10+ Fall Hayrides to Enjoy in West Michigan 2021

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Head to a Grand Rapids Area Farm to Find the Hayrides

There’s just something about hayrides that we can’t get enough of. Bouncing through farm fields, breathing in the cool fall air… it doesn’t get more Michigan Fall than that.

Whether pulled by horses or a tractor, hayrides are a great time to relax with the family while someone else takes the reins.

If you’re ready to add a hayride to your fall bucket list, you’re in luck: many local farms are offering hayrides this year.

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West Michigan Hayrides Directory

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1: Anderson & Girls Orchards

2985 N. Sheridan Road, Stanton, MI 48888

Anderson & Girls Orchards Hayride Details
Anderson & Girls offers wagon rides out to their pumpkin patch in September and October.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the orchard as you ride to the pumpkin patch.

The wagon rides run from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

No additional charge for the hayride.

More about this Farm
The Anderson's bought the farm in 1978 and have kept it up and running for over 40 years.

Today, their farm petting zoo holds over 140 animals and 14 different species of birds.

Not only can you visit their petting zoo for free, but they also offer the Sweet Shop with a full menu and a gift shop including novelty gifts and a farmers market stocked with fresh produce and foods.

They also have seasonal events that get posted on their website.

Farm Open Hours
Petting Zoo & Gift Shop: 9 AM - 6 PM, daily (May - Nov)

Sweet Shop: 11 AM - 6 PM, daily, (May-Oct)

Feeding Birds, Walking with Wallabies, Camel Rides: 12 PM - 4 PM, Fri, Sat, Sun

apple valley farm hayride

2: Apple Valley Fun Farm

7737 Fruit Ridge Ave NW, Sparta, MI 49345

Apple Valley Fun Farm Hayride Details
Take the Pumpkin Express Hayride out to the pumpkin patch at Apple Valley Fun Farm.

Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm on the way to the pumpkin patch. (Pumpkins additional cost)

More about this Farm
Apple Valley Fun Farm is the place to go for fall fun for the entire family.

Farm Open Hours
Fridays in October: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturdays/Sundays, 9/25-10/31: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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3: Bethke Farms

12124 136th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Bethke Farms Hayride Details
Come out and take a 15+ minute hayride on the farm.

Have fun, see spooky and fun scenes,familiar characters, see the 15+ acres of pumpkins and have the kids smiling.

Hayrides are approximately every 30 minutes during open hours on the weekends, and after 4:30 on weekdays or by appointment.

This hayride has side-rails, so the kids will be secure, and enjoy themselves.

$5 per person, free for infants under one

More about this Farm
Bethke Farms is where people build family traditions while having fun on a farm, finding a Halloween pumpkin, taking a hayride and getting lost in a corn maze.

They also sell fall decor.

Cranes Orchards Hayrides

4: Cranes Orchards

6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

Cranes Orchards Hayride Details
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

More about this Farm
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.

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

Deep Roots Produce hayride

5: Deep Roots Produce

8570 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

Deep Roots Produce Hayride Details
Hayrides run on the weekends.

More about this Farm
Deep Roots Produce in Alto used to be just a seasonal roadside farm stand offering u-pick produce, but over the years they’ve been adding on little by little.

Now the farm stand has a corn maze, lots of fresh produce, and regularly hosts food trucks on the weekends.

There are several photo spots, a couple of farm animals, and lawn games out front.

Farm Open Hours
Monday-Friday: 10am-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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6: Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm

3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm Hayride Details
Catch a ride on the wagon to head to the south end of Ed Dunneback and Girls.

They'll drop you off at the corn maze and pick you up again when you're done.

More about this Farm
Edwin Dunneback purchased the farm in 1922. He farmed 170 acres of apples, peaches, corn, hay, and a herd of dairy cows.

Today, this is a fifth-generation family farm.

The barn was built in 1938 and is now home to a fresh produce market, gift shop, bakery, kitchen & taproom.

U-pick fruit, sunflowers, a corn maze, playground, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and other events round out their offerings.

Farm Open Hours
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kitchen and activities until 4)
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kitchen and activities until 4)
Closed Monday

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7: Fruit Ridge Hayrides

11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, MI 49330

Fruit Ridge Hayrides Hayride Details
All rides start out at the barn, journey down through wooded trails and then back up through the orchard.

Hayrides leave the barn every 15-20 minutes and last approximately 40 minutes.

Hayrides are wheelchair accessible.

Fall hayrides are open to the public during our regular operating hours or by reservation for groups of 20 or more for private events.

$7 per person; Children 2yrs and under free

More about this Farm
Fruit Ridge Hayrides checks all the boxes for fall fun.

Whether it’s picking apples in the orchard, taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, or finding your way through one of the largest corn mazes in Western Michigan, there’s sure to be something for everyone this fall at Fruit Ridge Hayrides.

Open weekends from mid-September through October. Private groups by reservation only during the week.

