A Taste of Heritage and Tradition Since 1886

Family owned and operated since 1886, The Dexter Cider Mill has been serving Dexter, the greater Ann Arbor area and our visitors for 137 years. We are the oldest, continuously operating cider mill in the State of Michigan, a distinction we are very proud of and take very seriously. We love what we do and are so happy to be able to share our family's passion and history with all of our guests.

Our cider mill is an active working mill and is proud to be a member of the Michigan Cider Makers' Guild.  With a passion of preserving our history, The Dexter Cider Mill has had very few changes to our processes over the past 137 years. From the authentic oak press and using a variety of local Michigan apples to create our own unpasteurized cider, to our natural setting along the Huron River...it's a little step back in time to how things used to be and have always been for us. If you are looking to experience a piece of Michigan history, you have come to the right place! 

​Using only the freshest ingredients, we bake and prepare daily on premise our delicious doughnuts, wood pressed cider, caramel apples, apple nut bread and other scrumptious treats.  When the weather starts getting a chill in the air, it's the perfect time to stop by and enjoy a snack (or 2!) overlooking the beautiful Huron River. ​We would love to share a piece of our heritage with you.

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  • ★★★★★

    Take the scenic drive from Main Street Ann Arbor on Huron river drive to dexter for the best apple cider anywhere. And don’t forget the donuts. Went back for more cider and doughnuts…excellent as always. Huron river drive was beautiful. You know you can freeze cider just pour some off the top for expansion and freeze it.

  • ★★★★★

    I heard about this being the oldest cider mill in Michigan so we wanted to check it out for that fact alone. We live nearby a “famous” cider mill and I have always thought it was the best for its cider. I was mistaken (sorry Uncle John’s). Dexter Cider Mill cider and doughnuts tops anything I have ever tried before. I’m so mad I only bought a half gallon! It’s so GOOD! I bought some smoked Gouda from the store as well that was phenomenal. We will be making the trek for more next weekend. Not only was the destination amazing but the drive was so scenic also. So many wins here.

  • ★★★★★

    We love visiting Dexter Cider Mill! Don't let the crowd or full parking lot intimidate you. This family runs a tight ship! They are friendly and incredibly efficient...and their cinnamon doughnuts are off the charts delicious 😋. I highly recommend!!

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  • Grab Cider and Donuts At Dexter Cider Mill

    Grab Cider and Donuts At Dexter Cider Mill

    More than just cider, donuts and apples, the store has fall treats like honey, jams, butters and more. The Cider Mill has scenic outdoor seating along the Huron River behind the shop, however there are a lot of bees. If you’d like an alternative spot to enjoy your treats, here are a few parks nearby.
  • Since 1886, Dexter Cider Mill is a Favorite Fall Destination Near Ann Arbor Michigan

    Since 1886, Dexter Cider Mill is a Favorite Fall Destination Near Ann Arbor Michigan

    Every year, there are many signs that fall has arrived in Michigan: the weather is perfect, the leaves turn all shades of beautiful colors, and, of course, it means cider mills are open. There are dozens of Michigan cider mills that offer so many sights, sounds, and smells of fall.
  • Then & Now: Dexter Cider Mill

    Then & Now: Dexter Cider Mill

    Michigan’s longest-continuous-running cider mill is in its 136th year. Nestled on the banks of the Huron River in Dexter, the quaint fall stop is as popular as it is historical, drawing people in from all over Southeast Michigan.