Let’s be honest: everything is a little more difficult when you add kids to the mix. Traveling is certainly one of those things. But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean families stop traveling once they have children to consider. It just means the parents have to put more effort into their travel plans. Where you decide to go on a vacation is probably one of the most important choices you will make as you plan your trip. Not only does it have to be somewhere you can afford to go to with your kids, it also has to be somewhere that the whole family can enjoy. That doesn’t mean theme parks are the only answer—there are plenty of other places to take the family where both kids and parents can enjoy some free time. Palmquist Farm in Northern Wisconsin is one of those places.
As more and more people are living in the city, more people are also choosing to vacation somewhere quiet and relaxing. Instead of spending a hectic week or two fighting traffic, families want to slow down, take in the view, and go somewhere without all the noise. A vacation in the country is just the place.
The Farm is a great place to visit in the summer or fall. Hike or bike the many miles of private trails through the woods and fields of Palmquist Farm. You and your family will see birds, deer and other wild animals. On the way back to your cabin, you could take a look at The Farm’s cattle herd for signs of any newborn calves. Back at the barn, say hello to The Farm’s two Belgian draft horses. Palmquist Farm is well known for its horse-drawn hayrides.
The Farm’s famous scavenger hunt is a favorite for kids and guests of all ages. Each year the adventure is different and comes in three skill levels. Whether it’s tracking down a lost horse or searching for stolen gold, you and your family will trek across The Farm in search of clues until the mystery is solved.
When you and the kids are done for the day, a home-cooked dinner is waiting for you in the Farmhouse, one of the main gathering places on Palmquist Farm. Meals are served family-style, so you can take as little or as much as you like. There’s always plenty to choose from, even for younger, more selective eaters: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are available by request.
A variety of rooms and cabins are available for you to stay in while you visit The Farm. All are comfortable and cozy with country-style décor, and most feature wood-burning fireplaces.
Most importantly, your children are truly welcome at Palmquist Farm. The Farm has a long history of entertaining kids of all ages. Whether your kids love hiking or simply want to spend the afternoons taking a crack at the scavenger hunt, they will enjoy and remember the time they spend at Palmquist Farm.
"Thank you for making our birthday adventure weekend for Paul a wonderful success. The kids made great memories at the pond, climbing the hill, and playing with the animals. And last, but not least, the food was out of this world. Thanks again!"
-Mary Kay, Hudson, WI