Do you go Red Delicious first, Granny Smith, or Honeycrisp? In preparation for all the apple picking days ahead in autumn, the Daily Meal published a list of the best orchards in America, and a Michigan location made the list.

Going to an apple orchard and grabbing the bag or bucket is a popular tradition in the fall season. Kids see how many apples they can squeeze in without spilling over, while parents wonder what the number will be that pops up on the scale.

The 20 orchards highlighted here range from coast to coast. The apples grown at each destination may vary slightly, but the joyful experience does not. Furthermore, they offer the opportunity to make a full fall day of fun.

“Among the corn mazes, hayrides, and wine tastings, you’ll find a lingering smell of freshly baked donuts and pies and plenty more activities to fill up your day at the farm,” Daily Meal says.

The Michigan farm named among the best orchards in the country is a great example of this. It also exemplifies a rich tradition and a history that dates back over 100 years to their first farm outside of Detroit.

Spicer Orchards – Fenton

Located at 10411 Clyde Rd., in Fenton, Michigan Spicer Orchards is also a winery. They are open seven days per week. Currently, the orchard has Honeycrisp, Crimson Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Blondie, Golden Supreme, and McIntosh are currently available for picking.

In addition to apple picking season, Spicer Orchards offers various experiences all year round. Next week, they host their Gourdy’s 5K Run. Their winery opened in 2009. This is where you will find hard cider brewed onsite.

Lastly, Spicer Orchards is known to offer raspberries up until the first freeze as well. “The charming Victorian carriage house-inspired market building at Spicer Orchards provides a range of treats throughout the year,” the Daily Meal says. You can follow them along for continuous updates on picking conditions at

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