Our family headed up to Wheeler Farm this morning. Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm, but they let people visit for FREE. We spent our morning looking at all the animals that live on their farm. The boys even kept a list of all the animals we saw–we counted 20 including rats and an american goldfinch.
We also spent some time feeding the ducks and geese that are all over the farm. There are two ponds filled with ducks, but the ducks and geese wander everywhere. For 50 cents you can buy a bag filled with wheat, or you can bring healthy things to feed the ducks like cut up grapes.
There are a few activities that you can pay to participate in at Wheeler Farm. We decided to ride the wagon pulled by a tractor. The ride costs $2.00/person and lasts for about 15 minutes. The tractor takes you to the land behind the farm that has old farm equipment and campgrounds. There is also a tour of the old farm house for $4/adult, $2/children. This happens at 11:00 and 1:00 May – October, and is by reservation only other months of the year. We were at the farm in the morning, so we didn’t take the tour. We also missed the cow milking demonstration at 5:00 PM which costs $1/person to watch. They also have seasonal activities like the pumpkin patch. You can check their website for more information.
When we were done wandering the farm, we walked over to the park next door. They had a really fun playground and a nice pavilion for eating lunch. You’ll want to plan this as part of your visit, too! We thought Wheeler Farm was a fun place to spend a few hours as a family.