Franklin Cider Mill

Today made my family and I made our annual pilgrimage to Franklin Cider Mill.

As a kid I remember begging my parents to take me here as soon as school let out each day.

Walking over the little wooden bridge towards the mill, the smell rich, doughy cinnamon sugar still gets me every time.

As an adult, I appreciate this place even more. It’s the perfect little getaway without having to actually drive hours into the countryside.

All the produce is local, and the cider and doughnuts are made fresh each day. Franklin Mill has kept their traditional recipes free of preservatives and additives. 

The doughnuts only come in one tried and true flavour – cinnamon spicebatter. We ordered a half dozen and a gallon of cold cider and grabbed a bench in the shade beside the babbling creek.

Fresh Michigan apples, homemade jams, big pots overflowing with mums, and gallons of maple syrup.

Our trip to Franklin Mill was made even better by the unseasonably warm weather – we’re having quite the Indian Summer here in Michigan!

After a couple of cold snaps (one of which even left me with the season’s first flu) I packed away my summer clothes in the attic. But with temperatures blazing into the nineties this week, I picked up a couple of extras to work into my wardrobe. This little dress was love at first sight.

It’s breathable and lightweight with an autumnal floral print, and will pair perfectly with a cosy cardigan once the weather decides to start acting it’s season. It also comes in a pretty navy print that I ordered in tall!

Franklin Cider Mill is open Labor Day through Thanksgiving. Go before this Indian Summer ends!





  1. 24/09/2017 / 19:31

    Love the photos and it seems like it was a great experience. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 25/09/2017 / 14:19

    🙁 This post reminds me of Lakeside Farms in Ballston Lake, NY. I miss this time of year so much with my kids – all grown up now. There are a ton of great memories that come from places like this, and Franklin Cider Mill looks like it’s one of those places you pull into and immediately get a cozy feeling like you’re ready to sit by the fire with a cup of cider. Happy to see we have something in common other than blogging. I’m going to find you on social media. LOL, look what your post has done!

    • 25/09/2017 / 14:21

      I should also mention, I’m very sad there is no place like this in the Atlanta area that I know of. That makes me really sad!

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