One of the best things about Michigan living is experiencing all the seasons. Unquestionably, Fall is one of the most beautiful, favored, and delicious times of year in West Michigan. Being surrounded by a rich agricultural scene and plenty of farmland means we have access to the most quintessential Fall activities in Grand Rapids without having to travel too far. The season and its offerings are just one reason Grand Rapids has gained recognition as one of the best places to live and one of the best cities for families.
Whether you’re trying to find the best homemade donuts, your new favorite hard cider, or you are looking for different ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids, there are Fall activities in the area for everyone.
Although there are an abundance of activities, we still sometimes find ourselves asking, what is there to do in Grand Rapids in the Fall? We made this list to help you answer that question throughout the season and help you make the most of it!
Orchards for All Ages:
West Michigan certainly has no shortage of amazing farms and orchards. Each has their own special touch and delicious recipes!
- Rasch Cherries & Apples: Haunted sunflower maze, corn maze, hayride, play area, 100-year-old barn, u-pick apples, pumpkins, sunflowers, and plentiful homemade baked goods
- Crane Orchards: U-pick apples, pumpkins, 15-acre corn maze, cow train, hayrides, and Crane’s Pie Pantry and Restaurant.
- Wells Orchards: U-pick pumpkins, apples, marketplace, and assorted produce
- Steffen’s Orchard Market: U-pick apples, pumpkins, market, and activities for kids
- Schwallier’s Country Basket: Corn maze, petting barn, wagon rides, u-pick apples & pumpkins, and more activities to keep the kids entertained
- Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm: Live music most Fridays and Saturdays, corn maze, a full-blown marketplace and gift shoppe, taproom, and more
- Post Family Farm: U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, bonfires, corn maze, homemade pumpkin donuts, and plenty of activities for the kids
- Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery: U-pick, nature trail, corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, jumping pillow, and wine tastings
Spooky Fall Activities
What’s Fall without a good scare?
- The Haunted Forest: Enjoy a spooky walk through the woods at Cannonsburg Ski Area.
- Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking tour: Love a good ghost story? These walking tours held on both the east and west sides of Grand Rapids.
- Abandoned Acres Farm: Haunted corn maze, spooky hayrides, and so much more.
- The Haunt: One of West Michigan’s best Haunted Houses for a reason.
Fall & Halloween Activities in Grand Rapids for Kids
This list of parties, events, and festivals makes it easy to keep the family entertained throughout the season.
- Kids Spooky Forest: An interactive, outdoor Halloween experience for kids.
- The Famous Pumpkin Train: With entertainment on board and each child gets a free locally grown pumpkin — 306 Main St. Coopersville, MI.
- Hudsonville Urban Hayday: Free Fall Festival in Downtown Hudsonville.
Fall Farmer’s Markets
Check out a local farmer’s market for seasonal decor, fresh fruits and veggies, and so many other hidden treasures.
- Fulton St. Farmers Market: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8am–2pm through October
- Rockford Farmer’s Market: Saturdays through October
- Ada Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays from 9am–2pm through October
- Grandville Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays from 9am–1pm through October
- Holland Farmer’s Market: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Vineyards & Beverages
In case you needed an excuse to drink Michigan wine, there is no better time to enjoy a vineyard than the Fall!
- Robinettes Winery
- Farmhaus Cider Co in Hudsonville
- Pink Barrel Cellars & Taproom
- Stoney Ridge Vineyards
- Fenn Valley Vineyards
- Hudsonville Winery & Pike 51 Brewing Co.
Grand Rapids has Autumn activities for everyone to enjoy!