In December of 2001, our family, Ken, Geraldine and Carla Rounds, purchased the farm where Rounds Ranch is now located on County Road #92 between Elmvale and Wasaga Beach. Formerly owned by Mac and Shirley Watson, this farm raised beef cattle for over 40 years.
With a passion to teach others the importance of farmers and farms, Rounds Ranch began with school tours where children could learn and have fun at the same time! Prior to the 1960's, children had family farms or relatives who owned farms where they obtained first hand knowledge of both animals and crops. They understood where our daily food comes from.
Recognizing that many children today do not have this opportunity to visit a working farm with hands on learning, we are excited about being able to offer this experience to all ages.
In the spring, tours for J/K - gr 3 are offered which are designed to meet curriculum requirements in the areas of animals, plants and soils.
In the fall, the Harvest season and the lifecycle of the pumpkin, along with the Western Corn Maze offer fun, learning and adventure for students from J/K - grade 6 with specifically designed and age appropriate programs.
Rounds Ranch is open to families of all ages from the July long weekend to October 30th. Please visit our Day Visits page to see all the fun & educational activities you can experience with your family at the Ranch.