They also have a great playground and fire pit area, as well as a donut barn.

Farm Open Hours
FALL HOURS
Friday 5-9 PM (Oct ONLY)
Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Gull Meadow Farms hayride

8: Gull Meadow Farms

8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083

Gull Meadow Farms Hayride Details
While many have taken the wagons to reach another spot on the farm, Gull Meadow has upped their wagon game this year with a more scenic tour. The new ride features a tour through the woods.

Note: Wagons are handicap accessible; let the tractor drivers know and they will make sure everyone can ride.

More about this Farm
Located in Richland, Gull Meadow Farms is much more than a spot to grab some apples or pick a pumpkin (although they do offer both).

This farm continues to grow each year, now offering over 30 fall activities, summer events and Christmas events with Santa.

Farm Open Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (daytime hours end at 4:00)

Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (daytime hours end at 4:00)

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Heidi's Farmstand hayride

9: Heidi's Farmstand and Bakery

11999 Cascade Road, Lowell, MI 49334

Heidi's Farmstand and Bakery Hayride Details
Tractor-drawn hayrides are available on occasion.

Check their Facebook page for updates or call the Farmstand.

More about this Farm
Come enjoy a stroll through the corn maze, a colorful hayride, or pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

In the farm market, you will find a complete selection of all the great fall crops in Michigan - apples, cider, squash, strawberries, and other produce.

Heidi’s Farmstand is a family operation established in 2006.

The Blough family has been in the Lowell area since 1949 when Grandpa Noah bought the farm on Cascade Road. Heidi’s is a partnership between three cousins.

The goal of Heidi’s Farmstand is to bring fresh, homegrown, and local food to the community.

Farm Open Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday

Heritage Farms Market hayride

10: Heritage Farms Market

1858 S Maple Island Rd, Fremont, MI 49412

Heritage Farms Market Hayride Details
Horse drawn carriage rides on the weekends in October from 12pm - 5pm.

Head out on the "I Spy" hayride and look for the elk, buffalo, & Scottish Highlanders.

More about this Farm
Family-owned and operated market since 1971.

Pressed apple cider from September 15-November 15 for over 40 years at the Market.

Bakery features apple cider slushies, caramel apples, fresh donuts, fudge, muffins and pies.

U-Pick pumpkin patch, "I Spy" Hayrides, Corn Maze.

Farm Open Hours
2021 Season: May 7– November 22

Market Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

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11: Historic Bowens Mills

55 N Briggs Road, Middleville, MI 49333

Historic Bowens Mills Hayride Details
One nice surprise: horsedrawn wagon rides are included with your admission.

The route through the nearby woods is a little bumpy, too, so the length was just right for me.

The rides, pulled by friendly Belgian draft horses, are relatively short.

More about this Farm
The venue is a 19-acre historical site. They are open to the public Sundays in October for cider pressing & cornmeal grinding.

It’s home to a variety of interesting old buildings, including the mills and the old one-room schoolhouse.

They also have Living History Encampment along with a full schedule of events that includes, Cider Pressing, & Cornmeal Grinding demonstrations.

Other demonstrations may include, blacksmithing, woodworking, soap making & the spinning of wool.

ALL CIDER TIME EVENTS INCLUDE:
Free Horse Drawn Wagon Ride with admission, Cider pressing demonstrations on the 100+ year old water-powered cider press, stone-ground corn grinding demonstrations on the huge millstones, Pioneer Farm with animals, along with live music in the Log Cabin, many other history-related activities.

$5 adults, $3 kids 12 and under

Farm Open Hours
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hours
Noon – 5 pm

Moelker Orchard hayride

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12: Moelker Orchards

9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Moelker Orchards Hayride Details
Hop aboard the horse-pulled wagon ride for a 30 minutes tour of the orchard.

During the ride, there is also a scavenger hunt that provides extra fun for all ages.

The hayride runs Saturdays in October from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

$6.00 per adult, $4.50 per child (12 and under)
Children under age 2, free

More about this Farm
Since 1907, the Moelker family has been producing quality fruit and family fun on the farm for the Greater Grand Rapids community.

They also offer a fun and family friendly atmosphere for people to gather, pick-your-own fruit from the u-pick orchards and pumpkin patch, and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Farm Open Hours
Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

New Salem Corn Maze Hayrides

13: New Salem Corn Maze & Spooktacular

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323

New Salem Corn Maze & Spooktacular Hayride Details
Included with corn maze admission

More about this Farm
New Salem Corn Maze has two personalities: friendly by day, haunted by night (unless you go for the Halloween Spooktacular, which is not scary.)

Olin Farms hayride

14: Olin Farms

10991 Vergennes St., Lowell, MI 49331

Olin Farms Hayride Details
35 min hay ride through fields and woods.

More about this Farm
The 120 acre farm has been in the Olin family for over 70 years.

Every fall, Raggedy Andy (made from hay bales) appears alongside the farm.

A wonderful farm to enjoy with friends and family!

