Fall Jackpot: 15+ Farms with the Best Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards in West Michigan

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Grand Rapids U Pick Apples and Pumpkin Patches for Fall

‘Tis the Season for Apple Orchards and Pumpkins!

Visiting an apple orchard isn’t only about bringing home produce – it’s about the experience of being outside surrounded by the beauty of the autumn season while memories in the midst of lovely delicious fruit-bearing trees and vines.

Most orchards cater to families with fun fall activities which are sure to be a hit with your kids.

In this article you will find a list of:

  • places you can pick apples
  • find pumpkins nearby – either in a pumpkin patch or at a farm
  • find places with farm animals you can visit

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Moelker Orchards & Farm Market

Moelker Orchards is a favorite destination in West Michigan for fresh fruit, fall fun, and delicious baked goods from our own Old Bell Bakery! Our family-run farm has been in operation since 1907. Join us this fall to make some great memories!

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9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

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PUMPKIN PATCHES

Perfect Pumpkin Patches – Greater Grand Rapids

My kids love picking the family pumpkin to carve for Halloween.

The goal is to find just the right broad, round face with plenty of room to design features even more (complicated) awesome than the year before.

Of course, the carver has the final say in what the design ends up being.

You are sure to find the perfect pumpkin at one of these U Pick orchards.  Happy picking!

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Bethke Farms
12124 136th Ave, Grand Haven MI 49417
616-846-8986
What You’ll Find: U-Pick Pumpkins in the pumkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, fall decor, family fun.


Deep Roots Produce
 8570 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302
616-430-9803
What You’ll Find: U-Pick and We-Pick Pumpkins, corn maze, fall decor, special events including Fright Night & Glo Night


Ed Dunnebeck & Girls Farm Market
3025 6 Mile Rd. Grand Rapids, MI
616-784-0058
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples in the apple orchard, play area, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, strawberries, and sweet cherries, farm market, corn maze, homemade pies, soups, donuts, and more.

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Fruit Ridge Hayrides
11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City MI
616-887-5052
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, fresh apple cider, homemade donuts, horse-drawn hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, playground, and more.

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Heidi’s Farmstand
11999 Cascade Road, Lowell MI 49334
616-897-6707
What You’ll Find: The farm market, bakery, pumpkin patch, and corn maze are open every day (except Sunday) and have extended hours for the month of October (Heidi’s is open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays). Come enjoy a stroll through the corn maze, a colorful hayride, or just pet the calf in the petting farm. 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.

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Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 West M-20, New Era MI 
231-861-5730
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples in the apple orchard, pick your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, corn maze, apple cider, donuts, wagon rides, outdoor activities, a petting zoo, and more.

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Moelker Orchards
9265 Kenowa Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI
616-453-2585
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples and pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, a farm market, bakery, fall activities, horse-drawn wagon rides on Saturdays in October.

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Olin Farms
10991 Vergennes St, Lowell MI
616-970-3251
What You’ll Find: U-Pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, Clydesdale horses, cider and donuts


Paulson’s Pumpkin Patch
11164 Belding Rd, Belding, MI  48809
What You’ll Find: Free hay rides to the back to pick out pumpkins on Sundays afternoons in October.  NOTE: Cash or check ONLY, no debit or credit cards accepted.


Post Family Farm
5081 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI
616-669-1964
What You’ll Find: U-Pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, roadside stand with seasonal produce, donuts, pumpkin or pig train, rope maze, corn maze, tours, farm animals, play area, nature trail and more.


Robinette’s Apple Hause & Winery
3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI
800-400-8100
What You’ll Find: U-pick Apples, pumpkin patch, winery, concessions, tours, hayrides, corn maze, Jumping Pillow, a petting zoo, and a single track mountain bike trail.


Schwallier’s Country Basket
1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI
616-785-9896
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples in the apple orchard, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, raspberries and pumpkins, corn maze, petting farm, cow train, wagon rides, farm animal barn, straw mountain, duck races, and guided tours.

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VISIT FARM ANIMALS  

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.


Crane Orchards
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


Shawhaven Farm
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.


U PICK APPLES TIPS

It’s a good idea to CALL AHEAD before you head out to pick apples or head to a pumpkin patch.

Some places on this list are only open by reservation.

When you call, ask:

“How’s the picking?” 

All U-pick days are not created equal.  Aim for a day where the fruit is plentiful and close together and the picking will be easier, especially for younger kids.

“What type of payment do you accept?” and “What’s the price?

Be prepared to bring cash. Some places take checks. Smaller operations may not have the ability to accept credit cards.

“Is there a restroom?”

It’s a good idea to know the status of the facilities, especially if you’re bringing kids along.

“How do we find you?” 

Often, the address listed by a farm is for the main farmhouse, office, or farm market.  And it can be really hard for a GPS to pinpoint a field of strawberries if it doesn’t have its own separate address.  So, go old-fashioned and get directions when you call.

