Goats in the Grove
Did you know that the Cottage Grove area has two places that you can visit to get a taste of the farm life?
The historical Shepard Farm, owned and operated by Dodge Nature Center, is a 140-acre property complete with beautifully restored 1920s-era buildings and barns, animals, walking trails, community gardens and more.
Bring the family for one of their free guided trail hikes or educational programs; this month’s feature some rascally raccoons. While you’re at the farm, be sure to say “hello” to the cows and goats that live there.
Dodge Nature Center has big plans for the future of Shepard Farm. Don’t miss a beat by keeping up with their activities.
Alright, while it’s not in Cottage Grove, it’s only a quick five minute drive to The Hayloft. A cozy and welcoming ranch, The Hayloft is home to goats, horses and llamas for animal experiences that nourish the mind, body and soul.
Hosting events like goat yoga, llama treks, day camps for kids and beer and wine tastings for adults, this bucket list experience has something for everyone!
→ Special shout out to the goats that help eat invasive plants at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park each year as well!