Farm with farm animals to see?
Hi, sorry if this had been asked, but does anyone know where I can bring my 2yr old to see some farm animals this weekend? His new current obsession are cows and horses and sheep, etc. TIA!
Alstede’s Farm in Chester
Suggest you go early.
Gets a bit crowded.
About 20 minutes from Hackettstown on Rte 24.
Should fit the bill.
Foster farms in Chester
Ort Farms in Long Valley, they have pony rides this weekend as well
Tranquility Farm on Route 517 in Green Twp has goats and a zonkey (maybe a few other animals too) as well as an ice cream window and it's nearby.
Alstede Farms is the best!!! Tons of animals to see and you can feed them too!! You can buy the feed bags there is the store or outside. Stymie is right they are busy on the weekends but not bad if that's all you want to do. The ice cream is fantastic!!
Orts! We go several times a year
Not sure how anyone recommends Alstede. I guess if you are looking for tourist type farm that allows too many people in it may be for you.
Clearly based on the number of cars and people there people like it there
Nosila-that’s why I recommend early.
( a little pricey- so really not free)
But, on the return a stop at the “Olde Mill” for a ‘tini and wings ensures a good time had by all.
Alstede is always very crowded. It tends to be a farm that NYC residents frequent.
Tranquility Farms has some cute animals (I'm very interested in the zonkey!) Their Fall Fest activities begin September 28th according to their website which includes hayrides, corn maze, etc. So you may enjoy that a week or so after when you're looking to go.
Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley also does tours and you can visit their dairy sheep.
100% agree with Nosila. My recommendation would be for Ort or Tranquility. Ort does get busy on the weekends with their events, but they seem to be limiting people.
According to another resident, Kenwood in Hackettstown is a good place. According to the post there are vultures as well if you are a bird watcher.
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