Peacock Road Family Farm hayride

15: Peacock Road Family Farm

11854 Peacock Road, Laingsburg, MI 48848

Peacock Road Family Farm Hayride Details
Tractor-pulled hayride to the pumpkin patch runs daily.

More about this Farm
Drive just over an hour southeast of Grand Rapids to Laingsburg for a memorable seasonal family farm experience.

In the fall, watch pig races, take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, try out the apple sling shot, visit with over 50 animal in the petting farm, and more.

Make memories during the Santa Experience beginning in late November. Drink hot cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make a caramel apple, and visit the Christmas Shoppe. Plus cut your own tree or take home a pre-cut one.

Post Family Farm hayride

16: Post Family Farm

5081 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Post Family Farm Hayride Details
Take a tractor-driven hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

Along the way, you'll see the whole farm and pass by the corn maze. For an extra $1, you can be dropped off at the maze.

More about this Farm
Families west of Grand Rapids have been enjoying fall on Post Family Farm for generations. The barn was originally built in 1915 for dairy cows.

Post Family Farm is a family owned and operated farm. The Posts purchased the 80-acre farm in 1969.

In addition to incredible pumpkin donuts, you can also take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Kids love all the different options for play including giant tube slides, mini ziplines and a hay loft.

Post Family Farm also hosts field trips and weddings.

Farm Open Hours
Mon. - Donuts 7:30am-7pm; Activities noon-7pm
Tues. - Donuts 7:30am-7pm; Activities noon-7pm
Wed. - Donuts 7:30am-7pm; Activities noon-7pm
Thurs. - Donuts 7:30am-7pm; Activities noon-7pm
Fri. - Donuts 7:30am-6pm; Activities noon-6pm
Sat. - Donuts 7:30am-6pm; Activities 10am-6pm

Fun Farm Days are:
M - F, Sept. 13 - Nov. 5 &
Sat. Nov. 6.

$6 admission ages 2 and up includes:
- hayride to the pumpkin patch
- pumpkin train ride
- access to play areas and animal barn.

Robinettes hayride

17: Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Hayride Details
Take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon through the farm to enjoy the fall colors.

Hayrides will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Saturday rides require online sign-up on the Robinette's website.

Hayride prices for ages 3+ are $10 each.

More about this Farm
Robinette's has been around for a long time! It was started in 1911 and has been owned by the same family for four generations.

Their orchards are situated on 125-acres just north of Grand Rapids.

In addition to growing apples, peaches, cherries, nectarines, and apricots, among other things, Robinette's also has several outbuildings that house a variety of amenities.

The Apple Haus is where you'll find a restaurant, bakery, donut makers, and cider mill.

The big red barn has a winery tasting room, gift shop, nut maker, and popcorn maker.

Farm Open Hours
Apple Haus: Tues-Sat, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Apple Haus Lunch: 11 am - 3 pm on days they're open
Winery: Tues-Sat, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Petting Zoo: Sundays, Sept & Oct, noon-4 pm
Corn Maze Opens at 10 am Mon-Sat & noon on Sunday

Schwalliers hayride

18: Schwallier’s Country Basket

1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345

Schwallier’s Country Basket Hayride Details
Enjoy a scenic wagon ride through the orchard - some even have canopies for added comfort.

More about this Farm
Schwallier’s Country Basket first opened their barn doors in 1989.

The store has grown from a roadside produce stand into a thriving farm market. Each year they try to add new, fun activities for families.

Farm Open Hours
SEASONAL HOURS
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm

Closed Labor Day

After Labor Day
Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-6:00p

Shawhaven Farm hayride

19: Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm

1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI 48854

Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm Hayride Details
Free tractor-drawn wagon rides to pumpkin patch, to pick out that perfect pumpkin for your family.

More about this Farm
Head a little east of Lansing for a fun farm to visit in Mason.

Get lost in a corn maze or milk a cow in the fall. Teens and adults will want to get scared at the “Haunted Farm,” featuring Escape Rooms and other spooky adventures.

A petting farm is open during all daytime events, spring through fall.

Uncle Johns Cider Mill wagon ride

20: Uncle John's Cider Mill

8614 North US-127, St Johns, MI 48879

Uncle John's Cider Mill Hayride Details
Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farm.

Runs on weekends 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, $2 per person

More about this Farm
Uncle John's Cider Mill has been a family-run farm for over 40 years.

Beginning as wholesale fruit, it soon grew to include a cider mill and homemade donuts. This quickly expanded to a market and fall festivals and eventually hard cider.

Nowadays, Uncle John still helps out on the farm even though the family tries to make him relax.

Farm Open Hours
7 days a week
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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21: Wells Orchards

8993 Kenowa Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Wells Orchards Hayride Details
Take a ride on a custom made wagon throughout the apple orchard. Available Saturdays in October.

More about this Farm
Since 1919, Wells Orchards has always been committed to growing the highest quality fruit at a reasonable price for our farm market.

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