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!

Corn Planting    

Saturday, May 16    10:00am–4:00pm

Once the threat of frost is gone, farmers take to the fields to plant their last spring crop. On corn planting day, you can see them in action using workhorses and a circa-1900 seed drill. Head back to the barnyard to help shell and grind corn for the pigs and chickens...then make your way inside the farmhouse to learn how corn is processed for baking, and sample some fresh-baked cornbread!


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