Pick that Perfect Pumpkin!
Whether you’re looking to make a delicious pie or a spooky jack o’ lantern, October would not be complete without a trip to pick the perfect pumpkin. Grab your coat and check out our local Ann Arbor area picks for this fun fall activity.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10-6pm
Address: 5335 Dexter Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Interesting Information: Wing Farms was originally founded in 1852 by James Wing and is still going strong. The farm is comprised of 205 acres, including the homestead. Today, corn, soybeans and hay are the main crops – along with their famous Giant Pumpkins! Be sure to check out the gift shop and free hayrides run on the hour.
Corn Mazes Around Ann Arbor
Get lost in the crisp air and falling leaves with a trip to a local corn maze! Here are some of our picks for meandering family fun in the Ann Arbor area.
Blast Corn Maze
Hours: Friday, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, 11am – 10pm; and Sunday, 11am – 10pm
Address: 6175 Daly Road, Dexter, MI, 48130
Interesting Information: There’s a maze for everyone at Blast, with short, medium, and full mazes spanning 10 acres and 3.5 miles. Kids can play in the corn box or straw mountain, and everyone can pick their own pumpkin in the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch.
Things to Do this Fall in the Ann Arbor Area
Autumn has arrived! Although the temperatures are cooling down, this is still a great time to get outside and enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature before the snowflakes start to fall. We’ve included some options for great fall festivals, farms with apple and pumpkin picking, and (of course) football below.
Take in some history and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Dexter Cider Mill. They are the oldest continuously operated cider mill in Michigan, and they are now open with fall hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm. In addition to natural cider, the Mill also offers a variety of delicious baked goods and weekend entertainment. Visit them at 3685 Central Street in Dexter.
O Christmas Tree!
As we wrap up Thanksgiving celebrations and enjoy the first snowfalls, chances are you will start to see some cars driving around with a Christmas tree strapped to the top. If you enjoy a live Christmas tree, you may want to check out some of these local farms that offer pre-cut and cut-your-own options that will have you rocking around your tree in no time!
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10am – Dark beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving
Address: 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Interesting Information: Braun’s offers pre-cut and cut-your-own fir and spruce trees, as well as stands, wreaths, and garland. They have been offering trees since 1996 and have over 50 acres to roam. Employees will shake and bale your tree for the trip home, and friendly dogs are welcome to come along!
A Beautiful Spring Morning at Hudson Mills Metropark
Get out and experience what Hudson Mills Metropark has to offer in all seasons. In the early spring enjoy miles of paved and off-road trails for walking, running, biking, hiking, and more. This is also a great place for cross country skiing in the snowy winter months. Located at 8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130.
Hudson Mills, Dexter, MI
Hudson Mills park in Dexter, MI provides year-round fun! Just 12 mile NW of Ann Arbor, MI, it has all that nature can provide with woods, fields, wetlands and tons of wildlife. It is right by the beautiful Huron River- perfect for canoeing, and kayaking. And also provides winter fun w/ the ski trails.
It also includes an 18hole golf course, disc golf courses, areas for cycling, hiking, fields for soccer and softball, covered picnic tables for on-lookers and events, play areas for kids, and a 2mile nature trail!
Aubree’s Pizzeria, Dexter, MI
Aubree’s Pizzeria and Tavern in downtown Dexter, MI has great opportunities to raise money for your schools and information on running a can food drive in Depot Town. Check out their website to learn more on giving back.
Dexter Cider Mill, Dexter, MI
Its that time of year! Although the weather still thinks its Summer, the cider mills know it’s Fall! Dexter Cider Mill is open for business, so stop in for some carmel dipped apples & cider!
The River Gallery, Chelse, MI
The River Gallery, located at 120 S. Main St. in downtown Chelsea, MI is an art gallery features mixed media such as prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Head over to their website to join their mailing list or check out current and past exhibitions.
Back to the Roots, downtown Chelsea, MI
Hanging out in Chelsea one morning I stumbled upon this adorable cafe called Back to the Roots. The atmosphere is very cool and relaxing. They have couches and comfy seating at the back of the shop, booths and tables in the middle by the cafe & sushi bar, and the front is all fair trade retail. The staff is very friendly & helpful and the food is great!