Paint Creek Cider Mill Rochester review, pics, and info. Located on Orion Road halfway between Rochester Road and Adams Rd in Rochester, Michigan, PCCM is located in what used to be a fancy restaurant back in the 1990s and has since been taken over by the Oakland Twp Parks and Recreation Commission.
The cider mill is operated by the Parks and Recreation Commission for Oakland Township and the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. Before it was a cider mill, this was a sit-down restaurant. The BEAUTIFUL location was simply too attractive to let sit in disrepair so… it became a cider mill and even features an open-all-year restaurant. More on the restaurant in a bit.
Paint Creek Cider Mill Rochester Pics
The mill’s extra appeal charming location just off of Paint Creek Trail. The building is attractive and the grounds are well-maintained. The inside of the building, while small, has that country farmhouse feel. In addition to cider and donuts, you can order pies and fresh baked goods.
As far as local cider mills go, this one isn’t the most authentic cider mill experience going in Oakland County. The water wheel is just for show, much of the building is unoccupied or shared with the Parks and Rec department etc.. But, the great location and beauty of the building itself makes the trip worth it. It’s a nice, quick way to get your cider fix and perhaps enjoy a tasty lunch. Orion Rd is one of my favorite roads to travel in Oakland County, it just feels like you’re “up North” and away from the Rochester Rd or M-24 traffic.
The PCCM Restaurant has a fairly extensive menu of mostly lunch-fare (review). They serve pizza, sandwiches, BBQ dishes, wraps, hot dogs, salads, ice cream, sides and more! I think it’s great they added the restaurant so people can enjoy the building and Paint Creek Trail (almost) year-round.
PCCM in Rochester, MI is open 7 days a week. Fall hours are from 9a-8p.
Parks and Recreation Commission for Oakland Township and the Paint Creek Trailways Commission / Cider Mill Location
4480 Orion Rd
Rochester, Michigan 48306
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