Franklin Cider Mill review, pics, info, and hours. Franklin, one of Metro Detroit’s oldest cider mills is located in Bloomfield Hills just a mile or so from the hustle bustle of Telegraph Rd.
If you’re an eastsider or unfamiliar with Franklin CM, Franklin reminds me A LOT of Yates Cider Mill at Avon & Dequindre in Rochester Hills… The resemble each other a bit (right down to the water wheels), both are extremely crowded on weekends, and both seem to have the same parking, traffic & space limitations (especially when crowded). Don’t get me wrong, Franklin AND Yates are extremely charming and fared very well in our OCM Metro Detroit Cider Mills Best Of list.
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Located just a mile from the hustle bustle of Telegraph, the grounds of Franklin are beautiful and well-maintained. While most cider mill staffs are friendly, Franklin’s staff goes out of their way to assist and take “courteous” to a new level. The staff at the outdoor open market and the Hickory Farms meats & cheeses stand love great conversation and can be very helpful with purchase recommendations!
Franklin has an on-site open market featuring many autumn treats. Cheeses, apple butter, apple cider vinegar, U-pick apples, syrups, Mackinaw Fudge, Hickory Farms meats, salsas, flowers and more are all featured.
Unlike the sprawling acres at most of the cider mills in Macomb County, the grounds around Franklin CM are cozy. There is a scenic, duck-filled stream to check out which also happens to power the historic water wheel. Despite being just 3 short miles away from 696 (and just a mile from Telegraph), Franklin feels remarkably rustic. It may not be the ultimate place to go for fall fun, but it’s an ideal spot to get your cider fix and pick up some fall food favorites.
Franklin Cider Mill
7450 Franklin Rd
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
Weekends – 7a-6:30p
Weekends – 8a-6:30p
For more info on Franklin Cider Mill, visit their website