U-Pick Farms with Animals
While the u-pick fruit is the main reason these are great farms to visit, we’ve gathered a list of places that offer additional family fun, like petting farms and horse drawn hayrides.
6054 124th Ave, Fennville, 49408
Crane Orchards is the farm to visit for u-pick apples, peaches, and sweet cherries. In the fall, families can get lost in a corn maze and enjoy a hay ride.
Fruit Ridge Hayrides
11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, 49330
While this is the perfect farm to visit in the fall, it’s great year-round. Year-round activities include petting farm, hayrides (sleigh rides in the winter), and children’s play area. In the fall, enjoy U-Pick apples and pumpkins, pony rides, corn maze, farm market, and more.
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Krupp Berry Farm
8025 Krupp Ave, Comstock Park, 49321
Krupp Berry Farm is a fourth-generation, family-run farm. They are not a totally organic farm, but employ many ecologically friendly practices. U-Pick strawberries and red raspberries. Asparagus, black raspberries and rhubarb available in the market. A petting farm is open during berry season with feed available for purchase.
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 West M-20, New Era, 49446
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo holds special events throughout the summer such as Baby Animal Days and Peach Harvest Festival. During fall weekends, visitors can try the apple cannons, watch a dog show, and more. There are always dozens of regular activities and a large petting farm. U-Pick apples in September and October.
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Moelker Orchards and Farm Market
9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, 49534
Moelker Orchard offers several varieties of fruit including apples, peaches, pears, plums and cherries. U-pick is available for cherries, apples, and pumpkins. In the fall, families will want to make this a farm to visit for horse-drawn wagon rides and storytime at the orchard for kids ages 5 and under. Visitors will also want to stop at the farm market and bakery.
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Peacock Road Family Farm
11854 Peacock Road, Laingsburg, MI 48848
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
5081 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville, 49426
Post Family Farm overflows with family fun in the fall. Available activities include a hayride to the u-pick pumpkin patch, pumpkin train ride, play area, petting farm and more. Don’t miss the warm pumpkin donuts! Post is also a great farm to visit in the winter for a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Rasch Cherries & Apples
17647 40th Avenue, Conklin, 49403
This fun family farm offers u-picked sweet and sour cherries in the summer – including free pitting on light sours. In the fall, u-pick apples, pumpkin and peaches are available along with a sunflower maze and hayride.
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
3142 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, 49525
Robinette’s is open year-round, but has special activities in the fall.
During September and October, visitors can explore the corn maze and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride (canceled for 2020). A petting farm is also open in the fall. They are also popular for donuts.
1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI 48854
Head a little east of Lansing for a fun farm to visit in Mason. There’s a different event for every season. Have your picture taken holding a baby lamb during Lamb Festival in April. 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. U-pick pumpkins in October.