Cleveland August 11, 2017
Most People Have No Idea This Unique Farmpark Near Cleveland Even Exists
Northeast Ohio is overflowing with amazing outdoor activities. There is so much to do, ranging from timid hikes to extreme treetop adventures; however, there’s nothing quite like this Lake Metroparks destination that puts visitors in touch with our agricultural roots.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland.
Opened in 1990, this 235-acre park is actually a working farm.
The goal of the farm is to put visitors in touch with the region's agricultural roots.
You will learn about farming past and present, and how it may progress in the future.
At the park, you will come face to face with horses, dairy cows, and historic pieces of farm equipment.
Learn about the impact that farm animals play in society and how farming has evolved. Here, you can experience milking and dairy processing up close, try your hand at bread making, and participate in seasonal harvest activities.
There is plenty of fun for kids and grownups alike.
When you're ready to spend some time indoors, check out the Machinery Barn. Inside is a two story farm-themed play area that the kids will love,
The Farmpark is open year-round, so you can enjoy the splendor of rural life in all seasons.
The farm is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for ages 2 through 11, $8 for adults, and $7 for ages 60 and up.
Lake County residents are offered free admission to this adorable farm on the first Sunday and third Tuesday of each month!
Proof of residency is required to take advantage of this deal.
Visitors are transported from attraction to attraction via horse or tractor-drawn wagons.
The park is large enough that one could easily spend an entire day here! Bring your camera so that you can document your time in the vineyard, orchard, plant science center, and barnyard.
Seasonal activities ensure that the park maintains hands-on opportunities for guests.
Whether you are milking a cow, helping harvest, making ice cream, or just learning in the exhibit center, you'll find yourself getting involved.
You'll adore getting to know the animals.
Sheep, horses, cows, and goats are overflowing with personality at this quaint farm.
Activities entertain visitors year-round, so plan your visit on an event day for an unforgettable experience.
Check out their website
(and scroll to the bottom of the page) for upcoming events like Halloween Hayrides, special dinners, fishing, and other exciting activities.
Not only is the park educational, it is also beautiful.
The beauty of the Ohio countryside is preserved in the most unusual Lake Metropark.
Adorable animals, awesome activities, and spectacular surroundings? Count me in! Have you ever visited the Farmpark? Tell us about your experience and share your cute animal pictures in the comments!
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