Spring is in the air and that means baby animals are on their way. Kensington Metropark Farm Center gives visitors a glimpse of life on the farm that includes the birth of new animals in the Spring. The 150-year old restored barn is located in Milford, inside Kensington Metropark, and features special programs on animals, historic farm techniques, and other farm-related topics.
While animals are born continuously throughout the year, a majority of Kensington’s farm animals are born in the Spring. Many of the animals have lived their lives on the farm, and are accustomed to gentle contact with visitors. Say hello with a friendly petting, but make sure to keep all human food out of reach.
There’s even more to see than just the animals. Visit the Farm Center in March for a sweet treat and learn about Maple’s Sweet Story and how maple trees are tapped to make maple syrup. Stop into the blacksmith shop, make your way through the stone labyrinth and grass maze, and spend the day enjoying Kensington Metropark Farm Center during the Spring and Summer. Hayrides, bonfires, outdoor classroom days, and day camps are some of the other activities offered throughout the year.
Visit the Kensington Metropark Farm Center:
2240 W. Buno Road, Milford, MI 48380
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily
Entry Fees: A Metroparks Vehicle Entry Permit or a Parks Perk Pass is required to visit. Oakland County residents and visitors alike, might find great value in the Parks Perk Pass that gives you access to eight Oakland County Parks as well as 13 Metroparks. Parks Perk Passes are available for purchase at Kensington Metropark, online at OaklandCountyParks.com, or find another convenient location for you from this online list.
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This blog was originally published March 14, 2016, and has been updated to reflect current information and 2017 events.