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.
News & Updates
I have been listening closely to the buzz about the generations working together and how that can be beneficial to corporations, all very interesting. Veterans, Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y Aka Millennials and Gen Z each bringing to the table their strengths and their weaknesses. I find it all very fascinating to study. The Boomers still want to talk to you while the Gen Z would rather text; the Veterans want to follow the rules; the Gen X group wants fewer rules; Gen Z views their job and their hobbies as holding equal value. Google the topic for some interesting reading.
Side by side Traditionalists (age 71-88), Boomers (age 52-70) and Generation Z (age 6-20) and all the ages between, working together is not a new concept here at Wiard’s Orchards; actually, we have been working side by side for with folks of all ages for 180 years. Now, I will admit that the texting instead of calling still catches me a bit off guard sometimes, one of the younger women texted me the other day and began the message with “I know you would rather talk on the phone, but….”. The message was warm, personal and friendly; the information was great to have and neither of us wasted a single minute. With the Millennials and Gen Y group out numbering the rest of us adaptation is important.
What we at Wiard’s Orchards know is that growing apples is a wonderful fit for a Gen Xer; hoeing pumpkins and making donuts is more easily tolerated by Gen X, Y and Z; our cider is still pressed by a Traditionalist, Baby Boomers are great in the office and Gen Z are very good keeping the apple shelves full and the cider cooler stocked. Great grandparents, grandparents, parents, siblings working together to grow apples, grow pumpkins, press cider, make donuts, drive wagon rides, watch over the inflates and provide an amazing experience for our guests; it’s not only what we do, it’s who we are. Visit Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair to see for yourself what this new buzz is all about!