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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.

Six generations of the Wiard family have served Metro Detroit for over 175 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.

Lately I've Been Thinking...

Lately I have been thinking a lot about our staff; wondering what they are doing in the "off" season.  Our orchard is different than so many business because we are only open for such a short time.  Our staff comes back each year and new hires are brought in each year to work for some of August, all of September and October and the beginning of November and then we say good bye until the follow summer.  Since we are dependent on the apple crop, the pumpkin crop, the donut shop and the cider mill, all of which people tend to only think of in September and October, we do not have enough other work to keep the staff year round, thus my wondering where they each are and what they are doing now. Some of them I can keep up with on Facebook, a few more send the random email with a tidbit of news or the request for a letter of reference, yet for the most part I am left wondering.  During November I was so busy catching up with my own house, family and life in general that I hardly paused to think about all of them but sitting here quietly at the computer today, I wonder.


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