Hayrides can be great family fun. Here are the locations where you can find hayrides in Northwest Indiana . . . .
Yellow River Farms:Come on over to Yellow River Farms for all kinds of Fall fun! We have FREE Hay Rides, Straw maze, Tube slide, Pumpkin cannon, Corn maze and more! Delicious Apples, Apple Cider, Lots of Pumpkins, gourds, and so much more. So come on by, we’re located on highway 8 half of a mile west from State Road 23. ALL RIDES ARE FREE! 8435 E. State Road 8, Knox, Indiana (547-772-2581 www.yellowriverfarms.com
RESERVED GROUP HAYRIDES AT HIDDEN LAKE PARK – MERRILLVILLE INDIANA To CANCELLED for 2020
Ross Township Trustee provides group hayrides at Hidden Lake Park beginning Saturday, Sept 15th, 2019 through Sun, Oct 20th, 2019. Hayrides may be scheduled on weekdays or weekends during the day or evening from noon to 8:00 p.m. One ride accommodates 25 people. Groups will be assigned the use of a shelter and a bonfire will be provided at the end of the approximately 30 minute ride but the fee includes three hours of activity at the park. The cost for Ross Township Residents is $75.00 on the weekends and $50.00 on the weekdays. For further information and/or reservations, contact the Ross Township office at 769-2111.
GROUP HAYRIDES AT BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD PARK – OPEN IN 2020! Reserved Hayrides art September – October $100 Fri, Sat, & Sun $75 Mon-Thurs Maximum number 25 (more children) includes bonfire. Take your group out on a relaxing hayride and see the sights of Buckley Homestead. Call 219-769-7275 to schedule your hayride! ·Non-Reserved Hayrides at Buckley Homestead are $2 on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 23 through Oct. 28, at 1pm & 2pm except during the Fall Festival on Oct 13 & 14, to be determined where there will be $1 Hayrides during event. Take a hay ride and spend the day see the historic park Buckley Homestead. Call 219-769-7275 for more information!
GROUP HAYRIDES AT SUNSET HILL COUNTY PARK – PORTER COUNTY PARKS – VALPARAISO CANCELLED 2020:
Wagon rides are $65/hour plus tax. The wagons seat 25 people at one time, and the tour of the park lasts 20 – 30 minutes. Rent the fire pit for $30 as well, and make it a lovely fall party. Spots are filling up quickly, and reservations are required at least one week in advance. Please call Madison Binkowski at (219) 548-0219 for more information.
Also, the famous Haunted Hayrides, organized by ABATE of Porter County, will take place October 23rd and 24th, AND October 30th & 31st 2020. Are you dying to see what’s in the woods? Admission for the Haunted Hayrides is $10/person. Children 6 and under are free with adult admission, but be warned, the rides can be quite scary for small children. Gates open at 6:30 pm and close at 10:00 pm.
DEEP RIVER COUNTY PARK – HOBART / MERRILLVILLE:
Deep River Classic Fall Fun, Reserved Hayrides ONLY in 2020 at Big Maple Lake, 7302 Ainsworth Rd entrance, 769-PARK.
Classic Fall Fun October 20-22 and 27-29 from 11am – 4pm, including. Deep River Visitor Ctr, 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy., Merrillville/Hobart, 947-1958 or 769-PARK.
OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE PARK – GRIFFITH INDIANA:
Oak Ridge Prairie Park has Hayrides – and is a popular Fall activity! Their Annual Wheel Chair Hayride will be Sunday, October, 27th, 2019 from noon – 2:30. In addition to the regular hayrides offered in September and October, ORP hosts the only (to our knowledge) handicapped accessible hayride where participants remain in their wheelchair. Oak Ridge Prairie, 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana. 884-7238 or 769-PARK, www.lakecountyparks.com.
HAYRIDES AT STONEY RUN PARK HEBRON, INDIANA
CANCELLED IN 2020
Hayrides & Campfires are Available September -October 25 adults max. Bonfire RENTAL IS $30. Monday -Thursday – $75 Friday -Sunday – $100 Bonfire only – $30 any day. Stoney Run County Park is located at 8507 E 137th Ave, Hebron, IN 46341 or 142nd & Union St., 7 mi. east of Crown Point. Exit I-65 at route 231 toward Hebron. Just past Leroy, turn left on 145th, Call 996-6500.
FALL FESTIVAL AT CALUMET PARK: Cancelled in 2020
Calumet Park Chapel is hosting a free hayride at the Fall Festival weekend which includes face painting and pumpkin painting at 2 locations: on Sat. Oct. 5th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7535 Taft St, Merrillville, one half mile N. of US 30, & on Sat. Oct. 12, 2019 at 370 N County Line Rd, Hobart. All kids 12 &under accompanied by an adult are invited. Pumpkins for decorating will be provided, along with refreshments. Enjoy a safe way to create warm memories, 769-8803.
