Visit one of these nine Michigan pumpkins 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.
Gene the Pumpkin Man
Drive down M-43, west of Kalamazoo toward Bangor. When you see the bright orange barns and giant pumpkins you’ll know you’ve arrived at Gene the Pumpkin Man’s farm.
You’ll find pumpkins in every shape and size at Gene’s. The yard is full of pumpkins for carving. They also have smaller decorative pumpkins and colorful gourds. Stop by the gift shop for more seasonal decor.
Gull Meadow Farms – Richland
In West Michigan, you can’t beat Gull Meadow Farms for fall family fun. The farm, in the small community of Richland, has U-pick apples and pumpkins. You can take a wagon ride out the the pumpkin patch and orchard. After you choose your pumpkin and stock up on fresh apples, go inside the farm store where apple cider and homemade doughnuts are waiting to tempt your taste buds. There are also a ton of fun activities including a five acre corn maze, petting zoo, jumping pillow and so more!
Jollay Orchards Farm – Coloma
Jollay Orchards Farm in Coloma started growing fruit over 150 years ago! They spent decades perfecting their growing process which allows them to bring you only the best tasting produce. You’ll find a big selection of pumpkins as well as a U-pick apple orchard. You can also take a hayride, get goose bumps at the haunted house and satisfy your sweet tooth with cider and doughnuts. They have a playground, corn maze and fishing pond too.
Kackleberry Farms – Monroe
Kackleberry Farms is just south of Detroit in Monroe. A wagon ride takes you to the 7-acre pumpkin patch where you’ll find pie pumpkins and decorative pumpkins. They also have not just one, but THREE corn mazes for you to lose yourself in. For a real challenge, do the maze by flashlight at night. Other activities include duck races, pumpkin cannons and a barrel train. Your family can easily spend the whole day here, and there’s even a special play area just for little ones. You won’t go hungry either. There’s a grill with a lunch menu, and the bakery offers plenty of treats for dessert.
Debuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Belleville
At Debuck’s, the pumpkin patch is a big 18 acres. Pumpkins come in every size, shape and color. The farm, located in Belleville, between Ann Arbor and Detroit, also features pedal go-carts, a super slide and the world’s largest jumping pad. But don’t forget to leave time to find your way through the huge 15 acre corn maze. The Country Kitchen serves up fresh cinnamon doughnuts, apple cider and lunch items like pulled pork sandwiches.
Coveyou Scenic Farm Market – Petoskey
At Coveyou, a centennial farm near Petoskey, 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 farm stand. They also claim to have Northern Michigan’s most beautiful tractor-pulled hay rides with scenic views of Lake Walloon. You’ll also find locally produced honey and eggs and lots of other fresh fruits and vegetables.
Pond Hill Farm
At Pond Hill Farm, near Harbor Springs, they have U-pick pumpkins, or if you prefer you can choose one already picked at the farm store. After choosing your pumpkin, take a hayride to the trout pond. More unique activities incude the squash rocket and giant slingshots visitors use to fling produce to hungry goats and sheep. The gift shop has homemade canned goods for purchase, and you can enjoy treats from the refreshment stand while you take in the farm’s amazing views of Lake Michigan and the fall colors.
Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins – Saginaw
At Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins in Saginaw, you can choose the perfect pumpkin from their huge selection, then wander through their 13 are corn maze. For the younger crowd, there is a smaller soybean maze that’s just their size. They also have a petting zoo, a farm store with doughnuts and cider and special events on the weekends throughout the season.
Hays Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Rock
You’ll find Hayes Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Rock, almost right in the middle of the Upper Peninsula. There is a pumpkin patch and a corn maze, but there’s so much more! You won’t have a problem filling a whole day with all the other activities like the pedal racers, pumpkin bowling and the space tilt challenge. Take a hay ride, fill up on treats at the concession stand and shop for unique finds at the gift shop.