Lewis Farms Has Leveled Up: What You’ll Find When You Visit Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

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Lewis Farms is Now Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446
FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | (231) 861-5730

Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo is a 700-acre farm in New Era, MI. In addition to their delicious farm market and old-fashioned bakery treats, there are acres and acres of activities for kids, including these and more.

Lewis Farms Farm Market

Petting Zoo & Animals at Lewis Farms

Feed the Animals in the Petting Zoo – They LOVE Visitors With Treats

You can purchase a cup of animal feed, and the animals know exactly what that cup looks like. As soon as they see you with it, they’ll come right up to the fence to get their treats. We fed goats, donkeys, camels, llamas, and deer.

My kiddos (ages 8 and 5) loved how eager the animals were to get treats, especially the goats. We also were able to feed birds in the aviary buy purchasing feed sticks at $1/each. The birds are not shy at all — a couple of them even landed on my husband’s head!

Lewis Farm Market aviary

There is a nice variety of other animals to see on the farm as well. We watched a peacock spread his full, colorful tail feathers and saw bunnies hop around in a small rabbit village. There were also tortoises, lemus, and zebus.

We all loved the unique selection! Lewis Farms also does a fantastic job with handwashing stations. There’s no excuse for not washing your hands after touching the animals.

Lewis Farm Market goats
Lewis Farm Market boy feeding donkey

Animal Encounters

Activities at Lewis Farms

Save Lots of Time for the Farm Games

In addition to the animals, there are so many activities to entertain and exhaust your clan. There are giant jumping pillows for kids and adults (which this writer highly recommends – it feels like you’re flying!), pedal cars, mazes, races, lassoing (which this writer finds extremely difficult), and good old fashioned farm-themed playground equipment.

Giant Slide

Farm Skee-Ball

Bee Popper

Rubber Duck Races

Jumping Pillow

Pedal Carts

Corny Barn

Picture it: a giant swimming pool filled with millions of dry corn kernels. I was worried the corn wouldn’t be comfortable, but I was wrong.

The weight of the kernels and the smoothness of the corn made me want to bury myself up to my neck and never leave. Reluctantly, I eventually got out to enjoy the rest of the farm… but this will remain my favorite.

Sound Garden

Bump Along Barrel Train

Gem Mining*

Giant Swing

Low Ropes Activity Course

Observation Bee Hive

Bunnyville

Mulitple Play Areas

Here are some highlights from our trip – they’re the things we know your family will love, too.

Lewis Farms overview

There is also a section dedicated to what seems like farm-inspired carnival or midway games: skee ball, basketball, fast pitch, and a strongman strength tester.

Farm Market & Bakery at Lewis Farms

Come Hungry and Take Advantage of the Homemade Eats

After the running, playing, animal-feeding, and corn-lounging, you’ll no doubt work up an appetite. Lewis Farms has delicious meals to quell those hunger pangs.

Lewis Farms Farm Market

I recommend the grilled cheese made on their homemade cheese bread and the uniquely delicious deep fried asparagus. You can also purchase fudge, ice cream, donuts, kettle corn, or pies, among other tasty treats.

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Lewis Farms Photo Ops

Lewis Farms Photo Ops

Fall Activities at Lewis Farms

U Pick Apples

September & October U-Pick Apples Available

U-Pick apples are a fall staple at Lewis Farms.

Depending on timing, you may be able to pick Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Janagold, McIntosh, Red Delicious, or other types of apples.

Corn Maze

Opens September 4, 2021

The most fun you’ll ever have getting lost!

Pumpkin Patch

Jackpine Lumberjack Show

Saturday, September 11th – Sunday, September 12th
Saturday, September 18th – Sunday, September 19th

See World Champion Lumberjacks in head to head competition! Chopping, Sawing, Axe Throwing, Log Rolling and Speed Climbing – it’s a great combination of action packed fun and comedy!

Sunflower Festival Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept 4 – Sept 19, 2021

Explore our fields of brilliant sunflowers during our Sunflower Harvest beginning September 4th! U-pick bouquets and vases will be available for purchase.

Fall Festival Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept 25 – Oct 31, 2021

Come out to Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo to fill your Fall days with fun!

Pick a pumpkin, get lost in the maze, and make memories with the ones you love most!

Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo Admission Details

In the summer, Lewis Farms is open:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Entrance to grounds ends an hour prior to close.

General admission is $12.95/person online or $15.95/per person at the gate.

Visit the Farm’s facebook page to learn more about special events and happenings.

As we left the farm, my boys did something they very rarely do — they agreed! They agreed that we definitely need to visit Lewis Farms again soon. As for me? Well, I’m planning our next visit right about now.

Take a Virtual Tour of Lewis Farms

Here’s a 360-degree view of what’s in store when you visit Lewis Family Farms!