The wind is blowing in a little chillier, causing an overwhelming desire for cider and doughnuts, or perhaps some warm apple pie…there are many ways to get out and enjoy the change of season; one in particular is u-picking the tasty main ingredient of that pie. Throw on your sweaters and grab the kids for a great afternoon of picking and agricultural cool-weather fun, here are a few places that you can find in the Ludington area.
Christofferson Farms: For a small-scale, friendly farm for u-pick apples and other market items visit Christofferson Farms. You can find them open 7 days a week during the fruit season, closes October 15th for the winter.
Amber Elk Ranch: A world class bull elk experience, this is the place to go! Amber Elk Ranch is a 130 acre farm full of beautiful pastureland where you will see cows, spikers, calves, and bull elk up close.
Lewis Farm Market & Petting Farm: Stop inside for fresh produce, baked goods, ice cream and homemade fudge. Enjoy lots of activities for family fun from May through October each year with over 75 animals; it’s the perfect place to take the kids.
Fox Barn Market & Winery: If time to yourselves with a glass of wine is what you are after, Fox Barn Market & Winery is a great place to take it in; with fruit and traditional wines this is a great place to grab some snacks and wine by the glass. Get some early holiday shopping done at the large antique barn. 25 minutes south of Ludington.
Shrine of the Pines: displayed in a Northwoods hunting lodge, a secluded space on the banks of the historic Pere Marquette River. Shrine of the Pines is honoring the lifetime works of Raymond W. Overholzer who created beautiful works from nature. Available to visit between the dates of May 15th and October 15th.
Be sure to soak in all the cool weather fun before the school year gets away from you! The agricultural industry here in the Ludington area is something to really be appreciated.