These local farms and markets all offer plenty of fall fun (think cider, doughnuts, animals), plus plump pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes.
Farmer White’s // Williamsburg
Pull over at this sweet red-and-white barn for local produce, artisan baked goods, handmade jams and pumpkins galore.
Gallagher’s Farm Market // Traverse City
There’s a reason this family-run farm has a line before they open on the first day of pumpkin doughnut season. You can smell the warm, freshly baked goodies all the way from the pumpkin patch as you pick this year’s favorites.
Jacob’s Farm // Traverse City
In addition to an epic 10-acre corn maze (this year’s theme is Michigan shipwrecks)—Jacob’s offers U-Pick apples, tractor rides, doughnuts and more. This year the farm is also adding several exciting amenities including a full-service kitchen, an outdoor bar and more.
Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch // Buckley
Pumpkins, wagon rides and adorable farm animals— yes! Plus, homemade cider and doughnuts.
Knaebe’s Apple Farm and Ciderworks // Rogers City
Not only does this beautiful orchard have U-Pick apples, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, a playground and a corn maze (several activities are free!), it also stays open later for adults, offering hard cider and wood-fired pizza.
Pond Hill Farm // Harbor Springs
Make it a whole day: U-Pick pumpkins, hayrides, the famous squash rocket, a picnic area and cafe, petting zoo, winery/brewery—the list goes on!
Royal Farms // Ellsworth
You’re not just stopping for pumpkins—pick apples, get treats from the bakery and cap it all off with a wine and hard cider tasting.