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9 Petting Farms in Northwest Michigan

Yaks, alpacas and goats, oh my! Check out 9 kid-friendly petting farms in Northwest Michigan that are sure to be a fun experience for everyone in your family!


A Yak or 2 Ranch (Mancelona)

Experience yaks and the family who raises them by visiting A Yak or 2 Ranch in Mancelona. Public and private tours are available. The farm is open from May - December, check their website for dates and hours of operation.

Cotton Creek Farms (Thompsonville)

Cotton Creek Farms is an Huacaya alpaca farm located in Thompsonville. They are a working farm, have an onsite store, and offer tours. The farm is open seasonally, check their website for dates and hours of operation.

  • Address: 11885 Jewell Road, Thompsonville

  • Phone: 231-631-2341

Crystal Lake Alpacas (Frankfort)

A working alpaca farm in Frankfort that includes two boutiques and an animal park. The animal park features alpacas, Nigerian dwarf goats and miniature donkeys. The farm is open from May - December, check their website for dates and hours of operation.

  • Address: 4907 River Road, Frankfort

  • Phone: 231-920-7085

  • Email: crystallakealpaca@gmail.com

G&D Alpaca Farm (Manistee)

An alpaca farm and boutique in Manistee. Visitors can feed and pet the alpacas, and read children's books in the reading hut.

The Hudson Farm (Cadillac)

Farm gifts and family activities, open for family outings, birthdays and more. You can also visit in October for their Fall Fest event.

Hungry Ducks (Charlevoix)

Hungry Ducks Farm is located next door to Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Visitors can enjoy an interactive petting farm, where they can feed goats, sheep and birds. Also available are carousel rides, hayrides, trout pond fishing and more! Open seasonally from May - September, check their website for dates and hours of operation.

Kiwidinok Farm (Boyne City)

Visitors at Kiwidinok Petting Farm can enjoy Tibetan Yak, alpacas, miniature goats, sheep, lambs, ponies, turkeys and more! Pony rides are also available for young children.

Pahl's Country Store (Buckley)

Pahl's Pumpkin Patch provides fun for the whole family! Visit in the fall for an up-close experience with goats, sheep, peacocks and more. While you're there, choose a pumpkin from their U-pick patch and enjoy homemade cider, donuts and other treats. Open seasonally each fall, check their website for dates and hours of operations.

Pond Hill Farm (Harbor Springs)

Pond Hill Farm's livestock barn is open year-round for visitors to see their goats and bunnies. While you're there, enjoy the playground, beautiful property and delicious food from their cafe!

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