This month we’re walking or riding (bicycles / scooters / skateboards / skates) at McDaniel Farm Park.
This former cotton farm is relatively unchanged since its drawing in the 1820 land lottery. In the early 1900s, it was a thriving farm. In later years the farm housed sharecroppers and experienced the struggles of the Great Depression and the boll weevil. This story comes to life in the property’s original barn, well house, chicken coup, blacksmith shed and restored tenant farmer house. It was a subsistence farm and was farmed until 1999. The farm buildings represent a typical farm from the 1930s (furnished farmhouse, barn, blacksmith shed, carriage house, tenant house). There’s usually something growing in the garden, too! The park also has a farm-themed playground, dog park, and restrooms.
Be sure to meet us at the farm-side entrance (see map). All ages are welcome!