Wiard's Cider Mill and Apple Orchard was founded in Michigan by George Wiard in 1837. Visitors can enjoy u-pick apples, u-pick pumpkin patch, drink delicious cider, roam through a corn maze, climb on a hayride, or reserve a field trip, Wiard’s is the orchard for you. Wiard's is one of the most popular things to do in the Ann Arbor area – we are located in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan outside Metro Detroit.
Wiard’s Country Fair agri-entertainment park is fun for all: orchards, cider mill, u-pick apples, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, apple cannon, giant inflatables, pony rides, Old West hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, multiple children’s play areas, hot food and much more.
Visit our Country Store and Bakery featuring Michigan cider mill, donuts, fresh baked pies, jams, jellies, honey and apple salsas.
Wiard’s “Night Terrors,” the premier Haunted thrill park in Michigan, featuring 6 attractions for one low admission: the Haunted Barn, The Asylum, Splattertown, The Mindshaft, Hayrides of the Lost, and Alien Caged Clowns.
Wiard’s host corporate picnics, field trips, birthday parties, and family reunions.
Seven generations of the Wiard family have served Metro Detroit for over 180 years. Today the apple orchard and cider
mill near Ann Arbor covers nearly 100 acres, with many diversified operations. These include the Cider Mill, Country Store,
u-pick apples and u-pick pumpkin patch, Country Fair, Corn Maze, Field trips, corporate picnics, school trips, birthday parties, evening hayrides and Night Terrors. The greatest value and maximum scare in haunted house entertainment is in the month of October. Call (734) 390-9211 for additional details.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words but this image deserves some words. In my last blog I wrote this paragraph.
“Some might wonder how the Wiard family has stayed in business for 180 years since most businesses do not achieve that kind of longevity. Just how did the Wiard’s pass the business from generation to generation for 7 generations and keep the orchards alive and well?“
In this image you will find a large part of the answer; what you are seeing here is Stella Wiard’s desk (she’s five), the one that she taped together herself and brought into my office. I had told her that I was going to need quiet time to work on “numbers”. So she created a desk, got some paper and markers and informed me that she also needed to work on numbers.
There we sat side by side doing our work, Wiard’s work, we were not growing apples nor pumpkins, we were not making donuts or cider, we were doing numbers. All was quiet until she looked up at me with the eyes of an angel and said “Rose, sometimes I need to talk when I do numbers.” Stella is learning, at age 5, what it means to be part of 8th generation of the Wiard family that will someday take over the business. Who knows, maybe she will even be the one doing the numbers!!!