There’s no better place to be in fall than a Michigan apple orchard and pumpkin patch and there is no better time of year than autumn in Michigan. Fruit Ridge Hayrides Fall Fest, September 18-October 31 serves up hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, u-pick apples from the orchard, pumpkin patch, farm market, pony rides, fire engine rides, pig train, goofy graveyard, fresh baked donuts and tart milled apple cider from the Little Barn Bakery and fun in the crisp fall outdoors.
Fruit Ridge Hayrides is a great place to be in fall or winter. In autumn enjoy hayrides and pony rides with the family and come back in the winter for an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Visit during the Fruit Ridge Hayrides Fall Fest, September 18-October 31 (Halloween) for family fun in the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Cost is $6 for a hayride and $6 to go through the 14 acre corn maze. You can save two dollars per person and get admission to both activities for $10 each.
Children will love the Fruit Ridge Farm Pig Train, ring pony rides and the new Fire Engine Ride, on a vintage, restored fire engine. Each ride costs only $3 per child, but you can purchase a three ride package for $8 per child, too. Fruit Ridge Hayrides also hosts a USDA approved petting zoo, where children can visit with all their barnyard friends: goats, lambs, chickens, pigs, bunnies and even a friendly llama and pony.
Be sure to visit the Fruit Ridge hayrides U-pick apple orchard. Take home a bag of Honeycrisp, Macintosh, Jonathon or golden delicious for eating. Pick a bushel of apples for canning and baking. For delicious Michigan apple recipes, click here. And for Halloween and trick-or-treat, select that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin from the Fruit Ridge Hayrides pumpkin patch. Stop in the farm market for homemade goodies and fresh produce including corn, apples, pumpkin, squash, cider and fall decorations. No visit to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard is complete without a fresh baked donut and cup of delicious apple cider. Stop by the Fruit Ridge Hayrides Little Barn Bakery for these autumn goodies.
Let the little ones run and play in the straw pile, sand box and playground. And mom and dad, don’t forget the camera to capture the happy memories. Fruit Ridge Hayrides is located at 11966 Fruit Ridge NW in lovely Kent City, Michigan, just 10 miles north of Grand Rapids and 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. Click here for directions and a toll-free phone number. Inquire about school and homeschool group rates and events.