You’ve seen cows out in a field, but have you ever been close enough to pet one? You see produce stacked up at the grocery store, but have you ever plucked it fresh from the garden? As the world becomes more focused on the environment, local, sustainable agricultural practices are gaining in importance. At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where our food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life.
Where To Find It
Saturday Mornings on the Farm
Saturdays | Gale Woods
Explore the barn, meet the animals or participate in seasonal activities like collecting eggs. New this year: Soup du Joor's food truck will be on-site during the program!
See upcoming educational farming events and programs at Gale Woods Farm!
The Three Rivers Blog
Guardians of Gale Woods
By: Tim Reese
Meet the furry guardians of Gale Woods Farm who protect the sheep and learn what makes llamas and Great Pyrenees dogs good shepherds.
Life on the Farm: Raising Livestock at Gale Woods
By: Tim Reese
At Gale Woods Farm, visitors can gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship. Explore what it means to raise livestock, what their jobs entail on the farm and the important roles they play in a diversified food production system.
Raising Farm Babies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
By: Tim Reese
The most exciting time of the year at Gale Woods is upon us – spring babies! Learn what it takes to birth sheep, pigs, and chickens on the farm and how this special season can be very demanding on a farmer's time and attention.
Other Things To Do
Take in the beauty of the colorful blooms. Smell the sweet, fragrant flowers. Breathe in the fresh air. Relax to the sound of chirping birds and rustling leaves. Our formal gardens at Noerenberg are meticulously maintained to offer visitors a spot of breathtaking beauty and serenity.
Have you ever wondered what life was like for the people who lived here before us? Step back in time and discover their stories through the historic sites of the Grimm Farm, Noerenberg Gardens, the Historic Pierre Bottineau House, and The Landing. Evidence within the parks tells how people have lived, worked and played here for over 12,000 years.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, visit Mississippi Gateway Regional Park and Eastman, Lowry or Richardson nature centers. You can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe the unique characteristics of different wildlife species up close, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.
Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.
Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.
It’s easy to feel like a kid again in Three Rivers, where you'll find some of the best sledding hills in town. Just bundle up and grab a sled for hours of exhilarating fun.