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“Always a good time!”

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Kirtland
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Owner description: Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming and country life. Visitors can experience milking hands-on with our dairy cows. Machine-milking is also demonstrated. Learn how cheese is made and on weekends and during special events you even may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Discover pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and even a turkey In the Well Bred Shed. Horse- or tractor-drawn wagon rides are the mode of transportation throughout the park. Meet dozens of breeds of livestock including llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs and goats in the Barnyard. The arena is home to the horses at Farmpark. We have all sizes including draft horses, light horses and miniatures. Explore the Plant Science Center which houses the Great Tomato Works hydroponic exhibit, and a greenhouse. Watch the border collie at Farmpark help to keep the sheep together as they move from one end of the field to the other in our sheep herding demonstrations (offered mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting). The fleece from the sheep is used for its fibers to make sweaters, fiber-art, and other wearables. Watch the sheep be shorn and touch the fleece and feel the lanolin on your fingers during sheep shearing demonstrations (offered mid-May through Memorial Day). Discover modern and antique tractors and farm equipment used on the farm in the Farm Technology building. Harvest activities take place in Field Crop. Discover corn fields, wheat fields, and learn how apple cider is pressed and taste apple butter seasonally. See hands-on how the soil is tilled, wheat and corn fields are cared for and harvested by the farmer. Put your sense of direction to the test as you wind your way through a multitude of twists and turns through a three-acre corn maze. The maze is open daily mid-August through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting.
Reviewed August 11, 2012

milk cows, ride a pony, pet a piglet, learn about goats and chickens, watch a dog herd sheep, explore, etc.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We have been members here for more than 5 years. Now that kids are older (7,11) . They are more interested in the special events, like the WoolFest. we're lucky to have this so close!

Thank Edna2001
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Ever milked a cow. Amazing how warm it is down there! That is just one of the experiences to be discovered at Lake Farm Park where one can understand and enjoy a side of rural life not so apparent in today's hectic world. The park offers a knowledgeable, courteous staff to aid you in any way they can. The park offers many specials like the Quilt Fair and Wine Festival. Maybe these are not for children, but they are very worthwhile events.

1  Thank Remark72
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Kids & grandkids alike love this place, especially if they aren't regularly exposed to farm animals. Get up closer than a regular zoo.
Decent food offerings, wonderful grounds and picnic areas. There always seems to be some kind of great program going on.

Thank dhall854
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

It ia clean and a relaxing atmosphere for a farm. There are many demonstrations and activities that they offer by friendly and knowledgable staff. This is our favorite place to have breakfast with Santa!

1  Thank cindy m
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