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10 Family Friendly Hayrides to Experience This Fall

City Guide, Family Friendly, For Kids, Things to Do

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on September 12, 2022

Kids love hayrides, it’s a fact. They love the free-for-all-ness of it all, the movement, the tractor, the hay itself. While haunted hayrides might be more of a thrill for adults and teens, the delightful daytime version is a pumpkin patch right of passage for little ones.

Lucky for us all, there are tons of spots to get on a family friendly hayride featuring age appropriate excitement and attractions this season. Enjoy, fam!

Heads up – some haunted hayrides are family friendly and do allow children, depending on the place. Check out our guide to Haunted Hayrides and note the age ranges they allow if you’re looking to get frightened as a family.

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1. Coulter Farms

3871 N Ridge Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 / Website

Running mid September through the end of October, Coulter Farms will host a corn maze, hayrides, and pumpkin market. If you’re looking for a family friendly hayride, be sure to make it to the farm before October as it will switch to a haunted hayride for Halloween season.

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2. The Great Pumpkin Farm

11199 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031  /  Website

The Great Pumpkin Farm offers family friendly tractor drawn hayrides through their 30 acres of woods in addition to tons of other activities available to kids and families like a corn maze, the Boo Barn, haymaze, and more.

3. Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence

9270 Wolcott Rd Clarence Center, NY 14032  /  Website

This fall, kid-friendly, not at all haunted hayride around the farm and fields is part of the all inclusive admission which also includes any size pumpkin picked from the patch, pony rides for children, animal viewing, jump pad, and barnyard games and activities! Refreshments, food, bakery items, seasonal produce and fall decor are available inside the farmer’s market.

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4. Akron Acres

12607 Stage Rd Akron, NY 14001  / Website

Akron Acres offers a tractor drawn hayride in addition to other fun on the farm including the corn maze, visits to the animal barn, pony rides, any size pumpkin from the patch, snack shack and more!

5. Pumpkintown

3435 Baker St. Ext. Busti, NY 14701  /  Facebook

Pumpkintown near Jamestown offers a tractor pulled hayride for the kiddos in addition to seasonal activities and fun for all ages, open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October.

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6. Pumpkinville

4844 Sugartown Road Great Valley NY, 14741 / Website

This family-friendly adventure right outside of Ellicottville awaits your family! There are an abundance of Fall activities available ranging from viewing farm animals, hayrides amidst beautiful Fall foliage, blasting apples out of a cannon, a corn maze, Happy Horse carousel and a spooky haunted house. Unwind over a cup of hot cider and pumpkin spice doughnut to cap off this amazing experience.

7. Becker Farms

3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY 14067 / Website 

Becker Farms has a variety of family-friendly activities to partake in this fall including unlimited hayrides! Other activities include apple picking, access to the Country Market, Beer Garden, Brew Pub, and grounds, Farm Animal Exhibits, Mega Slide, and more!

8. Sanger Farms

852 Lockport Rd Youngstown, NY 14174 / Website

During the fall season Sanger Farms has free hay rides available around the farm along with their apple picking options as well.

9. Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm

6920 Nash Rd, Wheatfield, NY 14120 / Facebook

This place is quite the hidden gem. Not only do they have all the fall goodies (pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, hay bales, etc.), they’ve got a petting zoo, kids bounce house, corn maze and of course hayrides!

11. Greg’s U-Pick Farm

9270 Lapp Road Clarence Center, NY 14032 / Website

Head to Greg’s U-Pick Farm for all your fall activities including hayrides, corn maze, and u-pick pumpkin patches.

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This post was originally published in 2021 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emily/" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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