Cider Mill and Apple
Orchard was founded in Michigan by
George Wiard in 1837. Visitors can enjoy u-pick
pumpkin patch, drink delicious cider, roam through a corn
maze, climb on a hayride,
or reserve a field
trip, Wiards is the orchard for you.
Wiard's is one of the most popular things to do in the Ann Arbor area
we are located in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw
County, Michigan outside Metro Detroit.
Country Fair agri-entertainment park is fun
for all: orchards, cider
pumpkin patch, apple cannon, giant inflatables, pony
rides, Old West hayrides, petting farm, miniature
golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, multiple childrens play areas, hot
food and much more.
Visit our Country
Store and Bakery featuring Michigan cider
mill, donuts, fresh baked pies, jams, jellies, honey and apple salsas.
Terrors, the premier Haunted thrill
park in Michigan, featuring 6 attractions for one
low admission: the Haunted
Asylum, Splattertown, The
of the Lost, and Alien
Wiards host corporate
parties, and family reunions.
Six generations of the
Wiard family have served Metro Detroit for over 175
years. Today the apple orchard and cider
mill near Ann Arbor covers nearly 100 acres, with many
diversified operations. These include the Cider
apples and u-pick pumpkin patch,
parties, evening hayrides
Terrors. The greatest
value and maximum scare in haunted house entertainment is in the month of
October. Call (734) 390-9211 for additional details.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about our staff; wondering what they are doing in the "off" season. Our orchard is different than so many business because we are only open for such a short time. Our staff comes back each year and new hires are brought in each year to work for some of August, all of September and October and the beginning of November and then we say good bye until the follow summer. Since we are dependent on the apple crop, the pumpkin crop, the donut shop and the cider mill, all of which people tend to only think of in September and October, we do not have enough other work to keep the staff year round, thus my wondering where they each are and what they are doing now. Some of them I can keep up with on Facebook, a few more send the random email with a tidbit of news or the request for a letter of reference, yet for the most part I am left wondering. During November I was so busy catching up with my own house, family and life in general that I hardly paused to think about all of them but sitting here quietly at the computer today, I wonder.