Fall in the Detroit Metro area is the best! The beginning of Fall brings changing leaves and chillier temperatures — and we tend to stay snow-free until November.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the season in the Detroit Metro and surrounding areas. From pumpkin picking to corn mazes and hayrides, there’s something for the whole family!
Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite pumpkin patches, cider mills and Fall family fun areas in the Detroit area:
Find Fall fun at the local orchards & cider mills:
Pick apples or pumpkins, enjoy hot apple cider and donuts, or get lost in a corn maze at one of the area’s many orchards and cider mills! Many of the local orchards and cider mills also offer a ton of other family-friendly fall activities, like hayrides, farm animals, play areas, hayrides and bonfires.
Here’s where you can go apple and pumpkin picking:
Blake’s Big Apple has a u-pick orchard with a ton of different apple varieties, plus
multiple pumpkin patches and other u-pick produce.
There’s also a Funland area with an animal farm, corn maze, and children’s play area; a sweet shop; and various Haunted Attractions — including a haunted hayride, haunted barn and zombie paintball.
This farm has a pumpkin patch and a ton of other fun things to do — including a haunted house, haunted hayride, kids playground, corn maze and more. (Plus, you can enjoy apple cider and donuts!)
Three Cedars has a 5-acre pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. There’s also a corn maze, the Barn Yard Playland — a storybook farm with live animals and other fun activities, plus hayrides, train rides and a cider & donut hut.
Another pumpkin patch with a ton of family fun activities is Debuck’s in Belleville. This 20-acre patch has a huge variety of pumpkins, and there’s also a 15-acre corn maze.
Admission into the pumpkin patch and corn maze also grants entry into the family fun area, which has bounce pads, human foosball, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, punchin’ pumpkins, rat races, a pedal trike track, a tire play area, swings, pedal Go Carts, slides and more.
Kackleberry Farms has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, apple cannons, barnyard animals,
giant jumping pillows, pig races, duck races, hayrides and more. They even have bonfires in the evenings! See all of the fun fall activities included here.
And here are some of the area’s best cider mills (many also have u-pick pumpkin patches):
Erie’s has a pumpkin patch and cider mill, plus a ton of fun activities and events. You can get fresh baked donuts and cider, get lost in a corn maze, feed goats and chickens, play in a playground … There’s also specific cider making days, kids weekend, and halloween events. Learn more on their website.
Blake’s has both u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin patches, and their cider mill has an open-air apple press with fresh apple cider. There’s also a tasting room with hard cider, a restaurant, campfires in the evenings, and a funland with an animal petting farm, jumping pillows, a haunted village, a tricycle track, duck races, a corn maze, a storybook barn and more.
On the weekends, head to Long Family Orchard & Farm to check out their cider mill, u-pick areas and Family Fun Farm! The Family Fun Farm has a corn maze, hayrides to the U-Pick pumpkin patch, a ball zone, a giant hill slide, jumping pillows, a bounce house, a Pedal Kart race track, multiple play structures, petting farm and more.
Go apple picking, take a wagon ride, enjoy fresh apple cider and donuts, explore the corn maze, play on the playground, and check out different food vendors on the weekends this fall at Spicer Orchards & Cider Mill.
Porter’s Orchard Farm Market & Cider Mill has an apple orchard, a farmers market with fresh produce, honey, meat and baked goods, a play space, hayrides, corn maze, u-pick pumpkins, and more. And, of course, delicious apple cider and donuts.
Enjoy hot, cold and even slushy apple cider and fresh, hot donuts at Diehl’s. This cider mill also has a corn maze and a ton of other activities, including a petting farm, playground, hay maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, food trucks and more. View all fall activities here.
Wiard’s Orchard has u-pick pumpkins, plus a “country fair” and cider mill. The country fair has a TON of different attractions — including an animal petting farm, a corn maze, Old West wagon rides, various playgrounds and bounce houses, fire engine rides, tractor races, and more. All attractions can be viewed here.
You can also get fresh cider, donuts and other baked goods at the cider mill and country store.
Plus, a few more corn mazes:
Go on a hayride at a Metropark
A few of the Huron-Clinton Metro Parks are also offering hayrides and pumpkin picking this fall!
All October long, enjoy hayrides down to the pumpkin patch at Kensington Metropark in Milford. Learn more here.
Stony Creek Metropark
Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township has Fall Wagon Rides on weekends this October to view the changing leaves along the nature trails. Cost is $5 per person. Learn more here.
Wolcott Mill Metropark
On weekends this October, Wolcott Mill Metropark in Romeo also has wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your own Halloween pumpkin. There’s also a corn maze and bonfire, plus cider and doughnuts. On site pumpkin carving is available along with some fun field activities. Last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 2:30 p.m. Pumpkins are additional price based on size. Learn more here.