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This working farm and market has a whole barnful of cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, and geese for feeding and petting, plus the “Squash Rocket”—a giant slingshot for flinging squash into the fields—and hay rides every weekend from May through October. PONDHILLFARM.COM.
Every year, more than a million rainbow and brown trout are raised at this cool facility—one of the most advanced of its kind—for release into Michigan rivers. With tours, interpretive exhibits, and big ponds full of “retired” fish that you can feed, this is a great destination for a kid-friendly day trip. 8258 S. AYR RD., ODEN, 231.348.0996.