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Policies and tips for your next trip to Fruit Ridge Hayrides

We want you to thoroughly enjoy your visit to our farm so please take a minute to review the following information and policies. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Adverse Weather / Rain

Safety is our number one priority and we adjust our hours, opening, and closing times accordingly for weather events. If there is a chance of rain, or it is misting, we will be open. If it is raining, contact us. If it is only wet, we will be open, but please take this into consideration when planning to visit us and dress accordingly.

Dress Code

To maintain a family type atmosphere, we require that our guests be dressed in accordance with the standards set forth here. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who refuses to comply with our dress code standard. We are a family farm - please dress accordingly. Clothing that might offend other guests is not allowed (within certain guidelines). Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

You are visiting a real farm. We recommend wearing clothing comfortable for walking or hiking. Use hats for sun protection. Pay particular attention to footwear. Chances are good you'll get a bit dirty, so choose your shoes wisely.

COVID-19 Policies

Fruit Ridge Hayrides will be offering all activities this year, including horse drawn hayrides and pony rides. All of our activities are located outside. Please help keep everyone safe by wearing a mask when you are unable to social distance, covering sneezes and coughs, frequent hand washing, and visiting without fevers, sore throats, and coughs. Thank you!

Prohibited Items

Alcoholic Beverages - NO alcoholic beverages are permitted at all, ever.

Smoking or Tobacco Use - NO smoking or tobacco use on premises. We want to maintain a clean farm with clean, fresh air for all of our guests to enjoy. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy.

Laser Pointers - For safety reasons, laser pointers are not allowed.

Other - Other prohibited items include glass bottles, knives, fireworks and explosives, firearms and ammunition, and barbeques or grills.

Conduct & Child Supervision

Line-Jumping - No line jumping. Please be courteous of other guests.

Profanity - Profanity and unruly behavior are offensive to park guests and may be cause for ejection without refund.

Child Supervision - Children should be supervised by and adult or parent at all attractions at all times.

What to Bring / Apparel

You are visiting a working farm and we recommend that you keep this in mind when dressing yourself and your children. Layered clothing, hats, comfortable sneakers or hiking boots and sun block are all items that you may want to consider during your visit. You may also want to bring spending money for our farm market and concession stand.

Food & Drink

For your convenience and enjoyment, we have a picnic area available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons are allowed to bring outside food to the farm and enjoy a picnic. Our No Alcoholic Beverages policy applies to picnic baskets, coolers, and our picnic area. Food and drink is available at our concession stand.

Pets & Service Animals

Pets, even well behaved ones, are NOT allowed entrance to the farm. Service animals are welcome at our farm. All service animals must remain under control and refrain from disturbing our guests, employees, or animals.

First Aid

We stock standard First Aid supplies similar to the kind found in First Aid Kits purchased at discount stores. We can provide supplies to a guest or guest's family member, but only third-party trained staff can apply Band-Aids or assess injuries. If the incident warrants more assistance than we or the family can supply, we will contact the appropriate emergency personnel. We DO NOT under any circumstances dispense any medications.


We have restrooms available for your convenience.

Terrain / Handicap Accessibility

We've done our best to provide smooth pathways for you to walk on but these pathways can still be uneven or slippery, especially after a rain. All-terrain strollers or wagons for your kids work well. Wheelchairs are welcomed but users may experience difficulties accessing all areas of the farm. Our hayride wagons are wheel chair accessible. If you have any questions about our facilities, please contact us prior to your visit.

Payment Methods

Cash is preferred but for your convenience, we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, debit cards, and checks.


For directions to our farm, click here.


We have plenty of FREE parking and bus parking spaces for groups.


Group leaders should collect all fees for your group ahead of arrival and have one person pay for the whole group. This will allow for maximum time for your group to enjoy the activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. See reservation policy for group below. View additional information for groups.


Reservations are not necessary but are recommended Fridays through Sundays during our regular fall operating hours.
Reservations are required for field trips and group visits during the week (Monday - Thursday) or off-season and are available ONLY to groups of 20 or more. To reserve your spot, contact us or register online.

Nearby Attractions

Western Michigan is a wonderful place to visit. See our list of nearby attractions for ideas on places to visit when planning your trip to Fruit Ridge Hayrides.

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