Where Families Can Go Pumpkin Picking and Wander through Mazes and Pumpkin Patches in Lansing

Pumpkin picking is a right of passage into fall season every year in Michigan. It’s almost our way of telling ourselves, “it’s ok, the weather getting colder is fun, remember”?

I get a little blue every September when the warm weather tapers off and we wave – what my kids and I like to call – a good “Downton (Abby) Goodbye”. (Standing outside waving until the car is long in the distance and out of site).

But, the saving grace to my sadness is that it’s “Uncle John’s Season.” I love me some “Uncle John’s Cider Mill“. But, I know many of you love other places in the Greater Lansing Area as well. So, we thought it would be fun to make a full list of all of the great places to pick pumpkins or roam through mazes in our area.

Uncle John's Cider Mill Jumping Pillow kids group picture

U Pick Apples and Other Fun Fall Activities in Greater Lansing

Before we get started there are a few great ways to find Fall Fun Activities in Lansing. Because, with pumpkin picking season comes events, the start of the Holidays, and a few other U Pick options.

  • U Pick Apples: If you’ve found us in the season where Apples and other U Pick fruit options are still available, this list is for you.
  • LFF Calendar: Another great way to enjoy this season is to attend all of the fun events around in Greater Lansing. Check back here daily to find out what’s going on in your hood.
  • LFF Newsletter: Need a reminder about all of the fun things happening each week? We’d love to send you one! It’s more than a list, it’s a fun way to stay connected and stay up to date on what’s happening around town.
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Our Big List of Pumpkin Patch Picking Places in the Lansing Area

I’m really excited because – this pumpkin picking list is SWEET! I’ll be stepping out of my normal pumpkin picking routine and trying out Reese Farm this year. I grew up down the street from this farm and buy corn from Reese every year. It’s known to be the sweetest corn in Lansing. This year we will go to Reese Farm in the fall for pumpkins.

Where is your  family headed to pick pumpkins? If you have a place I haven’t listed that you know is great, let me know so we can add it to the list.

Uncle John's Cider Mill St. John's Lansing Family

U Pick Pumpkin Patches in Lansing Michigan

Note: Pumpkin picking usually ends at the end of October around Lansing. Some may go into November so be sure to check the locations on their last day of pumpkin season.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill

If you’ve been here then you know why it’s first on my list. It’s more than a pumpkin patch. Visit for FREE. Here’s a list of some things you’ll experience:

  • Pumpkins
  • Apple Orchard
  • Cider/Cider Mill and Donuts
  • Huge jumping pillow
  • Yard and obstacle course games
  • Wine Bar  Tasting
  • Concessions
  • Hay Rides

Reese Farm

This family owned farm is nostalgic for me and my family. In fact, one of my cousins still goes back every year to pick corn with her daughters because she loves the family and experience.  I can’t wait to try out their pumpkin picking this year.

Old Red Mill Farmers Market

They will have pumpkins in time for Halloween and possibly before so check with them in September.

Clearview Orchards

This apple farm also has pumpkins each year so don’t forget to stock up on delicious Michigan apples before you head home.

Shawhaven Farms

Plan on a day trip for this one guys, because there’s SO MUCH to do here. One of the biggest attractions is the Corn Maze. See the animals, shoot the air cannon, yard games, and more. You’ll just have to go to fully understand the fun to be had.

Peacock Road Family Farm

‘Fall Fun on the Farm’ is their motto and boy do they live up to that! Monday – Friday enjoy a hay ride to the pumpkin patch and a visit to the animals. Saturday and Sunday comes with a slew of fun adventures:

  • Pony rides
  • Pic Races
  • Mazes
  • Train Rides
  • Apple sling shot
  • Hay Mound
  • an more!

*General Admission

Andy T’s Farm

All over time I’m hearing about Andy T’s! I was able to see them at the Capitol Farmers Market this year and I can’t wait to get out to their farm. If you head there soon let me know what you think!

Best Maze

I have some great memories roaming through corn mazes. If you’re looking for a fun night of adventure with the family this is the place to go.

Brimley’s Pumpkin Farm

They do Pumpkins and are passionate about it! There’s always something lovely about going to a place that you know the farmer loves and takes pride in. Head here for a great family owned experience.

Country Mill

Enjoy apple picking through November and pumpkin picking through October! I love that we have a fun outdoor outing option all the way till November – Thank you Country Mill!

Lechleitner Blueberry Farm

Head south pumpkin picking fun with the family.

Barkham Creek Farms

Donuts, cider, pumpkins, and a sweet family owned farm – what more could we want during this dreamy season?

U Pick Pumpkin Patches Within 1 Hour or Less From Lansing

If you’re looking for a new fun adventure and you don’t mind the drive, check out these cool places.

Grand Rapids Area

Kalamazoo Area

Ann Arbor Area

Uncle John's Cider Mill Jumping Pillow kids

Have Fun Picking Pumpkins With Your Family in the Greater Lansing Area

I hope this season brings you so much joy with your family! Have fun while getting out on an adventure this year picking pumpkins together. If you’d like to share your trip with us we’d love to hear about it. Tag us in your photos and share the fun with our LFF community by #lansingplays or #lansingfamilyfun. Hope to see you in the wild some time, Lansing!