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, 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 183 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
How exactly, does one pay tribute to someone who was once a larger than life figure and is now in retirement aging gracefully, a man who has transitioned from aging with sass to aging gracefully? I’ve spent hours discovering that the task is immense. And yet, I really want our readers and our customers to know, my friend, my mentor, Phil Wiard.
When I first started working with Phillip Wiard, he was not yet a part of the history of Wiard’s Orchards, he WAS Wiard’s Orchards. Phil was larger than life with a voice that could rattle the apple trees or calm a hurting spirit; this man could be a rough as sand paper or as smooth as a cold glass of apple cider, he was capable of every emotion known unto man and capable of showing no emotions at all.
He loved us, he pushed us, he developed us. He could be a driving as a hard rain or a soft as a cloud. Phil during his career years was the kind of guy who would gently teach you to use a crayon and then dogmatically insist that you use that crayon with great care, because it would, after all, be expensive to replace.
Phil Wiard was part of the 5th generation of the Wiard family to own and operate Wiard’s Orchards, (we are now working side by side with the 8th generation). Returning from the army in the 50s Phil came back to the orchard and grew the orchards larger, constantly growing apple trees and selling apples, he added pumpkins, continued to make Grandpa Wiard’s cider, ran a vinegar plant for years and he started our Wiard’s Country Fair.
It sounds so simple, reduced to one sentence, but, those of us who witnessed, who were there, know it was not a simple sentence; it was the life of a man well lived, a man who gave his all to the business and the people that he loved. A man who now lives quietly next door to the orchards, low on the sass, but aging gracefully and loved, so very loved, by all of us.