Lake Metroparks is the perfect destination for city slickers who want an education on where their food comes from. There are lots of demonstrations that explain how farmers do the work they do and how much of the food and products we take for granted is raised on the farm and ends up on our plate.
Things to Do
- When you arrive head to The Arena for some fun demonstrations and the chance to meet different farm animals. Here you can try grinding corn and wheat while learning all about how bread is made. In the stables you will see different types of horses first hand while between mid-January and mid-April you can see the cute baby lambs and baby goats in the indoor Arena. If your kids like sheep they can see them being herded by the Farm's Border Collie or being shorn once they fleece becomes too thick.
- At the Plant Science Center you can learn about tomatoes and the lives of bees. Have a stroll through their greenhouse and the special themed gardens and learn about renewable energies and wind and solar power. Then head to the Woodland Center to see how maple syrup is made. If you really like the look of it then you can buy some of Farmpark's own syrup in their store.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark Insider Tips
- This attraction is located in Lake Metroparks which is home to a number of other events, activities and educational and recreational programs that are also worth checking out.
- The Farmpark is closed on Mondays.
- Active U.S military and their families along with Farmpark members and children under two all get in for free. There are free days for Lake County residents on the first Sunday and third Tuesday of every month.
- No pets are allowed on the Farmpark grounds.