Take A Hike Through The Woods With Goats At This Small Farm In Maine
There's lots of terrain throughout the State of Maine that makes for a terrific weekend hike for you or the whole family. But there's one particular farm in Gray that offers an added bonus: You can take a hike with a few unlikely companions, Alpine dairy goats.
The farm is called the Ten Apple Farm, attended to by a family of 5 with all of their wonderful furry friends. They offer the "goat hikes" as a unique opportunity to get some physical exercise in, while doing something you're unlikely to ever do anywhere else -- complete a hike alongside some real-life goats.
The hike consists of a 2 mile loop around the Ten Apple Farm on maintained trails and is meant for children 5 or older. You can bring kids younger than 5 on the hike, but they must be carried throughout the journey. Beyond just working your leg muscles, you'll also be educated on goats, their herd mentality as well as the work that goes into caring for them on a farm. After the hike, you're welcome to attempt to milk a goat, followed by some (goat) milk and homemade cookies.
The goat hikes take place on Saturdays unless a private tour is scheduled. Upcoming goat hike dates are below:
Saturday October 21st at 1 p.m.
Saturday October 28th at 1 p.m.
Saturday November 11th at 1 p.m.
You can contact them here to RSVP.