This page provides a detailed list of Northwest Michigan's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Northwest Michigan or just scroll down the page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. All should have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!
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On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
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- Farmer White’s - prepicked pumpkins, 11373 US-31,
Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-632-1500. Email:
Directions: north of M-72 about 10 miles, 2 miles south of Elk
Rapids on US-31. Open: July-Aug, daily 9am to 8pm; Sep-October from
9am-6pm.U-Pick - sweet cherries, Sweet and tart cherries, some sweet
cherry varieties u-pick. Fall apples include Gingergold, Honeycrisps,
Northern Spy. Unpasteurized apple cider. Dried
cherries, cherry Concentrate, jams, jellies & other
gourmet cherry products. Fresh daily McColley
Friske Orchards Farm Market -
U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, and apples
10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-599-2604. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm market open 8 am to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, year round. 8 am to 7 p.m. July-Labor Day. Directions: 10743 N US-31 at Atwood, 10 miles south of Charlevoix just north of C-48 intersection. Cafe, bakery, old fashioned general store, climate-controlled fruit stand, Christmas room, Country Haus gift and home decor shop. Orchard playland and barnyard animals. Monthly special events. Also prepicked Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, raspberries, apples, cider, cherry juice and concentrate, dried fruits, jams, jellies, butters, syrups, and honey.
King Orchards- sweet and tart cherries, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines,
Central Lake, MI. Phone: 877-937-5464. U-pick sweet and tart cherries (we pit too.) U-pick peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, tart cherry juice concentrate, sweet corn, fruits and vegetables in season and unpasteurized cider. Opening with strawberries in June, Monday-Saturday, 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 12-6 pm, through Thanksgiving. Directions: 2 locations: 1) 9 miles N of Elk Rapids on US-31 and 2) 3-one half miles NW of Central Lake on M-88.
Royal Farms Inc. - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay
rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, school tours
10445 N. US 31, Ellsworth/ Atwood, MI 49729. Phone: 231 599-3222. Email: email@example.com. Directions: Royal Farms is located on US 31, approximately 10 miles south of Charlevoix. Click here for a map and directions. Open: May 1st to Memorial Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 8am 7pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm Labor Day weekend to October 31st: Sunday to Saturday 9am to 6pm November to December 24th: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Call for picking dates on fruit, corn maze is open September-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Welcome to our environmentally friendly Farm! Royal Farms is a boutique like farm market that specializes in fresh quality fruit, vegetables, cherry products, Montmorency and Balaton Cherry juice concentrate, flowers, gifts and more. They feature an in house pastry chef, with lots of pastries, pies and goodies to choose from. Royal Farms is verified with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). (ADDED: April 10, 2008)
Kiteley Farms - pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, etc.
03805 Brock Road, Charlevoix, MI. Phone: 231-547-2318. U-pick strawberries, red and black raspberries. Fresh homegrown vegetables. Fresh herbs. Sweet corn (picked daily), Maple syrup, jams and jellies, etc. Also, in the Spring, pyo strawberries and a children's strawberry patch, and in the summer, pyo raspberries . Open 8 am to 7 p.m., approximately June 18 to October. Call for opening. Directions: Go 3 miles from Charlevoix on M-66 to Shaw Rd., turn right to Brock Rd. Turn left, go 3/4 mile or 2 miles W of Ironton to Brock Rd., turn right 1/4 mile.
- Moyer Creek Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
05435 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Phone: 231-675-3912. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: daily, call for hours. Directions: we are four miles south of Boyne Mountain on US 131. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 30, 2009)
Coveyou Scenic Farm Market -
Uses natural growing practices,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled
hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
4160 US Highway 131 South, Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone: 231 347-0011. Alternate Phone: 231 348-1278. Email: email@example.com. Open: Hayrides and U - pick pumpkins every Saturday and Sunday in October leaving on the hour from 12 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Located 2 miles south of Petoskey directly on US131. Heading south from Petoskey when you see the lake - start to break. Our farm comes up quick!. Click here for a map and directions. U pick pumpkins with a hayride is open on Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 pm to 4 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. 138 year old centenial farm just outside of Petoskey with superb views of Walloon Lake and the rolling hillsides. (ADDED: September 28, 2012)
Pond Hill Farm
- pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo,
farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Phone: 1-231-526-FARM. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. 1 mile past Birchwood Golf and Country Club. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: every day year round 8am to 6pm. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Raised Meats- beef, pork, and lamb. Homemade Canned Goods - Salsa, jams, pepper jelly, relishes, sauces, dressings, marinara, and more! Shoot the squash rocket and feed the farm animals and fish!.
(ADDED: September 15, 2008)
Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)
Orchards - sweet cherries, tart cherries, apricots, nectarines,
peaches, table grapes, raspberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins
Acme, MI. Phone: 616-938-9160. Email: email@example.com We make our own jams, jellies, sauces & fudge. Have dried cherries, cherry juice concentrate, bakery items. U-pick/we pick fruits in season. Barnyard Petting Farm. Mail order of jams & jellies and Christmas gift boxes. Open Jan.-May, mail & phone orders only (800-937-1644). June, call for farm market hours. July, 8 am to 8 pm, Aug., 9 am-6 pm, September-December, 10 am-5 pm. 8 miles N of Traverse City on US-31 N (towards Petoskey). 2 miles N of Acme and the Grand Traverse Resort. On E side of highway. Has "Amon Orchards" sign on roof of building.