“What do we need to bring?” 

Bringing your own containers to transport your fruit home is common across West Michigan.

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U PICK APPLE ORCHARDS

Where to Find U Pick Apple Orchards in Michigan

Ah, autumn in Michigan! We are so lucky to be in a place that grows dozens of different kinds of apples.

They truly are all different, and we make use of them all at our house. Pies, crumbles, apple sauce, and just eaten on their own!

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Earth First Farms Organic Growers*
8335 Smith Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49102
269-815-3370
What You’ll Find: Join us starting on Labor Day weekend through Halloween, Fridays – Sundays, 10-6 pm, for our fall upick featuring 25 heirloom and contemporary apple varieties (yes, Honeycrisp!), carving and decorative pumpkins, winter squash and a farm store featuring fresh-pressed apple cider, apple sauce, daily made apple cider doughnuts, and more.
Farming Practices:  We are a family farm, committed to bringing you the freshest, healthiest, most delicious certified organic fruit and produce that Southwest Michigan can produce – without harmful side effects on the environment or your health.


Crane Orchards
6054 124th Ave, Fennville MI 49408
269-561-8651
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples in the apple orchard, peaches and cherries, pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, cow train rides, photo sessions by appointment.


DK Orchards
18203 8th Ave, Conklin MI 49403
616-899-5400
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples out of bins, not in the apple orchard. U-pick for Strawberries, Blueberries, and Peaches.


Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 West M-20, New Era MI 49446
231-861-5730
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples in the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze, apple cider, donuts, wagon rides, outdoor activities, a petting zoo, and more.


Earth First Farms Organic Growers*
8335 Smith Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49102
269-815-3370
What You’ll Find: Join us starting on Labor Day weekend through Halloween, Fridays – Sundays, 10-6 pm, for our fall upick featuring 25 heirloom and contemporary apple varieties (yes, Honeycrisp!), carving and decorative pumpkins, winter squash and a farm store featuring fresh-pressed apple cider, apple sauce, daily made apple cider doughnuts, and more.
Farming Practices:  We are a family farm, committed to bringing you the freshest, healthiest, most delicious certified organic fruit and produce that Southwest Michigan can produce – without harmful side effects on the environment or your health.


Ed Dunnebeck & Girls Farm Market
3025 6 Mile Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-784-0058
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples in the apple orchard, play area, pumpkin picking in a pumpkin patch, strawberries, and sweet cherries, farm market, corn maze, homemade pies, soups, donuts, and more.


Fruit Ridge Hayrides
11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City MI 49330
616-887-5052
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkin picking, fresh apple cider, homemade donuts, horse-drawn hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, playground, and more.


Frugthaven Farm
11466 Cason City Rd, Greenville MI 48838
616-754-9223
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples in the apple orchard, pumpkin picking, Wagon Rides, cider, donuts, food trucks, and lawn games on the weekends.


Moelker Orchards
9265 Kenowa Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49534
616-453-2585
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples and pumpkins, farm market, bakery, fall activities, horse-drawn wagon rides on Saturdays in October.


Robinette’s Apple Hause & Winery
3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI
800-400-8100
What You’ll Find: U-pick Apples, pumpkin patch, winery, concessions, tours, hayrides, corn maze, Jumping Pillow, a petting zoo, and a single track mountain bike trail.


Schwallier’s Country Basket
1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345
616-785-9896
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples in the apple orchard, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, raspberries and pumpkins, corn maze, petting farm, cow train, wagon rides, farm animal barn, straw mountain, duck races, and guided tours.


Red Barn Market
3550 Alden Nash Ave. NE, Lowell, MI 49331
616-987-3182
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, and pumpkins, holiday-themed maze, petting farm, ice-cream, and cafe.


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READY PICKED APPLES 

Don’t Have Time for UPick? No Problem!

If you want apples or pumpkins but aren’t looking to pick them yourself, be sure to check out these other great places as well!

Blok Orchard
6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI
616-676-1153
What You’ll Find: Apples, pumpkins, peaches, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes, vegetables, flowers.


Heidi’s Farmstand & Bakery
11999 Cascade Rd, Lowell, MI
616-897-6707
What You’ll Find: Apples, pumpkins, fruits and vegetables, bakery, corn maze, tube slide, donuts.

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8 thoughts on “Fall Jackpot: 15+ Farms with the Best Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards in West Michigan”

  1. We picked Honey Crisp apples at Sietsma’s on Saturday, September 10 and they are some of the best apples we have EVER had!! I don’t know how long they are in season but they are wonderful. Although they don’t have all the rides/entertainment for kids, they deliver on flavor for cider and doughnuts. If you want quality, go here!!!

    1. Aside from Farmer’s Markets, I know that Koetsier’s and Schwallier’s both carry gourds in their stores. I can’t speak for the other places, however. And they are not u-pick gourds.
      -Betsy

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