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Pond Hill Farm

5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI
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Type: Farms
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We decided to try Pond Hill Farm after hearing rave reviews from a neighboring table at the previous brewery we visited. We were not disappointed! I tried the wine flight and my husband had the beer flight. Both were great. The standout was definitely the Peacemeal Rhubarb Porter! So unexpected and delicious. The staff was super knowledgable & friendly. Can't... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Barn available for viewing farm animals held a few goats, a pig you were warned via a sign that would bit, a couple of sheep. Smell was awful-it was a cool breezy day, so it shouldn't have been an issue. A few piglets and a hog in a pen to look at. A giant slingshot that you paid $1 to... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've come here 2 summers in a row now; this year introducing friends of ours to the place. The squash rocket can't be beat for entertaining the kids. This year there were even sheep in the field to shoot out to! Kids also loved feeding the animals & fish & the lovely hay-free hayride. Us adults liked picking up some... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When we first pulled up I thought we had made a mistake! But we were wrong! We did some wine tasting and beer sampling. We ate at the little restaurant, which was fabulous! The kids shot potatoes with a monster size sling shot and LOVED it! The actually were aiming at sheep and my son got one. We also bought... More

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Troy, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Farm animals are easy to get to, walk around the grounds, go inside the barn, and walk up the hill through the vineyard for a spectacular view of the countryside. The restaurant only serves lunch and is well worth a stop. The menu is fresh and unique and service is terrific. The market below the restaurant is a little overpriced... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place for kids (the animals and the hayrides are fun. We enjoyed sampling excellent wines and the amazing beer (eggplant!). The gentleman that makes the wine and beer is incredibly knowledgeable and worth the visit just to talk to him.

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Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sad to say we were disappointed with our visit to Pond Hill today. The only animals in the barn to feed were a pig with signs on his cage to not get too close because he bites, and two goats but one was in a small pen and we couldn't really see it. The chickens were neat but nothing spectacular.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We love to visit Pond Hill farms. I have 9 and 11 year old boys. First we purchase a bucket of potatoes or squash to launch in The "squash rockets". It's a life sized sling-shot. We all combine weight to get it to launch out farther. Then this trip we went to u-pick strawberries. The berries were small but plentiful.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loads of things for young families: squash rocket, piggy races, pumpkins, chickens, feed the trout. Great general store. We enjoyed the delicious cafe food. The wine tasting was great. They are very knowledgeable about their wines.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went here at a recommendation by a local. Great tip. After "slingshotting" potatoes at the goats in the field and feeding the trout in the pond, we had a delicious lunch in the cafe. All the ingredients were fresh from the farm and cooked perfectly. I would suggest the Thai nut noodles and then go the mini market downstairs... More

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