tell us about the memories that have been made on these trails. We see parents who were once the ‘kids’ in the bunch and are now with their own children.


Serving Hot Dearborn Brand Hotdogs and Knackwurst.


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