A Day at Wolfe’s Neck Farm
When we were planning our trip to Freeport, Maine, Freeport USA suggested we add a visit to Wolfe’s Neck Farm to our itinerary. I chatted a bit with Jackie and she happily accommodate our visit, complete with arranging for one of their Family Barnyard Programs which are normally available on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long. We are so glad that we were able to get that in! If you can get there on a weekend, definitely do the Barnyard Program. There is a small fee but it’s totally worth it. Plus, everything else is free at Wolfe’s Neck Farm!
We were taken through the barn to meet the animals – goats, pigs, chickens, baby ducks, then outside to meet the sweetest horses. Then we walked over to meet the “baby” sheep, took a stroll through the pizza garden and picked a few fresh blueberries then on to a hay ride where we toured the grounds. We rode through the great family campground (we’d definitely love to stay there!), saw a few herds of cows and then stopped by the large gardens where the kids were able to pick, rinse and eat a few fresh carrots! Is there anything better than a carrot straight out of the garden?
Our Fun at Wolfe’s Neck Farm
I took a lot of photos and videos at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Our guide, Caroline, was so sweet and thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the animals, the farm and was great with the kids. We wish Caroline the best as she heads off to college this fall. Anyway, watch the video below for the full Wolfe’s Neck Farm experience!
Activities at Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Wolfe’s Neck Farm is open to the public free each day from dawn until dusk. Visit the farm and explore on your own, see the animals and take a hike on one of their great trails! They also offer bike, canoe and kayak rentals (fee). Plus, keep an eye out for their great Farm to Table events! A great way to really enjoy Wolfe’s Neck Farm is to stay at the campground (ocean front) and sign the kids up for Summer Farm Camp! We saw lots of kids enjoying the farm camp while we were there. They were having SO much fun!
About Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a nonprofit organization in Freeport, Maine dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, education, and outdoor recreation while preserving its 626 acres of open space and historic buildings. This working saltwater farm includes hundreds of acres of forest, saltwater marsh, pasture lands, over four miles of Casco Bay coastline and an award-winning oceanfront campground. Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s educational programs include a summer day camp, sustainable living classes, field trips, Farm School and its Teen Ag Program. It hosts annual barn dances and farm festivals as well as growing vegetables and pasture-raising chickens, turkeys and lamb for the local community. Open free to the public year-round, the Farm encourages visitors to explore its miles of hiking trails, meet the animals in the barn, explore the organic gardens and enjoy the open space. For more information, visit http://www.wolfesneckfarm.org/
Their mission is : To continue and improve Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s long tradition of sustainable agriculture, recreation and education while preserving its open space.
We think they are doing a great job and definitely recommend stopping in!
Disclosure: We received a complimentary Barnyard Program to help facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.