Oh my gourd, it’s fall! These eight farms and farm markets offer tons of fun activities; add a few to your Northern Michigan fall color tour. Then get lost in a corn maze, go on a wagon ride, sip hot cider (or hard cider) and leave with a car full of pumpkins.

This article was last updated on June 21, 2023.

Royal Farms Farm Market & Winery

10445 North US 31 | Ellsworth

Royal Farms has pumpkins galore. Choose from pre-picked pumpkins or pick your own from the patch. They also offer U-pick apples, tractor-pulled hay rides, a gift shop and cider and wine tasting. Stop by the bakery to see what the pastry chef has been up to. And don’t forget to do the 5-acre scavenger hunt corn maze, find all six stations in 30 minutes or less to get a prize!


Coveyou Scenic Farm Market

4160 US-131 | Petoskey

Coveyou grows certified organic produce offering a variety in the Barn Market along with local artisan products. Pro tip: grab all of your fall decor here including pumpkins, decorative corn stalks, gourds and hearty mums.

Coveyou Scenic Farm Market

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Pond Hill Farm

5699 S. Lakeshore Drive | Harbor Springs

At Pond Hill Farm your family will find a U-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, a squash rocket (fun for adults, too), lots of produce, a gift shop, picnic area, petting zoo, Gnome House Hunt and a winery and brewery. The list goes on! Don’t forget to stop by the café for the Parmesean crusted grilled cheese, it’s a thing of legend! We guarantee you’ll want to spend the entire day here. 

Photo by Dave Weidner

Photo by Rachel Haggerty

Photo by Dave Weidner

Gallagher’s Farm Market

7237 E. Traverse Hwy, (M-72 West) | Traverse City

This family-owned and operated farm welcomes families and school groups in search of fall fun. They’ve got a pumpkin patch, farm animals and a petting zoo. Plus, lots of goodies like pies, pastries, homemade jams, mustards, cheese, dried cherries, local wines, cheese, maple syrup and more. Be sure to grab some seasonal donuts or their famous pizza bread.

Jacob’s Farm

7100 East Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West) | Traverse City

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 the incredible 10-acre corn maze, Jacob’s fruit/vegetable market offers U-pick pumpkins and apples, craft cocktails, awesome pizza and delicious cider and donuts.

Corn maze at Jacob's Farm in Traverse City

Photo by Dan Stewart

Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch

11168 N. M37 | Buckley

Head to Pahl’s for kid-friendly fall activities including pumpkin picking, a corn maze, a child-sized haybale maze, hayrides and playing with the sweet farm animals. End your fall trip with homemade cider, donuts and other treats from the Country Store.

Goat from Pahl's Pumpkin Patch

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Bonus Stop: Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch

5959 W Levering Rd. | Cross Village

On Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch Day, the first Saturday in October, Three Pines Studio in Cross Village is aglow with hundreds of handblown pumpkins made by renowned glass artisan Harry Boyer of Boyer Glassworks in Harbor Springs.