It’s Fall: Time to Pick a Pumpkin and Drink Some Cider in Flint & Genesee


Pumpkin candles, pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes … don’t forget the real pumpkins! Autumn in Flint & Genesee is just gorgeous, so get out, get your pumpkin and doughnuts and cider … and throw in a few corn mazes, too. Here’s a look at some fun opportunities to enjoy your fall!

Applewood Estate

It’s harvest season, and the grounds of Applewood will be open Saturday, Sept. 27, for a day packed with nature programs, tasty foods, information about healthy eating, make-and-take craft projects, fitness fun, live music, and the annual fall celebration of good things from the harvest.

During the free event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors are invited to taste apples, view vintage cider pressing methods and take home apples and pears. We will have cider from local orchards for tasting.  Apple lovers can vote for their favorite variety of heritage apples sampled from our very own orchard.

Golf cart shuttles are available for those with mobility challenges. Parking, admission to the grounds of Applewood and the programs are free. Visitors are encouraged to bring food or a personal care item to donate. All products will be given to local shelters. Learn more at or (810) 233-3835.

Spicer Orchards

Enjoy the corn maze and weekend fall fun at Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton. Fall festivities daily featuring hayrides, fruit picking, cider making, a large farm play area, pony and train rides, large inflatables, doughnut production, a bee-keeping display and more. On weekends, enjoy additional fall fun with activities for all ages, including the corn maze. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; corn maze open until 6 p.m. Learn more at (810) 632-7692 or

Country Corn Maze

Head to Corunna for some corn maze fun! The Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Road in Corunna, is open 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1-10 p.m. Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Spend a day at the farm while working your way through four professionally designed corn mazes, including a maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch, and apple cider and doughnuts. Open through Nov. 5. Learn more at (989) 743-6899 or

Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours

Enjoy Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours at Montrose Orchards, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose. Take an enchanted 200-acre hayride on an old-fashioned wagon while enjoying many unique displays of your favorite childhood characters. Stop at the pumpkin patch and find that perfect Halloween pumpkin. After the tour, stop by the campfire for some hot dogs, s’mores, apple cider and freshly made doughnuts. Open 3-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more at (810) 639-6971 or


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