Thursday, May 10, 2012

Salt Lake Spotlight: Wheeler Farm

We've been spending a lot of time recently exploring our city and surrounding areas with our toddler daughter, so periodically I'd love to share some of our local adventures with you!

The "Activity" Barn

This week we visited Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Established in the late 1800's, this 75-acre farm is now owned and run by Salt Lake County.  Admission is FREE! There are very minimal charges for some activities.  

Cows and geese, enjoying a snack

Granary and fruit cellar

Kids will enjoy the wagon rides, cow milking and farm chore demonstrations, general store, and farm animals galore, especially at this time of the year when all the baby animals are being born.   

Aww, babies...

And more babies!

Although I'd visited the farm many times as a child, I never realized that the it was on such vast acreage.  We loved exploring the woods and wetlands behind the working part of the farm.  It's so rare not to see another soul while you're right in the center of the Salt Lake valley.

There are miles of walking/biking paths behind the farm, and even an area for camping!

In addition to all the farm activities offered, Wheeler Farm also hosts a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday throughout the summer.

Ice House and pond

I'd highly recommend checking out Wheeler Farm if you are ever in the area!

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