Did you know that there are a number of farms in Northeast Ohio that offer educational tours? It's a great chance to get up close with farm animals, meet the farmers, and learn about what it takes to be a farmer. In addition to tours, the farms below also offer special events throughout the year.
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Northeast Ohio Farms
Bonnie Brae Elk Farm
27717 Quarry Rd., Wellington, OH 44090
Visit this family owned farm during Bugle Days in October to go on a wagon tour and hand feed the elk! Private tours are available for groups of 15 or more.
Downs On The Farm
49456 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001
Downs On The Farm is a federally approved non-profit organization doing two things close to their heart. They rescue animals and also have a special farm for kids with disabilities to come and enjoy. Call to schedule a visit. There is a petting zoo, train rides, and a playground.
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210
Open from June until October, this living history museum has 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming, and early American craft and trade demonstrations including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, candle making, pottery, broom making and more! They also have several events throughout the year. Check their website for details.
6050 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
Visit this family owned farm during special events hosted throughout the year.
Lake Metroparks Lake Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
Farmpark provides a connection to our agricultural roots, helping people understand where our food and clothing come from. Milk a cow, take a wagon ride, explore their new playground area, and much more. Children under 2 are FREE! They have several fun events throughout the year. Check their website for details.
Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH 44843
Enjoy a wide variety of activities, including tours of the big house, hiking, wagon tours, and several special events throughout the year. Many of the events are FREE!
Website | Our Review
Mill Creek Metroparks Farm
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406
Open seasonally, this 402-acre working farm promotes agriculture through educational programming, tours, display areas, and a children’s playroom.
2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666
The farm is open by reservation for school and group tours year round. In the fall, from mid-September through October, the farm is also open to the public for the Fall Festival. The fall festival include pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, and much more!
Stearns Homestead Farm
6975 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129
Open weekends from mid-May through mid-October, this working farm has lots of animals to see, several museum houses, and a Yankee barn. Special events are offered throughout the year. FREE admission
The Alpaca Boutique
4195 Abbeyville Rd, Medina, OH 44256
Visit this family-owned clothing and specialty store open 7 days a week. While on the farm, families are encouraged to visit and pet the miniature donkeys and alpacas.
The Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Explore a working farm and feed the exotic animals while taking a horse drawn wagon ride. There are over 500 animals, comprised of species from six continents. They are open April through October. Children under 3 are FREE!
The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
Visit this small family farm which raises Dorset sheep, Rouen ducks, bees, and more. They are open during special events throughout the year.
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Yoder's Amish Home
6050 State Route 515, Millersburg, OH 44654
Open from the end of April through October, take a 1.5 hour tour through the property including a 119 year old bank barn. Pet some farm animals, take a buggy ride, and check out the bakery and gift shop.