OT: Halloween fun

Submitted by TrueMaize on October 5th, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Well, It's the best time of year! Football is in full swing... Michigan is going to stomp Sparty under the lights on prime time, Lions are doing their annual fluffing of the fans by getting some wins and looking good early, and the Pistons and Red wings have a new home in LCA (which is absolutely gorgeous, what an upgrade for both teams!)>

So this brings me to my questions... what haunted attractions in Michigan are your favorites? Which are scariest and which ones are duds? Favorite cider mill?>

Personally, I grew up going to Montrose Apple Orchard... so I make it a point to go there once or twice a year to get a bag of fresh apple and pumpkin donuts. My lady likes to go for the local craft tent sale on the 15th of October. As far as haunted attractions I'm a fan of Wiards in Ypsi... I think they do a great job every year. What say you MgoBrethern and Sistren? >


SoDak Blues

October 5th, 2017 at 9:00 AM ^

Grew up going to the Franklin Cider Mill with the family every fall - pictures of that place bring back some damn good memories. When we lived in Ann Arbor, we would go to the Dexter Cider Mill a couple of times each fall. Great cider and donuts, and their frozen apple pies were ridiculously good. 

South Dakota? Not so much...


October 5th, 2017 at 11:28 AM ^


I grew up 5 min from the Franklin Cider Mill and LOVED going there.  When I was in town for AF/Michigan, I picked up cider and donuts from there to take to my tailgate and it was like stepping back in time.  So dang good...  Miss that place so much.

EDIT:  I do not feed ducks in public.


October 5th, 2017 at 9:19 AM ^

We have a place up here called Johnsons giant pumpkin farm. They have a lot to do including a corn maze, giant catapult that catapults giant pumpkins and great cider and donuts. It's a lot of fun except when it's jam packed.

Hotel Putingrad

October 5th, 2017 at 9:21 AM ^

especially this time of year, really make me miss Michigan. Parmenter's in Northville is also quite good. I don't really care for scary stuff, so I can't recommend any haunted haunts.


October 5th, 2017 at 9:32 AM ^

To rub it in your face... but this time of year makes me feel grateful for growing up here and laying the foundation for staying here for life. Trying to get up to Oscoda one more time this year to hit Huron National Forest next weekend. Nothing like sitting up high on the dunes seeing the leaves change color across Cookes Dam. Recommend everyone check it out!

The Mad Hatter

October 5th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

that all cider and donuts taste pretty much the same.  Neither are really my thing (exceptions for paczki and that Chinese donut place on Woodward).

But I love me a good apple pie.


October 5th, 2017 at 10:30 AM ^

But man, they have some other flavors that are mind blowing. I'm a fan of their banana cream, Michigan triple berry pie and their turtle pecan pie is the shit. Plus with their buy some get one it's a good way to try flavors you'd otherwise not try. I hated key lime (sorry Cesar Ruiz) until I tried theirs


October 5th, 2017 at 9:41 AM ^

Parmenter's is a great cider mill for kids. There is a petting zoo, a locomotive ride, hay ride, playscape, and plenty of pumpkins to purchase. The only downfall is they don't sell apples, u-pick or otherwise.


October 5th, 2017 at 10:01 AM ^

For those of you in or around Ann Arbor, the best apple cider you'll find is Kapnick Orchards. They have a large spread at A2 Farmers Market, or visit the orchard near Tecumseh. The baked goods aren't anything special, but there is no competition for their cider.

My dad worked for them as a kid and continued to work for them at the Market through his time at UM. They are a wonderful family and that makes it easy to support local business.