GOODRICH — With Halloween on Sunday, locals have one last weekend to participate in all the fall happenings before the season comes to a close.
Porter’s Orchard, a local favorite this time of year, has a variety of old-fashioned family activities running through Oct. 31. Visitors are welcome to take part in their hayrides around the farm and picking their own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. Other popular activities on the farm is their large corn maze, petting zoo featuring a variety of animals and pony rides, face painting and balloon animals, inflatable slide and bounce house and a pumpkin blast.
Porter’s also offers its visitors a sweet treat to enjoy including their award-winning apple cider, donuts and other baked goods, hand dipped ice cream and apple cider slushies. Those looking for something a little more healthy can visit their Farm Market that offers fresh fruits and vegetables.
Admission to the farm is free. Admission for the activities vary depending on the packages. For a hayride only it is $1, for a hayride and corn maze is $5, for a hayride and to pick your own pumpkin is $6 and for a hayride, corn maze and picking your own pumpkin it is $11.
Porter’s, 12060 Hegel Rd. in Goodrich is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.- 7 p.m. For more information call 810-636-7156.
Also a fun time this season is Grand Blanc’s Trim Pines Farm, 4357 E. Baldwin Rd., with their Pumpkin in the Pines running through Oct. 31. Pumpkins in the Pines gives families the chance to have an adventure in the pumpkin patch, along with a hayride in the field. Attendees can also select their own pumpkins for decorating. Trim Pines Farm has planted a large variety of different colors and sizes of pumpkins — pumpkins for everyone in the family to choose from. Other activities include the petting zoo, concession stand and a special activities area complete with a giant, inflatable slide, corn box and pumpkin launcher.
Admission is $2, which includes a hayride and entrance to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo and hay fort. Before or after the events or instead of hayride activities, attendees can visit a fresh veggie stand featuring homegrown tomatoes, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and more.
Pumpkins in the Pines is open noon- 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Watch for special Halloween activities either Oct. 30 or 31. Details: visit www.trimpines.com or call 810-694-9958.