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Best Pumpkin Patches In Detroit

October 9, 2012 12:00 PM

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Obstbaum Orchard

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Doesn’t matter if you’re looking to make some pies, carve a jack-o’-lantern or just let it decorate your front yard uncut — unless you’re a farmer, you’re going to need a supplier for your gourd-like squash. Yes, we know you can get hooked up at just about every grocery store or corner stand, but for the authentic pumpkin patch experience, visit one of the best places in Detroit for pumpkins.

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill

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Macomb County

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

17985 Armada Center Road
Armada, MI 48005-2323
(586) 784-5343
www.blakefarms.com

Enjoy tons of activities and goodies. Take a hayride out to the giant pumpkin patch and pick your own gourd.

Bennett Orchard

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Monroe County

Bennett Orchard

5647 Consear Rd.
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267-9772
(734) 854-2523
bennettsorchard.com

For over 50 years this family has grown quality apples, peaches and pumpkins. Their fresh cider is the best in the area.

Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventures

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Farmer Charley’s Corn Maze Adventures

6421 N Stoney Creek Rd
Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 240-0825
www.farmercharleys.com

Take a hayride to Nana’s Pumpkin Patch to pick those special pumpkins to make pies. Get your bales of straw, corn stalks and pumpkins to decorate your yard. Shoot the pumpkin cannons and watch the pumpkins fly at 100 m.p.h.

Fun Acres

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Fun Acres Corn Maze

1665 Haggerman Rd.
South Rockwood, MI 48179
(734) 934-6532
funacrescornmaze.com

Pumpkins… yes of course, but what about the air-powered corn cannon? Shoot ears of corn at targets. How much fun is that!

Alber Orchard and Cider Mill

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Washtenaw County

Alber Orchard and Cider Mill

13011 Bethel Church Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158-9770
(734) 428-9310
alberorchard.com

Take a ride on their classic 1937 John Deere tractor up to the pumpkin patch. Cash only.

Coleman’s Farm Market

910 Ridge Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 483-1783
colemansproduce.com

Fall decor is available from mid-September until Halloween. The market sells pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, straw, hardy mums, and local honey

Obstbaum Orchard

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Obstbaum Orchards

9252 Currie Rd
Northville, MI 48167
(734) 560-2840
www.obstbaum.com

Their cute pumpkin patch area is filled with pre-cut pumpkins and offers a great photo opportunity. Get the early bird special Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The first 100 customers pay only $10 for a package deal including U-Pick: One half bushel (select varieties), a hayride for five people, three donuts and three cups of hot or cold cider.

Plymouth Orchards

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Plymouth Orchards

10685 Warren Rd.
Plymouth Charter Township, MI 48170
(734) 455-2290
plymouthorchards.com

Take the wagon out to the field to find the perfect Jack O’ Lantern or get a pre-cut pumpkin. Open through the fall 9 a.m. – 7  p.m., seven days a week.

Three Cedars Farms

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Three Cedars Farm

7897 6 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 48168-9457
(248) 437-8200
www.threecedarsfarm.org

Tons of activities are available if you’re looking for more than just a pumpkin. Pricing of pumpkins is based on size, of course. It’s a very family-friendly place with plenty of free stuff for the kids to do, including milking Maggie the cow and meeting George the tractor.

Wasem Fruit Farm

6580 Judd Rd.
Milan, MI 48160-9734
(734) 482-2342
wasemfruitfarm.com

Wasem Fruit Farm is a family-owned and family-oriented orchard in rural southeastern Michigan, located between Ypsilanti and Milan in Washtenaw County. They offer pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries. They make homemade cider and donuts made daily.

DeBucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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Wayne County

DeBucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

50240 Martz Rd.
Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 260-0334
debuckscornmaze.com

You’re pretty much guaranteed to find the perfect pumpkin here in their 12-acre patch. Prices range from $2 to $12, depending on the size. Extra large pumpkins are priced at $20 and up.

The Pumpkin Factory

48651 Harris Rd
Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 461-1835

None of the over-the-top theatrics here. Just the good old basics of a pumpkin patch, including a playground, baked goods, a corn maze and, of course, plenty of pumpkins to choose from.

Oakland County

Charles L Bowers School Farm

1219 East Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 341-6475
farm.bloomfield.org

This pumpkin patch is conveniently located on eight acres at Bloomfield Hills Schools’ Historic Bowers Farm. It’s open this October, weekends only. Fri 5-9 p.m., Sat 4-9 p.m., and Sun noon-4 p.m.

Oakhaven Farm

7515 Grange Hall Rd.
Holly, MI 48442
(248)634-5437

They feature pumpkin picking during the week from 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. as well as apples, cider, and fall decorations for sale. Take part in “Harvest Days” every weekend in October from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. There are lots of activities for the kids — and most are free.

Erwin Orchards

61475 Silver Lake Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178

They offer you pick pumpkin patch events starting in late September or early October and go until Halloween. The cost is .50 cents per pound.

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