Roam the mountains of upstate New York with this fun, furry farm animal
If you are someone who loves animals and looking for a unique experience like no other, here is one for you.
Have you ever thought of hiking with a llama? Maybe not. That is, until now.
Just an hour from Utica, located in Old Forge, New York, is a farm to visit. It’s become a more popular experience lately, but not everyone can say they’ve done it.
Anne Phinney is the owner of Moose River Farm. She has been welcoming visitors for years now, helping people forget their stress, make a new friend and enjoy the outdoors. She has been offering these “Llama Treks” for some time now, with thousands of visitors gaining this new experience with a llama and visiting all the other animals on her farm.
What exactly happens during a trek with a llama?
Who would pay to take a llama for a walk? Well, it turns out a lot of people… of all ages and walks of life.
So yes, according to Anne, it’s basically taking a llama for a walk. But even more fun, because there are a bunch of different things you can experience besides leading a llama for a walk.
According to the latest flyer released by Moose River Farm, your Llama Trek not only includes your 45-minute guided one-mile walk, but also a tour of the farm, the chance to meet and interact with all the other animals on the property. . They also have horses, dogs, goats, donkeys, llamas, geese, chickens, ducks, turtles and a big pig.
An animal lover’s dream, that’s for sure.
There is no particular season which is the time frame of this adventure. Moose River Farm offers hiking with llamas year-round, regardless of season.
A lot of people consider it just a summer thing, but it’s not. Hiking with llamas in the Adirondacks is a four season activity.
You may have seen Moose River do lighted llamas hikes in the winter and then haunted llamas hikes in the fall. I also once went to a llama brunch at the farm. Highly recommend if they decide to do it again.
For year-round hikes, it’s $25 per person and that includes not only the 45-minute walk, but also the farm tour. Children under the age of 8 are discouraged from participating in the walk.
However, there is an option to join a ten minute “Mini Trek” for $15 per person. For someone who doesn’t necessarily want to do the 45 minute trek, this is a great option. It also includes a farm tour that, as someone who has visited the farm before, you don’t want to miss.
Reservations are required before visiting Moose River Farm. To make one, or to learn more about llama hikes and farm tours, you can call 315-369-3854 or text 315-240-4707.
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