Spicer Orchards Cider Mill review, pics, and Santa Claus train visit info. Spicer is located on Clyde Rd in Fenton and features a winery, farmers market, and several attractions that extend beyond the fall season.
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Spicer Orchards Farm Market and Cider Mill is definitely worth the drive if you’re looking for a good cider mill in Metro Detroit. I received a request to review it for the OCM Cider Mill Directory and, as promised, I wasn’t disappointed.
Spicer Orchards Cider Mill is clean and has a great Fall ambiance. Spicers is not campy or “too touristy” like some local cider mills. There is plenty to explore for kids and adults so, if you plan on making a long trip like I did, I can tell you the drive is worth it.
Kids will enjoy the Farm Play Area. The Farm Play Area features a large area, petting zoo, sand box, toy tractors, tricycle trail and a wooden pirate shop to explore. The entire Farm Play Area is very well-maintained. Even the farm animal cages are clean and the animals seem very happy. Kids will also love the expansive corn mazes at Spicer Orchards. The mazes include 3 separate areas to explore with skill levels ranging from easy to difficult.
Fall Festival Weekends at this cider mill run weekends from mid-September through Halloween. Fall Festival Weekends feature
- Hayrides to pick fruit
- Pumpkin picking
- Pig roast
- Face painting
- Sand Art
- Bee Keeping Display
- Kettle Corn
- Train Rides
- Farm Animal Barn
- Inflatables in the Farm Play Area
The cider mill itself at Spicer Orchards features all the usual fall-fare. Cider, donuts, jellies, u-pick fruit and more. The Farm Market is very expansive. Spicer even has a winery and cafe complete with seasonal wines and Paninis. You can watch the cider and donuts being made fresh and there is plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy an autumn afternoon.
There is an overall sophistication to Spicer Orchards Cider Mill outside of the Farm Play area. I wouldn’t say elegant but, for a cider mill, it’s pretty sophisticated. Spicer is what I would call a “complete” cider mill experience. They have a little bit of everything to entertain the masses. I wish they had indoor restrooms ala Westview Orchards but I’m nitpicking.
Unlike many other cider mills, you can enjoy Spicer Orchards well past Halloween.
Spicer Orchards Santa Claus 2022
November 25, 2022 through Christmas Eve (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Fenton Santa Claus Events – Spicer Orchards Santa Claus & Musical Spicer Express Train
Ride the Spicer Express train to see Santa at his cabin the woods. Choose daytime slots or nighttime slots. Slots last 1-1.5 hours and include a private visit with Santa, bonfire at the cabin, reindeer food, donut & drink. The train is lit up at night. Bring your camera but Spicer DOES NOT allot extra time for professional photographers. Daytime visits to see Santa at his Sleigh Workshop are also available. Trains have a maximum capacity to insure families/groups have adequate time in their private visit with Santa. This event is so magical that many people book their visits as early as July and slots fill up fast. Reservations required, call 810-632-7692. Hosted by Spicer Orchards. REVIEW of Spicer Orchards.
Santa at Spicer Orchards also has day-time Santa Visits. These visits take place at Santa’s rustic Sleigh Workshop.
Of course, the real draw at Spicer is the cider and donuts! The cider I tasted was tart. I loved it! I definitely prefer cider with a little bite to it over cider that is overly sweet. The donuts are huge and crisp. They’re very much like the donuts at Erwin Orchards and I only prefer the ones at Erwin Orchards by a nose.
Spicer Orchards Cider Mill Fenton Pics
Spicer Orchards and Cider Mill
10411 Clyde Rd
Fenton, Michigan 48430
Hours – 9a-7p Daily
FEATURE PHOTO PHOTO CREDIT – Spicer Orchards
For more info on Spicer Orchards Cider Mill Fenton, visit www.spicerorchards.com
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