Howell Farm is currently closed to visitors, but the spring work continues! Below you’ll find photo and video updates on corn planting, sheep shearing, and other projects happening around the farm.

We look forward to reopening as soon as possible, but in the meantime please remember that hiking, biking, and horseback riding through the farm—including on Hunter Road—are prohibited.

For the latest information on current park access and future reopenings, please visit mercercountyparks.org. Thanks for checking in – we hope to invite you back soon!

Christmas on the Farm     

Saturday, December 5    10:00am–4:00pm

The horses will be wearing their finest bells as they're hitched up for a morning trip to the woodlot, where visitors can help find the perfect tree for Howell Farm's Christmas celebration. Children are invited to join the fun of cutting and decorating the tree before St. Nick arrives to hear their Christmas wishes and give out cookies and coal....

Throughout the day there will be farmhouse tours, live music, wagon rides, and a children's craft program. In the visitor center there will be hearty lunch fare, plus the farm’s own honey, maple syrup, and popcorn for sale in the gift shop...and a two-seater sleigh perfect for taking family portraits.


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