Aug 22, 2023
Metro Detroit hayrides, corn mazes and more: Activities for this fall
With autumn just around the corner, you may want to get a head start on planning things to do with your family and friends. And what better way to spend the season than to ride on a straw-filled wagon
With autumn just around the corner, you may want to get a head start on planning things to do with your family and friends. And what better way to spend the season than to ride on a straw-filled wagon or wander a luscious corn maze? Metro Detroit is filled with farms and fairs that offer activities for a breezy autumn afternoon. Here are 13 locations to check out for some autumn fun.
Address: 50240 Martz Rd., Belleville
Dates: Sept. 16 through Oct. 1, open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 5-29, open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Activities: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides
Debuck's is a family farm that offers summer, spring and fall events. Their amenities include a 15-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch that spans 20 acres.
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Address: 50165 Eight Mile Rd., Northville
Dates: Oct. 6-29 on Fridays from 5-8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Great Fall Festival: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities: Wagon rides, corn maze, barns, picnic areas
Great Fall Festival: face painting, pumpkin decorating, slime making, pumpkin patch, ring toss
Price: $15 per person, children 2 and under are free.
Great Fall Festival: Festival, games and activities are $12 per person, children 2 and under are free. Festival tickets including the wagon ride and corn maze are $16 per person, children 2 and under are free.
Maybury Farm is a working farm that educates children and families about the animals and agriculture that are vital to traditional Michigan farms. Their corn maze is open through the season, though their autumn highlight is the Great Fall Festival that includes a variety of special activities.
Address: 7897 Six Mile Rd., Northville
Dates: Sept. 1-Oct. 29 on Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open on Halloween 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open on Nov. 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Activities: Corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, train rides
Price: $5 corn maze, $5 hayride per person or $10 per family, $5 train ride
Three Cedars Farm offers old-fashioned fun for all ages during the fall season. Aside from their corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayride, the farm also has a cider and donut hut that sells tasty treats.
Address: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Blake’s Big Apple: 71485 North Avenue, Armada
Dates: September to Nov. 5 daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Activities: Hayrides, corn mazes, petting arm, haunted barn and other Halloween attractions
Blake's Funland hosts attractions in the summer and fall at two different locations in Armada. With a variety of activities at both locations, the working farm offers fun for everyone.
Address: 65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from Oct 7-22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities: Wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch
Price: $5 per adult, $4 per child, under 2 free.
Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center is a 250-acre working farm that brings its visitors up close with live animals such as cows, goats, sheep, ducks and horses. During the fall, the offer wagon rides, a corn maze and a pumpkin.
Address: 4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Wagon ride
Price: $5 per person, children under 3 are free.
Stony Creek Metropark sits next to Stony Creek Lake, offering a variety of outdoor recreation the whole year. In the autumn, the park hosts a wagon ride along its nature trail in which visitors learn about Stony Creek history.
Address: 65075 Van Dyke Ave, Washington
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays in September and October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities: Wagon ride, corn maze, petting zoo, apple and pumpkin picking, bale maze, playground
Westview Orchards is a family-owned farm that grows fruits and vegetables. During the fall, they offer a family event with a wagon ride, corn maze, petting zoo and more.
Address: 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford
Dates: Every Saturday in October from 7-10 p.m.
Price: $9 per person. 24 months and under are free.
Upland Hills is an educational farm for children. Admissions to their fall event on Saturdays includes a hayride, one cup of cider hot or cold, one fresh donut and access to the bonfire.
Address: 2125 Denby Dr., Waterford Twp
Dates: Oct. 6-7 from 6-10 p.m.
Activities: Hayride, bounce house, scary maze, bonfire with marshmallows
Price: $10 cash at the gate per person, children under 3 are free
Drayton Plains Nature Center has almost four miles of trails, an interpretive center, a pavilion and old fish hatchery ponds. During their October event, they have a hayride, bounce house, maze and bonfire.
Address: 825 S. Williams Lake Rd, Waterford Twp.
Dates: Aug. 6 through Nov. 26 on Sundays from noon to 1 p.m. (Closed on Oct. 1)
Price: $5 cash per person
Hess Hathaway Park has a playground, farm animals, trail and sports facilities. During their fall event, they offer a hayride for visitors.
Address: 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti Charter Twp.
Activities: Corn maze, hayrides, petting farm, mini golf
Price: $17.50 per person, babies under 23 months are free
The oldest continually owned family-business in Michigan, Wiard's Cider Mill and Apple Orchard offers a country fair event in the fall that includes a corn maze, petting farm, mini golf and hayrides.
Address: 1540 E. Commerce Rd., Commerce
Activities: Corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, ball zone, bounce house, petting farm, picnic area
Long Family Orchard & Farm opens to visitors in the fall for its annual event that includes a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, petting farm, bounce house and more.
Address: 16405 Pherdun Rd., Dundee
Dates: Sept. 8 to Nov. 5 on Fridays from 6-10p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-10 p.m.
Activities: Corn maze
Price: $13 for 12 years old and above, $6.50 for children between 6 and 11 years old
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