Orchards - sweet & tart cherries, apricots, peaches and
Traverse City, MI. Phone: 231-223-7130. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org U-pick . Retail farm market with cherry products. Open July 1-October 31, 9 am-9 pm, (summer); 10 am-5 pm, (after Labor Day.) Directions: 8 miles N of Traverse City on M-37 (Old Mission Peninsula.)
- Gallaghers Farm Market - corn maze,
farm animals, pumpkins, mixed
7237 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-947-1689. Email: email@example.com. Directions: 3-1/2 miles W of Traverse City on M-72. Open: July 1 to Labor Day from 8 am to 8 pm; otherwise 8 am to 6 pm. The market offers local fresh fruits and vegetables in season. These include strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and many more. Home baked goods, homemade jams, jellies, local wines, cherry products, honey, maple syrup, corn maze and petting farm. (UPDATED: October 02, 2008)
- Hoxsie's Orchard Hill Farm Market - pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
corn maze, wagon rides, Pick-your-own apples, prepicked produce, restrooms,
6620 M-72 East 2 3/4 Miles East of Acme on M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-620-5103. Fax: 231-267-9087. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: 2 3/4 miles east of Acme on M-72 and 8 miles Northeast of Traverse City. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: daily July 1st through October 31st from 9 am to 6 pm; U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins mid September through October 31st; Corn maze open mid September through October 31st; Wagon rides to the U-Pick areas and corn maze open September 29th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: February 13, 2009)
Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick -
pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini)
corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand,
porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: email@example.com. Open: CORN MAZE Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, October 29, 2011 Hours Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mondays 10:00 am to 6:00pm Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 17; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August, 2011; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011) (ADDED: July 13, 2009)
Rennie Orchards -
sweet & tart cherries, apples
11221 Munro Rd. Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-264-8387. Directions: From Traverse City: 12 miles N on US-31 to Angell Rd. Turn right - 2 miles to Munro Rd. Left on Munro Rd. 1 miles Farm on left. U-pick, we-pick dark & lite sweet cherries & tart cherries in July. Fall apple season - 3rd weekend in Sep through October hrs-10 am to 5pm. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold. Also pears, prunes, pumpkins, squash, gourds. Weekday field trips by appointment. Weekends - continu¬ous hayrides, bon fire, teepee, small maze, and more. Open July-mid Sep 10 am to 8pm. Then through October 10 am to 5pm.
- Westover Market - blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, pumpkins
Maple City, MI. Phone: 231-228-5514. U-pick/we pick blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, annuals, perennials, shrubs, maple syrup, jams, pumpkins, vegetables in season and gifts. Open mid April-October 31, Monday-Sun., 9 am-6 pm. Directions: Take M-72 W out of Traverse City, approximately 13 miles to County Rd. 667 (Maple City Road). Turn right, follow County Rd. 667 into Maple City. 100 yds. past flashing light, turn left on Burdickville Rd. (County Rd. 616) one quarter mile on the left.
- Calvin Lutz Farms - pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also
have pie pumpkins,
8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June Strawberries June to July Sweet cherries July to August Peaches August Garden vedgtables August to October Pumpkins Squash October Christmass trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)
- Grossnickle Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
9918 Healy Lake Rd. Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-362-3796. Email: email@example.com. Our season opens in May and continues on into October. We start with prepicked Asparagus in May and end with pumpkins in October. In between we have u-pick strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and prepicked sweet corn, green beans and a large selection of fresh garden vegetables. Directions: We are located a miles N. of Kaleva on Healy Lake Rd. Open: May-Oct; Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Geers Farms - pumpkins, gourds, wagon rides, harvest decorations,
Straw bale maze
5600 W. Geers Road, McBain, MI, 49657. Phone: 231-825-4032. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. -Open 10 am to 6pm every weekend in October -Private groups may arrange other times -Restrooms available inside the activity building -Watch them make donuts inside the activity building, also available for purchase -Straw bale maze -pumpkins are pre picked, but also some in patch for you to pick -Take a wagon and 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 -fun picture opportunities -farm animals to pet -balloon bounce for kids -wagon rides led by draft horses -free parking.
Pahl's Pumpkin Patch -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, goat
walk, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides, farm market,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic
area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,
11168 N M37, Buckley, MI 49620. Phone: 231-269-4400. Alternate Phone: 231-620-1242. Open: Open from September 28th to October 31st; 7 Days A week from 10am to 6:30pm. Directions: From Traverse City- Head South on M-37 for 18 miles. When you enter the village of Buckley take a right at the yellow blinking light. Continue for 1.2 miles and turn in the 2nd driveway to your left after the big curve. If you are coming from the South- Take M-37 from Mesick for just under 7 miles. You will see Pahl's Country Store on the right just before the big curve. Click here for a map and directions. Barrel train rides, tractor pulled wagon rides, concessions, and face painting are weekends only; The pony rides, corn mazes, hay maze, and animal viewing are available every day; Field trips are welcome if scheduled in advance. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell gourds, straw, squash, corn stalk bundles, costumes, snacks, animal feed, produce, decorations, baked goods and lots more. Weekend concessions include hot dogs, cider, donuts, hot chocolate, and more. All rides are 3$. The mazes are free. No cost to enter. (UPDATED: September 25, 2013)
(UPDATED: September 02, 2010) (ADDED: September 22, 2008)
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