Maybury Farm in Northville
We are loving the spring weather here.. spending as much time as we can outside. We recently visited Maybury Farm in Northville. The farm is located at 50165 8 Mile Rd. which is between Beck and Napier and just a few minutes from I96 and I275.
The Farm is operated by the Northville Community Foundation and is a 501(c)3. Even though Maybury Farm leases the 85-acre property of farmland and forest from the State, they receive no tax dollars from the State to operate. Guests do not need a state park pass to visit the Farm, they just pay the farm admission (subject to change).
Maybury Farm’s mission is to connect the community to animals and agriculture. Their goal is to help students and families understand where their food and fiber comes from and give them opportunities for hands-on experiences. To meet their mission goals, the farm offers educational tours for homeschools, traditional schools, scout groups and childcare centers (and also some senior groups!). They also host 8 sessions of Farm Camp annually and will start offering preschool programming later this summer.
What we loved about Maybury Farm were all the opportunities to interact with the animals. Guests are able to pet goats, bunnies, horses, sheep, and other animals.
This is Roger the Kid. He lived with one of the employees and was bottle fed, so he is super friendly and loves people. We spend a good deal of our time watching him and the girls all loved petting him.
Some of the pens were marked as available for visitors, which means that we were able to join them in their space to interact with them. During our visit, we were able to visit with the sheep and goats. The goats were super friendly.
Maybury Farm also offers a play structure, hay rides, picnic areas and a small lake (where we spotted thousands of tadpoles).
The farm store offers a wide variety of toys, books, snacks and much more. The girls enjoyed wandering around looking at all they had to offer.