The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm three dates this summer. On July 8, 15 and 22 from 5pm to 8pm, the 20-minute horse-drawn rides will pass through the fields, fords and meadows of the 130-acre historical farm. Visitors also can enjoy self-guided tours, picnicking and a marshmallow roast. Parking and admission are free.
On the dates when evening hayrides are offered, the farm will be closed during the day.
The evening hayrides are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 150 visitors. Departures from the barnyard begin at 5:15 p.m. Rides are for individual and family participation, with a one-ride-per-person limit. Groups cannot be accommodated.
A wheelchair-accessible wagon also is available. Individuals who would like to ride on this wagon should call (609) 737-3299 in advance, and ask for Kathy.
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and is maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.