Country Mill Orchard & Cider
Not being from Michigan I was told I needed to do this in the Fall. There are quite a few options it seems across the Midwest, all with corn mazes, pumpkin or apple canons, orchards, and the important apple cider and donuts. The one we went to was recommended by a local expert in the matter. Located in Charlotte, MI, Country Mill Orchard didn’t disappoint. We went late on a Sunday, and it was shockingly not that crazy. Parking was easy enough, and the price of admission was less than $20 to fill up a sizeable bag of pick your own apples.
We started off in the corn maze. I wasn’t expecting much out of it but it did actually stump us for a bit! Of all the corn mazes ive been in, (this being the third) Id say it was the best.
Andrea being the best team player as always. I love this girl!
Moving on to the pick your own apples part. Not all varieties are available for picking, some get cleaned out faster than the others. There are still a TON of apples to pick though. It really gives an appreciation for farmers. We filled up one bag between two people and were exhausted.
Maybe the reason why we were exhausted, trying to get higher up to get the bigger ones. We were only partially successful.
I think thats enough, we managed 2.5 pies out of this many apples and then had enough for lunches for a couple weeks after that. Pick accordingly people!
The real reason we came to the farm. Good lord these things were unreal. The only word that comes to mind is mouthgasm. Its hard to tell but there were three different varieties in this bag. Pumpkin, plain, and cinnamon sugar. All of which I could have eaten a dozen of. Thankfully Andrea is amazing at self control and we only had 3 each. Still a lot but hey its Sunday right?
Cheers, and we picked up a couple pumpkins to carve later!
This was the part where I threw my back out picking up this 65lb monster. Only took 3 or 4 days to recover, lesson learned.
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