Trailside Attractions: The Garden Barn

Just west of Summerset State Park on highway G24 stands a white beam barn.  Built in 1886 this historic barn is no longer home to farm animals but a cozy gift shop filled with home and garden decor.

Only open from April until Christmas, this is a must-visit spot for anyone who enjoys gardening, antiques, and interior decorating.   The Garden Barn is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.  They also have several open houses during the year with additional hours available for shopping.

On my visit I enjoyed browsing vintage items, jewelry, and fairy gardens.  There was even free coffee and hot cider to sip while looking over the beautiful displays.

Outside the barn is a lovely display garden complete with a gazebo, coop of doves, and garden art.  Touring the garden is always a treat.  I always leave inspired to go home and get busy in my own garden.

The next time you’re bike ride plans include Summerset Trail, make time for a visit to The Garden Barn. You’re bound to find a beautiful treasure.