If your looking for fun, warm weather activities within walking distance of the Lamp Post Inn, then look no farther than the County Farm Park!  The County Farm Park is located at the southwest corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Platt Road and is just a short walk from the Lamp Post Inn.

This 141 acre park was originally the location of a poor house and insane asylum from the 1830′s to the 1920′s, later it was converted into the Washtenaw Infirmary until it was shut down in the 1970′s.  Talk about some interesting history!  By the 1990′s the land had fully transitioned into the wonderful park it is today.

County Farm Park is host to many different kinds of nature trails.  There is a walking trail through the Britton Woods Nature Area, an 18-acre wood lot designed to be a reflection of the Ann Arbor landscape in pre-settled times.  You can also journey through the Country Farm Nature Area which was originally agricultural land but has been re-naturalized, and is a great spot for birdwatching.  In addition to these two areas there is a perennial garden, walking/jogging/biking trails, a playground, picnic areas and a community garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lamp Post Inn is an Ann Arbor Motel, offering comfortable rooms, affordable rates and friendly service.  For more information, or to make a reservation please visit the Lamp Post Inn’s website, or give us a call at (734) 971-8000