Oct 13, 2012

Fall Fun at Spicer Orchards in Fenton


Fall Fun at Spicer Orchards in Fenton
By Lauren Weber

Get out your sweaters and scarves for a fun fall adventure at Spicer Orchards, located in Fenton, Mich., an hour’s drive from Detroit.

Complete with tons of fun for kiddos, a pumpkin patch, fresh cider and donuts and a wine tasting room for mom and dad to enjoy – Spicer’s is the perfect spot to spend a fall afternoon.

I have been heading to Spicer’s my entire life and it’s definitely one of my favorite traditions now that I have a family of my own.

My toddler loves exploring the grounds, making sure to stop and shovel corn in the corn barn, play in the giant sandbox and get in the wooden train and pirate ship. We also generally can’t get away without spending a few quarters to feed the donkeys, goats, horses and chickens.

Other big kid favorites include the giant tube slides, a zip line, several ride-on tricycles and checking out the cool old John Deere tractors on the property.

Admission to the children’s play area is a $2 donation. Parental tip: Don’t dress the kiddos too fancy – they are sure to get filthy playing…But it’s all in good fun, right?!

Spicer’s also has hayrides and more on the weekends, and for school groups looking to gain knowledge of orchards. Another option for fun at an additional cost is the corn maze.

The Spicer family has been growing fruit in southeastern Michigan for five generations. Although the prices inside the farm market seem steep at times, I feel good knowing I’m buying local and from a family-owned Michigan business.

Making the trek to visit Spicer’s is absolutely worth it. Just don’t forget a camera to capture the beautiful memories your family is sure to capture.

Happy fall!

Spicer Orchards Farm Market
10411 Clyde Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 632-7692

Lauren blogs about raising her two girls and their fun around southeastern Michigan at Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood.

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