Nothing says fall in Michigan like a trip to some of the best pumpkin patches in Michigan. Our Halloween and harvest decorations simply aren’t complete until we add a few of our favorite orange pals, whether they’re carved into jack-o-lanterns or left in their original shape. But the best part of pumpkin season is heading out to the patch, family in tow, to choose one that’s just right. Here are eight awesome farms where you can enjoy some of the best fall day trips in Michigan.

Did your favorite local pumpkin patch make the list? Have you been lucky enough to snag a few pieces of fall decor from one of these awesome spots during previous outings? If you’ve got another favorite spot for fall fun in Michigan, be sure to let us know by dropping a comment in the Facebook comments or filling out our official nomination form here.

If you’re interested in reading about some of the best corn mazes in Michigan, check out our previous article here.

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When is the best time to enjoy fall foliage in Michigan?

While it’s impossible to make absolutely precise predictions about the changing leaves in Michigan, it’s safe to assume that mid-October will bring the most beautiful colors to the Great Lakes State. In fact, this Fall Color Map from Pure Michigan is an excellent way to prepare for the shift in hues, with peak foliage predicted to arrive around October 15th during a typical year. No matter when you step outside, you’ll be enamored with natural beauty in Michigan. 

What are some other fun fall activities in Michigan?

While we’re obviously partial to adventuring at the pumpkin patch, there’s so much more to enjoy during the autumn season in Michigan. Some folks appreciate fall foliage hikes, which you can read more about by checking out our previous piece. Others are fond of checking out cider mills and apple orchards, which provide some of the most delightful U-pick experiences, corn mazes, and hayrides in Michigan. 

Are there any haunted attractions in Michigan?

Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, there’s no denying that Halloween is one of the most exciting parts of fall. Here in Michigan, we’ve got plenty of supposedly haunted destinations to explore, alongside plenty of manmade attractions that draw in fright-hungry guests every year. To read more about some of our favorite haunted places in Michigan, click here -- but be prepared for a few spooks and scares. 

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