Lakeshore Fall Fun is at Crane’s Orchards
Fruit lovers will rejoice at Crane’s Orchards near Saugatuck, MI.
Do your fall plans include making homemade apple sauce, pie, or cider?
Crane’s Orchards offers an array of U-Pick apple options to assist you with all of your apple baking and cooking adventures this fall.
And don’t forget to make a stop at their Restaurant and Winery during your visit to grab fresh-pressed apple cider and yummy donuts or pie. You may just leave inspired with new ways to use your freshly picked apples.
Oh, and after that, save time for the corn maze and pumpkin patch – there’s a lot going on over at Crane’s Orchards and Pie Pantry!
Crane’s Orchards in Fennville
6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
Fall Fun in Saugatuck
Crane's Pie Pantry and U-Pick Orchards are a premier fall destination in Fennville, MI.
Cranes Orchards Overview
Crane Orchards is definitely a destination!
Crane's Orchards operates two related, yet separate, locations on 12th Ave in Fennville, MI (close to Saugatuck.)
Choose to visit Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery, Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze, or both destinations.
They have over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches & sweet cherries for u-pick. Open daily weather permitting during apple season.
Their restaurant serves up tasty meals as well as an amazing selection of pie (whole or by the slice.) They also have wine tasting.
There's a corn maze here, too.
Cranes Orchards Offerings:
- Corn Maze
- Pumpkin Patch
- Apple Picking
- Homemade Donuts
- Apple Cider Mill
- Photo Ops
- Farmers Market
- Play Area
- Serves Alcohol
Pro Tips for Your Visit
Come hungry because getting lunch here is a treat.
Sandwiches, pie, cider... yum!
Hayrides at Crane's Orchards
Enjoy a tractor-driven hayride tour around the farm, orchards, and woods. It's both educational and relaxing!
Make sure the forecast is dry as hayrides do not run on rainy days.
Hayride: $4, credit cards ($5 minimum) or cash accepted
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm-5 pm, starting the last weekend in September-October (while u-pick is open).
Located at: 6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408
Corn Maze at Crane's Orchards
Maze Opening Date - Sept 4, 2021
Maze Type - All Ages Maze
Maze Cost - Ages 11 years and up: $7
Ages 6 years to 10 years: $5
Kids 5 years old and below: Free
Crane Orchards only accepts credits cards and cash.
$5 minimum purchase to use a credit card.
Maze Description -
The 20-acre corn maze is filled with challenges. Each year brings a new design and new challenges.
Hours 10 am-6 pm daily
If you are wanting to go in the maze on weekdays or before noon on weekends, purchase tickets at the u-pick. (The Corn Maze is open while u-pick is open.)
Located at: 6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408
Apple Picking at Crane's Orchards
Choose from a variety of apples to pick, including Gala, Empire, Fuji, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp, depending on the time of season. Apple picking season usually ends in late October.
Honeycrisp start picking on September 15, 2021 and there are lots out there!
Open daily weather permitting during apple season. (If questionable weather, call 269-561-8651)
How to pick apples at Crane's Orchards:
1. Check-in at the U-Pick barn. Talk to the greeters about apple picking options - they'll point you to the locations of the available varieties. Pick up any bags you may need here, or bring your own reusable shopping bags. Grab a wagon if needed, or bring your own if you have one - they have a limited number available and wagons are only for use by those picking fruit.
2. Pick your apples; you can mix and match the varieties in your bags because all of the U-Pick apples are the same price per pound.
Apples are $1.25/lb.
3. Check out at the U-Pick Barn. They'll weigh your apples. During the week you may also purchase your corn maze tickets at check-out as well. They accept cash or card (cards require a $5 minimum purchase).
Donuts & Cider at Crane's Orchards and Pie Pantry
Rob and Gary Crane started pressing the first cider produced at Crane Orchard's cider mill in 1968.
Generations later and thousands of gallons made, they still take pride in smashing Fennville, MI apples.
Get your fresh apple cider and yummy donuts (and a slice of pie!) at Crane's Pie Pantry.
Pumpkin Patch at Crane's Orchards
If you'd like to pick pumpkins (ready starting in late September) head down to the pumpkin patch.
Grab a wagon for the big ones - and pick your favorite pumpkins.
You may also pick from the pumpkin barn display near the u-pick check-in area. Pay for pumpkins at the U-Pick barn.
Play Area at Crane's Orchards
Kids love the cow train barrel ride. The cow train doesn't run on rainy days.
Cow train: $2, credit cards ($5 minimum) or cash accepted
Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-5pm
Starting last weekend in September-October (while u-pick is open).
Farm Market at Cranes Orchards
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery is where you'll go to get bakery goods, lunch, and experience wine tasting in an antique atmosphere.
Enjoy sandwiches, soups, salads, our famous Michigan fruit pies, crisps and strudels, apple dumplings, cider donuts, breads, preserves, gelato, sundaes and more.
Farm Open Hours:
U-Pick & Corn Maze Hours:
Open daily, 10am - 6pm
Restaurant & Winery Hours:
OPEN DAILY (closed Tuesdays) 11am - 6pm
Bakery & Retail Hours
OPEN DAILY 9am - 6pm
Tuesdays: 9am - 4pm
Pets Allowed? No
Dogs are not allowed in the orchards.