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!

Pleasant Valley Wagon Tours     

Saturday, August 22    10:00am–4:00pm

Travel back in time on a guided horse-drawn wagon tour of Howell Farm and the nationally-recognized Pleasant Valley Rural Historic District. Narrated by Howell Farm historian Larry Kidder—who has authored several books on the history of the valley—the ride will take you through the history of 19th and 18th-century farmsteads, a historic one-room schoolhouse, the site of a former gristmill, a 1940s poultry farm, and more. Visitors can listen in, ask questions, or simply enjoy the ride.


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