Fall is my favorite time of year. Seeing the leaves change color, taking a brisk morning walk, selecting that perfect pumpkin, and enjoying a hayride with the family are a few of the reasons why I love this time of year. Every year, we like to visit some local farms. This year we added another wonderful farm to visit, Gorman Heritage Farm, and it’s unique since the 122 acre farm resides in the Village of Evendale. Driving down busy Reading Road, you’d never think that there would be a peaceful and beautiful farm just waiting for you to enjoy.
Gorman Heritage Farm is well worth a stop. Your kids will love it. You’ll first go to the building on the right. There is a welcome center desk and some very friendly helpers available with maps of the farm. The farm has plenty to see and do. There are beautiful gardens as well as a children’s garden complete with mini wheelbarrows, shovels and an area for digging. We then took a small hike up to the barns – there is a paved path and an unpaved path you can take. The farmyard area was delightful with plenty of animals to interact with. You are able to enter the outdoor pen area to pet the goats. There are also mules, pigs, a miniature horse, sheep, rabbits and lots of free-range chickens roaming around. You may even see the farmyard cat, Isabelle, on duty. There were also some really nice volunteers on site if you had any questions about the farm. I took a picture of some sheep and in the distance you can see a subdivision of houses – what a beautiful view they must wake up to each morning.
Past the farmyard, we could also see a field full of beautiful Sunflowers.
Gorman Heritage Farm is also an educational farm and they offer many programs throughout the year. There are classes for kids and adults, school field trips, farm tours, cooking classes, garden classes and farm camps. I also notice a large outdoor pavilion that would be the perfect place for a picnic lunch. I hope you’ll get a chance to visit this wonderful working farm one day soon.Address: 10052 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241 513.563.6663 Facebook
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Jerome Gels says
Covington Ghost Continues Fascinate: Ghosts and Mansions
Patrons of the “Covington is Haunted Tour” are experiencing and incredible amount of paranormal activity from the Licking Riverside Historic District, and having a great time in Covington.
The stories are great and this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful walks in the Greater Cincinnati area, if not the entire state. In addition to the haunted walk the tour also explores two haunted mansions.
“It felt like I was in the story of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I had no idea Covington was this beautiful” said Jeni Henz.
American Legacy Tours launched the Covington is Haunted tour two years ago and we are very excited about showcasing the neighborhood. Which is fresh off being named one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Country as was recently reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“In a seven-block area you had abolitionists living next to slave-holding residents. You had important financers of the Confederacy, living next to staunch Unionists during the Civil War. General U.S. Grant’s parents and children were living in the middle of this tense atmosphere. It is this drama that is the backdrop for our tour. In many cases the ghosts of these families still reside in the area,” said Dave Kohake, tour operator and developer of the Covington is Haunted Tour.
The tours begin and end at the Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center in Covington. In 1922 Margaretta Baker-Hunt endowed the Baker-Hunt Foundation to provide the citizens of Covington with classes in art, religion, and perhaps most pertinent to the tour, psychic research.
“The Baker-Hunt Complex is like it was plucked out of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. While beautiful, it has an ominous feeling to it. To think in 1922 that money was set aside to be put towards psychic research it just fascinating,” said Monica Gels, Public Relations Officer.
The tours feature a five-block walk and begin and end at the Baker-Hunt complex. Tours will last approximately 2 hours, and will occur every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. beginning September 30 and running throughOctober 26.
Location: 620 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky 40111