Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Phone: (219) 465-3586
Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a lovely 235-acre park where you'll find a primitive campground, several miles of trails, picnic and play areas, demonstration crops, and an amphitheater. The park's hiking trails traverse both prairie and woodland, where you can see birds and other wildlife. A working dairy farm until 1978, the park still grows demonstration crops as part of its educational mission to cultivate respect and understanding for earth's natural resources. The park offers scheduled naturalist programs, wagon rides, and public events. Camping for GROUPS ONLY. The fees are $2 person plus a $45 refundable damage deposit.
- Pet Friendly
- Child Friendly
- Group Friendly
- Public Restrooms
Come enjoy holiday magic for the whole family. Meet Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, sing carols, take a wagon ride to preview the light displays and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display.
You can meet the animals on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month, March through November. Come out and interact with the farm animals and their caretakers. The program takes place at the animals barns. Registration is not necessary.
This short hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for children of all ages. The theme will change each month. Visit their website for each month's theme. Stroller and young children are welcome. Registration is not necessary. Meet at the benches by the parking lot. Family hikes will be held on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month.
This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will feature a different, timely theme. Visit their website to see each month's theme. Registration is not necessary. Meet at the benches by the parking lot. Adult hikes will be held on the first Saturday of each month.
An all-day music festival to benefit the See Change Foundation. There will be a beer garden hosted by Leroy's Hotstuff and Running Vines. Food trucks from Bartlett's and Leroy's hotstuff. Kids activities include bounce houses and YMCA activities. You will enjoy 5 amazing bands, All Good Things; Jerica Paliga; Township Train Wreck; Visions of Santana; and Corey Dennison.
The Prairie Magic Music Fest is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. Sunset Hill Farm County Park will host this festival with a dynamite initial line up. The festival will also highlight craft, food, and beer vendors. The Rolling Stonebaker Pizza, Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, and Bartlett's Grill will be satisfying hunger while a beer garden will make local microbrews available to those 21 or over. The event is family friendly and kids 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Water will be available on-site at no cost but coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.
Farming demonstrations include steam engines, shingle mill, sawmill, field tillage, threshing corn shelling, rock crushing, dynamometer, sorghum cooking, a parade of power, a flea market, food vendors, antique cars and trucks, and much more!