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 181 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.
News & Updates
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to work in a business that serves the public and how very much we enjoy our work here at Wiard’s Orchards. Just last night I was visiting with a colleague and asked “how do you answer the question from your friends and family ‘why do you do this year after year'”? Without missing a beat she responded, “I tell them it’s because I just love the people I work with. I have never worked anyplace before where everyone is treated as an individual and valued for who they are.”
November is here and yes we are all tired, very tired and ready to be spend time with our family and friends, one might say we are ready to get our lives back. And yet…this too is our life…our work…our work family…and we will miss them while we are apart.
We will miss our customers and the fullness that they add to our days, the constant chatter of families having a good time, the quick chat at the hot cider station as we pass by and yes, even telling one more customer which apple is best for baking or how many cups in a gallon of cider.
We do value each of you for exactly who you are. Thank you for honoring us with your presence for fall of 2018. We look forward to seeing you all again in fall of 2019 as we celebrate 182 years in business. Your loyalty is amazing and we strive to be worthy in our service to each of you; employee, friend, family or customer. We love you!
God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Josie Loren