A Must-Do Family Day!

Would you believe that just a little over 10 miles from the hustle and bustle of Hall Road and Lakeside Mall you can experience:
fields of corn
dirt roads
roadside produce stands
big old barns

I've always know that most of Michigan is in fact country...I just didn't realize that such a beautiful spectacle was so close to my house!
Today I ventured out with Lorelai to Wolcott Mill. It is located near Romeo Plank Road and extends between 31 and 26 Mile Road. You can find all the details here. The park offers many things to experience, (including a historic grist mill and hiking trails) but our focus today was the farm center.
I can't express how much I enjoyed the ride to Wolcott Mill. We took Schoenherr to 26 Mile Road, 26 east to Romeo Plank Road, Romeo Plank north to 31 Mile, and 31 east to Wolcott Road (which you take south to the Farm Center entrance. I would drive this again JUST for the view. The stretch of 31 Mile we took is a dirt road as was Wolcott. I highly recommend this route if you (like I) adore a hilly, tree lined dirt road. I had to stop myself from pulling over and taking a picture!
The farm center is located at the northern end of the park. Lorelai and I enjoyed getting up close to chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, ponies, a donkey, dairy cows, and a baby cow.

All the animals were friendly and, as you can see, the grounds of the farm are quite picturesque (good for us photo lovers!).
The farm center was offering hay rides today for $4 (which also included cider and a doughnut). I was going to pass up a ride...until I saw that it was a HORSE DRAWN hay cart! I couldn't resist!

We were sad that daddy wasn't with us...but we can't wait to go back! During October Wolcott will be running hayrides out to their pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin! There will also be a farm Halloween event and trick or treat event as well as Santa events in December. GO!


Mariana said...

When ever I needed a break from life I would take that drive and sometimes farther it is the best this time of year!

Lauren said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Fall is the only time of year that I miss Michigan.

I was on your myspace today to share an old picture with you, and I noticed you blog. I'll be adding you to my blog-roll now. :D