Simple pleasures like hayrides make big memories for little kids. Hop on the hay and enjoy a short ride through the park or the orchard at one of these special events.


Saturday, September 23 + Sunday, September 24

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Help our staff get our draft horses ready for action. Grab a brush and get them groomed. Take part behind the scenes as the draft horses are harnessed and hitched to the wagon. Learn what the different elements of their harness do and how they work together. When the horses are dressed and ready, you’ll be all set for a relaxing hayride along the farm’s wooded trails. Don’t miss out on this unique hands-on experience!


Tuesday, September 26

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Watch our staff get our draft horses ready for action. Take pictures and ask questions in this behind the scenes look at what it takes to get the draft horses harnessed and hitched to the wagon. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and how we care for these amazing animals. Then climb aboard for a short wagon ride around the farm. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the entire family. Our wagon is wheelchair accessible. Patrons will walk on gravel roads to get to horse barn.


Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

The weekend festival features live music, activities, games, demonstrations and a tractor drawn wagon ride. You can also enjoy delicious eats & treats from one of the visiting food trucks.


Sunday, October 1

@ Hess-Hathaway Park, Waterford

The day of fun will be filled with games & activities, crafters, entertainment, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, historic house tours, food and more!


October 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, & 28

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

Hop on our tractor-drawn wagon and enjoy the beauty of fall along a Nature Trail. Along the way, our staff will share stories about Stony Creek’s history and various natural features. After your tour, we welcome you to a roaring campfire to celebrate the season. Program is weather dependent. Participants will need to climb 3 stairs to get on the wagon.


October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Climb aboard a tractor drawn wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Our five-acre field has hundreds of pumpkins, perfect for fall decorating or carving. Last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 2:30 p.m. Pumpkins are additional price based on size and range from $2 – $10.


Saturday, October 7

@ Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

Shop a mini fall market where local farmers will offer their harvest best: pumpkins, apples, fall bouquets, and more. Enjoy free family fun, including old-school lawn games, a petting zoo, horse and pony rides, and plenty of photo ops.


Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Come, take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkins. Food, music, farm animals, educational exhibits, wagon rides, and children’s activities all make for a fun fall outing on this historic 160 acre farm.   



@ Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve

Join us for Harvest Festival at Crosswinds Marsh. Enjoy a forested hayride and gather around the bonfire for kid-friendly stories while enjoying cider and donuts. Kids 17 years old and younger can participate in a costume parade.


October 12, 13, 19 & 20

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Experience the changing seasons at Marshbank Park while enjoying a 20 minute, tractor-drawn hayride. You’ll encounter a few nature knowledge stops along your route for added adventure. Take your picnic blanket and find a cozy spot to enjoy cider and a seasonal treat. The registration fee is for one time slot and includes a private hayride for your group of 30 maximum people, cider, donuts and 4 roll up picnic blankets.


Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15

@ Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills 

The Fall Festival brings together the most cherished farm activities such as pumpkin picking, wagon rides, animal visits, live music performances, food, straw tower, crafts, games and much more to provide a great opportunity for community engagement and relationship building within a family friendly atmosphere.

You don’t need a special event to find a hayride. Here are some places that offer rides throughout the season.