Have the Perfect Fall Day at these Eight Michigan Pumpkin Patches

October 21, 2016

Have the Perfect Fall Day at these Eight Michigan Pumpkin PatchesVisit one of these eight Michigan pumpkin patches to experience a perfect fall day with your family. Take a hayride, snack on cider and doughnuts and, of course, pick out the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern.

Gull Meadow Farms

Gull Meadow Farms is the place to be for fall family fun in West Michigan. The farm located just outside of Kalamazoo has U-pick pumpkins and apples. There are over 25 different varieties of apples growing in their orchard. After you pick the perfect pumpkin, head inside the farm store where you can indulge in apple cider and fresh, homemade doughnuts. But that’s not all. Take a wagon ride to their Back Forty where you’ll find a petting zoo, tube slide, five acre corn maze, jumping pillow and much more.

Jollay Orchards Farm

At Jollay Orchards Farm in Coloma they’ve been growing fruit for over 150 years. Over the decades they’ve perfected their growing process to bring the best tasting produce possible to Southwest Michigan. You’ll find pumpkins in every size there, as well as a U-pick apple orchard. A hayride ferries visitors around the farm. Stop at the haunted house for thrills and chills. Then snack on cider and doughnuts. You’ll also find a fishing pond, corn maze and playground for the kids.

Kackleberry Farms

Kackleberry Farms is a real, working farm in Monroe, south of Detroit. Ride the wagon out to their 7-acre pumpkin patch where they grow pumpkins for both decoration and pies. Then get lost in one of their three corn mazes. For a spooky experience, come at night and walk the maze by flashlight. There are so many other activities including duck races, pumpkin cannons and a barrel train, families can easily fill a whole day. They even have a special play area just for little ones, five and under. And don’t worry about going hungry during your visit. A grill offers a lunch menu, and you’ll find plenty of treats for dessert at their bakery.

Debucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch at Debucks is a big 18 acres. You’ll find pumpkins in every size, shape and color. The farm, located in Belleville, between Ann Arbor and Detroit, also features 13 miles of trails for your family to walk and enjoy the crisp fall air. Pedal go-carts, corn cannons and the super slide are always big hits with the kids. You can also try to find your way through one of three corn mazes, or try them all. Each has a different level of difficulty. Linda’s Country Kitchen serves up everything from pulled pork sandwiches to cinnamon doughnuts.

Coveyou Scenic Farm Market

This centennial farm near Petoskey has been in the same family for almost 150 years.  They strive to grow their high quality produce using natural growing practices. In the fall, they have U-pick pumpkins in their field. You can also find pumpkins in the shop and at the farmstand. They claim to have Northern Michigan’s most beautiful tractor-pulled hay rides along US 131.  You’ll find lots of other fruits and vegetables for sale at the farm, as well as locally produced honey and eggs.

Pond Hill Farm

At Pond Hill Farm, near Harbor Springs, you can pick your own pumpkin from the patch or choose one at the store, already picked. Take a hayride to the trout pond. Use the squash rocket and giant slingshots to fling produce to hungry goats and sheep. Visit the gift shop where you can purchases homemade canned goods to take home. Then enjoy a treat from the refreshment stand while you take in the farm’s panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the autumn countryside.

Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Patch

At Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Patch in Saginaw, there’s something for the whole family. After picking out the perfect pumpkin, take a stroll through the 13 are corn maze. They also have a smaller soybean maze for little ones. Feed the animals in the petting zoo. After that, head to the farm store where you can stuff yourself with doughnuts and cider.

Hayes Corn Maze

Hayes Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is in Rock, right in the center of the Upper Peninsula. There’s so much to do here, the pumpkin patch is almost an afterthought. They have a corn maze, rope maze and hay maze you can get lost in. Little kids can race on pedal tractors. Older kids can try their hand at games like pumpkin bowling, the space tilt challenge and ball climb. There’s so much more, it’s just too much to list here.

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