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Fall for Hayrides in Northwest Michigan

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

View stunning fall colors and enjoy a relaxing ride around a local farm or orchard when you take a hay or wagon ride.

Jacob's Farm (Traverse City)
  • Jacob's Farm's U-pick orchards are open from dawn to dusk, and in October you can snag delicious Zestar and Honeycrisp apples. Jacob’s also has a Kid’s Play Zone, tractor rides, and full bar and kitchen. Don’t forget to explore the Alice in Wonderland themed 10-acre life-size corn maze.

Myrtle and Maude's (Williamsburg)
  • Open 7 days a week during apple season, Myrtle and Maude's has a U-pick pumpkin patch, wagon farm tours, kids play area, local produce and more for guests to enjoy.

Nugent Orchards (Benzonia)
  • Nugent Orchards has nine apple varieties available for U-pick, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, fresh baked goods and wagon rides for a fun-filled day.

Pond Hill Farm (Harbor Springs)
  • Head to Pond Hill Farm for its Fall Fest Weekends, which feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, cider and donuts, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin smashing, bounce houses, and more! Kids will also enjoy the playground where they can explore a teepee, climbing wall, sandbox, slides and swings.

Ranch Rudolph (Traverse City)
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn hay and sleigh ride at Ranch Rudolph. The 40-minute ride circles through private property, seasonal roads and state forest.

Rennie Orchards (Williamsburg)
  • Pumpkins, squash, gourds and 19 varieties of apples are available for U-pick at Rennie Orchards. Kids will also enjoy the hay wagon rides, hay bale maze and large teepee.

Royal Farms (Ellsworth)
  • Visit Royal Farms' 5-acre scavenger hunt corn maze, where you can receive a prize if you find all six stations in the maze in 30 minutes or less. They also have hayrides on the weekends, offer seasonal and U-pick fruits, and homemade baked goods.

  • Watch cider and donuts being made at Uncle Frank's Apple Town. They also have a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, and homemade baked goods.

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