Northern Michigan: With October and Halloween near, it’s time to head out to a Northern Michigan pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin. We’ve compiled ten Northern Michigan farms offering barrels of activities to turn your pumpkin patch trip into a full-day of fall fun! Get lost in a Northern Michigan corn maze, ride a tractor or horse-drawn wagon, sip hot cider and leave with a bright round pumpkin in your arms and memories of a perfect October day spent in Northern Michigan.
Friske’s offers a cafe, bakery and old fashioned general store featuring farm fresh products for the adults, and pumpkins, an orchard playland and barnyard animals for the kids! For even more fun, attend a Fall Fun Saturday October 12th, 19th or 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for beautiful fall colors, apple picking, wagon rides, pumpkins, hot cider, freshly made donuts, seasonal shopping and much more! Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, year round.
Royal Farms has pumpkins galore! Choose from a pre-picked pumpkin from the field or pick your own in the pumpkin patch! They also offer pick-your-own apples, a corn maze–including a haunted corn maze–tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, and a snacks and refreshment stand. Royal Farms also has an in-house pastry chef, with lots of pastries, pies and goodies to choose from. Open Sunday to Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until October 31st.
Coveyou uses natural growing practices and offers pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, and pumpkin patch-pick in the field. They also have pie pumpkins, “Northern Michigan’s most beautiful” tractor-pulled hay rides along US 131, honey from hives on the farm and fresh eggs. Hayrides are available every Saturday and Sunday in October leaving on the hour from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Barn Hours, Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a lovely fall day in beautiful Harbor Springs! At Pond Hill Farm your family will find a u-pick pumpkin patch, pumpkins already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, a squash rocket (fun for Dad, too!) prepicked produce, a gift shop featuring homemade canned goods, a snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo and farm animals. Open every day year round 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fall Festival Weekends every Saturday and Sunday beginning September 28th through October 27th, 11 a.m.-4p.m.
Each autumn, Gallaghers opens their family-owned and operated wholesome farm to families and school groups seeking fall fun with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals and petting zoo. While there, check out their expanded offerings which include a full line of pies, breads and pastries, homemade cherry jams, salsa, mustards, cheese, dried cherries, chocolate covered cherries, cherry juice and cherry concentrate as well as local wines, cheese, maple syrup, and honey. Open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until October 31st.
Hoxsie’s Farm Market is proud to offer guests the highest quality apples, pumpkins, squash and fall decorating items. They enjoy sharing the “Farm Experience” with families of all ages by offering u-pick apples from the orchard and pumpkins from our patch, educational school class and group tours, farm wagon rides, fun on the haystack in the big red barn, and challenges in their giant corn maze. Open daily through October 31 from 9 am to 6 pm.
Take your kids, friends and family to Jacob’s for the ultimate Northern Michigan corn maze experience! In addition to three corn mazes, including a kiddie corn maze, haunted corn maze and Bronco Bustin corn maze, Jacob’s fruit/vegetable market and u-pick farm offers pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-already gathered from the field, pick-your-own apples, horse-drawn hay rides, a concessions and refreshment stand and picnic area. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 7 pm until November 3.
Pahl’s is proud to use minimal chemicals and pesticides at their farm. Take your kids to pick their own pumpkins at the field pumpkin patch, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area and farm animals. Best part? All mazes and animal viewings are free! Pahl’s is open every day in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pumpkins, wagon rides, harvest decorations, and more await your family at Geers Farm! Try not to get lost in the straw bale maze, choose from a pre-picked pumpkin or pick your own in the pumpkin patch. You can walk out to the patch or ride the horse and wagon and get dropped off! Pumpkins are weighed on an old fashioned scale and charged by the pound. There are also fun picture opportunities, farm animals to pet, a balloon bounce for kids, and you can watch Geers hand-make fresh donuts in the activity room. Open 11 am to 6 pm with wagon rides 12 pm to 5 pm every weekend in October.
While there isn’t actually a Northern Michigan pumpkin patch at Gill’s, this place is so much fun for the adults, we had to throw it in! A corn maze at a winery…now that’s something parents can look forward to as much as the kids! Head out to Northport and explore Leelanau’s newest corn maze, also offering a nighttime maze in October. Try award-winning wines in Gill’s tasting room and be sure to go Halloween weekend for the Haunted Maze! Open in October Sunday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm.