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6 Spots To Sip Cider, Pick Pumpkins And Soak Up Fall Around Kalamazoo

Posted on August 24th, 2021

Autumn in Kalamazoo means crisp days and sunny skies, gorgeous hues and seasonal menus.

If you’re lucky enough to visit in the fall, include a trip to a pumpkin patch or orchard and savor homemade cider and fresh donuts while you take in the changing landscape.

Plan the perfect fall day with our list of pumpkin patches, cider mills and fruit farms!




Gene The Pumpkin Man




Known as the land of orange and the pumpkin people. Look for the pumpkin mail box and the orange play pumpkin that is six feet in diameter with a door to get inside. Also look for the orange barns, tractors, car, and truck. We feature winter squash, Indian corn, gourds, honey, corn stocks and a pumpkin cookbook.


Honey available for sale year-round

Fall hours typically mid-September through the end of October





Gull Meadow Farms



With more than 30 activities located in two separate areas on the farm, you’re sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. Gull Meadow Farms offers activities like wagon rides, a corn maze, a petting farm, apple canons and even pig races! Visitors to the farm also go for the pumpkin patch and apple orchard! Don’t forget to stop inside the Apple Barn and Bakery for cider, donuts and various other baked goods.




Husted Farm Market




Husted’s Farm is family owned and operated for over 45 years by Glenn and Scott Husted. They specialize in fruits and vegetables grown in southwest Michigan from June until November. Their staff is able to create culinary delights from the freshest fruits and vegetables Michigan has to offer. Treats like fruit pies, donuts, honey crisp caramel apples, apple cider, cider slushees, homemade lemonade, salsa, refrigerator pickles, pasta sauces, fruit spreads, and apple sauces.





VerHages Fruit Farm And Cider Mill




VerHages Fruit Farm and Cider Mill is famous for fall fun beginning in September, and that’s also when they are open for weekend activities like their zip line, pony rides, apple picking, hay rides and so much more! You can take a tour on weekdays, where you can see them making homemade unpasteurized cider and donuts! They also make homemade pies, fudge and caramel apples!




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Harvest Moon Acres




We are southwestern Michigan’s place for outdoor family fall fun! A variety of attractions including a 5-acre Corn Maze, Fun Zone, Petting Zoo, hayrides, and more awaits you.






Schultz Fruitridge Farms 




Originally only 80 acres, Schultz Fruitridge Farms was started in 1951 by Victor and Dorothy Schultz. Currently run by second and third generation Schultz family members, we are proud to have expanded our fruit and vegetable farm to over 300 acres, including the addition of a bison herd located in nearby Schoolcraft, MI, and a farm-to-table restaurant and microbrewery with Texas Corners Brewing Company.

Join us during apple season for a tour of the farm on the infamous Big Red Wagon! Wagon rides are available September through October. Children five years old and under ride for free! Our state of the art Donut Depot will warm your bellies and your hearts. Available September through October.