Things to Do
Park activities fall into several categories based upon how much assistance or direction you would like. You can choose your adventure on your own, you can request guided tours, or you can investigate our special options.
The world is yours to explore. For many kids, just wandering the grounds, meeting animals, finding cool leaves and stones, and generally "doing it their own way", is all that is needed. For those who like a bit more information, we offer the following.
Tables are available on a "first come" basis. We currently have six tables that are approximately eight-feet long and will seat about eight people (ten, if you have folding chairs to put at the ends). There is a cooking pit available (again, first come). You need to bring wood, or collect fallen branches here. We do not allow tree cutting for this use.
There are large, grassy areas for games of all sorts (bring your Frisbee, but do not bring your "best and favorite" ball as the dogs have been known to eat them). This is an ideal area to fly kites, as there are no overhead wires to capture your kite. If you are feeling less ambitious, you can practice your basking, lolling and lollygagging (our son, Nathan, demonstrates the correct form for lollygagging below).
Several trails, of varying difficulty, await you. The terrain varies from flat to quite steep. You can enjoy a sunny pasture walk or explore cooler wooded areas. We have one trail with educational signs (courtesy of a local Eagle Scout). We are planning to add more of this type of trail, as time permits.
We are working on updating our trail maps. We have also been the happy recipients of a beautiful new parking lot sign designed to display park information (compliments of another Eagle Scout). Someday soon, it should hold a large map of the land, the trails, and areas of interest.
Horse Drawn Wagon Tours
Wagon (or sleigh) rides are available based on demand and conditions (please call to verify availability on a specific day). Conditions that affect the availability of equine activities include: weather, the health of the horses, and the health of the driver. The wagon tours are free. Donations are always greatly appreciated!
We can do guided hikes, tailored to your group (age, interest, etc.), by reservation.
Professional Photographers & Film Makers
Amateur photographers are encouraged to use our beautiful setting at any time. Professional photographers and cinematographers may wish to reserve all, or part, of the park in order to have better control over scenes.
We can host meetings, retreats, company or family parties, weddings, etc. You may share the resources with our other guests, or reserve facilities.
We have opened our home for vacationers, see The Farmstay at Greenwood Hill Farm.