Kinder Farm Park, located in Millersville, is the perfect place to spend a January day outdoors. It’s easy to get to, parking is plentiful, the trails are easy to access and there are places to explore out of the weather if your kids get cold.
Quick Look at Kinder Farm Park
Address: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville
Admission: $6 per vehicle or annual entry permit for $30 (for AACO residents)
Parking: Parking Free with admission
Pets: Dogs allowed on a leash
The 288-acre park allows for plenty of hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing and picnicking. Kids of all ages will surely love the large playground and tot-lot at the park as well.
Take a Walk
Take a walk on the 2.8-mile paved perimeter trail or on the several miles of natural trails the park offers. If it gets too cold you can duck into a barn and see some of the animals that are cared for by 4-H members and volunteers. The park is a farm that is home to chickens, turkeys, ducks, cows, pigs, goats, and sheep. If you are lucky you will meet some of the people who care for the animals and your kids might have the chance to brush a critter or hold a baby.
Buildings to Explore
The Visitors Center Exhibit Hall displays a variety of farming artifacts, from the smallest implements to an enormous tobacco press. It is open during normal business hours.The Ice House and Outhouse are located near the Farm House. You can open the doors to take a peek inside.
Tobacco was a primary cash crop in Maryland until 1999 when the state offered tobacco farmers a buyout with money from the national tobacco settlement with cigarette manufacturers. The Tobacco Barn Museum contains many large pieces of farm equipment, including a tobacco planter, grain cleaner, and an antique chicken brooder. Smaller pieces of equipment are shown in display cabinets. The barn is open daily.
Perfect for Picnics
If it’s warm enough, pack a lunch and enjoy a meal on one of the picnic tables located throughout the park. But mostly your kids can get outside and run and jump, and get their wiggles out during the coldest month of the year.
Kinder Farm has a daily entry fee of $6 or you purchase an annual entry permit for $30 that can be used at all the Anne Arundel County parks.
Looking for more fun parks to explore? See our collection of Park Spotlights for great places to experience nature.