ELZINGA FARM HAYRIDES – DYER INDIANA
Something for everyone! Open Sept. 14 – Oct. 31, Mon – Sat 8:30am-6pm, Wed til 7pm. Enjoy a $4 hayride through the haunted forest to see Snow White & the Seven Werewolves. Stop in the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect one. Try your luck for $4 in the 4.6 acre corn maze, find all 8 puzzle pieces and win a prize! Kids 12 & under can visit KidZone for $5 to play in mini maze, corn pit, wiggly bridge and more! Corn stalks, Indian Corn, Mums, Specialty Pumpkins, Apples, Cider, Baked Goods & Fall Décor for sale. Decorated greenhouse for rent for fall events.
HAUNTED HAYRIDE AT ELZINGA FARMS
“Haunted” Hayride (for kids of all ages) are Wednesday – Friday 3:00P – 6:00P, Saturdays 10:00a – 5:00P, and all day fall break Oct 25 -26. Admission $5. 1587 Joliet St., Dyer, 219-865-1181, www.elzingafarms.com 1587 Joliet St, 219-865-1181. www.elzingafarms.com
KREGEL’S PUMPKIN PATCH – LOWELL INDIANA
Open Sept 26, 2020 – (Halloween Day until 3pm), Market Hours: 9am-6pm, Sundays noon-6pm, Barnyard Opens at 10:30 am – Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch, Barrel Train, Pedal Cars, Pumpkin Peak Slide & Pumpkin Sling Shot (Addl fee), General Admission Mon-Thurs adults $8/kids $6, Fri/Sat/Sun adults $10/kids $8. 7705 W 159th Ave, www.kregelspumpkinpatch.com 690-1503.
HARVEST TYME PUMPKIN PATCH – LOWELL INDIANA
Open Sept 22 – Oct 28th on Fri/Sat/Sun from 10-6pm, Online Fee: $18.95 Gate Fee: $21.95. OR Enjoy duck races, corn maze, Petting Zoo, pumpkin patch, playland, hay rides for $10.95 (Gate Fee). 17904 Grant St (North of IN. 2 on Rt. 55, next to Butcher Block), Lowell, IN 46356. Phone: 219-440-2386. OPEN ON WEEKENDS ONLY! www.harvesttymefun.com
FISCHER’S PUMPKIN PATCH – LAPORTE INDIANA
Fischer’s Pumpkin Patch offers Hay Rides, Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Gourds, Indian Corn, Aug – Oct., 2400 N. Fail Rd., LaPorte, located on facebook, 362-8661. www.fischerfarmguesthouse.com
GUSE CORN MAZE – WANATAH
Come and enjoy all we offer for a day full of country fun and entertainment. There is fun for all ages at Guses. Groups big or small are always welcome. We strive to offer a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Our pumpkins in the field range from small gourds to 100lb monsters!!! So bring your muscles! We will have pre-picked pumpkins available as well. Sept 30-Oct 29 Admission is $8 per person from ages 6 and up. Hayrides operate starting Sept 30th thru Oct. 29th on weekends from 10-6 Saturdays 12-6 Sundays. Cornmaze, pumpkin patch, kiddie train, cornbox, gameyard, and more! 6177 W. 1450 S. Wanatah, IN 219-733-9346.
MERRIE ACRES – LAPORTE INDIANA
Merrie Acres offers pumpkins for sale in the shop or farms and, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, pig races, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, restrooms, Bouncy castle, birthday parties, school tours. 2900 S US 35, LaPorte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-369-6088. Email: Info@merrieacres.com.
SCHEERINGA FARMS, HIGHLAND, INDIANA
Offers pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, mums, petting zoo, $2 pumpkin bounce house, $2 hayrides starting Sept 29- Halloween, Fridays 3pm-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm, call for groups. 9436 Cline Ave., Cline Ave., Highland, 836-6369, www.scheeringafarms.net
Non-Reserved HAYRIDES AT Gabis ARBORETUM: Cancelled in 2020
All through October, the Railway Garden & Depot, and Adventure Garden are decorated for Halloween. Bulbs from the horticulture team available for sale on weekends in October, with specialist to help guests. Hayrides available Saturdays & Sundays in October from 12pm-4pm. Pick-up at Depot, $3 plus admission fee. Gabis offers beautiful vistas, hiking trails, oak collection, & model steam trains in a miniature conifer woody plant landscape that tells the story of early 19th century U.S. railroad history featuring scenes of the Civil War, westward expansion and the American Industrial Revolution. Gabis Arboretum of Purdue NW (formerly Taltree) Open 8am-6pm, 450 W 100 N, 1½ miles S of US30, or 462-0025.
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