If for no other reason...you should go to Past Tense Cider Mill in Lapeer just for the Apple Cider. WOW!!!!! I just had two tall glasses and I want more!!!! Really, I love this stuff...probably too much. lol
Besides the wonderfully tasty cider, Past Tense is a day trip that will warm your heart and fill your belly. The diner is small, but quaint. The food is top notch and very generous servings are provided at a value price. The pizza....Oh my! The pizza toppings are fresh, super serving size. The all meat pizza is for the true MeatEater!
During the Fall Festival, six weeks during the September/October months, for a couple dollars, Past Tense turns the clock back with Bluegrass music, pumpkins everywhere, Hayrides where you can pick your own pumpkin, the kids can get their faces painted, and play in a smalltown carnival....and for a very reasonble charge, you can make your own full size scarecrow (They're all over Lapeer at business sites and home sites) and keep those noisy crows at bay!!! If you need a little help, the wonderfully whimsical and talented staff will be glad to help you to build your strawman. All of the materials are provided so its as easy as pie. Oh...and about the pies........mmmmmmm. Apple, Fruit of the forest, Blackberry, etc....and oh so fresh, baked every morning, breads and pastries.
2007 rolled out a very, very scary Haunted House that will absolutely chill you! But really, its not too scary, just scary enough.
And ya know what, that is the real magic behind the Past Tense experience. It's not "Over the Top" entertainment. It's jst a very nice, fun place to take the kids, granma and grandpa, to just spend a wonderful cool sunny day on the farm.
But don't forget to visit Past Tense Country Store. That is an absolute must for anyone who loves fantasy, beauty, and charm.
Thats another review though, for another time.