Family Fun at Lake Metroparks Farmpark: A Photo Tour

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Living in Northeast Ohio has so many family-friendly perks.

In NEO we have everything from winter-weather outings to Peninsula, fall apple-picking in Geauga County, and SO MUCH summer fun in Sandusky…

No matter the season, parents can find an abundance of kid-friendly excursions within 30 miles. While Spring has certainly sprung, last week, my son and I were motivated to do something different when he had a day-off from school. A mom friend introduced the idea to take our boys to Lake Metroparks Farmpark. And holy cow, am I glad we did.

According to the Farmpark’s website:

“Farmpark provides a connection to our agricultural roots, helping people understand where our food and clothing come from.”

While we didn’t go for any specific tour or event, the Farmpark is set-up so that children (and adults) undoubtedly leave with more knowledge about our regional agriculture. With nothing but my iPhone in tow, below I’d like to share some photos from the day and deeply encourage people of all ages to check out this very cool Northeast Ohioan experience.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark Visitor Center

Lake Metroparks Farmpark Visitor Center

Horse or tractor-drawn wagons provide visitors rides to all destinations throughout the park. Wagons are handicapped accessible.

Horse or tractor-drawn wagons provide visitors rides to all destinations throughout the park. Wagons are handicapped accessible.

WELL BRED SHED: Meet pigs, sheep, goats and chickens

WELL BRED SHED: Meet pigs, sheep, goats and chickens

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Equestrian Center

Equestrian Center

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Lake Farmpark Dairy Parlor

Lake Farmpark Dairy Parlor

Sheep at the Dairy Parlor

Sheep at the Dairy Parlor

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Liam and a Sheep

In the indoor arena: The boys learned how horses are used on the farm and how farmers care for them.

In the indoor arena:
The boys learned how horses are used on the farm and how farmers care for them.

More scenic views from the Farmpark

More scenic views from the Farmpark

Showman's Circle features a farm-themed playground, a natural water feature and a pavilion/shelter.

Showman’s Circle features a farm-themed playground

It was a lovely Spring Day at the Farmpark. Now tell me, what are your favorite seasonal, regional outings? We’d love to feature even more!

 

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For more info about Lake Metroparks Farmpark, check out their website here

 

Jessa Hochman - Citrus Social
Author: Jessa Hochman is a marketer and writer who lives on Cleveland’s East Side neighborhood of Bentleyville, right in between Chagrin Falls and Solon. She’s the founder/owner of Citrus Social. She loves her family, yoga, and exploring all of Northeast Ohio.