The 17 Mile House is a 160-year old farm which served as a resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. The Farm Park also features a trailhead connecting to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and its 32-acres a portal to Colorado’s eco-system. You can visit for FREE during monthly Open House events. The next one is Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The May Open House theme is Water Bugs! Learn about water critters living in Cherry Creek from City & County of Denver Environmental Educator Donny Roush. Take a short guided nature walk to identify macroinvertebrates living in the creek to help determine stream health.
There will also be small-group tours of the historic 17 Mile House and barn.
This County-designated heritage area includes a historic house, red barn, silo, milk house and loafing shed, which were restored to their known condition in the early 1900s, as well as two windmills and 32 acres of open space.
This event is FREE, but registration is required. Sign up here.
8181 S. Parker Rd., Centennial.